41 Gluten Free Party Food Recipes for the Holidays (2024)

If there's one thing five years of being diagnosed with celiac disease and eating gluten free has taught me, it's that you can have just as delicious a holiday season as everyone else! The catch? You need to know the right gluten free recipes!

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That's why, this year, I thought I'd kick off the holiday season with a round-up of some of my favorite gluten free party food recipes from around the blogosphere. This post is full of gluten free appetizer ideas, gluten free snacks and gluten freedesserts - basically, everything you need to have an epic holiday gettogether, whether you bring one of these appetizers to Thanksgiving dinner or save them for a New Year's Eve party.

So enough of my talking...let's dive into the food! Without further adieu, here are 41gluten free party food recipes that can make the 2018 holiday season extra special (and delicious)!

1. Cajun Shrimp and Corn Dip With Cream Cheese - A Sprinkling of Cayenne

Talk about a delicious way to spice up your usual holiday eats!

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2. Creamy White Bean Beet Hummus (Vegan) - Casey the College Celiac

If you need a gluten free and vegan dip that's as colorful as it is tasty, look no further than my white bean beet hummus! You only need five ingredients (including water) to make it, and it tastes delicious on everything from chips to veggies to potatoes.


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3. Pumpkin Spice Fruit Dip (Dairy Free, Egg Free, RefinedSugar Free) -Raia's Recipes

Fruit just got an upgrade with this pumpkin-spiced dip!

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4.Spicy Ranch and Broccoli Stuffed Mushrooms - Family Food and Travel

Even convert veggie haters won't be able to resist this gluten free appetizer...

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5. Spiced Apple Cider Made from Apple Juice -Faithfully Gluten Free

Because no party is complete without some delicious drinks!

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6. Nut-Free Bone Broth Pesto (Paleo) - Casey the College Celiac

Sneak some extra protein and nutrients into your party food with my bone broth pesto! Trust me. This pesto is soooo flavorful, no one will ever know you swapped bone broth for the traditional oil...

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7.Vegan Paleo Pecan Pie Bars - Allergy Free Alaska

I don't know what kind of witchcraft was used to make this dessert vegan andpaleo, but I'm excited to bring that same magic to my own kitchen ASAP!

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8. Gluten Free Chips and Guacamole Bites -My Gluten-Free Kitchen

Whether you're throwing a casual Friendsgiving or going to a fancy dinner party, you can't go wrong with chips and guac....

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9. Cranberry Salsa (Vegan) - The Welcoming Table

Who knew that salsa could be so festive?!? Plus, this gluten free appetizer only takes five minutes to make!

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10. Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites - The Happy Housewife

Excuse me while I lick my computer screen and swoon...

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11. Pepperoni Pizza Dip - Baking Beauty

As always, make sure you use all gluten free ingredients, like with the pizza sauce and pepperoni. Then all you have to do is watch as people start raving over this gluten free appetizer!

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12. Easy Caprese Salad Skewers with Balsamic Glaze - Zesty Olive

Like the saying goes, "If it ain't broke, don't try to fix it!" This classic is as good as it gets.

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13. Chewy Pumpkin Popcorn Balls (Vegan) - Casey the College Celiac

Love pumpkin? Love popcorn? Love bite-size, delicious desserts? Then prepare to fall head over heels for these pumpkin popcorn balls!

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14. Olive Tapenade (Vegan, Soy Free, Nut Free) - Fried Dandelions

Pair it with some gluten free crackers, toast or even pasta, and this olive tapenade spread will create one heck of a tasty snack.

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15. Mini Pear, Pecan and Goat Cheese Appetizers -The Foodie and the Fix

Combine pears, pecans, goat cheese, sage and honey, and you're basically guaranteed one heck of a tasty appetizer.

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16. Smokey Chipotle Pumpkin Hummus (Vegan) - Pink Fortitude

Is there anything more perfect for fall than PUMPKIN hummus?!? I think not...

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17. Superfood Chocolate Banana Brownies (Vegan) - Casey the College Celiac

Across between brownies and banana bread, this gluten free dessert will be a hit with any and all of your party guests!

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18. Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings with Parmesan (Low Carb, Keto) - Recipes From a Pantry

Who says you can't eat fried chicken as part of a healthy, gluten free diet?

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19. Keto Cheese Dip For Low Carb Vegetables and Chips - Low Carb Yum

The Christmas colors of this keto cheese dip make it a winning appetizer for any holiday party this year!

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20. Healthy Cranberry Wassail Recipe (Sugar Free) - Healthy Christian Home

Apple juice, orange juice, lemon juice, cranberries and spices combine in this flavorful holiday drink.

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21.Convenient Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Bites With Cream Cheese (Keto, Low Carb) - Savory Tooth

This appetizer only takes five ingredients to make, and it's a super tasty way to sneak some veggies into your holiday party!

