If you’re in need of some inspiration for delicious gluten-free dinner recipes, you’ve found it! This blog has hundreds of recipes that are great for a gluten-free diet — but I’ve rounded up the TOP reader and family favorites into one convenient post!

Each one of these recipes is TRIED-AND-TRUE. I hope you find some new go-to recipes both you and your family will love.

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Tips for Gluten-Free Dinners

Once you learn a few basic principles, you’ll find limitless tasty options for gluten-free cooking. Here are some tips on how to make amazing gluten-free dinners:

  • Some ingredients are naturally gluten-free: Don’t stress! Some of the most basic dinner ingredients are naturally gluten-free, such as plain meat, chicken, fish, vegetables, fruits, legumes, cheese, eggs, and nuts.
  • Watch out for bottled and boxed foods: Many shelf-stable foods have additives that contain gluten. If you’re buying store-bought rice pilaf, couscous, canned beans, etc., read the label to make sure it’s gluten-free.
  • Use gluten replacements: If you’re baking a recipes that typically requires gluten, the meal won’t come together without it. Gluten makes things stick together, so you’ll need to replace it with gluten-free flour, xanthan gum, or guar gum.
  • Choose your pasta wisely: Luckily, starches like rice and potatoes are naturally gluten-free. But if you’re swapping out for gluten-free pasta, choose wisely. Not all gluten-free pastas have a great texture, but I LOVE Jovial Brown Rice Penne and Jovial Egg Tagliatelle!
  • Make your own dressings and sauces: Like other shelf-stable foods, many store-bought salad dressings and sauces contain gluten. While you can buy gluten-free versions, it’s usually cheaper (and tastier) to make your own!

Gluten-Free Dinner Recipes

This Gluten-Free Chicken Stir-Fry is full of fresh vegetables and covered in the most flavorful, easy gluten-free stir-fry sauce. You can easily substitute whatever vegetables you have on hand, including everything from bell peppers to butternut squash.

Serve it over hot cooked white rice, brown rice, cauliflower rice, or even gluten-free noodles for a delicious meal on busy weeknights!

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Gluten-Free Chicken Stir-Fry
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This Baked Sticky Chicken recipe is sure to become your new favorite dinner! Fun Fact: It won BEST recipe in a newspaper competition in the 90s! Tender chunks of chicken baked in a sweet and tangy pineapple glaze. A crowd-pleasing, kid-friendly favorite that is perfect for any occasion.

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Baked Sticky Chicken
This Sticky Chicken recipe is sure to become your new favorite dinner! Tender chunks of chicken baked in a sweet and tangy pineapple glaze.
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The search is over! This is hands down my favorite recipe for Gluten-Free Enchiladas with red sauce.

These gluten-free enchiladas are made with pantry staples and a quick homemade gluten-free enchilada sauce that creates layers of flavors.

overhead shot of enchiladas in white baking dish topped with cilantro
Gluten-Free Enchiladas (Chicken Red Sauce)
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This is my dad’s tried-and-true recipe for Easy Gluten-Free Lasagna. It’s easy to make, and the combination of cheeses and sauces creates a delicious, flavorful gluten-free lasagna.

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Easy Gluten-Free Lasagna
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This is the BEST Gluten-Free Sloppy Joes recipe that’s not only delicious, but also quick and easy to make!

It’s made with real ingredients instead of canned sauce. Make this recipe for a crowd-pleasing dinner any night!

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The Best Sloppy Joes (Gluten-Free)
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This Gluten-Free Alfredo Sauce is rich, creamy, and packed with garlic Parmesan flavor! It’s easy to make in just 15 minutes, and delicious over your favorite gluten-free pasta.

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Gluten-Free Alfredo Sauce (BEST EVER!)
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This Gluten-Free Chili is a blend of ground beef, beans, tomatoes and spices, all simmered together until tender and flavorful. It’s naturally gluten-free and easy to make in the Instant Pot or on the stove top.

There’s nothing better than a big bowl of chili on a cold day!

