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Gluten Free and Vegetarian Thanksgiving Menu

November 23, 2011

I know some of my Australian readers will be scratching their heads wondering why on earth I am posting about Thanksgiving since I am in Australia.

I have taken more notice of American holidays recently as we now have an American relative join the family. I also have noticed that I am getting alot of traffic from America with search terms of ‘gluten free thanksgiving’. Since coeliac disease is universal, then there is no reason why I cannot point people in the right direction. Plus I have always wanted to make a gluten free pumpkin pie.

So I chatted to my relative, googled some recipes myself and cooked numerous dishes. Like for us at Christmas time, families have their own traditions, but here is what I would make if I was in the States.

Gluten Free Vegetarian Thanksgiving Menu

  • “Three Sisters” stew (1)- to make this gluten free, use a gluten free stock or just plain water. It is very yummy, you could serve it with rice or mashed potatoes.
  • Slow cooker sweet potato casserole (5) – oh my goodness. This is soooo sweet. I used gluten free mini marshmallows.
  • Green beans (3) – I just steamed these and then let served it with feta cheese which semi melts, really yummy and a bit hit with hubby and the boys.
  • Zucchini, carrot and mushroom loaf (2)- super easy to make, I used gluten free breadcrumbs. So yummy and full of goodness, even my 6 year ate this with relish.
  • Sour cream mashed potatoes (4) – I boiled some peeled potatoes until cooked, drained them, mashed with milk and butter until smooth and then stir in a couple of spoonfuls sour cream. mmmm….
  • Potato and tomato bake
  • Crustless pumpkin pie  (6) – big hit with hubby. Me? Not so much. Seems I prefer my pumpkin in a brownie.
I have enjoyed checking out alot of posts in the lead up to Thanksgiving, so I thought I would share some of them.

So whatever is happening in your neck of the woods this Thursday, I hope it is a good one.


  1. Mary Preston
    November 24, 2011 at 9:36 am

    I’m all for giving thanks. We don’t need a reason or occasion.

    • nellbe
      November 24, 2011 at 6:51 pm

      Totally agree with you Mary. Thank you so very much for always taking the time to comment on my posts. I appreciate it.

  2. Vanessa Monaghan
    November 24, 2011 at 11:33 am

    I had Thanksgiving in the US once and it wasn’t as good as this! That bean dish is being added to our Christmas meal plan – yum :) BTW I haven’t forgotten the book – well actually I have or I would have sent it by now :) but I’ll pop it in the post tomorrow :)

    • nellbe
      November 24, 2011 at 6:50 pm

      Thank you for your kind words :) and for the mention on facebook. I hope to have Thanksgiving in the US one day.

  3. Jennifer McCray
    November 24, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Wow! they are healthy looking and a sure delicious menu to serve this Thanksgiving.

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