32 Gluten-Free Essentials

The gluten averse don't have to miss out on the joys of pasta, pancakes or pizza. We've got all the recipes you need to safely scratch that carby itch.

Part of: Healthy Your Way: Gluten-Free

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Pizza Crust

"This was great. I made it super thin in a sheet pan, and it made an awesome thin-crust pizza. I loved the Italian seasoning in it, too."

-laurenlikesfood

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Apple-Cinnamon Muffins

"The whole family loved these. I sprinkled some cinnamon and sugar on top. It gave it a great crunchy texture."

-SchnauzerMama

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Zesty Chicken Breasts

"What an excellent recipe. I didn't need to thicken the sauce as it came out just right. The cumin adds so much flavor."

-dale!

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Creamy Macaroni & Cheese

"Finally, I can get my mac and cheese fix. This was so good and creamy. I also tried baking it with breadcrumbs and tomatoes on top."

-Nikoma

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Lemon Chicken

"The chicken was tender and flavorful. We liked the lemon sauce with a little crushed red pepper flakes since we like it a little hot."

-Benthe (Danish)

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Just Like Loaded Baked Potato Casserole

"This is my new favorite recipe. I put cheddar cheese on the top and put it under the broiler, which makes a nice, cheesy topping."

-Jennybenny333

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Pancakes

"These were delicious. I decided to add just a touch of vanilla extract, and I'm glad I did. This is a great gluten-free recipe."

-Scafire-Jen

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Butternut Squash & Cauliflower Soup

This recipe combines two healthy veggies to make one seriously satisfying — and diet friendly — soup.

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Taco Bake

"This was delicious. I was concerned about the crust because I couldn't get it smooth, but it all baked up beautifully."

-Delicious as it Looks

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Bagels

"I loved these. I brushed them with an egg wash and sprinkled them with sesame seeds right before they went in the oven."

-laurenlikesfood

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Lemony Tilapia

"We enjoyed this immensely. It had a nice flavor, was healthy and was oh so quick. This is exactly what the dietician ordered."

-Felines

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Tortillas

"My husband asked if I was sure I actually made these tortillas and didn't purchase them with how perfect they came out."

-Delicious as it Looks

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Shrimp Scampi

"This was a wonderful mix of flavors. You must have a crusty bread on hand to soak up that wonderful sauce."

-bratty

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Graham Crackers

"These were fantastic. They taste just like the real thing, if not better. These are a great snack for my toddler."

-Chef #279932

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Meatloaf

"This was just right on the spices and seasonings. Try sauteing the veggies before adding them to the meat."

-Andi of Longmeadow Farm

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Biscuits

"I made these tonight and was pleasantly surprised. They are very light, fluffy and easy to bake."

-becaroo

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Waffles

"This is seriously better than any other ‘regular’ waffle — perfect flavor and consistency, plus lightly crisp on the outside and soft on the inside."

-thenillers

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Quinoa Salad

"I made this salad as my evening meal, and I found it very light but still satisfying."

-Kate57

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Vegetable Fritters with Corn Salsa

"I loved the combo of veggies; plus, the toppings were a nice way to dress up the fritters — both for presentation and for flavor."

-Starrynews

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Cornbread

"Even my non-GF family liked this recipe. In my opinion, it has just the right amount of sweetness."

-Pear 'n Ginger Girl

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Soft Pretzels

"This recipe was super simple. The dough wanted to break a little when twisting them, but it went back together very easily."

-Nonies Nook

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Scotch Eggs

"This was perfect. You can also spice it up by using spicy sausage or hot pork rinds."

-Chef #1095387

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Thai Chicken Noodle Salad

"This is a great salad. We loved the color and crunch from all the veggies. I look forward to the leftovers."

-Starrynews

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English Muffins

"The muffins had nice spongy-looking air holes in them, and I was delighted to find the taste was similar to whole wheat."

-Roxygirl in Colorado

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French Bread

"I followed the recipe exactly, and it turned out terrific. It made a lovely loaf of bread for slicing."

-peganmn

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Fresh Egg Pasta

"The texture is great, and it didn't fall apart like a lot of supermarket gluten-free pastas."

-glutfree

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Stuffed Bell Peppers

"This is very, very good. I served it with brown rice, salad and passed extra marinara sauce around at the table."

-Princess Pea

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White Chicken Chili

"We made this chili last night, and it was great. I added some extra cumin and oregano for some more flavor."

-brunettebaker

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Potato Kneidlach Soup Dumplings

"These are amazing. The fresh dill is a nice touch."

-Verklempt

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Potato Chip Chicken

"This was a huge hit. The chicken turned out very moist on the inside and crunchy on the outside."

-Jensurf38

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Barbecue Sauce

"This is a fantastic sweet and smokey barbecue sauce that goes well with anything. Best of all, it won't ruin your diet."

-Jason Hoeflich

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Vegetable Beef Soup

"This soup was excellent. I added a little V8 because I love the flavor. This is a good soup to have on chilly days."

-faith58

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