20 Tasty Gluten-Free Dinner Recipes

By Amanda Paa – Updated September 30, 2021
5 from 4 votes
These are my favorite, go-to gluten free dinner recipes that I’ve used over and over! Some are perfect for weeknight cooking, others could be great for a dinner party. 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 20 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. I’ve included vegetarian gluten-free recipes, and some with meat or fish.

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, gluten-free breakfast recipes to start the morning with, and 25 delicious gluten-free desserts.

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 Vegetarian Dinner Recipes

Cheesy Marina Baked Eggplant Slices

Cheesy Marinara Baked Eggplant Slices

Roasted eggplant is layered with muenster cheese and garlic marinara sauce, making for a delicious weeknight vegetarian dinner. Fresh basil adds brightness, and the texture of the eggplant is perfect.
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grilled veggie kabobs with dipping sauce on a white plate, woman holding the plate.

Healthy Grilled Vegetarian 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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Soft Polenta with Blistered Tomatoes, Kale, and Yogurt

A summer inspired, creamy soft polenta topped with blistered tomatoes and kale.
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Gluten Free Thai Rice Noodles

30-Minute Vegan Sesame Thai Rice Noodles

A healthy rice noodle bowl dish, with lots of stir-fried fresh vegetables! This gluten-free recipe is full of flavor and great for weeknight cooking.
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Vegan Instant Pot Congee

Easy Vegan Instant Pot Congee

Comforting vegan rice porridge, made in the instant pot with dried mushrooms, garlic, and ginger for umami. This savory meal is topped with vegetables, sesame seeds, and green onions.
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Vegetarian Spring Tacos with White Beans and Potatoes, Garlic Yogurt Sauce

Vegetarian Potato Tacos with White Beans and Garlic Yogurt Sauce

Fresh and healthy potato tacos with white beans marinated in a herby olive oil, topped with a creamy yogurt sauce. Serve in corn tortillas with avocado and radishes!
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Vegan Wild Rice and Butternut Squash Salad

A colorful, roasted butternut squash salad tossed with warm wild rice, spinach, dried cherries, and herbs. The simple maple balsamic dressing is blended with garlic and rosemary, and it soaks into the fresh ingredients, making it so flavorful!
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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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whole roasted cauliflower on a plate with cheese sauce

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Fontina Cheese Sauce

A recipe for whole roasted cauliflower with a delicious crispy crust, finished with a creamy fontina cheese sauce poured on top. Makes for a beautiful vegetarian main dish!
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Crispy, Oven-Baked Falafel Salad Recipe

How to make healthy baked falafel that tops a vibrant salad!
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Easy Gluten-Free Dinner Recipes

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Taco Tater Tot Hotdish Recipe (Gluten Free)

With seasoned ground beef and all of your favorite taco toppings, this taco tater tot hotdish is a delicious twist on the classic! You'll find all the goodness under a blanket of crispy tater tots and cheese.
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bowl of chicken chili with glass of beer alongside of it, chips crushed on top, as well as dollop of sour cream and green onions.

Easy Green Chile Chicken Soup

A stovetop green chili chicken soup with white beans and salsa verde and warm spices like chili powder and cumin! The beauty of this soup is it’s on the table in less than an hour, but tastes like you put a whole day of prep into it.
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ground turkey curry in a bowl with white rice, two spoons

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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bowl of salmon poke with avocado in a bowl with a fork

30-Minute Salmon Poke Bowls

Make your own gluten-free poke bowls at home using sushi grade salmon (or ahi tuna), marinated in a delicious tamari sesame sauce. Top with creamy sriracha, avocado, toasted sesame seeds, and chili oil.
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Grilled Shrimp, Pineapple, and Avocado Kabobs

Ready to shake up your grilling routine? These grilled shrimp kabobs are a delicious way to do so. Thread fresh shrimp, pineapple and avocado onto wooden skewers, and fire up the grill. They’ll be ready to eat in just 10 minutes. You’ll notice there’s a quick and simple marinade, but the real flavor comes from the citrus sesame vinaigrette that gets drizzled onto the hot kabobs after grilling.
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Skillet White Chicken Chili Dip

A bubbly, cheesy skillet dip that tastes like white chicken chili. You'll blend white beans into the mix to make it healthier, and you can use rotisserie chicken to make things easy!
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Thai Grilled Chicken Skewers with Peanut Sauce

These grilled chicken skewers with a thai peanut sauce are a great weeknight dinner, or healthy appetizer! They're easy to make with a quick marinade for the chicken.
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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!
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Juicy, Cuban Pulled Pork {slow-cooker option}

Rubbed with citrus, garlic, and herbs, this slow roasted cuban pulled pork is juicy and just shreds apart. Use a pork shoulder or fresh picnic ham to make this easy meal.
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Grilled Bone-In Pork Chops with Garlic Butter

These grilled bone-in pork chops are perfectly tender and juicy, finished with a delicious garlic butter that you make on the grill too! Use thick cut pork chops for best results, as they are more forgiving and won't dry out.
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Cheesy Marina Baked Eggplant Slices

20 Tasty Gluten-Free Dinner Recipes + Cheesy Eggplant Marinara

A vegetarian eggplant marinara, made with just 5 ingredients! Easy weeknight dinner. Plus 20 other gluten-free dinner recipes to inspire!
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Prep Time :10 minutes
Cook Time :45 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Author: Amanda Paa




  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Cut top of eggplant. Slice horizontally into 1/2 inch thick slices. Toss with salt and let sit while oven heats up. After sitting for 30 minutes, pat eggplant dry with paper towels.
  • Arrange eggplant slices, laying flat, on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, then remove from oven.
  • In a shallow baking pan, spread about 1/2 cup marinara sauce on the bottom of the pan. Nestle eggplant slices into pan, it’s fine if they are touching.
  • Put a dollop of marinara sauce onto each eggplant slice. Top with torn muenster slices, then a leaf of basil. Top each stack with another eggplant slice, then spread about 1 cup of sauce over the entire dish. Top with torn muenster slices, to cover the dish.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, until dish is bubbling and cheese is golden brown. Remove from oven and top with more basil and red pepper flakes. Serve.

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September 30, 2021


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  1. Alanna Taylor-Tobin

    5 stars
    I want to eat every one of these, starting with that eggplant deliciousness!

  2. Isabella Ava

    Hello Amanda,
    I am a big fan of your gluten-free recipes. Tried some of them at my home and my husband loves them a lot though he is not a big loved of gluten-free foods.
    Anyways, I have a question. Yesterday I went to a grocery shop near to my house. And noticed a product labeled as Non-Gluten. Is there any difference between non gluten and gluten-free products?
    I googled and find this article about Non-gluten (https://japanesericeflour.com/What%20is%20Non%20Gluten/), I don’t know whether it is correct or not.

    • Amanda Paa

      Hi Isabella! Could you tell me what kind of product it was, or the exact one? This will help me give you the correct answer. If it was sweet rice flour, or japanese rice flour then yes, it is gluten-free and non-gluten would be correct. Void of gluten.