Gluten Free Meal Ideas For Family

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Are you looking for Gluten Free Meal Ideas For Family? You’ve probably never considered gluten to be dangerous but I’m here to tell you that it can be. If your family loves going out to enjoy a nice steak, fish, or even some birthday cake, there are things they have to avoid in order to keep their bodies healthy.

Gluten Free Meal Ideas For Family

HEALTHY GLUTEN-FREE MEALS FOR LARGE FAMILIES.

As a momma of six crazy kids, finding gluten-free meals that are big enough to feed my whole family can be rather frustrating. I regularly find a delicious recipe and start perusing only to find out that it feeds a family of four. I’m sure I’m not alone in this struggle!

I know, I know, I can totally just double the recipe, but I thought it would be nice to have a list of meals that didn’t need to be doubled. So I decided it was time to get together a mighty list of delicious gluten-free meals.

One-Pot Chicken & Rice from Food by Jonister

STOVE-TOP DINNERS

If you don’t happen to have a slow cooker or Instant Pot (or maybe your IP is just occupied with making yogurt at the moment), I’ve got some delicious and healthy gluten-free meals made on the stove top! 

CHICKEN & TURKEY

Asian Turkey Quinoa Meatballs – These Asian turkey quinoa meatballs from Pinch of Wellness are packed with flavor and easy to make! This gluten free meatball pairs great with rice, over noodles or can be eaten alone.

Crispy Orange Chicken – This healthy & delicious crispy orange chicken from Lau’s Healthy Life will not disappoint! It is paleo, gluten, grain, & dairy-free!

One-Pot Chicken & Rice – This one-pot chicken and rice from Food by Jonister is pure comfort food! It feeds 6 (or more) people, is full of healthy protein, vegetables and a good source of fiber. This recipe is gluten-free and dairy free.

Sticky Chinese Chicken Thighs – These sticky Chinese chicken thighs from Emma Eats & Explores are made with tamari instead of soy sauce making them gluten free! They are sweet and salty and sticky all at the same time and so easy to cook!

Healthy Egg Roll in a Bowl from Whole New Mom

BEEF

Chipotle Carne Asada Marinade & Steak – This chipotle carne asada marinade and steak recipe from Any Reason Life is absolutely mouth watering. If you’re looking for a super flavorful recipe for chipotle steak, look no further.   Stuffed Italian MeatballsPlay Video

Ground Beef & Cabbage Stir Fry – This ground beef and cabbage stir fry from Hot Pan Kitchen is an easy dinner that happens to be gluten free, paleo, low carb, and Whole30 compliant. Seasoned with curry, the meat cooks with onion and mushrooms, then the cabbage is added to complete this simple meal. 

Ground Beef & Potatoes Skillet – This hearty ground beef and potatoes skillet from Neighborhood Food Blog is loaded with veggies in a savory broth.

Hamburger Helper – This homemade gluten free hamburger helper from Tessa Domestic Diva tastes even better than the original and uses only real food ingredients! In under 30 minutes, you can have a totally gluten free and dairy free meal the whole family will love!

Healthy Egg Roll in a Bowl – This healthy egg roll in a bowl (aka crack slaw) from Whole New Mom has all of the great flavor of Egg Rolls, but it’s a sure to please Easy One Pan Meal your family will love!

Porcupine Meatballs with Easy Pan Gravy – Parents and kids alike will enjoy these fun and delicious porcupine meatballs with easy pan gravy. With only a few naturally gluten-free ingredients, they’re an allergy-friendly meal the whole family will love!

Scottish Mince & Tatties – Traditional Scottish mince and tatties from Healthy Christian Home is a hearty, easy weeknight dinner! It’s also a unique ground beef recipe when you want something a little different.

Swedish Meatballs – Flavor packed Swedish meatballs in a rich, cream gravy – who doesn’t want that for dinner? This family-friendly meal from No Sugar, No Flour Recipes is as easy as it is delicious!

Whole30 Butter Chicken – This creamy, rich, flavorful version of butter chicken from Lau’s Healthy Life is dairy-free, paleo, Whole-30 approved, & absolutely delicious! Make a big batch & have leftovers prepped for the week, in under 30 minutes!

