The Best Gluten-Free Cookbooks of the Year

Written by Jessica Timmons on August 7, 2017

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From swapping out your usual tortellini for brown rice pasta or swapping bread for corn tortillas, you’ll realize soon enough that going gluten-free means adjusting your recipes and techniques in the kitchen. Here’s some good news: We’ve rounded up 10 of the best gluten-free cookbooks to help you make the most of your transition to a gluten-free lifestyle.

Gluten-Free Cooking for Two: 125 Favorites

Gluten-Free Cooking for Two: 125 Favorites

Carol Fenster does all the hard work in this book, which means no kitchen math for you. If you’re preparing gluten-free dishes for yourself or for you and your partner, “Gluten-Free Cooking for Twoguides you through stocking the pantry and using the right-sized pots, pans, and utensils. Browse more than 125 recipes with a gluten-free twist appropriately sized for one or two. Fenster includes classics like lasagna, French bread, and carrot cake cupcakes.

Against All Grain: Meals Made Simple: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Paleo Recipes to Make Anytime

Against All Grain: Meals Made Simple: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Paleo Recipes to Make Anytime

Danielle Walker is a well-known food blogger, and this cookbook is a follow-up to her New York Times best seller “Against All Grain: Delectable Paleo Recipes to Eat Well & Feel Great.” Walker’s approach is in making grain-free meals easy and enjoyable. She presents eight weeks’ worth of dinner ideas in this sophomore book, including shopping lists and recipes that can be made from the leftovers. Her meals are creative yet simple, and the cookbook features recipes like pork ragu, barbecue salmon with peach salsa, and beef stroganoff.

The How Can It Be Gluten Free Cookbook: Revolutionary Techniques, Groundbreaking Recipes

The How Can It Be Gluten Free Cookbook: Revolutionary Techniques, Groundbreaking Recipes

America’s Test Kitchen brings readers recipes for gluten-free lasagna, fresh pasta, and even fried chicken in “The How Can It Be Gluten Free Cookbook.” Sound too good to be true? The best gluten-free foods don’t just require new ingredients, but new techniques. America’s Test Kitchen tested thousands of recipes to perfect that technique, and they’re sharing what works (and why).

The Gluten-Free Cookbook for Families: Healthy Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less

The Gluten-Free Cookbook for Families: Healthy Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less

Going gluten-free is great, but not everyone has time to spend hours on complicated, time-consuming recipes. In Pamela Ellgen’s cookbook “The Gluten Free Cookbook for Families,” she offers family-friendly recipes that are healthy, budget-friendly, and fast. With more than 150 recipes, you can find breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, plus snacks, sauces, and side dishes. Ellgen’s book also shows you how to use your current kitchen appliances and everyday ingredients to make great gluten-free meals.

Gluten-Free on a Shoestring: 125 Easy Recipes for Eating Well on the Cheap

Gluten-Free on a Shoestring: 125 Easy Recipes for Eating Well on the Cheap

Gluten-free ingredients can get expensive fast, and Nicole Hunn’s cookbook, “Gluten-Free on a Shoestring,” tackles that very issue. The cookbook features 125 inexpensive recipes for dinners, desserts, and comfort foods, as well as money-saving secrets. Whip up spinach dip, blueberry muffins, chicken pot pie, tortilla soup, and other favorites — all without gluten, and all without spending a fortune on special ingredients.

Gluten-Free Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Baking Revolution Continues with 90 New, Delicious and Easy Recipes Made with Gluten-Free Flours

Gluten-Free Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Baking Revolution Continues with 90 New, Delicious and Easy Recipes Made wi

The best-selling book “Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day” proved that people love making their own bread, but what about people who avoid gluten? Authors Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François answered overwhelming reader requests with a follow-up version, “Gluten-Free Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day.” It features a range of delectable options, from sandwich loaves to European peasant bread and French baguettes to Challah. There’s a delicious, gluten-free bread option for everyone here.

The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook

The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook

Almond flour is a popular alternative to wheat, and food blogger Elana Amsterdam makes it shine in “The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook.” Browse 99 family-friendly, gluten-free recipes, including pancakes, chocolate cake, and eggplant Parmesan. Amsterdam’s recipes are low in cholesterol and dairy and high in protein and fiber, making them a great option for everyone.

The Gluten-Free Asian Kitchen: Recipes for Noodles, Dumplings, Sauces and More

The Gluten-Free Asian Kitchen: Recipes for Noodles, Dumplings, Sauces and More

Does going gluten-free mean giving up Asian food forever? Not anymore. Laura B. Russell is showing you how to make delicious spring rolls, pot stickers, dumplings, and other Asian favorites, all without gluten in “The Gluten-Free Asian Kitchen.” And here’s a bonus — the cookbook is designed for easy weeknight meals. Learn the ins and outs of Asian ingredients, plus tips for navigating the grocery store.

Eat Happy: Gluten Free, Grain Free, Low Carb Recipes for A Joyful Life

Eat Happy: Gluten Free, Grain Free, Low Carb Recipes for A Joyful Life

With 154 recipes free of grains, gluten, and processed sugar, “Eat Happy” helps you embrace comfort foods that make your body feel great. Author Anna Vocino shares recipes that are satisfying, delicious, and easy to make. She includes favorites like shepherd’s pie, ginger rice, tater tots, and even pizza.

Simply Gluten Free 5 Ingredient Cookbook: Fast, Fresh & Simple! 15-Minute Recipes

Simply Gluten Free 5 Ingredient Cookbook: Fast, Fresh & Simple! 15-Minute Recipes

Prepare tasty, quick, and easy gluten-free meals with Carol Kicinski’s “Simply Gluten Free 5 Ingredient Cookbook.” She shares more than 175 recipes, including gluten-free options for pasta, bread, and dessert. The cookbook features tips, techniques, and commentary to help you master gluten-free cooking.






Jessica Timmons

Jessica writes about pregnancy, parenthood, fitness, and more. About 10 years ago, she was a copy writer at an ad agency before switching to freelance writing and editing. She could eat sweet potatoes every day. Find out more about her work at www.jessicatimmons.com 

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