Cooking gluten-free and dairy-free is easy—and tastes better than you'd ever expect.

Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Soups and Starters

Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Soups and Starters

Here’s your Thanksgiving cheat sheet for soups and starters. Almost all of these options can be made ahead of time, which means that you can focus all your energy on the big feast. For the complete recipes, just click on the recipe titles.

Kale Caesar Slaw

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Gluten Free: Yes
Dairy Free: No; but go ahead and leave out the Parmesan or use a dairy-free alternative.
Egg Free: No
Soy Free:
Yes
Nut Free:
No; but go ahead and leave out the hazelnuts, if you prefer.
Make Ahead: Yes; you can make the dressing ahead of time. Just store, covered, in the fridge for up to 2 days. You can also prep the kale and the hazelnuts, if using, ahead of time.
Fast: Yes

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Dumplings With Radicchio

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Gluten Free: Yes
Dairy Free: Yes
Egg Free: No
Soy Free: Yes
Nut Free: Yes
Make Ahead: Yes; dumplings freeze well. To cook, just place the frozen dumplings directly in the boiling water.
Fast: Average

Gluten-Free Creamed Mushroom Soup with Gluten-Free Toasted Herb Croutons

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Gluten Free: Yes
Dairy Free: No
Egg Free: Yes
Soy Free:
Yes
Nut Free:
Yes
Make Ahead: Not really, but please let me know if you’ve had success freezing cream-based soups.
Fast: Yes

Gluten-Free Mini Mac-and-Cheese Cakes with Corn Crust

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Gluten Free: Yes
Dairy Free: No
Egg Free: No
Soy Free:
Yes
Nut Free:
Yes
Make Ahead: Yes; these freeze well. To reheat, preheat the oven or a toaster oven to 375º, wrap in foil and bake until warmed through (depends on how many you’re reheating at one time).
Fast: Yes