Easy Red Beans & Rice from A Forked Spoon


PORK

Easy Red Beans & Rice – A faster version of traditional Creole recipe, these hearty red beans and rice from A Forked Spoon is made with smoked sausage, red kidney beans, and vegetables such as onion, celery, and green bell pepper. Filled with the same bold and delicious Cajun spices as traditional red beans and rice, the whole family will love this comforting Louisiana classic.

Pulled Pork Chalupa – Quick and easy pulled pork chalupa from Sweet Pea Lifestyle is a dinner that is ready in under half an hour but tastes like it slow cooked all day long.

VEGGIE

Cauliflower Tikka Masala – Creamy, spiced cauliflower tikka masala served over rice! Everyone needs to include more vegetables into their diet, so make way for this vegetarian twist on a classic meat-focused dishe! This recipe  is dairy free, gluten free and 100% plant-based.

Healthy Orange Cacao Black Bean Tacos – These healthy and hearty vegetarian black bean tacos from Recipes to Nourish are stellar! They’re deeply flavored with hints of sweet orange and chocolate, spicy cumin and jalapeños, and packed with creamy black beans, sweet corn and salty olives.

Lentil & Quinoa Sloppy Joes – This lentil and quinoa sloppy Joe dish from Class Clay Cooking is a great show cooker meal you can prep before heading to work. Perfect easy, vegan dish for the busy family or meal preppers.

Nourish Bowls – This delicious nourishing dinner from Elke Living is packed with perfectly roasted vegetables, and topped with a mouth watering tahini dressing!

Saag Paneer – This homemade saag paneer with cauliflower rice from Butter for All is full of authentic flavor, uses real food ingredients, and is completely gluten and grain free!

Vegetarian Cassoulet – This vegetarian cassoulet from Real Food Deals is such a hearty vegan dinner recipe. It’s flavorful, healthy, and kid-friendly. Best of all, it costs just $.88 per serving.

Gluten-Free Enchiladas from Gluten-Free Palate

CASSEROLES & BAKES

Nothing says comfort food quite like a steaming hot casserole, fresh from the oven. If that’s speaking your language, dig in to these delicious and healthy gluten-free meals baked in the oven!

CHICKEN

AIP “Chicken & Biscuits” Chicken Pot Pie – My family loves casseroles, and we like to top a classic chicken pot pie with our biscuit dough. This “chicken & biscuits” chicken pot pie recipe from Eat Beautiful also features a lovely gravy, thick and brown and very umami (savory comfort food!). It is old-fashioned, old-world, humble family food.

Cauliflower-Chicken Au Gratin Casserole with Bacon – Everyone loves those creamy casseroles that can be made ahead of time and are super healthy and nourishing too, this cauliflower-chicken au gratin casserole with bacon. It’s keto, low-carb, primal, and GAPS diet-friendly. Get cozy with this one-dish comfort food dinner casserole from Eat Beautiful!

Cheesy Crustless Chicken Pot Pie – This cheesy chicken pot pie from Healthy Christian Home is sure to be your family’s new favorite chicken pot pie casserole. Potatoes inside and crispy cheese on top ensure you won’t miss the crust!

Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole – This chicken bacon ranch casserole from Joy Filled Eats is a hit with kids and adults. Quick, easy, and so comforting. This is cheesy, bacony, and filling. This Bacon Ranch Chicken Casserole is one of my favorite low carb chicken recipes ever.

Chicken, Broccoli & Rice Casserole – This delicious and healthy dairy-free and gluten-free chicken broccoli rice casserole from Clean Eating Kitchen is the perfect main dish for busy weeknights. Prep it ahead of time and then bake it when you’re ready to eat.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole – This chicken cordon bleu casserole from Joy Filled Eats will knock your socks off. It is so much easier than a traditional rolled and breaded cordon bleu and has even more flavor. With chicken, ham, and swiss in a creamy dijon sauce, you won’t miss the breading one bit. Since you aren’t coating or stuffing the chicken it is quick and easy.

Easy Baked Frozen Chicken Wings – Baking frozen wings is the easiest way to make chicken wings, and in my opinion, it’s also the tastiest! These frozen chicken wings with buffalo chicken gravy from Healthy Christian Home are so easy to make: no thawing, no par-boiling, no pre-seasoning.

Easy Chicken Scalloped Potatoes – This easy chicken scalloped potatoes from Prepared & Nourish comes together quickly and easily. With only 5 main ingredients, this bake is delicious and naturally Whole30 compliant.

