Christmas is right around the corner. Have you figured out what gluten free Christmas recipes you plan to make?
It can certainly be tough if you still miss those traditional recipes that are now off limits.
What’s worse is watching everyone else eat them because you didn’t think (nor plan) ahead.
I put together this gluten free Christmas recipe roundup so that you could nail down your top picks and be ready for parties leading up to (as well as on) the big day.
There’s literally no need to feel left out (or deprived) AT ALL.
Because while the holidays are certainly about spending time with those whom you love, it’s also about specific flavors and foods!
Now that there are so many recipes out there, I can promise that you could even host an entire meal catering to your own sensitivities and everyone would be thrilled.
Need help doing just that? Here’s my guide on how to throw a 100% gluten free dinner party!
Avoiding More Than Just Gluten? No Problem.
Because it’s pretty common to be sensitive to more than just gluten, I figured I’d help you out in the substitution department.
Depending on how critical an ingredient is will determine if you can sub it out.
If a recipe calls for 1 cup of milk, you likely can substitute it with a non-dairy milk.
If a recipe calls for 10 eggs (because it’s a quiche), you’re out of luck.
Does that make sense?
If you can’t stomach dairy — here’s the many different ways you can substitute it in recipes. This is probably one of my best resources on the site and holds up year after year. You’ll find lots of options for swapping dairy out of recipes that call for it!
If eggs are a problem, use this brief list of ways to reduce or eliminate them from recipes. I’ve often used the ground chia seed egg or ground flax egg. But there is a great egg replacer mix that you can use as well. I’ve definitely used it over the years and it works.
Gluten Free Christmas Recipes – Breakfast
Turkey Bacon Breakfast Casserole – Vine Healthcare
Paleo Zucchini Frittata – Stupid Easy Paleo
Coconut Flour Pancakes – Ditch the Wheat
Vegan Eggnog Smoothie – Gluten Free School
Date Almond Bread – Andrea Beaman – contains dairy
Gingerbread Muffins – Grain Changer
Grain Free Pumpkin Pie Breakfast – Dr. Jolene Brighten
Gluten Free Christmas Recipes – Hors D’Oeuvres
Roasted Chestnuts with Herbed Brown Butter – Stupid Easy Paleo – contains dairy
Chorizo Meatballs – Cook Eat Paleo
Crispy Smoked Chicken Wings – Cook Eat Paleo
Cilantro Maple Sriracha Chicken Wings – Ditch the Wheat
Orange Ginger Chicken Wings – Stupid Easy Paleo
Peppered Candied Pecans – Grain Changer
Sun Dried Tomato Oregano Hummus – The Healthy Apple
Spinach Artichoke Dip – Grain Changer
Mini Cheese Balls – My Recipes – contains dairy
Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Dates – Rebel Health Tribe – contains dairy
Gluten Free Christmas Recipes – Drinks
Cinnamon Vanilla Tea – Gluten Free School
Pomegranate Spritzer – Stupid Easy Paleo
Jolly Holly Cocktail – Grain Changer
Beaman’s Brew – Andrea Beaman – contains dairy and eggs
Apple Cinnamon Shrub – Robyn Puglia
Peppermint Mocha – Dr. Jill Carnahan
Pumpkin Spice Latte – Dr. Jill Carnahan
Gluten Free Christmas Recipes – Soups / Appetizers
Shrimp Cocktail – Food Network
Simple and Classic Lobster Bisque – The Spruce – contains dairy
Italian Wedding Soup – The Fit Cookie
Roasted Garlic and Smoky Greens Soup – The Chowhound – egg is optional
Dreamy Vegan Tomato Soup – Blissful Basil
Gluten Free Christmas Recipes – Stuffings / Bread
Yorkshire Pudding – Epicurious – contains dairy
Divine Grain Free Stuffing – Vine Health Care
Wild Rice Stuffing with Pine Nuts – Epicurious
