What’s the point of following a healthy diet if it doesn’t taste good? We all agree. When you miss the pasta, pizza, and other foods usually made with gluten, these gluten-free recipe ideas will help you immensely. This is the best guide to cooking tasty gluten-free meals. We’ll show you how to make the most flavorful gluten-free meals with simple cooking methods and healthy ingredients.
Best Gluten-Free Dinner Recipes
Listed below are some of our favorite recipes. We hope you enjoy them. Read on for more information about gluten-free recipes.
Classic Stuffed Peppers
We like stuffed peppers best of all the foods you can load. Bell peppers are big enough to hold a lot, strong enough to keep their shape in the oven, and have a mild enough flavor to go with almost anything. In other words, they are the ideal container for a wide range of ingredients and fillings.
Here, we fill them with beefy tomato rice and shredded Monterey Jack cheese, but you can fill them with whatever you like (and whatever you have in your refrigerator). Switch out the ground beef for another ground meat (pork, turkey, chicken, or even Italian sausage!) and add any melty cheese you like.
Tuscan Butter Salmon
Your new favorite salmon recipe is here. The cream sauce made with tomato, basil, and Parmesan is rich and full of umami. We love to serve something with a great sauce, like this dish, with crusty bread so we can use it to soak up any sauce left over. But we also think this would go well with a leafy green vegetable like kale or Brussels sprouts.
This dish showcases the abundant flavors of summer at its very finest. Tomatoes are at their prime, eggplants and zucchinis can be as big as your head, and fresh herbs practically ask to be added to every dish you make. Let’s make a hearty stew out of all the fresh produce by chopping it up and simmering it together.
Green Pea Buckwheat Risotto
This dish for a gluten-free dinner is one of our favorites because of the ingenuity with which it replaces arborio rice with buckwheat and calls for a zingy pea sauce rather than cheese. And, as an added plus, there is no need to stir the pot! You can have a gluten-free dinner without making much effort.
Vegan Garlic Alfredo Pasta
Undoubtedly, spiralized vegetable noodles are among the best things ever invented, but there are times when you want some gluten-free floury pasta. Enter this veggie spaghetti bowl: it’s a pure comfort food dinner, complete with gluten-free noodles, tomato sauce, a mound of vegetables and herbs, and a bowl of spaghetti.
One Pan Honey Garlic Chicken
Those dishes that only require one pan are some of our favorites. This gluten-free meal is loaded with vegetables and has an uncomplicated, fragrant, and delightful sauce. A simple dish for those times when you need to cook but don’t feel like putting in a lot of effort.
Turmeric Roast Vegetable Soup
This gluten-free meal is perfect for those nights when you crave a heartier bowl of soup for dinner but don’t want to give up your gluten-free diet. This comforting and anti-inflammatory bowl boosts flavor from the roasted sweet potatoes piled high on top of the thick purée.
Thai Red Curry
Did you know that there have been studies done on red curry paste, and the results of those studies have shown that it boosts the immune system? It is true, so you now have another reason to prepare this straightforward Thai red curry. We like that this one-pot dinner can be made vegan or Paleo and that you can alter the amount of liquid to make the meal chunkier or soupier, depending on your preference.
Seaweed Salad Soba Noodle Bowl
You can make salads at home reminiscent of those served at sushi restaurants by preparing this soba noodle dish that features three distinct types of seaweed. The meal may be prepared in under half an hour, and the leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week. There is no reason to be afraid of seaweed if you make this dish because it is so tasty!
Ginger Orange Stir-Fry with Tofu
A hearty stir-fry that looks like it could have been ordered from a takeaway restaurant, but this version is much better for you. Everyone knows that the key to making a fantastic stir-fry is in the sauce, but sadly, many of the options available in stores are laden with sugar, salt, and various chemicals. Once you have mastered how to make this gingery stir-fry sauce, you will be able to move on to preparing other condiments at home. The sauce has a lot of flavors.
