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The Thanksgiving table is heavy, and not just with food. It’s piled high with expectation and a huge amount of pressure to perform. Add on special dietary needs and can things get dicey real fast. In other words, mess with tradition and people are keen to revolt.
I have found that the best way to come up with dishes that please a dinner table full of mixed eaters is to focus on foods that taste good in their most natural state. Most importantly, the dish should be delicious. Not just “good for being vegan.” A winning gluten free or vegan Thanksgiving recipe should be requested every year, no matter what dietary restrictions are present. Don’t try and fool Uncle Teddy with cashew cream mashed potatoes.
The idea for this gluten free stuffing came came from one of my favorite fall party tricks–squash on toast. Roasted squash, jammy onions, and fresh cheese is piled high on toast. I took the squash and onions (oh, those onions!) and mashed them up with nutty wild rice. Baked in a casserole, it screams fall and is packed with a mind boggling amount of flavor and texture. Is it vegan and gluten free? Yes. But all the really matters is that it’s delicious.
Because this is a carb-based dish I liken it to stuffing. But, it really stands up well on it’s own. I really love it with white beans to round out the protein profile. Fat and creamy Royal Coronas make a dreamy side dish. Their exaggerated shape are perfect holiday food. Or maybe it’s just a Sunday night in early December. Just drain and rinse a can of cannellini beans and stir them in before baking. A side dish pivots into a cozy main dish casserole. Together with a green salad, it’s exactly what you want on any fall night.