Quinoa Stuffing – Epicurious
Traditional Stuffing with a Secret Ingredient – Dr. Kara Fitzgerald
Gluten Free Bread Rolls – Natural Foodie
Gluten Free Christmas Recipes – Main Dishes
Perfect Prime Rib – Serious Eats
Slow Roasted Prime Rib – Autoimmune Paleo
Herb Crusted Prime Rib – The Cozy Apron
Glazed Ham – Primal Palate
Divinely Brined Roast Turkey Vine Health Care
Delicious Duck Orange – Robyn Puglia
Slow Cooker Savory Italian Pork Roast – Gluten Free School
Steamed Mussels with Tomato and Garlic Broth – Food and Wine
Spicy Sauteed Fish with Olives and Cherry Tomatoes – Epicurious
Sea Bass Baked with Pesto, Zucchini and Carrots – Food and Wine
Gluten Free Christmas Recipes – Salads
Winter Green Holiday Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette – My Recipes – simplify by using pre-washed salad greens
Winter Roots Salad – Andrea Beaman
Quinoa Salad with Roasted Peppers and Tomatoes – Food and Wine
Balsamic Beet Salad with Arugula, Goat Cheese, and Walnuts – A Dish of Daily Life – contains dairy
Beautiful Roasted Squash Salad – The Healthy Apple
Vegetable Rainbow Salad – Food and Wine
Sweet + Spicy Fig Salad – Gluten Free School
Mixed Green Salad with Cranberries and Oranges – Genius Kitchen
Lemony Waldorf Salad – Food and Wine
Apple Cashew Crunch Salad – Gluten Free School
Apples and Slaw with Paleo Mayo – Vine Health Care
Gluten Free Christmas Recipes – Vegetables
Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes – Rebel Health Tribe
Creamiest Vegan Mashed Potatoes – My California Roots
Dairy Free Mashed Potatoes – Vine Health Care
Roasted Carrots and Parsnips – Food Network
Honey-Glazed Cranberry Carrots – My Recipes
Honey Roasted Carrots + Honey Balsamic – The Busy Baker
Roasted Parsnips with Walnuts, Maple + Thyme – Cooking Light
Roasted Acorn Squash Stuffed with Quinoa and Turkey – Andrea Beaman
Lemon-Herbed Pan Roasted Veggies – Cooking Light
Sautéed Greens with Onions and Apples – Ricki Heller
Brussel Sprouts with Apple + Bacon + Dates – Ari’s Menu
Honey Glazed Brussel Sprouts – Grain Changer
Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Apples + Pistachios – Dr. Kara Fitzgerald
Gluten Free Christmas Recipes – Casseroles
Paleo Green Bean Casserole – Fed and Fit
Green Bean Casserole – Kelley and Cricket
Rich N Creamy Potato Casserole – Taste of Home – contains dairy
Coconut Mashed Sweet Potato Casserole – Vine Health Care
Shepherds Pie – My Living Health
Gluten Free Christmas Recipes – Gravies and Sauces
Horseradish Sauce for Prime Rib – Epicurious – contains dairy
White Balsamic + Rosemary Cranberry Sauce – Cooking Light
Mulled Apple Cranberry Sauce – Andrea Beaman
Gluten Free Christmas Recipes – Desserts
Chocolate Truffle Pudding Pie – Gluten Free School
Cashew Cream Pie – Gluten Free School
Almond Paleo Pie Crust – Elena’s Pantry
Best-Ever Gluten Free Pie Crust – Mama Gourmand – contains dairy
New York Cheesecake – The Spruce – contains dairy
Sabayon – David Lebovitz
Salted Butter Caramel Ice Cream – David Lebovitz – contains dairy
Peppermint Bark Ice Cream – Pink Fortitude
Cranberry Apricot Mousse – Vine Health Care
No Bake Chocolate Almond Cups – Dr. Kara Fitzgerald
Dark Chocolate Mint Coconut Butter Cups – Stupid Easy Paleo
Gluten Free Christmas Recipes – Cookies and Candy
Marshmallow Cream Fantasy Fudge – David Lebovitz – contains dairy
Pignoli cookies – The Messisours
Coconut Macarroons – The Kitchn
Mint-Chocolate Macaroons – Against All Grain
French Macarons – GF Jules
Almond Honey Crisps – Dr. Jill Carnahan
Creme de Menthe Brownies – Pink Fortitude
Vegan Gluten Free Brownies – The Healthy Apple
Double Chocolate Chip Coconut Flour Cookies – Ditch the Wheat