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Often a buffet is a coeliac minefield, but with these Gluten Free Party Food Recipes you don't have to worry! Whether it's a Christmas party or an event with friends, I have all the easy gluten free appetisers you need - without the gluten.
When it comes to gluten free party food, there seems to be more and more choice out there each year.
Especially at Christmas-time when all the supermarkets launch their party food ranges, often with a few, sneaky, accidentally gluten free finds.
Often the easiest way to ensure you can eat safely at a party is to bring your own gluten free food, which is why I've created this recipe collection.
Lots of these recipes are also dairy free too, so there are plenty of treats which everyone can enjoy.
Enjoying a gluten free party food buffet safely
If you have coeliac disease then you have to be extra careful with cross contamination as buffets can be a nightmare for this.
My top tips for a coeliac-safe, gluten free buffet are:
- Clearly label party food plates for allergens so you can safely identify what is gluten free, and what is not.
- Create a gluten free area on the party food table so that all the 'safe' foods can be kept together separately without as much risk of contamination.
- Or make the entire party food table gluten free if you can to make sure there's zero risk of any gluten getting in there!
- Never 'double dip' - always keep gluten-containing foods in separate dishes from gluten free ones and use separate serving spoons.
- And my golden tip is always hit the buffet first. You get first dibs on the best appetizers and don't have to worry about any crumbs!
Savoury gluten free free Christmas party food
First off are my favourite savoury gluten free party food recipes. I'm a real savoury fan so I'd definitely work my way through all of these and have no room for dessert!
Gluten free sausage rolls
Gluten Free Twiglets
Gluten free popcorn chicken
This Gluten Free Popcorn Chicken would be the best recipe for a gluten free party spread! Fry the chicken in chunks and serve up with a spicy sriracha mayo or other dips. A proper beige staple! Find the recipe here.
Gluten free cheese straws
Who doesn't love a flaky, golden gluten free cheese straw? Whether you're munching on one with a glass of vino or dipping it into some houmous these are the perfect recipe for any savoury buffet. Find the recipe here.
Gluten free turkey and cranberry parcels
These gluten free turkey and cranberry parcels are also dairy free and a proper seasonal treat! Puff pastry parcels stuffed with turkey mince, stuffing mix and cranberry sauce - delicious! Find the recipe here!
Gluten free halloumi and bacon bites
Gluten free blinis
If you want the perfect canapé recipe then you have to make Gluten Free Blinis. Top them with smoked salmon and cream cheese for a sophisticated and delicious treat for any party. Find the recipe here.
Gluten free doughballs
You just cannot beat a plate of warm, gluten free doughballs and these are made with only three ingredients. They're a proper crowdpleaser served with garlic butter and no-one will even know they're gluten free. Find the recipe here.
Gluten free breadsticks
Gluten free smashed potatoes with pesto
Gluten free savoury biscuits
If your idea of the perfect party is a cheese and wine night then you have to give these gluten free savoury biscuits a go. They're perfect with an assortment of charcuterie and cheeses! Find the recipe here.
Gluten Free Mini Cheddars
Gluten free toasts three-ways
These gluten free toasts - aka crostini - are guaranteed to go down a storm! Choose from pear and Stilton, garlicky white beans and beef and horseradish. Or just make all three! Find the recipe here!
Gluten free scotch eggs
Tear and share brie and cranberry bread
Check out this gluten free tear and share brie and cranberry bread! It's the ultimate gluten free Christmas party food for sharing, and a fab way to use up leftovers from Christmas Day! Find the recipe here!
Gluten free vol-au-vents
An absolute retro classic - you just can't beat gluten free vol-au-vents! These are made using my gluten free rough puff pastry with a choice of fillings, and everyone will absolutely love them! Get the recipe here.
Sweet gluten free Christmas party food
And when the party is starting to wind down, there is ALWAYS room for dessert, right!? Check out some of these ideas for a sweet addition to the Christmas party food table...
Gluten free Baileys cupcakes
Move aside all other cakes because my gluten free Baileys cupcakes are THE ONE. Sweet, moreish and so pretty, they're a perfect addition to any festive party spread. Find the recipe here!
Gluten free lebkuchen
Gluten free rum and salted caramel mince pies
Gluten free sticky toffee pudding
This is a REAL treat for a dinner party and so easy to make too. My gluten free sticky toffee pudding recipe is such a treat for sharing and is definitely one to make for your family and friends! Find the recipe here.
Gluten free Christmas pudding truffles
These are the perfect way to end an evening - a lovely bite of sweetness with an amaretto punch. Get the recipe here.
Need more gluten free Christmas party food inspiration?
If you need some more inspiration for gluten free Christmas food, check out the Christmas section of my blog or why not buy my Gluten Free Christmas ebook for more recipes, tips and tricks? Also you might like to read...
- Gluten and dairy free Christmas food in Tesco
- Gluten and dairy free Christmas food in Sainsbury’s
- Gluten and dairy free Christmas food in Waitrose
- Gluten free Christmas food in Morrisons
- Gluten and dairy free Christmas food in Co-op
- Gluten and dairy free Christmas food in M&S
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