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Whether you have celiac disease, or just want to cut gluten out of your diet, these 13 recipes are healthy, quick to prepare, and most importantly, don’t scream “dinner’s gluten-free tonight!” From pasta (really!) to a homey chicken casserole, these gluten-free recipes don’t taste like something’s missing, they just taste great.
Salmon Tacos with Mango-Avocado Salsa (pictured above)
Grilled salmon and a tangy fruit salsa are folded into warm corn tortillas. It’s a quick hand-held dinner you’ll want to make again and again.
Crispy Baked Coconut Almond Chicken Tenders with Apricot Dipping Sauce
This is a fantastic recipe for gluten-free kids – or grown-ups who still crave chicken nuggets. The coconut, quinoa (or chickpea) flour and almond meal crust has a unique nutty, slightly sweet flavor.
Stuffed Red Peppers with Quinoa and Provolone
Rice is a good gluten-free option for stuffed vegetables, but these peppers get an extra helping of protein thanks to fluffy quinoa.
Maple-Mustard Pork Loin with Roasted Potatoes
This pork loin is easy enough for a weeknight, but it’s delicious enough to be special-occasion worthy too. Dijon mustard, maple syrup, hot sauce, rosemary and garlic make a flavorful marinade that’s totally gluten-free.
Cheesy Baked Polenta with Broccoli and Walnuts
Here’s a comforting dish that’s also a complete meal in one bowl. Instead of whisking by hand, the polenta bakes up into a fluffy casserole topped with broccoli, walnuts and melty cheese.
Garden Lettuces with Skirt Steak, Avocado and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
Salads are often naturally gluten-free, but they can also leave you hungry. This one, topped with thin slices of steak, crunchy pumpkin seeds and creamy avocado, is deliciously satisfying.
Chicken and Wild Rice with Pecans
A creamy from-scratch casserole can be completely gluten-free, when made with simple, wholesome ingredients like wild rice, shredded chicken, fresh vegetables and cheddar cheese.
Spaghetti with Portabellas, Sage and Walnuts
Yes, this is a pasta recipe. But it’s worth noting that there are so many good gluten-free noodle options in grocery stores today. You can easily use any of them in place of regular pasta, like in this earthy recipe with mushrooms, sage and walnuts.
Roast Chicken Salad with Peaches, Goat Cheese and Pecans
Don’t feel like cooking? Toss together this simple salad of rotisserie chicken, sliced peaches, greens and pecans. Instead of croutons, top with goat cheese for an indulgent (wheat-free!) finish.
Tuscan Polenta with Rosemary, Kale and Cannellini Beans
Creamy polenta becomes a complete gluten-free meal when topped with tender white beans and spicy kale.
Sole in a Bag with Zucchini and Black Olives
For a quick, no-fuss dinner, bake sole in parchment paper with a little white wine, butter and sliced squash (or your favorite vegetable). It only takes 7 minutes to cook, so dinner will be ready before you can set the table!
Red Pepper, Chard and Feta Frittata
Don’t overlook eggs at dinnertime. This frittata is perfect for a light supper and is a great way to use up any extra veggies you have in the fridge.