Best Gluten-Free Dinner Recipes for 2022
Gluten-free diets have exploded in popularity and the world of recipe development is much better for it. Just over a decade ago, amazing gluten-free dinner recipes were few and far between – but now, there are gluten-free cookbooks bursting off bookstore shelves, a variety of gluten-free products on the market (some healthier than others, mind you) and a worldwide horde of home cooks who are exploring the joys of gluten-free cooking from scratch on incredibly inspired blogs.
We’ve combed the internet, and our dining tables, to bring you our picks for the best 30 gluten-free dinner recipes. We looked at easy prep, availability of ingredients, and diversity in flavour and textures to give you weeks of dinner inspiration. We also wanted to ensure that with these meals, you won’t even notice anything is missing.
Everything we do here at the school, including our certification program, is all gluten-free. We know that not everyone in the world is gluten-sensitive, but there is a high number of people dealing with inflammatory issues, immune conditions, allergies and digestive problems who are. Eliminating gluten might just alleviate a little of that suffering.
To offer you some inspiration, we’ve compiled our 30 Best Gluten-Free Dinner Recipes.
Rustic Ratatouille by Our Food Fix
A gluten-free one-pot meal that doesn’t need to be pretty – that’s why it’s so accessible and easy. For an extra boost of protein, try throwing in some of your favourite beans, or serve it alongside an animal protein.
Socca Pizza with Hemp + Pumpkin Seed Kale Pesto
Socca Pizza with Hemp + Pumpkin Seed Kale Pesto by Nirvana Cakery
Have you tried making socca pizza yet? It’s one of our favourite gluten-free dinner recipes and this one – topped with a heavenly kale pesto – offers you a delectable dose of green vegggies!
Cleaned Up Creamy Butter Chicken with Cauliflower Rice
Cleaned Up Creamy Butter Chicken with Cauliflower Rice by That Clean Life (CNE Program Grad)
Is it possible to have an incredible butter chicken without the butter and cream? You bet. This 30-minute gluten-free meal is luxuriously creamy and if you’re not into chicken, there are a couple of vegan options as well.
Green Pea Buckwheat Risotto
Green Pea Buckwheat Risotto by My Goodness Kitchen
You don’t need to be the Incredible Hulk or a green-eyed monster to enjoy this vibrant green goodness. We love the creativity of this gluten-free dinner recipe that swaps arborio rice for buckwheat and uses a zingy pea sauce instead of cheese. And, an an extra special bonus, no stirring!
Perfect Baked Salmon with Lentils and Lemon Herb Sauce
Perfect Baked Salmon with Lentils and Lemon Herb Sauce by Pinch of Yum
Salmon, lentils, quinoa, vegetables, lemon herb sauce. All in one pan. No need to cook everything separately – it all bakes up deliciously together in the oven. Gluten-free eating doesn’t get easier than this, folks.
Vegan Garlic Alfredo
Vegan Garlic Alfredo by Jessica In the Kitchen
Spiralized veggie noodles are undoubtedly awesome, but sometimes you just want some gluten-free floury pasta, right? Enter this veggie spaghetti bowl – with gluten-free noodles, tomato sauce, a pile of veggies and herbs, it’s a pure comfort food dinner.
Taco Stuffed Peppers
Taco Stuffed Peppers by All The Healthy Things
Make your bell peppers into taco bowls with this delicious filling. For a dairy-free cheese option, top with dairy-free cheese or nutritional yeast.
Sausage and Gnocchi Soup
Sausage and Gnocchi Soup by What Great Grandma Ate
A hearty Paleo and gluten-free meal you’ll be happy to devour any day of the week.
Falafel Bowl with Lemon Tahini Dressing
Falafel Bowl with Lemon Tahini Dressing by Eat Live and Play (CNE Program Grad)
Hands up if you love bowl foods. Us too! And there is so much going on in this falafel bowl – popping colours, fresh veggies, a must-make tahini sauce and falafel, of course.
One Pan Honey Garlic Chicken
One Pan Honey Garlic Chicken by Real Simple Good
We love those one-pan meals! This gluten-free dinner is packed with veggies and a simple, herb-y and heavenly sauce. An easy recipe for when you need to cook, but don’t really feel like doing much.