Chicken Mole Poblano
You undoubtedly have the impression that making mole sauce is complicated and time-consuming, but this recipe demonstrates how simple and tasty it can be. Use almond butter or sunflower seed butter instead of peanut butter for a recipe that doesn’t call for peanuts. We guarantee that you won’t be able to tell the difference.
Butternut Squash Black Bean Enchiladas
This recipe for a dinner that is free of gluten calls for ten ingredients and takes an hour of your time to prepare. The finished product is hearty, boasting a rich flavor and a spicy kick, but as it is made with homemade enchilada sauce, the level of spiciness may be adjusted to suit your preferences.
Butternut Squash and Red Lentil Dal
A dish with beautiful colors that makes a beautiful and delicious meal. The leftovers get better with time, so you might want to save some for another dinner or two during the week. And if you don’t like cilantro, it’s easy to use parsley instead.
Tips for Eating a Gluten-Free Diet
It may seem challenging to start a gluten-free diet, but it doesn’t have to be. The key is to consider everything you can eat and feed your body simple, healthy foods. That’s the best way to make your stomach and body happy.
Make the Most of Whole Foods.
The closer your ingredients are to their natural state, the better. Additives that are bad for the gut can be found in foods that have been processed a lot. So enjoy the rainbow of fresh fruits and vegetables at your market. Start with vegetables, add healthy fats like avocado and eggs, and then pick a few clean proteins from meat or plants.
Keep the Right Things in your Kitchen Pantry.
Fill your pantry with healthy staples to make cooking during the week much easier. You can start with nuts, seeds, legumes, and seasonings and add them to your collection. As you cook more, you’ll better know what you need. Check out my list of healthy pantry items for more ideas.
Pay Attention to your Body.
To feed your body well, you must consider how it reacts to the foods you eat. Even if an ingredient contains vitamins and minerals, that doesn’t mean your body will like it. Since everyone is different, be sure to use ingredients that are good for you.
Indulgent Gluten-Free Desserts
With a healthy, well-balanced diet, there is always room for some gluten-free desserts. And boy, do I have a lot to choose from! From the wealthiest chocolate cake to the chewiest cookies and the creamiest mousse. Choose your favorite.
Chocolate dips and spreads: Nothing beats a jar of homemade Nutella or chocolate hummus for dipping fresh strawberries.
Moist and Fluffy Cakes: These gluten-free cakes are soft, moist, and taste authentic. You can choose from a paleo chocolate cake, a paleo lemon blueberry cake, or an easy chocolate mug cake.
Best Vegan Cheesecakes: Cashews can be used in many ways, making it easy to make a creamy cheesecake without dairy. My vegan caramel cheesecake is still a favorite among readers, but this mixed berry vanilla cheesecake and my vegan mint chocolate cheesecake are close seconds.
Gluten-Free Cookies: You can choose from flourless almond butter cookies that are crunchy, chewy no-bake cookies or the best paleo chocolate chip cookies. Because they taste so good, you won’t even notice they are gluten-free.
Chia Pudding Mousse: Chia mousse is for people who like chia pudding but don’t like how it feels. Mix it into a pumpkin pie chia pudding mousse or a chocolate chia pudding mousse.
Will I Lose Weight if I Stop Eating Gluten?
Even though a gluten-free diet is the primary way to treat celiac disease and may help ease symptoms of other conditions linked to gluten sensitivity, there is no evidence that a gluten-free diet helps people lose weight or improves their overall health.
You don’t need to limit your gluten intake if you don’t have celiac disease or are sensitive to gluten. A healthy diet usually has more whole grains, less refined grains, and added sugar.
Make your dinner gluten-free and healthier with our best gluten-free recipes. The following are some of our top choices. These recipes can be made with few ingredients, less time, and less effort. It’s so simple and fast that even your kids can do it! So, try one of these for a gluten-free dinner!