This Black Food Bloggers Guide to an allergy-friendly Thanksgiving includes delicious allergy-friendly Thanksgiving recipes. These recipes will have all your guests requesting seconds and making to-go plates. Fill your Thanksgiving holiday menu with dishes like gluten-free prosciutto-wrapped chicken and peaches, easy vegan collard greens, and gluten-free, vegan sweet potato honey cornbread cake. Read on for all of the scrumptious details.
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For those of you suffering from food allergies like celiac disease or other intolerances, food-centric holidays like Thanksgiving can be rather challenging. I know you see these drool-worthy recipe roundups everywhere. Often, they lack the foods you can enjoy. Well, this post is dedicated to tried, true, and, most importantly, tested allergy-friendly Thanksgiving recipes. I’ve relied on the assistance of some of my favorite content creators to bring you this Black Food Bloggers Guide to an Allergy-Friendly Thanksgiving. This Thanksgiving holiday menu consists of dishes that I plan to serve my own family.
Want a little history lesson? Before I dive into this Black Food Bloggers Guide to an Allergy-Friendly Thanksgiving, it’s only right that I shine a light on the history of this holiday. Modern-day Thanksgiving may be a celebration of people coming together, but that’s not the whole story. I won’t’ bog you down with the sad history of this beloved day, but while you here gon’ head and get a lesson.
Now let’s get into this delicious, allergy-friendly Thanksgiving recipe roundup. This simple roundup includes the perfect main courses, sides, and desserts that will please any palette.
BLACK FOOD BLOGGERS GUIDE TO AN ALLERGY-FRIENDLY THANKSGIVING
Allergy-Friendly Main Courses
The perfect allergy-friendly main courses for both traditional and non-traditional Thanksgiving dinners. You will find turkey and chicken main courses around our dinner table. Check out a few additional options for some inspirations, below.
If like most of us you need hand-holding to get your holiday dinner successfully served, here is a fail-proof Roasted Turkey by Collards Are The Old Kale it’s sure to be as moist as ever!
Sweet Tea and Thyme’s spatchcock turkey recipe is the perfect way to cook a juicy, tender, flavorful turkey in a fraction of the time it usually takes to cook a turkey — only an hour and a half! The recipe also shares how to spatchcock a turkey as well as dry brine it so it’s amazingly juicy, full of flavor, and fantastically crisp.
If you’re looking for a gluten-free dinner that isn’t free of flavor check out this prosciutto-wrapped Chicken with Peaches from Britney Breaks Bread. This sweet and savory meal is everything you want in a Fall dish – tender chicken, crispy prosciutto, and baked peaches in a Dijon sauce.
Want to serve your family a Million-dollar chicken this Thanksgiving? Sweet Tea and Thyme’s Millon Dollar Chicken tastes like a million bucks. The chicken is seasoned with fresh herbs and brushed with an amazing creme fraiche glaze full of lemon zest, garlic, and a kick of spice.
Thinking of trying something fancy this Thanksgiving holiday? GoodFoodBaddie’s Herb Roasted Spatchcock Chicken is one to try! This recipe involves removing the backbone of a whole chicken, which then allows the chicken to completely open and flatten. This method gives you a tender, flavorful whole chicken with perfectly crispy skin, in significantly less time than grilling or pan-frying.
Instant Pot & Pork Entrees
Looking for quick and easy Thanksgiving main courses that are ready in under an hour? Try this perfectly tender and juicy rotisserie-style Instant Pot Whole Roasted Chicken from Dude that Cookz, or these Herb Butter Cornish Hens from Razzle Dazzle Life. They are roasted to golden perfection and complemented with savory bacon gravy. Then seasoned & basted with an herb-infused butter to create the most succulent and flavorful Cornish hens. Looking for a decadent pork dish this Thanksgiving? The Pernil (or roast pork shoulder) is a popular holiday dish in many Hispanic families. Sense & Edibility’s Pernil is Garlicky, juicy, and the perfect addition to your holidays.
Roasting a whole head of cauliflower is the perfect set it (or in our case bake it), and forget it vegan main entree; especially around the holidays. This Honey Orange Glazed Whole Roasted Cauliflower from The VGN Way is plentiful, making enough food for two to three vegan entrees.
Allergy-Friendly Side Dishes
Is it possible for a person to enjoy Thanksgiving side dishes more than the actual turkey? Can I be open and honest with you all? I don’t really like turkey! It’s actually one of the few items I skip over during food-centric holiday feasts. You can find me loading my plate with side dishes like sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows, gluten-free cornbread dressing, cranberry sauce, and mashed potatoes. Oh, I can’t forget about my mother-in-law’s collard greens and sugar-glazed carrots. Here are a few allergy-friendly side dish ideas for you!
