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15 Easy Gluten-Free Recipes for Dinner
Gimme Some Oven
Hemp-Crusted Baked Chicken Tenders
Forget the "chicken" nuggets of your childhood. These hemp-crusted tenders are all grown up. Trendy hemp seeds are loaded with heart-healthy omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids—and along with almond meal, they give this dish a tasty crunch. Health bonus: You'll prepare this flavorful, naturally gluten-free recipe in the oven instead of in an oily frying pan.
Get the recipe: Hemp-Crusted Baked Chicken Tenders
Blackened Fish Tacos with Cabbage Mango Slaw
Corn tortillas keep this recipe gluten-free. But it's the 29 grams of protein—and only 278 calories for two tacos—that make it a delicious win everyone will love! Perfectly blackened halibut fillets are paired with homemade cabbage mango slaw for a flavor explosion with a Southwest kick.
Get the recipe: Blackened Fish Tacos with Cabbage Mango Slaw
The Healthy Maven
Moroccan Lamb Burgers with Mint Yogurt Sauce
Tucked into a gluten-free bun is a ground lamb patty with a mouthful of creative flavors. Turmeric, shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, and cumin, which may help you lose weight, are mixed with various other spices and ingredients to create a unique burger that will revive bored taste buds. All you need is 25 minutes before you bite in to this juicy burger.
Get the recipe: Moroccan Lamb Burgers with Mint Yogurt Sauce
Spinach and Artichoke Gluten-Free Pizza
Yes, you CAN have pizza and still eat gluten-free. If you cut out gluten for health reasons, the thought of having to give up the simple pleasure of pizza sounds like a cruel joke. But this recipe saves the day. Spinach and artichoke, a well-known winning pair, join feta, mozzarella, and olives atop a premade gluten-free crust for a pizza that'll make you forget that those other off-limit pies even exist.
Get the recipe: Spinach and Artichoke Gluten-Free Pizza
Fit Foodie Finds
Super-Simple Almond-Encrusted Tilapia
A great post-workout dinner option, this almond-crusted tilapia has a whopping 25 grams of protein per serving. With only four ingredients (plus salt and pepper) you can refuel faster with this recipe that takes just 30 minutes to prepare.
Get the recipe: Super-Simple Almond-Encrusted Tilapia
Lemon Tree Dwelling
Quinoa Taco Bowls
Eat your grains without the gluten! Quinoa is naturally gluten-free and works seamlessly as an alternative to rice or pasta—as proven with this familiar dish. All your go-to taco ingredients dive into one big bowl together with quinoa in a quick 15-minute meal you can feel good about. Note: Be sure to pick up a packet of gluten-free taco seasoning, or use your own blend of spices.
Get the recipe: Quinoa Taco Bowls
Cookie and Kate
No-Noodle Pad Thai
Take a closer look at this pad thai and you'll see one major thing missing: noodles. But this recipe is so delicious we promise you'll barely notice. Carrots, daikon radish, and zucchini are julienned and tossed with a peanut dressing so amazing that it would probably taste good on a dirty shoe. No cooking required means dinner is on the table in half an hour flat.
Get the recipe: No-Noodle Pad Thai
Pinch of Yum
Healthy Mexican Casserole with Roasted Corn and Pepper
If the word casserole bring ups bad memories of dinner at Grandma's house, this warm, gooey recipe will change that for good. This dish is vegetarian, gluten-free, and super flavorful thanks in part to pan-roasted peppers, corn, and onions. Assemble in layers as you would with lasagna, and use gluten-free or homemade enchilada sauce.
Get the recipe: Healthy Mexican Casserole with Roasted Corn and Pepper
Iowa Girl Eats
Apple-Cheddar Stuffed Chicken with Apple Dijon Pan Sauce
The universally beloved combo of sweet and savory is at it again with this one-skillet recipe for apple-cheddar stuffed chicken breasts. The chicken is stuffed, coated, and sizzled, then dressed in a sauce made from pan drippings—need we say more? Oh, all right, the recipe is gluten-free and comes together quickly.
Get the recipe: Apple-Cheddar Stuffed Chicken with Apple Dijon Pan Sauce
Nosh and Nourish
Crispy Honey Chipotle Shrimp Tacos
Did you say, crispy? Honey? Chipotle? We're sold! Shrimp are baked to crispy perfection using a combo of quinoa flour and almond flour and tossed with the heavenly honey-chipotle glaze. Grab a corn tortilla and stuff with all the healthy taco fixings (power greens, lentils, and more!) and you have a crowd-pleasing gluten-free plate.
Get the recipe: Crispy Honey Chipotle Shrimp Tacos
Agave and Lime Salmon
Foil packets not only keep flavor and moisture inside the salmon fillets, but this cooking method also makes cleanup a breeze. Into a hot oven goes the fish with two kinds of onion and garlic along with a gluten-free agave sauce, and out comes dinner just 20 minutes later.
Get the recipe: Easy Agave and Lime Salmon
Oh She Glows
The Perfect Veggie Burger
If you call something perfect, it had better meet those high expectations. This perfect veggie burger holds up to its reputation and then some. At first glance, these patties look more like granola bars than burgers. But the nuts, seeds, and breadcrumbs add needed texture to beans and veggies. (Check out the ingredients list, and be sure to use certified gluten-free oats, tamari, and breadcrumbs.)
Get the recipe: Our Perfect Veggie Burger
Herbed Quinoa with Shrimp and Zucchini
Garlicky shrimp and sautéed zucchini are tossed with cooked quinoa—remember, this grain is naturally gluten-free—and topped with fresh basil. This recipe is already super quick, but you can trim down cooking time even more if you have leftover cooked quinoa. Have fun with mix-ins! Next time, try roasted carrots and almonds, or spinach and tofu.
Get the recipe: Herbed Quinoa with Shrimp and Zucchini
Beef Stir-Fry with Avocado Salad
Ten minutes and dinner is served. Follow this recipe for a simple protein-packed beef stir-fry that might just make you ditch the take-out menus. Gluten-free friendly and flavorful, this stir-fry is accompanied by a bean-based salad that'll leave you full and satisfied, curbing any desire for late-night munchies.
Get the recipe: Beef Stir-Fry with Avocado Salad
Gluten-Free Corn and Bacon Pasta
Did someone say bacon? Gluten-free diet or not, you can still savor comfort foods like this corn and bacon pasta. Brown rice penne makes it safe to eat, and corn cooked in a small amount of bacon fat? Well, that just makes this dish fantastic! Sun-dried tomatoes and Parmesan top everything off. Bon appétit.
Get the recipe: Gluten-Free Corn and Bacon Pasta