28 Gluten-Free (and Great-Tasting) Family Meals

piece of roasted vegetable lasagna served out of white pan
Photo: Andy Lyons

Whatever the reason you're avoiding gluten, making gluten-free foods is far from boring. Macaroni and cheese, stroganoff, casseroles, and even pizza can be made without gluten. These delicious recipes are designed to be prepared with gluten-free ingredients and may be suitable for people with celiac disease. Always double-check the ingredient lists on the foods in these recipes to ensure they don't contain gluten.

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Gluten-Free Asparagus Tuna Casserole

Creamy Tuna-Noodle Toss
Blaine Moats

Hot, bubbly comfort food doesn't have to fall off the menu when you're on a gluten-free meal plan. This creamy tuna noodle casserole utilizes gluten-free pasta and flour for a homey meal. Crush gluten-free products, such as day-old bread, pretzels, pita chips, or bagel chips, into crumbs for the perfect crispy topper to this casserole.

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Homemade Pizza

Gluten Free Homemade Pizza
Karla Conrad

Thanks to our versatile gluten-free all-purpose flour (plus egg whites for stability), you can make the perfect allergen-friendly pizza at home. Mix and match your favorite sauces, cheeses, vegetables, and meats to create gluten-free pizzas the whole family will love.

Test Kitchen Tip: For a pizza crust that is naturally gluten-free, try one of our vegetable crusts, such as swiss chard-asparagus, cauliflower, zucchini-sage, or spaghetti squash.

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Chicken Meatball Noodle Bowl

Chicken Meatball Noodle Bowl
Andy Lyons

Go global with a hearty Asian-style gluten-free rice noodle bowl packed with lean chicken meatballs, rice noodles, and crisp lettuce. Ditch the bottled stuff, and make your own spicy hot sauce to complete the meal. Keep the stir-fry theme going by combining your favorite flavors or using whatever's in the fridge for a low-key dinner.

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Gluten-Free Roasted Vegetable Lasagna

piece of roasted vegetable lasagna served out of white pan
Andy Lyons

A slice of this cheesy pasta bake just screams comfort food. To keep that theme going, all you've got to do is use gluten-free lasagna noodles. Here we've lightened it up (only a bit) by using a roasted vegetable mix of zucchini, mushrooms, carrots, and bell peppers. It's the perfect vegetarian gluten-free dinner that you won't be able to stop eating.

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Gluten-Free Chicken Noodle Soup

bowl of Gluten-Free Chicken Noodle Soup
Brie Passano

Chicken noodle is the go-to soup when you're feeling under the weather, and now your gluten-free friends can enjoy it as well. It's not just soothing for itchy throats, either.

Test Kitchen Tip: Be sure the chicken broth you're cooking with is confirmed gluten-free.

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Pumpkin, Bean, and Chicken Enchiladas

Pumpkin, Bean, and Chicken Enchiladas
Blaine Moats

These seemingly indulgent gluten-free enchiladas are generously filled with chicken, beans, and cheese, then smothered in a pumpkin sauce and topped with more cheese for just a smidge over 350 calories for a serving of two enchiladas. When labeled 100% corn, tortillas are gluten-free, but they may be packaged at a plant that also makes products containing wheat, resulting in contamination. Be sure to confirm the corn tortillas you use are gluten-free.

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Shrimp and Soba Noodles

Gluten Free Shrimp and Soba Noodles
Blaine Moats

Get all the flavor of Asian food without the gluten in this sweet and tangy noodle bowl. Toss fresh shrimp, broccoli and gluten-free noodles with a homemade peanut sauce spiked with chili oil.If you can't find chili oil at your supermarket, substitute 1 tablespoon vegetable oil plus a dash of bottled hot pepper sauce.

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Greek Turkey Breast

Gluten Free Greek Turkey Breast
Blaine Moats

A few minutes in the morning and this gluten-free dinner will be ready when you get home. Kalamata olives, dried tomatoes, and feta cheese lend Mediterranean flavor to lean turkey breast. After just a little prep time, your slow cooker does the rest of the work for you.