Mashed potatoes (or any potatoes really) and mac n’cheese are a must on our family dinner table. These Yukon Gold Easy creamy vegan mashed potatoes by I Can You Can Vegan are made creamy using vegan sour cream! That Girl Cooks Healthy is serving up Vegan Sweet Potato Mac n’ Cheese that looks delicious and is also gluten-free! Speaking of sweet potatoes why not kick your sweet potatoes up a notch with this Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Brulee by Collards Are The Old Kale.
If you’re like me, you probably thought delicious cornbread dressing was a thing of the past. Well, this gluten-free and plant-based, African American Heritage cornbread dressing recipe by Collards are The Old Kale has put one of my favorite side dishes back in heavy rotation this holiday season!
GoodFoodBaddie’s Gluten-free sourdough stuffing uses wild fermented, vegan, and gluten-free sourdough from BreadSRSLY. It’s a unique spin on a classic holiday dish! Everyone knows you can’t have cornbread dressing without cranberry sauce.
Check out this boozy Herbed and Spiked Cranberry Sauce from Sense & Edibility. It’s made with orange juice, cinnamon, vanilla, and spiked with a hint of bourbon! Delicious. Oh, don’t forget to add some veggies to your plate. Although these Easy, Vegan Southern Collard Greens by I Can You Can Vegan don’t contain meat, they are still rooted in flavor and a perfect allergy-friendly accompaniment.
The bulk of the allergy-friendly recipes on my blog are sweet. I love all things sweet and find that the best gluten-free or vegan recipes are best (and safer) if prepared at home. That being said, I have quite a few options that can be added to the sweet end of your Thanksgiving table. More traditional recipes like my sweet potato cornbread cake, sweet potato cookies, and brown sugar peach crisp are so delicious your family will have no idea that they are gluten-free and vegan. If you’re looking for a fun, quick, and easy cookie recipe that the kids can help with, I highly suggest these Marshmallow Carob Chip Cookies. Here are more Thanksgiving dessert menu suggestions.
When I saw this Gluten-Free, Vegan Peach Cobbler by The VGN Way a few weeks ago, I just knew it was worthy of sharing with you all. Peach cobbler is one of my favorite desserts. The warm, rich, fall flavors of peaches and cinnamon are the perfect endings to any holiday meal. If you’re looking for a Vegan Sweet Potato Pie Healthier Steps has got you covered. This is one of the recipes I can’t way to try out. I love sweet potato pie.
Britney Breaks Bread has a recipe for Bourbon Apple Skillet Cake with Chai Drizzle (Vegan) that will leave you salivating. I personally love any holiday dessert that included booze. Have you ever had an olive oil cake? Well, this Vegan Lemon-Pistachio Olive Oil Cake by Chenèe Today should be added to your list, if not. I’d never had olive oil cake before but fell in love after my first bite. Olive oil cakes are so soft and moist. I can only imagine how delicious the combination of lemon and pistachio is in this cake.
I hope that you enjoyed this l! Please be sure to share this Black Food Bloggers Guide to an Allergy-friendly Thanksgiving and let me know in the comments as to which recipe(s) you tried! Which of these allergy-friendly recipes are your favorites? Wishing you and your family a wonderful (and safe) holiday!
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19 thoughts on “Black Food Bloggers Guide to an allergy-friendly Thanksgiving”
All of these dishes look absolutely amazing! Thank you for the great recommendations!
Thanks for reading capri!!
Everything looks so good, but I’ll definitely be making the sweet potatoes and quinoa and that honey cornbread cake for Thanksgiving this year. Thanks for the recipes!
Thank you so much for such an extensive roundup! I have a bunch of friends who are in need of allergy-friendly recipes and we love to swap with one another. You’ve made so many folks happy with this ine, Renia!
Music to my ears Marta. It’s important to me that we all have the opportunity to enjoy these food centric holidays.
I love this post! What an amazing idea! We have a few food allergies in our family so I’m so glad I found this! Thank you!
Thank you for reading. Hope this list helps someone!
As someone who has been recently diagnosed with food allergies, this is a true God send!
Food allergies/sensitivities are no joke. Glad you found this helpful.
Excited to enjoy some of these on turkey day! And glad you’ve provided recipes for those with food allergies. I’ve already made the Vegan Sweet Potato Honey Cornbread Cake, and we now have our eyes on a few more.
I’ve learned that this time of year can be tough for some. My goal is to atleast help one person or family with this list!
There are so many amazing options on this list! Thank you for putting this together!
Thanks for participating, reading & sharing!
This guide is perfect for me to choose some sides and entrees to cater to my allergy prone family members. You’ve covered every base here!
Happy to hear that!!
Needed this list for our intimate dinner next week. Thanks, Renia!
Happy to help
I loved this guide. Thank you for doing this because there are so many people who have a difficult time around the holidays finding food that fits their dietary needs. I will definitely be making some of these recipes!
Thanks for reading.