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10 Gluten-free Dinner Ideas

It can be difficult to come up with creative ways to get dinner on the table on a busy work week, especially if you’re adding food allergies and intolerances to the equation. Whether you’re eliminating gluten for medical reasons or by choice, here are 10 new ideas — from main dishes to simple sides — that will help you pull together interesting meals, even when you’re strapped for time.

  • Simple Seared Salmon 1 of 10
    Simple Seared Salmon
    This tutorial takes you through the process of cooking salmon easily and perfectly — it's real fast food!
    Make simple seared salmon
  • Gluten-free Oven-Fried Chicken Fingers 2 of 10
    Gluten-free Oven-Fried Chicken Fingers
    Yes, even crispy, coated chicken fingers can be on the menu when you're eating gluten-free!
    Make gluten-free oven-fried chicken fingers
  • Chicken Curry with Carrots and Parsnips 3 of 10
    Chicken Curry with Carrots and Parsnips
    This delicious curry makes use of hardy winter vegetables, like carrots and parsnips. Feel free to substitute your own favorite root veggies.
    Make chicken curry with carrots and parsnips
  • Homemade Polenta 4 of 10
    Homemade Polenta
    Thick, creamy polenta is a delicious, simple side dish that's inexpensive and infinitely versatile — a true comfort food.
    Make polenta
  • Gluten-free Mac & Cheese 5 of 10
    Gluten-free Mac & Cheese
    Who doesn't love a good, creamy mac and cheese? Here's how to make yours gluten-free.
    Make gluten-free mac and cheese
  • Black Bean Soup 6 of 10
    Black Bean Soup
    This hearty black bean soup is easy to throw together in your slow cooker — and it's vegan, too!
    Make black bean soup
  • Roasted Sweet Potato Puree 7 of 10
    Roasted Sweet Potato Puree
    This gluten-free, dairy-free side dish is deliciously creamy and flavorful, thanks to roasted sweet potato.
    Make roasted sweet potato puree
  • Vegan Wild Rice Salad with Chanterelles 8 of 10
    Vegan Wild Rice Salad with Chanterelles
    A grainy salad is perfect in midwinter. This makes use of brown and wild rices as well as chanterelle mushrooms — but it would be easy to adapt to suit your taste, or whatever needs using up in the kitchen.
    Make wild rice salad
  • Perfect Prime Rib with Horseradish Hollandaise 9 of 10
    Perfect Prime Rib with Horseradish Hollandaise
    For a special dinner, try this easy prime rib with horseradish-spiked hollandaise. Smply omit the flour, or use a gluten-free variety, like quinoa or brown rice, to coat the roast before cooking.
    Get the recipe at Dinner with Julie
  • Gluten-free Mac & Cheese with 3-Bean Chili 10 of 10
    Gluten-free Mac & Cheese with 3-Bean Chili
    Creamy mac and cheese and hearty chili are a delicious combination.
    Get the recipe at Dinner with Julie

Find more of Julie’s recipes and ideas at her blog, Dinner with Julie. You can also join her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, or find more of her posts at the Family Kitchen.

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