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Mediterranean Lentils

Gluten Free Mediterranean Lentils
Andy Lyons

This light lunch demonstrates just how delicious gluten-free meals can be. Canned artichokes and refrigerated lentils come together with fresh produce for a quick and satisfying vegetarian meal.

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Pork and Green Chile Stew

Gluten Free Pork and Green Chile Stew
Blaine Moats

Hominy is a naturally gluten-free corn product. Pair its stellar nutritional profile, which includes a healthy dose of fiber and iron, with the taste and texture of the slow-cooked pork, chunky potatoes, and zesty green chile broth. You'll definitely be craving this stew recipe on cold nights spent indoors.

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Pho-Flavor Flank Steak Lettuce Wraps

Gluten Free Pho-Flavor Flank Steak Lettuce Wraps
Blaine Moats

Infuse the savory flavor of Vietnamese pho into beef flank steak in your slow cooker. Fish sauce, rice vinegar, and jalapeños punch up the tender meat, which is served in large lettuce leaves for a gluten-free wrap perfect for lunch or a light dinner.

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Skillet Chicken and Green Beans with Lemon-Tahini Sauce

Skillet Chicken and Green Beans with Lemon-Tahini Sauce
Blaine Moats

Yes, you can have a gluten-free chicken dinner in 30 minutes. This speedy skillet dinner requires boneless chicken thighs, green beans, and an easy lemon-tahini sauce. Look for tahini sesame seed paste in the condiment aisle or the ethnic food section of larger grocery stores.

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Egg and Rice Noodle Soup

Gluten Free Egg and Rice Noodle Soup
Blaine Moats

Explore naturally gluten-free noodles, such as rice noodles, for wonderful texture in your soups and salads. This 30-minute meal gets its sophisticated flavor and color from tamari, a gluten-free soy sauce alternative that's rich in umami (savory or meaty flavor). Again, double check, as some tamari sauces contain small amounts of wheat.

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Coconut-Chicken Curry Stew

Coconut-Curry Chicken Stew
Jason Donnelly

Cozy up with a bowl of this hearty chicken curry the next time you need a one-pot meal. Coconut milk adds a creaminess to the gluten-free chicken recipe, which is packed with vegetables and fresh flavors, including ginger and lemon. This is also a great winter slow cooker recipe to keep on hand for busy weeknights.

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Gluten-Free Make-Ahead Sausage, Mushroom, and Polenta Bake

dish of gluten free make-ahead sausage mushroom and polenta bake
Jason Donnelly

Crafting meals ahead of time can be a real lifesaver when you need something at a moment's notice. This gluten-free lasagna-like bake is an excellent freezer-friendly recipe that can be stored up to a month in advance. All you've got to do is pop it in the oven, add a quick salad, and you'll be set.

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Gluten-Free Beef Stroganoff

bowl of Gluten-Free Beef Stroganoff
Brie Passano

This gluten-free dinner recipe is just like the classic stroganoff Grandma used to make. Our simple homemade noodles recipe comes together in minutes. Before you know it, you'll have a piping hot bowl of beef stroganoff that everyone can enjoy.

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Gluten-Free Baked Ziti with Three Cheeses

Gluten-Free Baked Ziti with Three Cheeses
Blaine Moats

Any dish containing cheese is a win, so this gluten-free baked ziti with three kinds of cheese (fontina, gorgonzola, and Parmesan) is sure to be the star of the dinner table. For a bright topping, we roast some cherry tomatoes during the last bit of baking time. Choose a gluten-free pasta made from chickpeas or lentils for an extra boost of protein and nutrients.

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Gluten-Free Buttermilk Biscuits with Sausage Gravy

Gluten-Free Buttermilk Biscuits with Sausage Gravy
Andy Lyons

Say hello to your new favorite breakfast (or breakfast for dinner) with these delicious gluten-free biscuits and gravy. The buttermilk biscuits are so soft and flaky, no one will be able to tell they're gluten-free, and they make the perfect base for soaking up our gluten-free sausage gravy.