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Gluten-Free Chili (Award Winning!)
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This Slow-Cooker Island Pork Tenderloin is without a doubt one of my top 10 favorite recipes on my site! It is flavorful and versatile. I use it for everything from salads to tacos.

I also make this pork tenderloin recipe every time I have to bring dinner to someone. I usually make it along with sweet potatoes, cilantro lime rice and roasted broccoli. (Add in a container of gluten-free cookies for good measure!)

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Slow-Cooker Sweet Island Pork
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This Chicken Fajita Marinade includes a special ingredient that isn’t typically in Mexican food — soy sauce! The depth of flavor it adds makes all the difference!

Everyone always asks for the recipe when I make these fajitas. Little do they know what an easy marinade this is. Wrap your chicken in corn tortillas and you have on of my favorite gluten-free meals.

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Best Chicken Fajita Marinade
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This Instant Pot BBQ Chicken is an easy, delicious recipe you can make for a weeknight meal. You can use in so many ways!

I like serving it on buns with a little extra barbecue sauce, or for a delicious meal over rice. It is also one of my favorite recipes for meal prep—the whole family loves it!

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Instant Pot BBQ Chicken
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This Gluten-Free Chicken Pot Pie has an EASY, gluten-free biscuit topping! (No rolling or shaping pie crust needed!) The filling is full of creamy chicken, diced potatoes, and mixed vegetables for a classic, cozy meal. It’s like a main dish and all the sides in one!

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Gluten-Free Chicken Pot Pie (with Easy Biscuit Topping!)
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I love having dinners like this Gluten-Free Chicken (with Broccoli Cheddar Rice) in my repertoire. The rice and chicken cook in a flavorful mixture of garlic, onions, and chicken stock.

Then it gets mixed with lightly cooked broccoli, sharp cheddar cheese, and a dash of hot sauce. The result is a flavorful, comforting and satisfying meal!

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Gluten-Free Chicken (with Broccoli Cheddar Rice)
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I love healthy, gluten/dairy-free slow-cooker recipes that I know my family will be excited about when dinner time rolls around. This Slow-Cooker Moroccan Chicken and Carrots is just that. Easy, healthy and so delicious!

This recipe is one of my all-time favorite slow cooker recipes, and it works equally well for special occasions, everyday meals, or a dinner party!

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Slow-Cooker Moroccan Chicken
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This Instant Pot Southwestern Chicken and Rice is my very favorite Instant Pot recipe to date! When I showed my husband how easy it was to make his mind was blown.

Basically, you throw everything in the Instant Pot and walk away. You’ll have a delicious, satisfying, healthy dinner 30 minutes later!

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Instant Pot Southwestern Chicken and Rice
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This Chicken, Kale & Wild Rice Salad is based on one of my very favorite restaurant salads.

I love the contrast of textures of flavors a textures! It’s one of those hearty salads that makes for a totally healthy and satisfying meal.

Chicken, Kale & Wild Rice Salad
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This is an easy, homemade Gluten Free Mac and Cheese that is ready to go in about 20 minutes from start to finish. It’s perfectly creamy, cheesy and delicious.

Serve this as stove top mac and cheese — or top it with more cheese and pop it in the oven for a baked gluten-free macaroni and cheese!

Easy, Gluten-Free Mac and Cheese
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This all-time favorite recipe for Gluten-Free Beef Stew is hearty and comforting. It’s made with REAL ingredients for maximum savory flavor.

After a few hours of cooking, you’ll have tender pieces of beef and soft vegetables enveloped in a rich sauce.

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Gluten-Free Beef Stew
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This Sweet Corn Soup has been a staple recipe at our house for years! My mom used to make it growing up and it’s one of the recipes she wrote down for me in a little green recipe notebook when I left for college. 

Sweet corn soup is one of those healthy meals that can be made all year round. It tastes amazing when made with fresh summer corn, but it’s also great when made with frozen corn.

