If you’re looking for easy gluten-free side dishes to go along with your dinner you’ll find a great list here. This list of recipes will support your gluten-free diet and can even work for snacks, as well.
When you start eating gluten-free, it can be really tricky to figure out some yummy gluten-free side dishes. Especially if you don’t want to buy all those expensive specialty products. But, the side dishes can really be the thing that makes your meal exciting.
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Whether you’re new to eating gluten-free or you’ve been doing it a long time, you know the challenge of trying to come up with side dishes that everyone will like. It’s easy to start missing the pastas, casseroles, gravies, etc. — all those lovely rich comfort foods you’re used to. Finding tasty gluten-free side dishes will add to your now-limited diet.
My family has been mostly gluten-free for a few years now. Also, we’ve spent time doing Whole 30, Paleo, Autoimmune Protocol, and GAPS diets. Every one of these is gluten-free, so we’ve had our share of practice coming up with side dishes.
You may find some of these side dish ideas to be really obvious, but I’m doing that for all those people very new to this lifestyle. Read it over, then print out the list and post it inside one of your cupboards so you’ll have these ideas handy.
If you buy specialty items for a gluten-free diet, it can get expensive fast, so I’m always trying to find things to cook that are just naturally gluten-free. I figure that’s usually the best bet. I’ve learned lots of ways to save on my groceries by taking the Grocery Budget Makeover course from Erin of $5 Dinners. It’s only open a few times per year so be sure to get on the waiting list and you’ll be notified when it is opening up again. You can get on the waiting list here. You can easily save the cost of the course on one shopping trip.
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Gluten-Free Side Dishes
*** As you look at this list remember that companies change ingredients all the time and just because something is gluten-free now doesn’t mean it always will be. Be sure to always read labels and find compliant recipes.
All vegetables are gluten-free and can be eaten as is, but if that sounds a little boring for you … you’ll find lots of ideas for ways to jazz them up. Here are a bunch
- Glazed Carrots
- Brussel Sprouts with Bacon from Treasured Mom (me)
- Cauliflower Rice
- Broccoli Salad
- Snap Peas
- Veggie Chips
- Plantain Chips
- Rice Crackers
- Sweet Potatoes
- Sweet Potato Fries
- Corn on the Cob
- Sweet Corn
- Carrot Salad from Gonna Want Seconds
- Caprese Salad
- Sauteed Mushrooms
- Beetroot and Feta Salad from Scrambled Chefs
- Pickled Vegetables from Healing Tomatoes
- Roasted Vegetables
- Kim Chee
- Simple Cucumber Salad W/Lime Vinaigrette from Live Simply
- Tomato Salad
- Baked Potatoes
- Potato Salad by Strength and Sunshine
- Mashed Potatoes
- French Fries
- Tater Tots
- Potato Chips
- Creamy GF Scalloped Potatoes from The Spruce
- Crispy Smashed Potatoes from Cafe Delites
- Applesauce by Chef-in-Training
- Sliced Peaches
- Fruit Salad
- Waldorf Salad by Simply Recipes
- Sauteed Apples from Julia’s Album
- Cranberry Sauce
- Rice Pilaf
- Restaurant Style Mexican Rice from Lil’ Luna
- Corn Tortillas
- Tortilla Chips
- Corn Spoon Bread from Gluten-Free on a Shoestring
- Rice Noodles
- Sesame Rice Noodles by Choosing Chia
- Peanut Rice Noodles
- Quinoa Salad
- Rice Salad
- GF Stuffing by Meaningful Eats
- Gluten-Free Pasta with Parmesan Cheese
- GF Corn Bread
- Fried Rice w/GF soy sauce
- Cranberry Pecan Wild Rice from What a Girl Eats
- GF Toast
- Cottage Cheese w/fruit
- Deviled Eggs
- Cheese Slices
- Refried Beans
- Black Beans
- Baked Beans
- Three Bean Salad
- Pea Salad
*** Remember to always read package labels. Manufacturers are famous for changing ingredients and if you’re not paying attention you might accidentally consume gluten.
Do you have some great Gluten Free Side Dishes you can add to this list? I will be adding to it and updating it as new ideas come up and I’d love your help with that.