50 Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Side Dishes (by State)

Looking for gluten-free Thanksgiving side dishes? You’ve come to the right place. With the holiday season fast approaching, we continue to look for easy ways to create satisfying, safe eating experiences for anyone living gluten-free. You don’t have to ditch your favorite Thanksgiving traditions just because you can’t eat gluten.

Inspired by an image created by Zippia that listed the most popular Thanksgiving side dishes in all 50 United States, we went a step further and made notes on how to ensure each dish is gluten-free. Check out the table below for quick tips, and why not try one of these five gluten-free recipes for some of the most popular Thanksgiving dishes!

 

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Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Side Dishes

  1. Favorite GF stuffing recipe
  2. Favorite GF mac and cheese recipe
  3. Favorite GF green bean casserole recipe 
  4. Favorite GF sweet potato casserole recipe 
  5. Favorite GF rolls recipe 

May this Thanksgiving and holiday season bring you joy, peace and delicious meals. 

SAFETY DISCLAIMER: The CDC has released their safety guidelines for Thanksgiving gatherings.

Please refer to them if you are planning to gather for the holidays. See CDC Guidelines here.

 


The 50 Favorite Thanksgiving Side by State

Hat tip to Zippia for the image and post inspiration! They’re not all gluten-free, but check out Thanksgiving sides!

State Side Gluten-Free?
Alabama Dressing Use GF bread or breadcrumbs
Alaska Hashbrown casserole Grate real potatoes, not a mix
Arizona Green bean casserole Use GF breadcrumbs or GF panko. Fry your own GF flour-dusted onions.
Arkansas White Gravy Use GF all-purpose flour or a certified GF Gravy mix packet
California Mashed Potatoes Use real potatoes and make sure the gravy is GF
Colorado Mashed Potatoes Use real potatoes and make sure the gravy is GF
Connecticut Mashed Potatoes Use real potatoes and make sure the gravy is GF
Delaware Mac And Cheese Use GF pasta and GF flour (if recipe calls for it)
District of Columbia Mac And Cheese Use GF pasta and GF flour (if recipe calls for it)
Florida Sweet Potato Casserole Use marshmallows made with corn starch or make your own!
Georgia Mac And Cheese Use GF pasta and GF flour (if recipe calls for it)
Hawaii Turkey gravy Use GF all-purpose flour or a certified GF Gravy mix packet. Make sure the turkey was prepared GF.
Idaho Green bean casserole Use GF breadcrumbs or GF panko. Fry your own GF flour-dusted onions.
Illinois Mashed Potatoes Use real potatoes and make sure the gravy is GF
Indiana Deviled Eggs Typically totally gluten-free (watch the added ingredients)
Iowa Corn Naturally gluten-free. Watch for cross-contact.
Kansas Cream Corn Make from scratch with gluten-free flour.
Kentucky Broccoli Casserole Should be GF as long as all the added ingredients are.
Louisiana Cornbread Dressing Use a certified gluten-free cornbread mix
Maine Side Salad All veggies are naturally gluten free. Watch the dressing!
Maryland Mac And Cheese Use GF pasta and GF flour (if recipe calls for it)
Massachusetts Stuffing Use GF bread or breadcrumbs
Michigan Green bean casserole Use GF breadcrumbs or GF panko. Fry your own GF flour-dusted onions.
Minnesota Mashed Potatoes Use real potatoes and make sure the gravy is GF
Mississippi Baked Sweet Potatoes Naturally gluten-free with butter, sour cream & GF marshmallows.
Missouri Rolls Make fresh rolls with GF flour or save time and buy a certified GF brand of rolls.
Montana Mashed Potatoes Use real potatoes and make sure the gravy is GF
Nebraska Green bean casserole Use GF breadcrumbs or GF panko. Fry your own GF flour-dusted onions.
Nevada Mashed Potatoes Use real potatoes and make sure the gravy is GF
New Hampshire Cranberry Sauce Naturally gluten-free. Watch out for cross-contact.
New Jersey Stuffing Use GF bread or breadcrumbs
New Mexico Green bean casserole Use GF breadcrumbs or GF panko. Fry your own GF flour-dusted onions.
New York Stuffing Use GF bread or breadcrumbs
North Carolina Mac And Cheese Use GF pasta and GF flour (if recipe calls for it)
North Dakota Mashed Potatoes Use real potatoes and make sure the gravy is GF
Ohio Green bean casserole Use GF breadcrumbs or GF panko. Fry your own GF flour-dusted onions.
Oklahoma Rolls Make fresh rolls with GF flour or save time and buy a certified GF brand of rolls.
Oregon Biscuits Make biscuits from scratch with GF flour or save time and buy a certified GF brand.
Pennsylvania Stuffing Use GF bread or breadcrumbs
Rhode Island Stuffing Use GF bread or breadcrumbs
South Carolina Mac And Cheese Use GF pasta and GF flour (if recipe calls for it)
South Dakota Crescent Rolls Make your own with GF flour or save time and buy a certified GF brand
Tennessee Sweet Potato Casserole Use marshmallows made with corn starch or make your own!
Texas Green bean casserole Use GF breadcrumbs or GF panko. Fry your own GF flour-dusted onions.
Utah Rolls Make fresh rolls with GF flour or save time and buy a certified GF brand of rolls.
Vermont Stuffing Use GF bread or breadcrumbs
Virginia Mac And Cheese Use GF pasta and GF flour (if recipe calls for it)
Washington Mashed Potatoes Use real potatoes and make sure the gravy is GF
West Virginia Rolls Make fresh rolls with GF flour or save time and buy a certified GF brand of rolls.
Wisconsin Mashed Potatoes Use real potatoes and make sure the gravy is GF
Wyoming Brown Gravy Use GF all-purpose flour or a certified GF Gravy mix packet. Make sure the turkey was prepared GF.

 

 

 

 

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