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Dinner is Served: One Week of Gluten Free Dinner Menus

March 1, 2016
By Jenna Kamlet
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There’s no denying how easy it can be to fall into the infamous “Dinnertime Rut.” You know, the one where the same meals are cooked and consumed each week like clockwork. Making the same meals week in and week out becomes routine simply because these tried-and-true recipes promise a result that you know you’ll enjoy and they require less effort than searching for a new recipe. Now I’m not saying these recipes should be torn from the cookbook and thrown by the wayside, but I do believe that there is always room for a new culinary creation or two to keep dinnertime from becoming downright monotonous. I set out to gather a week’s worth of gluten-free dinner recipes that not only promise to please, but can also be easily added to your recipe repertoire. And the best part? Every single recipe lends itself to the everyday chef. No professional skills needed. Bon appetit!

 

Sunday 

 

Mexican GF Dinner

Start your week with a sizzle! 

The Starter: Healthy Creamy Mexican Kale Salad from ifoodreal

The Entrée: Skillet Chicken Fajitas from Recipe Runner

The Side Dish: Parmesan Zucchini and Corn from Damn Delicious

The Dessert: Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Margarita Cupcakes from Simply Gluten-Free

 

Monday

 

Scallop GF Dinner

There is nothing wrong with mixing savory and citrus.

The Starter: Roasted Beet and Kale Salad with Maple Candied Walnuts from The Endless Meal

The Entrée: Lemon Butter Scallops from Damn Delicious

The Side Dish: Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts from Averie Cooks

The Dessert: Gluten Free Flourless Almond Honey Cake with Berries from Your Homebased Mom

 

Tuesday

 

Asian GF Dinner

Tuesday calls for some Asian Fusion.

The Starter: Chopped Asian Salad with Peanut Dressing from As Easy as Apple Pie

The Entrée: Asian Noodle Bowls from Iowa Girl Eats

The Side Dish: 10-Minute Restaurant-Style Steamed Edamame from Kevin & Amanda

The Dessert: DIY Mochi from Spoon University

 

Wednesday

 

Comfort Food GF Dinner

Cure the mid-week blues with a table full of classic comfort foods.

The Starter: Caesar Wedge Salad with Bacon & Parmesan from Foodily

The Entrée: One Pot Gluten-Free Mac and Cheese from Iowa Girl Eats

The Side Dish: Roasted Broccoli with Garlic from Kalyn’s Kitchen

The Dessert: Vegan & Gluten-Free Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches from Babble

 

Thursday

 

Italian GF Dinner

Send your taste buds on a gluten-free Italian getaway!

The Starter: Pear, Pomegranate and Spinach Salad from Cooking Classy

The Entrée: Zucchini Lasagna Rolls from Recipe Runner

The Side Dish: Stuffed Gluten Free Soft Breadsticks from Gluten Free on a  Shoestring

The Dessert: Chocolate Fudge Crinkle Cookies (GF) from Bakerita

 

Friday

 

Pizza GF Dinner

Pizza Night: The best way to celebrate the weekend.

The Starter: Fresh Veggies with Homemade Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing from Show Me the Yummy

The Entrée: Healthy Barbecue Chicken Pizza with Sweet Potato Crust from The Soccer Mom Blog

The Side Dish: Easy Winter Fruit Salad from Gimme Some Oven

The Dessert: Glutino Double Chocolate Brownies Topped with Justin’s Peanut Butter from Glutino

 

Saturday

 

Chicken GF Dinner

Wind down from a busy week with a simple and satisfying meal.

The Starter: Cheddar & Apple Winter Salad with Balsamic-Feta Vinaigrette from Bake Your Day

The Entrée: Chicken, Asparagus, and Bacon Skillet from Better Homes and Gardens

The Side Dish: Melting Potatoes from Spicy Southern Kitchen

The Dessert: Grain-Free Salted Maple Pecan Pie Bars from Foraged Dish

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