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Sweet Corn Soup
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This Gluten-Free Beef Stroganoff (Dairy-Free!) is comforting, savory, and perfect for any day of the week. Plus, it’s made with wholesome, real ingredients. Nobody will guess it’s one of your dairy-free and gluten-free recipes!

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Gluten-Free Beef Stroganoff (Dairy-Free)
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This Easy Glazed Pineapple Salmon has a maple glaze and makes a delicious dinner that everyone in your family will love. Use fresh or frozen salmon to make this quick fish recipe!

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Easy Glazed Pineapple Salmon
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With this easy Beef Stir-Fry with Shredded Vegetables, you can have tender beef, crispy veggies and a homemade stir-fry sauce for dinner in just over 30 minutes! Plus, everything cooks together in one pan.

This meal has lots of protein and plenty of fresh vegetables to keep you satisfied.

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Stir Fry Beef Recipe (with Shredded Vegetables)
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Gluten-Free Shepherd’s Pie is one of those gluten-free dinner recipes that’s perfect for a cold, wintry day or when taking a meal to a friend or loved one. Like this gluten-free lasagna, it’s a complete meal layered into one convenient package!

Between the creamy, custardy layer of mashed potatoes, the savory ground meat, and the buttery vegetables, all of the textures and flavors make it so satisfying and filling.

A portStore any leftovers in an airtight container for up to three days in the fridge. This dish can also be made in advance. Assemble the pie as directed and then refrigerate until ready to bake. The shepherd's pie can be assembled up to 2 day before baking.ion of shepherd's pie on a plate
BEST Gluten-Free Shepherd’s Pie
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These Gluten-Free Turkey Meatballs are versatile, flavorful and completely delicious! They also freeze great for homemade gluten-free frozen meatballs to have on hand to add to your favorite dishes.

Serve for dinner with tomato sauce and pasta or as Swedish meatballs. Or make them for an appetizers to mix with BBQ sauce or another favorite sauce.

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Gluten-Free Turkey Meatballs
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This Slow-Cooker Balsamic Roast Beef is one of the best slow-cooker gluten-free dinner recipes I’ve ever made! It is so savory, so flavorful, and made with simple ingredients you probably have on hand.

It not only makes a delicious pot roast paired with your favorite comforting sides to feed a crowd, but also makes a mouth-watering sandwich.

Slow-Cooker Balsamic Roast Beef {Gluten-Free}
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This Beef Teriyaki is a homemade version of one of my favorite restaurant dishes. Every piece of beef is a little crispy and coated in a sweet and sticky teriyaki sauce! It’s delicious served over steamed rice and is sure to become one of your go-to gluten-free dinner recipes.

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Beef Teriyaki (30-Minute Recipe)
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FAQs

What can I eat for dinner that is gluten-free?

There are many delicious, gluten-free dinner recipes you can make that include meat, fish, rice, gluten-free noodle, legumes, fruits, and vegetables. In this post, I’ve rounded up my all-time favorite gluten-free meals, including Instant Pot BBQ Chicken, Beef Teriyaki, Gluten-Free Turkey Meatballs, Sweet Corn Soup, and more.

What makes a dish gluten-free?

A dish is gluten-free if it doesn’t contain any gluten—a protein found in grains like wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten is sometimes found in sauces, processed foods, dressings, etc. But plain meat, fish, rice, legumes, fruits, and vegetables are all naturally gluten-free.

Which foods have gluten?

Any foods made with wheat, rye, barley, or other gluten-contain grains have gluten in them. Some popular wheat varieties that contain gluten include spelt, semolina, farro, wheat berries, wheat bran, and bulgur.

I hope you love these recipes as much as I do! If you try these gluten-free dinner recipes, be sure to leave me a comment/rating below. I’d love to hear from you!

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Hi, I’m Erin!

BS Food Science,

MS Nutrition

I believe you can make amazing, gluten-free food with everyday ingredients that everyone will enjoy. I’m here to share my tried-and-true recipes with you!

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  1. My family is just starting to try out a gluten free diet and this list made it so easy to plan dinners! I don’t think we’ll be missing gluten at all!

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