The Best Gluten-Free Recipes

Our best gluten-free recipes show off the huge range of foods available, including classic desserts, crowd-pleasing dinners and bread that's good enough to share.

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Our top-rated gluten-free recipes prove you don’t need gluten to enjoy really, really good food. Many recipes are naturally gluten-free, requiring absolutely zero special ingredients. For more advanced GF cooks, we’ve also rounded up our gluten-free baking recipes. Think crusty breads, classic cookies and fantastic cakes!

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Gluten-Free Red Velvet Cake

Gluten-free baking can be delicious, decadent and showstopping! This gluten-free red velvet cake tastes just like the original, down to the slight fizziness in the crumb (the result of a secret ingredient: vinegar). It’s easy to bake and decorate this brilliant cake.

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Gluten-Free Banana Bread

Every bit as moist as traditional banana bread, this gluten-free recipe is a great place to start if you’re new to GF baking. Like most quick breads, it’s very forgiving and easy to adapt with extra fillings if you like.
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Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Our gluten-free cookie collection is robust, and these chocolate chip cookies are one of our favorites. Like the classic recipe, they’re a little bit crunchy, a little bit chewy and dolloped with lots of yummy chocolate.

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Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread

Every GF recipe box needs a few good loaves of gluten-free bread! This sandwich bread is a great place to start. Slice it for sandwiches, toast it or use it for croutons or bread crumbs.
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Italian Turkey Meat Loaf

Meatloaf is a classic dinner recipe that’s almost gluten-free, except for a small amount of bread crumbs, which absorb excess liquid and add a lighter, loafy-texture to the bake. This recipe simply swaps them out for oats (make sure to use certified gluten-free oats).
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Air-Fryer French Fries

One food I missed most after going gluten-free? Good fries. Many restaurants cook fries in oil that’s cross-contaminated with wheat-containing foods. Indulge the craving with these easy, savory (and healthy!) fries.
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Gluten-Free Pizza Crust

Make everyone’s favorite dinner gluten-free with this homemade crust. Super crispy and savory, it’s an ideal base for your favorite toppings.
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Gluten-Free Pancakes

Yes, pancakes can be part of a gluten-free breakfast. Fluffy, airy, sweet pancakes are easy to make gluten-free. Mix chocolate chips into the batter or top with syrup and fruit.
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Flourless Chocolate Torte

Fun fact: In spite of its name, flourless chocolate torte isn’t always gluten-free! Many recipes contain a small amount of flour to thicken them. This recipe is rich, fudgy and completely gluten-free.
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Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Everyone’s favorite holiday cookie, made gluten-free. These kiss cookies are fun to make all year, and if you’re baking with kids, have them unwrap the kisses and press them into the cookies.
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Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookies

Make these cookies anytime you need to satisfy a quick sweet craving. Our gluten-free shortbread cookies have the same sandy, delicate texture and buttery flavor as the classics.

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Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies

A GF Christmas cookie staple, gingerbread cookies translate well to gluten-free thanks to the high moisture content in the dough. These are easy to roll out and decorate (we share lots of tips in the recipe).

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Gluten-Free Cornmeal Muffins

Corn muffins might seem like they should always be gluten-free, as both corn and cornmeal are naturally GF. But most recipes call for flour! This recipe swaps in gluten-free flour, as well as optional corn kernels and cheese for added flavor and texture. Perfect alongside your favorite cozy stew.
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Meatballs Sausage Dinner

Many meatball recipes call for added bread crumbs. This one doesn’t, opting for the simplest meatballs, shaped small and baked over a tray of tasty vegetables and your favorite sausage.
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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie

Honestly, gluten-free pastry is definitely a challenge (as is traditional pastry dough!). However, with a good recipe and a little practice, home bakers can achieve a gluten-free pie that’s truly flaky, buttery and tender. Why not start with a cozy pumpkin pie? You can also use the crust recipe to bake any favorite pie.

