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 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.
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 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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
I love having dinners like this 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!
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 Apricot 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!
This baked sticky chicken recipe is sure to become your new favorite dinner! Tender chunks of chicken baked in a sweet and tangy pineapple glaze. A crowd-pleasing, kid-friendly favorite that is perfect for any occasion.
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!
This Chicken Kale and 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.
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!
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!
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.
This is the BEST gluten-free sloppy joe 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!
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!)
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.
This is my dad’s tried-and-true recipe for lasagna, made gluten-free. It’s easy to make, and the combination of cheeses and sauces creates a delicious, flavorful gluten-free lasagna.
This 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.
This 30-minute beef stroganoff 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!
This pineapple salmon has an EASY 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!
Using this easy recipe, 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.
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.
These gluten-free 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.
This 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!