14 easy gluten-free dinner recipes
Obviously, pasta is the best thing in the world, but what if you’re allergic to gluten or trying to shed a few pounds? Lucky for you, we’ve found some of the tastiest gluten-free meals that replace gluten with ingredients that are just as addictive.
1. Roasted Peanuts and Chili with Toasted Coconut Quinoa
Take your stir-fry to the next level with this version of Peanut Chili and Toasted Coconut Quinoa. This nutritious and delicious dish, which is suitable for dinner for one person or a large company, will take only 10 minutes. This wholesome dish is packed with spicy goodness, inspired by Pad Thai.
2. Slices of grilled zucchini pizza
Giving up pizza when you’re going gluten-free is the worst, but we’ve found a solution in these zucchini medallions topped with pizza sauce, cheese, and pepperoni. This allows you to satisfy those cravings while staying within dietary limits.
3. Mongolian beef
Never get Chinese takeout from a food court again with this recipe for Juicy Mongolian Beef. Green onions and sesame seeds round out this dish, which is lower in sodium than its unhealthy competitors.
4. Zucchini and Spaghetti Burrito Bowls
Burrito bowls are a thing of yesteryear—try these Zucchini Bowls with Veggies, Salsa, Beans, and Cheese instead. The crispy, fried cheese on top really makes the dish, and the spaghetti squash underneath tastes even better than the rice. Very leftover friendly.
5. Chicken stuffed with sun-dried tomatoes, spinach and cheese
Who needs bread when you can stuff all the necessary substances into a piece of meat? Filled with juicy sun-dried tomatoes, cheese and fresh spinach, this dish will fill your taste buds with an explosion of flavor in every bite.
6. Mexican Casserole with Roasted Corn and Peppers
We were so impressed with this last Mexican dish that we had to follow it up with another one. Roasted peppers, onions, greens and corn are spread between corn tortillas with Mexican cheese. The top layer of guacamole brings this whole recipe together.
7. Cheese cauliflower gratin
You’ll never miss mashed potatoes again with this cheesy imitation that uses mashed cauliflower instead. Cream domes or Emmental mix with cream cheese, salt, pepper, butter and onion, with extra heavy cream. Hey, we said gluten-free, not dairy-free!
8. Spicy paleo meatloaf
There are too many vegetarian meatloafs floating around the web, so we found one that actually uses ground beef, but is still healthy and gluten-free. This paleo version uses ground turkey, spinach, herbs, barbecue sauce, and almond flour to transform a roll from a piece of meat into a real meal.
9. Easy carrot spaghetti
Love Italian food but can’t indulge in pasta? Invest in a good spiralizer and give this carrot spaghetti a try. This base of slightly sweet al dente vegetable pasta is garnished with a seafood sauce, herbs and mushrooms.
10. Noodles in creamy coconut peanut sauce
Sesame noodles are definitely one of life’s greatest pleasures, and you don’t have to give up that peanutty, gooey, sesame goodness if you’re gluten-free. This recipe solves the problem with shirataki tofu noodles being chewy and ramen-like.
11. Fried pumpkin soup
Some may argue that soup is not a first course, but we disagree. Add this hearty vegetable puree on toasted cheese croutons and you’ve got the best antidote to a cold night.
12. Casserole with chips and cheese
Chips dipped in cheesy chili may sound like a Superbowl Sunday snack, but they can be turned into an easy weeknight snack with this Corn Chip Cheese Casserole. Crunchy, gooey, decadent and gluten free!
13. Chicken fillet with Mexican green rice
Any one pan chicken recipe where you don’t have to turn on the oven is a win for us. Skip the baking time and try this succulent Mexican Green Rice Pan Stir-Fried in Cilantro, Green Chili Sauce, Spinach, Peppers, Garlic, and Hot Onion Sauce. It’s hard to screw up.
14. Twice Baked Mac N’ Cheese Spaghetti Squash
Eat Mac and Cheese your way with this spaghetti squash update. All comforting dairy products, but gluten free. You don’t even have to combine it with vegetables because the base is vegetables! #mind