Looking for new recipes for your gluten-free weeknight dinners? Check out our selection of gluten-free mains for those pesky evenings when you’re running low on time and ideas. We’ve got you covered from meat to fish to veggie dishes that will delight you and your family—all under 400 calories!
1. Chicken & Brussels Sprouts with Mustard Sauce | Cooking Light
Make a complete gluten-free entree with this recipe for chicken breast and sautéed Brussels sprouts dressed with a zesty mustard sauce. This recipe is low carb, but if low carb isn’t your thing, simply add in a baked potato or roasted potatoes.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 350; Total Fat: 15g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Monounsaturated Fat: 7g; Cholesterol: 114mg; Sodium: 604mg; Carbohydrate: 11g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 42g
2. Blackened Chicken with Beans | Cully’s Kitchen
In this simple recipe for blackened chicken, lean chicken breast is simmered in a flavorful sauce of black beans, salsa and corn. It’s high in protein and fiber, and you can cook it in 30 minutes, leaving you more time for weeknight freedom.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 379; Total Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 83mg; Sodium: 853mg; Total Carbohydrate: 30g; Dietary Fiber: 8g; Sugars: 6g; Protein 48g
3. Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai | The Wheatless Kitchen
You don’t have to give up your favorite dishes due to food sensitivities! This spaghetti squash pad thai keeps all of the flavor and comfort of the traditional dish while using a gluten-free soy sauce and spaghetti squash in place of rice noodles.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 283; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 33mg; Sodium: 599mg; Carbohydrate: 29g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 16g; Protein: 20g
4. Easy One-Pot Jambalaya | The Roasted Root
If you’re itching for some Southern charm, check out this recipe for an easy jambalaya made in one pot. It’s guaranteed to conjure up sultry nights on the bayou, and is made with chicken, andouille sausage and shrimp simmered to spicy perfection! Recipe makes 8 servings at 1 1/2 cups each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 331; Total Fat: 13g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 104mg; Sodium: 952mg; Carbohydrate: 23g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 3g; Protein 28g
5. Easy Braised Brisket | Cooking Light
Make lip-smacking, pull-apart beef brisket with just five ingredients. This scrumptious meaty main reheats beautifully for a second meal, but chances are this dish will disappear before that happens. For a complete meal, serve with a side of veggies and your favorite gluten-free whole grain. Recipe makes 8 servings at 3 1/2 ounces of brisket and 1/3 cup sauce.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 244; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 88mg; Sodium: 216mg; Carbohydrate: 4g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 30g
6. Steak Veggie Rolls | Maebells
Steamy pan-fried steak rolls are a quick and delicious gluten-free main dish to make for dinner. These rolls feature slices of onion, peppers and green beans in a blanket of thinly sliced top round steak. Remember to use your favorite gluten-free steak marinade. Recipe makes 4 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 330; Total Fat: 14g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 113mg; Sodium: 673mg; Total Carbohydrate: 13g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugars: 6g; Protein 39g
FISH & SEAFOOD DISHES
7. Smoky Tilapia Tacos | Cooking Light
Inexpensive tilapia is readily available and makes an excellent debut as a gluten-free recipe for fish tacos. Broiling makes this a no-fuss fish dish that also packs plenty of fiber and protein. Recipe makes 6 servings at 2 tacos each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 293; Total Fat: 10g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 87mg; Carbohydrate: 20g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 33g
8. Coconut Curry Shrimp & Green Beans | The Wheatless Kitchen
Want a gluten-free crunch come dinner time? This recipe has you covered with a protein-filled, one-pan meal. Quick-cooking shrimp and vitamin-packed green beans take center stage in this easy weeknight curry. Serve it over brown rice or quinoa, or just enjoy it as is. Pack up leftovers for a quick and healthy lunch. Recipe makes 6 servings. Nutrition information doesn’t include rice or quinoa so remember to log it separately.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 286; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 28mg; Total Carbohydrate: 15g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugars 3g; Protein: 33g
9. Maple Glazed Grilled Salmon | Eat Spin Run Repeat
Get your gluten-free grill on with this recipe for maple glazed grilled salmon. It’s easy to put together, and cooks up in just 10 minutes. Salmon is packed with protein and omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce inflammation, and is a good source of Vitamin D, B12, B6 and magnesium. Serve on a bed of veggies for a delicious and nutritious meal. Recipe makes 2 servings at 4 ounces of salmon each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 284; Total Fat: 12g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 73mg; Sodium: 244mg; Total Carbohydrate: 14g; Dietary Fiber: 0g; Sugars 12g; Protein: 28g
10. Mediterranean Quinoa Salad | Hummusapien
This light and refreshing meatless dish pairs fluffy quinoa with crispy vegetables like cucumber, bell peppers and cherry tomatoes. Recipe makes 5 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 383; Total Fat: 19g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 9g; Cholesterol: 12mg; Sodium: 674mg; Carbohydrate: 43g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 5g; Protein: 12g
11. Vegetarian Fried Rice | Calories In Calories Out Cookbook
Fried rice is universally appealing to all, and now you can make it gluten-free with this recipe. Fragrant stir-fried rice is full of healthy veggies and topped with protein from egg and fried tofu. You can also use this recipe for non-vegetarian occasions by adding strips of chicken, shrimp or beef. Remember to use gluten-free soy sauce (or tamari) and hoisin sauce. Recipe makes 6 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 341; Total Fat: 8g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 31mg; Sodium: 795mg; Carbohydrate: 55g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 3g; Protein: 11g
12. African Peanut Stew | Clean Eating
This recipe features a truly tantalizing combination of flavors, including warming curry powder, bright ginger and nutty peanuts. Finely chopped jalapeños give this stew a nice, mild background heat, but if you’re chile-averse, you can cut down or omit them. Recipe makes 10 servings at 1/2 cup cooked rice, 1 cup of stew and 1/2 tablespoon cilantro each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 305; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 608mg; Carbohydrate: 55g; Dietary Fiber: 8g; Sugar: 11g; Protein: 10g