Turmeric Roast Vegetable Soup
Tumeric Roast Vegetable Soup by Imbue
This multi-vegetable soup is the kind of gluten-free meal for when you want soup for dinner with a little more ‘heft’. The roasted sweet potatoes piled on top of the thick puree gives extra oomph to this satisfying, anti-inflammatory bowl.
Curried Green Lentils + Kale
Curried Green Lentils + Kale by Girl Heart Food
The slow cooker is an ingenious contraption, as it helps you put delicious gluten-free dinner recipes like this one on the table without doing any of the work. (For more slow cooker inspiration, check out these 20 Best Slow Cooker Recipes.)
Simple Stewed Pinto Beans and Collard Greens
Simple Stewed Pinto Beans and Collard Greens by The Full Helping
A smoky and savory gluten-free dinner that is quick to pull together. It’s great when paired with gluten-free grains or spooned on toast, but you can also enjoy it all on its own (and we do!).
Easy Thai Red Curry
Easy Thai Red Curry by Meghan Telpner (ACN Founder + Director)
Did you know they’ve done studies on red curry paste and discovered that it boost the immune system? It’s true – so now you have an extra reason to make this easy Thai red curry. We appreciate that this one-pot dinner has both vegan and Paleo options, plus you can adjust the amount of liquid for a chunkier or soupier meal.
Seaweed Salad Soba Noodle Bowl
Seaweed Salad Soba Noodle Bowl by Catching Seeds
Bring the sushi restaurant-style salads into your kitchen by making this soba noodle bowl that has three different kinds of seaweed. It’s a fast meal – 30 minutes – and the leftovers will keep for several days in the fridge. Don’t be afraid of seaweed, because this recipe is absolutely delicious!
Our entire Culinary Nutrition Expert program is gluten-free.
Ginger Orange Stir-Fry with Tofu
Ginger Orange Stir-Fry with Tofu by The Fig Tree (CNE Program Grad)
A healthy stir-fry that you might mistake for takeout, except this version is nourishing and healthy. Everyone knows that a stir-fry is all about an amazing sauce – but unfortunately many store-bought options are loaded with sugar, salt and chemicals. This gingery stir-fry sauce is so flavourful and once you master it, you can move on to making more condiments at home.
Roasted Potato Salad with Tahini Mustard Dressing
Roasted Potato Salad with Tahini Mustard Dressing by Eye Candy Popper
An easy and elegant salad recipe for when you’re craving a fresh, light supper. Veggies are everywhere in this recipe, so you’ll be sure to fill your nutrient quota with this one.
Easy Healthy Chicken Mole Poblano
Easy Healthy Chicken Mole Poblano by Nourish Every Day
You probably think mole sauce is fancy and difficult, but this recipe shows you how seamless and delicious it can be. For a peanut-free option, use almond butter or sunflower seed butter instead. You won’t notice the difference, we promise.
Thick and Creamy Dairy-Free Chowder
Thick and Creamy Dairy-Free Chowder by Sondi Bruner (ACN Head Program Coach)
You might be surprised to discover the secret ingredient that makes this dairy-free chowder so thick and creamy – and it ain’t cream, coconut milk or almond milk. A hearty gluten-free dish that is the perfect candidate for whatever veggies you have lying around in the fridge.
Mediterranean Fish Shakshuka-Style
Mediterranean Fish Shakshuka-Style by The Mediterranean Dish
This recipe is for those of you who love the flavours of Shakshuka (an egg + sauce dish), but are intolerant or allergic to eggs. And, more importantly, it’s a one-pan meal that allows you to build layer upon layer of tastiness.
Baked Sweet Potato + Turmeric Falafels
Baked Sweet Potato + Turmeric Falafels by 8th and Lake
These gluten-free falafels are next-level awesome with the anti-inflammatory additions of sweet potatoes and turmeric. Throw a handful of them onto a salad, fold them into a wrap or serve them alongside steamed or roasted veggies.
