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

Last updated: May 5, 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.

Bowl of polenta with greens, tomatoes, and tomatoes.

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! These 15 recipes don't compromise on 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 Vegetarian Dinner Recipes

Gluten-Free Dinner Recipes with Meat or Seafood

Gluten Free Thai Rice Noodles

14 Satisfying Gluten-Free Dinner Recipes, Plus a Thai Rice Noodles Recipe

A vegetarian thai rice noodles dish, made with sesame oil and fresh herbs. Plus 14 other gluten-free dinner recipes to inspire!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time :15 minutes
Cook Time :20 minutes
Total Time :35 minutes
Author: Amanda Paa

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Ingredients

  • 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
  • 2-3 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

Instructions

  • 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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January 6, 2021

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