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Gluten-Free Sesame Ginger Beef Stir-Fry

Sesame-Ginger Beef Stir-Fry
Jason Donnelly

Sizzling steak and Asian-inspired seasoned vegetables served with healthful brown rice create a nutrient-loaded, low-calorie meal (255 calories per serving) that's entirely gluten-free. So grab your wok (or a large skillet) and start stir-frying.

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Baked Spaghetti Squash

Gluten-Free Baked Spaghetti Squash
Marty Baldwin

Using spaghetti squash instead of pasta keeps this meal gluten-free, while adding loads of nutrients. Top with traditional Italian ingredients, such as pasta sauce, veggies, olives, and cheese, to make this a family favorite.

Test Kitchen Tip: While many brands of sausage and pasta sauce are gluten-free, some are not, so be sure to use sausage and a pasta sauce that are confirmed gluten-free.

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Gluten-Free Chicken Pot Pie

Gluten Free Chicken Pot Pie
Karla Conrad

Here's a homey dinner that you might not have believed could be made gluten-free. Tender chunks of chicken pair with a classic vegetable medley in a signature creamy sauce. Use our gluten-free flour mix to whip up some fluffy biscuits to top this hearty dinner.

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Seared Scallops with Noodle Salad

Gluten Free Scallops with Noodle Salad
Kritsada Panichgul

In about 30 minutes you can be enjoying this restaurant-worthy meal at your dinner table. Rice vinegar, ginger, orange juice, and shredded daikon (an Asian radish) give this gluten-free recipe an outstanding flavor.

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Gluten-Free Baked Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

Gluten Free Baked Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

Get your cheesy pasta fix along with a boost of nutrients, thanks to the butternut squash in this gluten-free dish. Three kinds of cheese combine with milk, butter, and the squash for the ultimate comforting dinner. If you don't have a butternut squash handy, go for canned pumpkin puree instead.

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Jerk Chicken with Avocado-Orange Salsa

Jerk Chicken with Avocado-Orange Salsa
Blaine Moats

Here's a naturally gluten-free recipe the whole family will enjoy. Seasoning boneless chicken thighs with coffee, garlic, and spices boosts the flavor to new heights. A quick go on the grill adds a nice smoky char to the meat. The citrus and avocado salsa adds unbeatable freshness.

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Wild Rice-Stuffed Acorn Squash with Cranberries, Pecans, and Pancetta

Gluten-Free Wild Rice-Stuffed Acorn Squash with Cranberries and Pancetta
Jason Donnelly

This cozy gluten-free recipe is loaded with some of our favorite flavors of fall (cranberries, pecans, and squash) but you can make it any time you need a comfort food fix. Stick to plain brown rice or wild rice for this recipe. The packaged mixes are more likely to contain gluten.

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Gluten-Free Chicken Cacciatore

Gluten Free Chicken Cacciatore
Kritsada Panichgul

Fill a skillet with tender chicken thighs, lots of vegetables, and a few simple spices, and you've got a restaurant-quality recipe that's totally gluten free. By increasing the number of vegetables and trimming some fat, you can enjoy this classic Italian dinner at home for just 317 calories.

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Pumpkin-Tortilla Casserole with Chicken

Pumpkin-Tortilla Casserole with Chicken
Jason Donnelly

Break out this fall-inspired casserole, no matter the season, to enjoy a family-friendly meal that provides servings of lean protein, vegetables, grains, and dairy. Confirm the corn tortillas you use are gluten-free.

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Gluten-Free Wine-Braised Brisket with Onions

Gluten-Free Wine-Braised Brisket Onions
Blaine Moats

For the ultimate flavor, marinate your brisket in the beef broth and red wine mixture up to a day in advance, then give it a long, slow simmer in your slow cooker. Soak up that delicious juice by serving the gluten-free beef dinner on a bed of creamy mashed potatoes.

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