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Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Blondies

These blondies are more cake-like than fudgy. Inspired by peanut butter-chocolate chip cookies, they’re quick to bake in a 13×9-inch pan, making them a perfect potluck dessert.
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Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cookies

Hearty yet soft, sweet but satisfying, these oatmeal cookies are the perfect snack. Make sure you use certified gluten-free oats, as many standard brands of oats are cross-contaminated during processing.

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Air-Fryer Pork Chops

Love breaded chops but need to eat gluten-free? This recipe offers all the savory, crispy goodness without a speck of gluten. Instead, almond flour, Parmesan cheese and seasonings coat the pork chops before they’re sizzled in an air fryer, making them a healthy alternative to the classic.
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Gluten-Free Vanilla Cupcakes

Kids love these cupcakes, making them perfect for a gluten-free birthday party, class party or holiday potluck. The cream cheese frosting is especially delicious topped with sprinkles.
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Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Gluten-free comfort food exists! These extra-cozy mashed potatoes are perfect alongside virtually any winter meal, from roast chicken to stew to a fancy holiday feast.
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Gluten-Free Gravy

Need a versatile gluten-free gravy recipe? Here it is! The mushroom base gives a deep umami flavor that matches with virtually any meat, poultry or potato dish.
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Roasted Chicken with Rosemary

This classic supper is naturally gluten-free. Make sure to spoon the seasoned butter liberally over the chicken and vegetables before baking to get every bit of flavor.
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Creamy Caramel Flan

Delicious, creamy, caramel-topped flan is naturally gluten-free, too. This recipe includes cream cheese, adding thickness and stability to the custard base.
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Maine Potato Candy

Many candy bars have hidden gluten ingredients. If you’re especially sensitive, try this easy homemade alternative. The only sneaky ingredient here? Potatoes.
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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread

One of our favorite fall bakes, pumpkin bread makes the entire house smell cozy. Canned pumpkin and plenty of spice add rich, warm flavor to the bread, making it impossible to tell that it’s gluten-free.

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Black Bean & Corn Quinoa

Quinoa is a protein-packed grain with a savory flavor. It’s a healthy gluten-free alternative to couscous, and it’s just as versatile. Here, it takes on a southwestern flavor with corn and beans.
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Eggplant Parmesan

Swapping meaty slices of eggplant in place of chicken, this easy vegetarian dish is a tasty weeknight dinner. By baking the Parm rather than frying it, cooks can skip the bread crumbs, making this a gluten-free dinner with no special ingredients required.
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Zesty Snack Mix

Corn Chex are a handy gluten-free convenience food to stock. In this simple snack mix, they’re seasoned with spicy chili and oregano, and make the perfect nosh to serve at a potluck or movie night.
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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cookies

If you like cakey cookies, this recipe is for you. These cozy pumpkin cookies bake up warm and puffy, and an easy homemade glaze gilds the lily.

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Strawberry-Chocolate Meringue Torte

Your guests won’t believe that this showstopping dessert is gluten-free. It’s surprisingly simple, too. Stack light-as-air meringues with layers of cream and chocolate and your favorite fruit.
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Gluten-Free Biscuits

These gluten-free biscuits are quick enough to whip up while your gluten-free casserole bubbles away in the oven. Work quickly to keep the butter cold, making for a more flaky dough.
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Gluten-Free Flour Mix

Bookmark this simple, use-it-all-the-time recipe for homemade gluten-free flour mix. This makes an all-purpose blend that works for savory and sweet baking.
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Gluten-Free Snowballs

Snowball cookies really aren’t like anything else—they’re so tender, they seem to melt away as you eat them. Our gluten-free version is filled with chopped nuts and dusted with powdered sugar.
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Caribbean Shrimp Bowl

An easy way to plan gluten-free dinners? Make bowl meals, which are basically a grain plus protein plus a veggie, tied together with a tasty sauce. This island-inspired shrimp bowl is one of our favorites.
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Blackened Tilapia with Zucchini Noodles