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22. Vegan Cake Batter Dip (Sugar Free, Oil Free, Keto, Low Carb) -VegAnnie

Cake batter...in dip form...that's also gluten free and vegan!?! Serve with somegluten freecookies or fruit, and I'm sure this dip will disappear fast!

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23. Gluten Free Pizza Quesadilla - The Helpful GF

Whether you need a gluten free snack for kids (or kids at heart), this quesadilla is a winning choice.

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24. 5-Minute Avocado Ranch Dip with Greek Yogurt - Two Healthy Kitchens

Who knew that avocado could get 100000X times better combined with Greek yogurt, vinegar and spices?

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25. Flourless Rocky Road Chocolate Cookies -Foodal

Gooey chocolate cookies...with chewy marshmallows...and crunchy walnuts? SIGN ME UP!

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26. Secretly Veggie-Packed Vegan Cheese Sauce - Casey the College Celiac

Nowadays, I always have some of this homemade vegan cheese sauce hiding in my fridge because it's just that addictive. Use it as a dip for chips, as a drizzle for veggies or even as a sauce for a big pot of vegan mac and cheese for all your party goers to share.

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27. Crispy Roasted Rosemary Potatoes (Vegan) - Sweet and Savory Meals

Crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside? My kind of potato heaven...

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28. Flourless Mocha Brownie Bites - The Monday Box

Excuse me as I swoon over that chewy, fudgy bite!

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29.Party Cheese Ball with Goat Cheese and Almonds - The Anthony Kitchen

If you and your guests can eat dairy, you can't go wrong with a flavorful and festive cheeseball.

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30. Gluten Free Intensely Chocolate Cookies - Tikkido

Only six ingredients stand between you and diving into this deliciously chocolatey dessert.

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31. Cream Cheese Stuffed Dates with Walnuts - Oh, The Things We'll Make

If you need a gluten free appetizer by, like, yesterday, this three-ingredient appetizer is exactly what you're looking for.

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32. Crunchy Caramel Apple Energy Balls (Vegan) - Casey the College Celiac

Out of all the gluten free snacks for kids I've shared on my blog's recipe page, this one is perfect for a fall get-together. And I promise. The combination of sticky dates, crunchy pumpkin seeds and sweet applesauce makes this one healthy dessert everyone will love!

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33.Autumn Salad with Butternut Squash, Apples, Cranberries & Candied Pecans (Vegetarian) - The Rising Spoon

If there's another salad recipethat's more perfect for fall than this one, I've never seen it. And I wouldn't be surprised if guests just start eating the candied pecans from the salad...so definitely make extra for them (or you!).

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34.Keto Taco Stuffed Mini Peppers - Beauty and the Foodie

Make sure you use a gluten free taco seasoning to whip up this flavor-packed gluten free appetizer.

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35. Ginger and Pear Polenta Cake - Veggie Desserts

Who knew that pears and polenta would be the secret to one insanely delicious gluten free cake?!?

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36. Healthy Tzatziki Sauce - Attainable Sustainable

Slather this sauce on veggies, gluten free bread or tortillas or anything else your heart (or stomach) desires...

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37.Vegan Chickpea Squash Fritters - Piping Pot Curry

...including these vibrant chickpea squash fritters, which are another tasty way to sneak extra veggies into your holiday eats!

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38. White Chocolate Dipped Pistachio Cookies - Brooklyn Farm Girl

I'm a sucker for pistachios, so you can bet that these cookies are on my to-do list this year!

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39. Kale Guacamole - Savory Lotus

Because sometimes even guac needs a facelift.

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40. Mozzarella Sticks (Vegan) - Pink Fortitude

Mozzarella sticks that are also gluten free and vegan? You know I'd be digging in...

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41. Candied Pecans - Salt and Baker

If you need a gluten free dessert that's as simple as it is scrumptious, these candied pecans are exactly what you need! Just make sure you use gluten free (and non-cross-contaminated) nuts.

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The Bottom Line of Gluten Free Party Food and Having an Awesome Gluten Free Holiday Season

I know from experience that for people with celiac disease, food allergies or dietary restrictions, the holiday season can be, well, awkward. A lot of times, holidays are full of parties and dinners where you don't have anything to eat. And sometimes, that can make you feel like the odd one of out.

That's why, this year, I'm challenging YOU (and myself!) to make your holiday season extra tasty, whether it's your first year eating gluten free during the holidays or your twentieth. Try out a new gluten freesnack recipe. Bring a gluten free appetizer to a party and watch people's minds get toootallyblown by how good gluten free food can be! Heck, you could even throw your own 100%gluten free holiday party. There are plenty of delicious, gluten free possibilities for the next few months!

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Whatever way you decide to celebrate the holidays this year, I hope that these gluten free party food recipes give you some new ideas for how to spice up your daily eats. And if one of these recipes becomes a new family favorite...well, consider that your Christmas present from me.

What gluten free appetizer or snack from this list is calling your name? Tell me in the comments!

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