Gluten-Free Enchiladas – These delicious gluten-free enchiladas from Gluten-Free Palate are a crowd-pleasing recipe that is easy to make and requires minimal ingredients.

Healthy Spinach Artichoke Chicken Casserole – This healthy spinach artichoke chicken casserole from Recipes to Nourish is total comfort food. It’s easy to make, packed with protein, brimming with spinach and artichoke hearts and full of flavor.

Keto Chicken Cabbage Casserole – An easy and healthy one-pan meal on a busy weeknight or a delicious side dish for a group. This keto chicken cabbage casserole from Prepare & Nourish smothered in cheesy garlic flavors for a nourishing meal.

Spanish Chicken Stew – A hearty rustic one-dish chicken dinner that is full of the vibrant flavors of the Mediterranean. This healthy, easy to make Spanish chicken stew from Love, Food, Nourish makes the perfect comfort food!

Verde Chicken & Cheese Enchiladas – These keto verde chicken and cheese enchiladas from Eat Beautiful are sure to satisfy: high-fat comfort food, perfectly suited for not only the keto diet, but also primal and GAPS eaters. 

Italian stuffed peppers from Little Sunny Kitchen


Easy gluten-free dinner ideas 4 week meal plan

All four weeks of gluten-free dinner ideas are tried and true recipes that appear on our dinner tables regularly. In fact, I recently did the exact 7 day gluten-free meal plan that I added here! They are all easy gluten-free dinner recipes for family dinner tables like ours!

Our families love these easy gluten-free recipes and we hope yours will too!

Gluten-free Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe. Quick weeknight meal that everyone can customize!

Week 1 –

Day 1: Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken for Tacos – serve with Homemade Guacamole, your favorite toppings, and corn tortillas. Save some of the chicken from this for tomorrow night’s soup!

Day 2:  Gluten-Free Chicken Tortilla Soup is ready to go in just 30 minutes and can use many of the same toppings you used in last nights tacos!

Day 3: Gluten-free Slow Cooker Chili – so easy to start in your slow cooker early in the day, and just set out the toppings before serving at night! Serve with gluten-free cornbread muffins if you have time to whip them up!

Day 4: Gluten-free Cheesy Baked Potato Soup is always a hit here! For a meatless dinner option, just omit the bacon.

Day 5: Gluten-Free Chicken Broccoli Lo Mein is ready in 20 minutes and reminds me of my favorite Chinese take-out meals. It’s one of my favorite quick gluten-free meals to make. 

Day 6: Gluten-Free Buttermilk Pancakes, serve with bacon, applesauce, and Raspberry Peach Smoothies or Orange Julius.

Day 7: Gluten-free Sweet Chicken is a simple 5-ingredient meal, served with rice. For dessert, grab some vanilla ice cream and serve with this Homemade Hot Fudge.

The beauty of these four weeks of gluten-free dinner menus is that you can pick which days you assign the meals to, and swap as needed to work with your family’s schedule. Just take these gluten-free meal ideas and arrange them how they suit your family’s schedule best!

Gluten-free Cheesy Baked Potato Soup

Week 2 –

Day 1: Easy Instant Pot Refried Beans in Gluten-Free Spinach Tortillas, topped with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese, or Daiya Cheese {for dairy-free} – If you don’t have time for making your own tortillas, you could use store-bought corn tortillas.

Day 2: Vegan Tomato Soup is a dairy-free soup made with ingredients on hand!

Day 3: Gluten-free Dairy Free Macaroni & Cheese is yummy served with GF chicken sausages.

Day 4: Lemony Cedar Planked Salmon with Garlic & Dill and Berry Spinach Detox Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing makes for a delicious, healthy meal!

Day 5: Sausage & Veggies is and easy recipe ready in under 30 minutes, so you might have time to make this vegan butter pecan ice cream for dessert!

Day 6: Chicken & Mushroom Soup When you need some comfort food, this dairy-free, Paleo soup is for you!

Day 7: Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet is perfect for breakfast for dinner night!

Dairy-free Creamy Tomato Soup Recipe

Week 3 –

Day 1: Gluten-free Mini Meatloaves are delicious served with Mashed Potatoes and Veggies.

Day 2: Grilled Fish Tacos with spicy coleslaw are really easy to put together and ready in about 40 minutes. 

