Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes (gluten-free + vegetarian)

You guys, Thanksgiving is less than a week away!?! That means I have about two weeks to shop for Hanukkah gifts and a little over a month for Christmas. Gah! How did this happen so quickly? I’m baffled, but truth be told I’m also super excited. I LOVE the holidays and I’m totally ready to spend Thanksgiving day with family eating lots of delicious things and then decorate for the holidays all weekend. So ready!

In the meantime I’ve been planning what to make for the big day, pinning like a mad woman and bookmarking some of my favorite healthy, gluten-free + vegetarian Thanksgiving finds. This post is a round-up of those. From vegetarian mains to flavorful sides, celebratory drinks and desserts… I’ve got you covered with lots of ideas. Hopefully it will be a helpful for all of you who are making your Thanksgiving meal plan and shopping this weekend. I’m quite certain something in this post will strike your fancy.

HEALTHY THANKSGIVING RECIPES // Gluten-free + Vegetarian

Let’s get right to the delicious recipes — all 33 of them!!

Kale Salad with Kabocha Squash + Maple Dijon Dressing by With Food + Love

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Easy Pumpkin Soup by Lexi’s Clean Kitchen


Slow Cooker Apple Cranberry Sauce by Peas & Crayons

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Shredded Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad

Shredded kale and brussels sprouts

Vegan Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes by Love and Lemons

Cauliflower mashed potatoes

Classic Creamy Mushroom Soup (Vegan + Gluten Free) by Will Frolic for Food

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Gluten-Free Herb Stuffing with Brussels Sprouts and Cranberries by Heartbeat Kitchen

Gluten Free Herb Stuffing

Scalloped Sweet Potatoes by Food Faith Fitness

Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

Pumpkin Goat Cheese Polenta with Brown Butter Thyme Mushrooms & Kale by Kale and Caramel

Pumpkin polenta

Pumpkin Swirled Mashed Potatoes by Heartbeat Kitchen

Pumpkin Swirled Mashed Potatoes 10

Sea salt + Honey Caramelized Sweet Potatoes by Nutritionist in the Kitch

Sea salt caramelized sweet potatoes

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Quinoa Salad by Fit Foodie Finds


Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots and Almonds

Harvest Quinoa Salad by Recipe Runner

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Cauliflower Rice Stuffing by The Healthy Maven

Cauliflower Rice Stuffing

Butternut Squash Basmati Rice by Back to Her Roots

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Toasted Pine Nut Herb Pumpkin Muffins by Running to the Kitchen

Toasted pine nut herb pumpkin muffins RTTK 4

Honey Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries and Feta by Peas & Crayons

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Sweet Potato Casserole (vegan & gluten free)

sweet potato casserole with a fork in it

Sautéed Green Beans with Mushrooms and Caramelized Leeks by Tasty Yummies

Green beans


1 Hour Vegan Shepherd’s Pie by Minimalist Baker

SIMPLE Shepherds Pie So hearty delicious and perfect for colder months vegan GF healthy

Lentil Loaf with a Maple Sweetened Glaze


Nutty Wild Rice and Shredded Brussels Sprout Stuffed Mini Pumpkins by Half Baked Harvest

Nutty Wild Rice and Shredded Brussels Sprout Stuffed Mini Pumpkins 1


Raw Mini Apple Pies

Mini apple pie bite

Crustless Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Streusel by Healthy Happy Life

Pumpkin pie crustless

Pumpkin Pie Parfaits (vegan+ gf) by Minimalist Baker

AMAZING EASY Pumpkin Pie Parfaits Layers of pumpkin granola pumpkin butter and coconut whipped cream SO delicious vegan glutenfree pumpkin pie fall dessert

Vegan Apple Crisp

Vegan Pecan Pie by Deliciously Ella

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Sanguine Sangria with Apple and Pomegranate by Will Frolic for Food

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Apple Cider Sangria by Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

Apple cider sangria

Pomegranate Margaritas by How Sweet Eats


Question for you — What’s on your Thanksgiving menu? I’d love to know!

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    1. Ruth
      November 24, 2015 AT 11:04 am

      This is such a great round up! The worst part is choosing what to serve… thanks for making it harder 😉 Happy Thanksgiving!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 24, 2015 AT 6:19 pm

        Oops! 😉 I hope you find some good recipes to try.

    2. Chrissa – Physical Kitchness
      November 23, 2015 AT 9:56 am

      Holy bologna I want all of these dishes/drinks on my table. I’ve seen a few of these floating around “that internet thing” (as my dad calls it) but not ALL of these beautiful yummies! Great round up!

    3. rae tashman (@lovefromberlin)
      November 22, 2015 AT 8:55 am

      Thanks for this incredible roundup of gluten-free and vegetarian recipes!

      RAe | Love from Berlin

    4. CCTV
      November 22, 2015 AT 4:48 am

      Thank you so much

    5. Amie Cuellar
      November 21, 2015 AT 4:39 pm

      Thank you for ALL the AMAZING recipes you post, especially this recent post about healthy, vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes! As a vegetarian it is difficult during this time of year, so thank you!

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    6. Heidi Kokborg
      November 21, 2015 AT 11:49 am

      Looks wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing these recipes 🙂

    7. Jenn @ Peas and Crayons
      November 21, 2015 AT 11:06 am

      How beautiful are these!? I’m still totally dreaming of that lentil loaf- a must make! Thanks so much for including me with these gorgeous recipes! <3 xoxo

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