Garden Veggie Vegan Buddha Bowl
Garden Veggie Vegan Buddha Bowl by Cotter Crunch
How much nutrient-density can you squeeze into one bowl? A lot, as it turns out. This gluten-free dinner recipe is packed to the brim with a variety of micro and macronutrients, along with a range of tastes and textures. Plus, it’s hard to resist ‘bowl foods’, right?
Zucchini Fettuccine with Creamy White Bean Alfredo Sauce
Zucchini Fettuccine with Creamy White Bean Alfredo Sauce by Kitchen Treaty
There’s a magical ingredient in this recipe’s creamy vegan alfredo sauce, and it’s not cashews, coconut milk or tofu. It’s white beans! They make for a high-protein, nut-free, velvety and grain-free gluten-free dinner. Yum.
The Best Instant Pot Vegan Pho
The Best Instant Pot Vegan Pho by I Am a Food Blog
A delicious and comforting pho with a vegan spin. And the Instant Pot makes this recipe even quicker and easier!
Butternut Squash Black Bean Enchiladas
Butternut Squash Black Bean Enchiladas by Minimalist Baker
All you need for this gluten-free dinner recipe is 10 ingredients and one hour of your time. The results are hearty, with robust flavour and a spicy kick, though with the homemade enchilada sauce you can certainly customize the spice level however you’d like!
Maple Walnut Glazed Black-Eyed Peas with Collard Greens
Maple Walnut Glazed Black-Eyed Peas with Collard Greens by Veggie Primer
Veggies and beans becoming infinitely more interesting when they’re doused in an amazing sauce, and this maple-walnut blend is to die for. Serve this over your favourite gluten-free grain or gluten-free toast for a quick and easy dinner.
Avocado Chicken Broccoli Rabe Summer Rolls
Avocado Chicken Broccoli Rabe Summer Rolls by I Am a Food Blog
A variety of fillings make these summer rolls crunchy, creamy, customizable and satisfying all at once. We love Steph’s idea of cutting the rolls into sushi-sized slices – great for appetizers or little fingers!
Sweet and Sour Salmon with Bok Choy
Sweet and Sour Salmon with Bok Choy by Omnivore’s Cookbook
We love simple salmon recipes and sheet pan meals. This recipe combines the best of both worlds and is ready in about 20 minutes. Pair this with a gluten-free grain or cauliflower rice and you’re absolutely golden.
Butternut Squash and Red Lentil Dal
Butternut Squash and Red Lentil Dal by Sandhya’s Kitchen
A gorgeously-coloured dish that makes a beautiful and tasty meal. The leftovers get better with age, so you may want to save some for another dinner or two throughout the week! And, for the cilantro-haters, you can easily substitute parsley instead.
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8 responses to “Best Gluten-Free Dinner Recipes for 2022”
Yum, great healthy gluten free dinner ideas – thanks for sharing.
I made the creamy butter chicken and the pinto bean collard greens dishes AND THEY BOTH WERE DELICIOUS. Would highly recommend. Followed both exactly as the recipe was written.
Great variety of Gluten Free Recipes !!
I can’t wait to start cooking…👍
Most of these recipes are misleading in that you replace something which doesn’t contain gluten ie rice for something that also doesn’t contain gluten ie buckwheat, which is totally unnecessary. Also, to imply that a gluten free diet is healthy is also misleading. It’s only healthy if you have a gluten intolerance. Meanwhile those who need to buy gluten free pasta, bread etc often find the shelves have been stripped by those pursuing the latest health fad in an attempt to lose weight.
Hi Lorna! We highly recommend listening to this podcast episode: https://www.culinarynutrition.com/is-the-gluten-free-diet-a-fad/
How true Lorna, being a coeliac I am aware how difficult it is to obtain gluten free food because of all these people who believe eating gluten free is good for them when in fact if they are not coeliac, gluten is part of a healthy diet.
I would like to know if you are selling a book with all the recipes?
Hi Solvey! These are not our recipes, so we don’t have a cookbook to sell them. You can, however, purchase a copy of From Scratch, our annual e-cookbook for charity. It’s filled with delicious gluten-free and dairy-free recipes, and 100% of the proceeds go to charity. You can find the 2020 version here: https://www.culinarynutrition.com/from-scratch-2020/