Most grocery stores have plenty of gluten-free pasta noodles available, but we like to mix it up with a naturally gluten-free alternative: zoodles. Top them with any sauce you like. This recipe goes a bit fancier with tasty tilapia.
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Gluten-Free Brownie Bars

Dairy-free and gluten-free brownies are just as rich as the real thing. Make sure to take the pan out of the oven while the brownies still seem slightly soft; they’ll keep cooking as they cool.
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Chicken Enchilada Bake

Many Mexican recipes are naturally gluten-free, since corn or rice are often the grains of choice over wheat. Enchiladas, though, are often made with flour tortillas, since they’re more durable and hold up well to the saucy dish. This recipe transforms enchiladas into an easy bake, layering meat, sauce, corn tortillas and cheese into a yummy dinner.
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Leftover Rice Pudding

Made too much rice at dinnertime? Turn it into rice pudding for dessert (or breakfast) tomorrow. This rich, cozy treat actually works better with day-old rice, as the drier grains absorb more cream.
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Gluten- and Dairy-Free Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Don’t let allergies keep your family from enjoying a nostalgic loaf. Cinnamon raisin bread without gluten is a bit softer than the traditional type—but that’s kind of a good thing.
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Gluten-Free Almond Crispies

Made with brown rice and almond flours, these cookies are about as wholesome as it gets, perfect for an after-school snack. A hint of maple syrup and cinnamon make them a perfect fall bake.
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Cashew Butter Cookies

Made with just four ingredients, these cookies could not be easier to make. They’re grain, dairy and white sugar-free, as well.
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Best Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

Some chocolate desserts are fancy confections topped with frosting or layered with fruit and cream. This cake keeps it simple and delicious. Stir in nuts or chocolate chips to mix it up!
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Big-Batch Jambalaya

Many soups are naturally gluten-free. Rice-based jambalaya is a cozy comfort food that’s hearty enough to serve as a dinner.
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Easy Chocolate Ice Cream

Most homemade ice cream is gluten-free, unless it contains mix-ins like cookies. This chocolate ice cream recipe is one of our favorites, as it’s rich, satisfying and made from pantry staples.
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One-Dish Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet

Another great gluten-free bowl, this skillet ticks all the easy dinner boxes: fast, filling, flavorful and wholesome. Sweet potatoes are a healthy alternative to a grain side dish. You can vary the seasonings of the skillet however you like.
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Gluten Free Peanut & Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

Satisfy your cheesecake craving with these easy bars. A no-bake cookie base mixes together quickly, while the simple cream cheese filling is topped with chocolate and nuts. Note that the recipe calls for gluten-free Girl Scout cookies. If these aren’t available in your region, then substitute a gluten-free shortbread or crisp chocolate cookie.
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Gluten-Free Fig Cookies

These are so much better than the grocery store version you might distantly remember. They’re a bit of a project to make, but well worth the effort!
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Gluten-Free Chocolate Snack Mix

Toss together a big batch of this snack mix for a potluck, or keep it in the pantry for an everyday nibble. The recipe is extremely adaptable: use your favorite nuts, cereals, dried fruits and other fillings.
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Bacon-Wrapped Avocado Wedges

Sometimes, you just crave an over-the-top appetizer, and that can be tricky to find when you’re gluten-free. Wedges of avocado, mummified in tasty bacon, will absolutely fit the bill.
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Vegetarian Chili

Chili just might be the coziest food on the planet, and it’s as appropriate served in front of a football game as it is poured in a Thermos for a not-sad work lunch. Our simple recipe nixes the meat; try it as a Meatless Monday meal.

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Kelsey Rae Dimberg
A former in-house editor at Taste of Home, Kelsey now writes, cooks and travels from her home base of Chicago. After going gluten-free over a decade ago, Kelsey turned to home cooking and baking as a way to recreate her favorite foods. Her specialties include gluten-free sourdough bread, pizza and pastry. When not wrangling her toddler, she enjoys reading, watching old movies and writing. Her debut novel, Girl in the Rearview Mirror, was published by William Morrow in 2019, and her second is forthcoming.