Plan a top 8 allergen free holiday meal with these allergy friendly Thanksgiving free recipes. Enjoy classic, traditional Thanksgiving dishes that are gluten free, dairy free, nut free, and more!
Thanksgiving is approaching, and it can be tricky to plan a menu that will satisfy those with food allergies, and those without.
If you’re cooking for a crowd, and some members of that crowd are used to traditional dishes, you might be nervous about planning a big meal for everyone. You want to keep your family safe and keep everyone happy.
I thought I’d share some top 8 allergen free Thanksgiving recipes with you today! These are recipes that I make pretty much every year.
My son is allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, and sesame, and my other son is sensitive to gluten, and my brother is vegan. So that pretty much covers all the top allergens! I’m used to cooking without all of those ingredients, and we don’t feel like we’re missing out on anything at all during the holidays.
I hope you find some recipes in this list that will work for your family!
Allergy friendly appetizers:
We don’t make a lot of appetizers for Thanksgiving because there is just so much food! But we do make Chex mix, and these other recipes are great for other holiday gatherings.
Nut Free Chex Mix – This is everyone’s favorite thing to snack on at a party! Crunchy, salty, and savory, this is always a hit.
Easy Vegan Cheeseball – Your guests will never guess that this extra flavorful cheeseball is dairy free. This is so delicious and spreads so well on crackers.
Crispy Gluten Free Oatmeal Crackers – It’s shockingly easy to make your own crackers. And it’s a lot cheaper, too! You will want to make a few batches of these if your family is anything like my family!
Red Pepper White Bean Dip – We love this easy bean dip with tortilla chips or fresh veggies. The red peppers add a lot of color to this appetizer.
How to prepare a turkey:
Turkey – I follow the instructions on the turkey packaging, but I place a lemon and an apple inside for moisture and flavor (slice both fruits in half). I also put vegan buttery spread under the skin with fresh herbs like rosemary and sage, and then rub more buttery spread on top of the skin. Bake according to package directions, or consult this post from Butterball.
The tastiest allergy friendly Thanksgiving side dishes:
The Best Dairy Free Mashed Potatoes – It’s really easy to make delicious dairy free mashed potatoes with non-dairy milk and vegan buttery spread. No one will be able to tell the difference!
Easy Gluten Free Gravy – This classic gravy is very easy to make, and it can be customized according to your family’s dietary needs.
Nut Free Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole – This was a favorite dish of my mom’s. She didn’t even like sweet potatoes too much, but she loved this casserole! The crunchy oat topping is delicious.
Vegan Gluten Free Creamed Corn – This is a simple side dish that takes just a few minutes to prepare, leaving you free to make other holiday recipes.
Gluten Free Vegan Creamed Spinach – Even non-spinach fans will enjoy this creamy dish. It’s a great way to get your kids to try spinach!
Cornbread Stuffing – We make this every year, and it’s one of my favorite dishes. I love the onion and celery mixed with the cornbread – it makes for a tasty dressing!
Wild Rice Sweet Potato Mushroom Stuffing – If you’re looking for a different type of stuffing, why not try a wild rice version? It’s a colorful, flavorful side dish that works well with turkey or vegan main dishes.
Green Bean Casserole (Gluten Free, Vegan) – Take the time to fry the onions yourself – it’s so worth it!
The Best Vegan Scalloped Potatoes – If you need a second potato dish, this is it! The creamy sauce is so flavorful.
Easy Vegan Corn Muffins – Spread some vegan buttery spread on these tender muffins – they will become a new favorite for sure!
Green Onion and Garlic Buttery Spread – For extra flavor on your rolls, try this easy onion garlic spread.
Gluten free, vegan, and nut free holiday desserts:
Gluten Free Vegan Apple Pie – I love a slice of apple pie with a scoop of my favorite dairy free ice cream.
Chocolate Pudding Pie – This is one dessert that I just have to make – it’s my son’s favorite!
Gluten Free Vegan Pumpkin Pie – It’s not Thanksgiving if there’s no pumpkin pie! You will be shocked at how rich this recipe is even without dairy or eggs! It’s delicious.
Amazing Vegan Gluten Free French Silk Pie – This is a decadent, creamy dessert that we all love. And there’s no baking required!
Pumpkin Sheet Cake with Chocolate Frosting – This is a great dessert to feed a crowd! Pumpkin and chocolate is a winning combination.
We love pie on Thanksgiving, but my children also like cookies, so sometimes I make some holiday cookies, too! Browse all of my allergy friendly holiday cookies for inspiration.
I hope some of these allergy friendly Thanksgiving recipes will work for you! Let me know if you have any questions or if I can help in any way.