18 Satisfying Gluten-Free Dinner Recipes You’ll Want To Make Tonight

Last updated: September 14, 2021
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These are my favorite, go-to gluten free dinner recipes that I’ve used over and over! You’ll find some classics, as well as exciting new gluten-free meal ideas for you.

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If healthy comfort food is what you’re after, these 15 gluten-free dinner recipes are the delicious solution! Each one is hearty and satisfying, made with real food ingredients, and give off all the feel-good vibes.

Whether you’ve just gone gluten-free, have been that way for years, or are cooking for a gluten-intolerant friend, you’ll find a recipe here that fits.

Gluten-Free Meal Ideas

Instead of using processed convenience ingredients, I like to use a mix of fresh vegetables and pantry ingredients like rice and quinoa to make dinner come to life. There are both gluten-free vegetarian dinner recipes, and those that include meat or seafood in the list below, but lean heavily on vegetables.

Tips for Gluten-Free Living

  • Fill up your meals with pantry staples like lentils, rice, quinoa, millet, and polenta
  • Read food labels so you can be sure it doesn’t contain gluten
  • Sauces are a hidden culprit of gluten, many times thickened with flour or flavored with soy sauce (which is wheat based)
  • Remember, so many foods are naturally gluten-free! Create your dinners around fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, cheese and eggs.

Once you’ve got made your favorite gluten-free dinner recipes, here are 15 gluten-free snack ideas to keep you fueled all day long! And many gluten-free breakfast recipes to start the morning with.

Eating gluten-free doesn’t have to be boring! Or compromise texture, flavor, or comfort.. Read on for weeknight-friendly soups and rice noodles, plant forward meals, casseroles, and delicious gluten-free main dishes.

Gluten Free Thai Rice Noodles

Sesame Thai Rice Noodles

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Cheesy Marina Baked Eggplant Slices

Cheesy Marinara Baked Eggplant Slices

With layers of cheese and marinara, this eggplant lasagna is a great weeknight dinner!
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Rustic Tofu Wild Rice Soup

A vegetarian wild rice soup with tofu and extra vegetables.
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Soft Polenta with Blistered Tomatoes, Kale, and Yogurt

A summer inspired, creamy polenta topped with blistered tomatoes and kale.
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Gluten-Free Gratin with Roasted Tomatoes, White Beans, and Kale

This gluten-free and vegetarian casserole features white beans as the star, paired with tomatoes roasted in a bit of butter, garlic, and thyme for about 25 minutes, really infusing them with flavor and depth. Topped with buttery gluten-free breadcrumbs for extra goodness.
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Thai Chicken Skewers with Peanut Sauce {made on indoor grill pan}

Grilled chicken skewers with a thai peanut sauce.
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Grilled Veggie Kabobs with Tofu

A recipe for delicious veggie kabobs that includes tofu to make it a satisfying meal! These skewers are a great way to eat fresh vegetables with fantastic, smoky flavor from the grill. Both the veggies and the tofu are tossed in olive oil and a dry spice blend to give them zing and zest.
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Super Creamy, Basic Instant Pot White Bean Soup

Simple Instant Pot White Bean Soup

White bean soup made in the instant pot for a healthy meal!

Juicy, Cuban Pulled Pork {slow-cooker option}

Use your slow-cooker to make the juiciest pulled pork with citrus and herbs.
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Easy Green Chile Chicken Soup

A stovetop green chili chicken soup with white beans and salsa verde!
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Homemade Salmon Poke Bowls

Make a gluten free poke bowl using tamari and sushi grade salmon!
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Vegan Wild Rice and Butternut Squash Salad

A colorful, vegan butternut squash salad with wild rice and herbs.
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Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Fontina Cheese Sauce

A recipe for whole roasted cauliflower with a delicious crust, finished with a creamy fontina cheese sauce poured on top.
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Coconut Turkey Curry In a Hurry

A quick and easy ground turkey curry made with coconut milk and lots of vibrant fresh vegetables. It's a great weeknight meal, and is gluten-free and dairy-free!
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Easy Buffalo Grilled Chicken Drumsticks

Healthy, grilled chicken drumsticks are so easy to make, slathered in a 3 ingredient homemade buffalo sauce! Crispy, juicy, and just spicy enough.
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Vegetarian Spring Tacos with White Beans and Potatoes, Garlic Yogurt Sauce

Vegetarian Potato Tacos with White Beans, Red Potatoes, and Garlic Yogurt Sauce

Fresh and healthy vegetarian tacos with potatoes and white beans.
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Gluten Free Thai Rice Noodles

18 Satisfying Gluten-Free Dinner Recipes, including Thai Rice Noodles

A vegetarian thai rice noodles dish, made with sesame oil and fresh herbs. Plus 18 other gluten-free dinner recipes to inspire!
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Prep Time :15 minutes
Cook Time :20 minutes
Yield: 4
Author: Amanda Paa



  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 ounces flat pad thai rice noodles
  • 3 tablespoons grapeseed oil divided
  • 1 medium red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 5 dyno kale leaves, stems removed, thinly sliced
  • 1 large carrot peeled into ribbons with a vegetable peeler
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tamari
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 3 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 red serrano pepper, cut into rounds
  • 2 tablespoons minced cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons sliced green onions
  • juice of a 1/2 lime
  • sesame seeds for garnish


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil, and salt. When boiling, add noodles and cook according to package directions. When finished cooking, drain and rinse THOROUGHLY with cold water (otherwise the noodles will stick to each other).
  • Heat a large skillet to medium high. Add 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil, and when hot, add kale and red peppers. Cook for 4-5 minutes, until the vegetables are tender and have begun breaking down.
  • Then add carrot and cook for a minute. Move vegetables to the side of the pan and add the remaining 1 tablespoon of grapeseed oil. When hot, add garlic and ginger, cooking 30 seconds, until fragrant.
  • Turn heat down to medium low and add noodles. Use a tongs to combine with vegetables. Then add hoisin sauce, tamari, rice wine vinegar, and sesame oil. Toss and combine again, with tongs, to ensure everything is fully coated.
  • Divide into bowls and top each with serranos, cilantro, fresh mint, green onions, squeeze of lime, and sesame seeds.
  • *Leftovers will keep in the refrigerator for 4 days. Best reheated on stovetop with a few tablespoons of water to rehydrate the noodles.

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