It’s National Gluten Free Day (January 13), so here are 20 easy gluten free dinner ideas for you!
In honor of National Gluten Free Day, I thought it would be useful to pull together some easy gluten free dinner recipes to help you try something new tonight. These are all naturally gluten free recipes, which is often easier than trying to purchase specific gluten free pre-made products. (Do, of course, ensure that all of the ingredients you use are gluten free.) Enjoy!
20 Gluten Free Dinner Ideas
Try some new gluten free dinner ideas, whether you choose: All-in-one meals, seafood dinners, magnificent mains, soups & chilis, or loving your leftovers.
All in one gluten free meals
On a sheet pan or in a skillet: With these gluten free all-in-one meal options, you don’t need to worry about additional sides!
A perennial favorite here, these easy Zucchini Spanish Rice Burrito Bowls with Chicken & Mushrooms give a savory, veggie-full twist to comfort food in a bowl. (And the flavor of these mushrooms! Sooooo amazing.)
Or fill your skillet with a different zucchini-ish recipe: Chock full of Polska kielbasa, zucchini, and flavor, easy Smoked Sausage & Veggies Skillet is naturally gluten free & low carb.
Since we’re on a roll… one more with zucchini before we move on. This Caprese Chicken and Zucchini Skillet recipe brings some of the the fresh flavors of summer into a skillet chock full of low carb & gluten free comfort food.
Tired of zucchini now? No worries, Caprese skillets are great no matter what veggie you pick. Varying veggies and changing thing up a little can offer a whole new world of flavors & textures, and this naturally low carb & gluten free Caprese Chicken + Kale Skillet is a perfectly easy one pan dinner solution if you’re doing keto.
Sometimes, you just want simple and classic, and you can’t get much more classic than oven roasted chicken. Quintessential comfort food: That’s what today’s Sheet Pan Chicken Thighs with Potatoes & Mushrooms is made of.
Chicken can also feel fresh and cool, as in a Chopped Chicken Avocado Tomato Cucumber Salad. This easy & veggie-packed summer dinner salad recipe is both filling and satisfying, and just so happens to be both low carb and gluten free!
Or how about a somewhat spicy, seriously satisfying, scrumptious stir fry recipe: 30 minute Beef & Cabbage Stir Fry with Giardiniera gives you a skillet full of fantastic flavor! Again, this one is naturally gluten free and keto friendly.
Magnificent mains — that happen to be gluten free
Pick one of these main dish options, and try something different tonight.
Tired of rice-based taco bowls? Instead, layer seasoned roasted cauliflower in with mildly spiced taco meat and tangy cheddar, for a perfect combo of flavors and textures. Low Carb Taco Casserole is a keto friendly, KID friendly, gluten free twist on taco night.
Not feeling cauliflower-ish? You can still mix things up on Taco Tuesday with this filling & flavorful Deconstructed Vegetarian Enchiladas Skillet recipe. It’s so easy, and naturally gluten free — just make sure you’re using GF corn tortillas here.
Another option that’s both keto friendly and gluten free, Cheesy Chicken & Spinach Skillet is basically a big pan of super flavorful, super easy, cast iron skillet comfort food.
Keep using your skillet for good, too. Crisp fall days and crisp fall apples call for sweet & savory autumn recipes — and, do these Skillet Pork Chops with Apples and Onions ever deliver. (Of course you can enjoy this recipe year-round; fresh fall apples, though, really make the flavors pop.)
Speaking of fresh produce: A little bit sweet, a little bit spicy, and a lot fresh & delicious: Chicken with Chunky Mango-Tomato Salsa is a lovely & light weeknight recipe! Using whole foods such as chicken and produce keeps this one naturally gluten free.
See your way to enjoying more seafood this year; here are a few options to help get you started.
One great thing about seafood is how quickly it cooks up, as in this super easy 25 minute weeknight dinner recipe for Almond Parmesan Crusted Low Carb Cod with garlicky spinach. Have both your main dish and your side done in a flash.
Then, put your cast iron skillet to work with this rustic recipe for Garlic Shrimp with Roasted Cauliflower, White Beans, and Tomatoes: A delicious Lenten dinner option.
Another all-in-one seafood option, this fresh & spring-y Sheet Pan Tilapia Dinner features seasoned tilapia and veggies across just two baking pans. Enjoy a variety of easy built-in sides, in one simple seafood meal.
Is it brunch, lunch, or dinner? Why choose: This filling & versatile Smoked Salmon, Avocado, & Ricotta Frittata is the perfect mealtime chameleon, suitable for any occasion. Creamy, mild ricotta, avocado, and mozzarella let the flavor of the smoked salmon shine on through.
Gluten free soups and chilis
Soup (and chili) are good foods, and it’s easy to add a simple side salad or GF chips to round out your meal.
Here’s a simple vegetarian pantry recipe: Salsa Vegetable Soup With Beans comes together in just 30 minutes! Full of flavor, this quick pantry basics soup is perfect for Meatless Monday.
Hearty and delicious, this super easy Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Chili only gets better with age! While enchilada sauces can sometimes contain flour, this recipe uses salsa verde instead — for all of the chicken enchilada flavor you’d like, without the flour tortillas or gluten-containing sauce.
Loving leftovers: Make them into whole new meals
If you’ve gone to the work of making one gluten free dinner, why not repurpose the leftovers into something completely new? Start thinking of leftovers as ingredients, and you’ll open a whole world of fantastic flavors.
Leftover pulled pork = leftovers for the win — what do you think, not bad for an all-in-one 30 minute weeknight dinner recipe? Southwest Pulled Pork and Potato Bowls fill you up with naturally gluten free comfort food.
Have leftover chicken instead? Leftover Chicken Taco Soup is an easy way to create an entirely new meal! Spice things up: This easy chicken taco soup recipe is just so satisfying & flavorful, with a bit of underlying heat.
Find a new gluten free option to enjoy
Hope that you found a new gluten free recipe or two to enjoy, out of all of these delicious options! For more ideas, you can also browse through the whole gluten free category.
What are some of your own favorite naturally gluten free meals?