50 Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Side Dishes (by State)

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! 

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. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays/thanksgiving.html 

Hat tip to Zippia for the image and post inspiration! 

The Favorite Thanksgiving Side for Every State 

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.