Day 3: Gluten-free Pasta with Chicken and Pesto has you tossing pasta, chicken and broccoli in a light sauce seasoned with pesto. Ready in less than 30 minutes.

Day 4: Gluten-free Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Sandwiches served with a side of fresh veggies and Dill Dip.

Day 5: Ultimate Gluten-free Pumpkin Waffles, perfect served with maple syrup and toasted pecans with a side of fresh cut fruit.

Day 6: Gluten-free Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry, serve over rice or thin rice noodles.

Day 7: Gluten-free Beer Battered Fish is perfect to serve with baked potato wedges and coleslaw.

Gluten-free Slow Cooker Beef Sandwiches

Week 4

Day 1: Apple Chicken Salad with Honey Poppyseed Dressing is easily made with summer fruit and leftover chicken.

Day 2: Grilled Cumin Lime Chicken and Salad is ready in just 15 minutes!

Day 3: Creamy Coconut Shrimp with Rice is ready in just 15 minutes too!

Day 4: Quick & Healthy Baked Ziti can be served with a simple side salad.

Day 5:  Spinach Mini Quiches are a delicious option for breakfast for dinner night!

Day 6: Grilled Salmon Salad with Warm Blueberry Vinaigrette is a great weeknight choice.

Day 7: Healthy Bean Sausage Soup will warm you up! Serve with Gluten-free Soda Crackers

Grilled Salmon Salad recipe

Gluten-free dinner recipes

Pick from our suppertime menu options that skip grains and wheat, including creamy red lentil pasta, tarragon chicken bake and a one-pan coconut dhal

  • One-pot beef stifadoA star rating of 4.8 out of 5.5 ratingsMake this delicately spiced stew ahead of time for last-minute gatherings. Ideal for freezing, the flavours of this Greek-style stew intensify when made ahead
  • Quick & easy chickpea coconut dhalA star rating of 4.3 out of 5.8 ratingsTry this quick and easy version of dhal. It’s packed with good-for-you ingredients including chickpeas, lentils and spinach
  • Beef bhunaA star rating of 4.5 out of 5.4 ratingsEnjoy this rich, flavourful beef curry with chapatis or jeera rice. It’s a great family dish and ideal for a special occasion, such as Eid
  • One-pan coconut dhalA star rating of 4.9 out of 5.6 ratingsRustle up a versatile coconut dhal. It’s the most comforting vegan meal, all made in one pan, and it can also be used as a base to make other curries.
  • Spanish meatball & butter bean stewA star rating of 4.4 out of 5.212 ratingsThis hearty one-pot is full of Mediterranean flavour, with pork, red onion, peppers and smoked paprika – an impressive 4 of your 5 a day
  • Honey & orange roast sea bass with lentilsA star rating of 4.6 out of 5.41 ratingsLiven up your midweek meals with this low-calorie, gluten-free fish supper – ready in under half an hour
  • Red lentil pasta with creamy tomato & pepper sauceA star rating of 4.7 out of 5.3 ratingsAdd to your five-a-day with this red lentil pasta. Gluten and dairy free, the sauce is made with peppers and cashews, which add protein and give it a creamy texture
  • Baked sea bass with lemon caper dressingA star rating of 4.8 out of 5.104 ratingsThis elegant, gluten-free main is special enough for a dinner party, yet simple and quick to make for no fuss entertaining
  • Roasted squash with sour cherries, spiced seeds & fetaA star rating of 4.9 out of 5.6 ratingsServe this squash or pumpkin dish as a smart vegetarian main or dinner party side, packed with contrasting flavours such as sweet honey, sour cherries and salty crumbled cheese
  • Oven-roasted sweet potato & courgette tortillaA star rating of 4.6 out of 5.15 ratingsEnjoy a baked rather than fried tortilla, making it healthier and easier to throw together. If you don’t have manchego, you can use cheddar or crumbled feta
  • Miso-roasted aubergine steaks with sweet potatoA star rating of 3.6 out of 5.21 ratingsRoast thick slices of aubergine with miso, garlic and ginger, then serve with chunky sweet potato wedges for a filling, vegetarian dinner
  • Persian lamb tagineA star rating of 4.5 out of 5.34 ratingsThis warming stew is spiced with cinnamon and cumin, and sweetened with apricots and dates – perfect with fluffy couscous
  • Salmon with new potato & corn salad & basil dressing

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