Happy New Year, fellow gluten-free foodies! As we welcome a new year, it’s the perfect time to refresh our meal planning with exciting, healthy, and absolutely delicious gluten free supper recipes (that are easy too). Here’s a roundup of some fantastic gluten-free dinner options to add to your menu:
Healthy & Easy Gluten Free Supper Recipes
I love chicken thighs for dinner, and luckily so does the family. They are affordable, nearly foolproof, and just dang delicious. Over the years I’ve perfected my version of this easy oven chicken thighs recipe. They are rubbed with a heady dose of garlic, studded with rosemary, and thoroughly coated with both smoked and sweet paprika. It’s a recipe we have on repeat, especially during the colder months.
This meal comes together in minutes but tastes like it simmered for hours, thanks to the Instant Pot. Make the California Prune BBQ Sauce ahead of time (it keeps for up to a month in the fridge) and you’ll have dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes! See notes for instructions on how to prepare the chicken in a slow cooker.
Our Creamy Mushroom Chicken on Rice is completely gluten-free, utterly delicious, and surprisingly easy to whip up. Whether you’re craving a cozy meal on a chilly evening or need a satisfying family dinner, this dish is sure to be a hit! This recipe was a favorite of mine growing up, so much so that in our house it’s dubbed “My Favorite Chicken.” Whether it’s still my favorite doesn’t really matter. While she’s not exactly a looker, this cozy, and easy baked chicken dish is total comfort food to me.
You’ll love this easy recipe for hummus with ground lamb. The lamb, fragrant with cumin, coriander, cinnamon, and sumac, has such wonderful, warm flavors. It perfectly compliments the smooth, garlicky hummus. Traditionally found in the Middle East, this comforting dish makes an excellent light meal when paired with gluten free pita or crackers and veggies for dipping.
My take on chicken mole is much easier than traditional mole, but still packs a punch in the flavor department thanks to roasted tomatoes, spices, raisins, nuts, and yes, chocolate. The pomegranate salsa tastes as bright as it looks and is the perfect accompaniment to the rich mole sauce. We are lucky to have so much beautiful produce in California (which I obviously used), but this recipe also features California grown almonds, raisins, olive oil, honey and chicken!
This hearty, rib sticking soup is filling enough for a main course, especially if you serve a garlicky green salad alongside. Elevated by truffle cheese a generous sprinkling of bacon, green onions and dill, this deeply satisfying soup is one to enjoy all winter long.
This is what happens when you try to please everyone with a single platter. It starts with an easy and delicious recipe for chicken meatballs! Meet the Amazing Chicken Arugula Meatball Platter. It’s perfect for those who love pasta and those who don’t, for those watching carbs and those who are indulging, for those who like greens on everything and those who would rather not, and for those who only eat meatballs and mozzarella and for those who only eat salad.
I make turkey kofta kebabs all the time. They are so easy to put together, and all kinds of delicious. They’re loaded with heady spices and fresh herbs. We absolutely love them on my gluten-free flatbreads, but they work equally well over rice, or just a bed of greens.
Gluten Free Meal Planning Tips:
- Organize Your Pantry: Start with a well-organized pantry. Stock up on gluten-free staples like quinoa, rice, gluten-free pasta, and a variety of gluten-free flours.
- Plan Ahead: Spend some time each week to plan out your meals. This helps in reducing last-minute stress and ensures a balanced diet.
- Batch Cooking: Cook in batches and store. Soups, stews, and casseroles are great for this and can often taste better the next day!
- Experiment with Global Flavors: Keep your meals exciting by trying recipes from different cuisines, all adapted to be gluten-free.
- Seasonal and Fresh: Use seasonal produce for freshness and variety. This also helps in supporting local farmers.
- Involve the Family: Meal planning and cooking can be more fun when it’s a family affair. Plus, it’s a great way to teach kids about healthy eating.
Gluten free supper recipes from a few of my friends
A delightful twist on the classic Chicken Marbella. Tender bone-in short ribs and their beefy flavors harmonize beautifully with the traditional combination of caramelized California prunes, briny green olives, and capers, all smothered in a luscious red wine and vinegar reduction.
It is the perfect time of year to celebrate comfort food. Introducing Meg’s take on a heartwarming dish that’s not just scrumptious but wonderfully uncomplicated, this easy chicken and dumplings recipe.
Do you find yourself yawning at the thought of another bland bowl of chili? Fear not, my gluten-free friends! Nigella Lawson’s homemade chili recipe is here to spice up your life, quite literally. As a lover of all things delicious, I’m excited to share this recipe that’ll make your taste buds tingle.
These stuffed meatballs are so much more than just a pasta topper – this recipe for homemade meatballs is delicious on its own, in a sandwich or even on top of a salad. There’s really no wrong way to eat them!
Hands down, these are the best sausage stuffed peppers of your life. Tender and sweet bell peppers stuffed with a rich filling made with browned spicy Italian sausage, rice, two kinds of cheese, and pesto. Serve on a pool of marinara sauce. Buon appetito!
Nicely charred satay chicken skewers can easily be made anytime of year by cooking them under the broiler. The super flavorful curry peanut sauce also does double duty as a marinade. Serve with rice or with lettuce cups.
I hope this roundup and these tips kickstart your gluten-free journey this year with flavor and fun. Remember, gluten-free eating doesn’t have to be boring – it’s an opportunity to explore a world of delicious, wholesome, and diverse foods. Happy cooking!