Don’t let gluten sensitivities get in the way of enjoying each and every morsel of your holiday feasts. From the more traditional dishes like turkey and stuffing to vegan whole-roasted cauliflower and antipasto skewers, here are some of the tastiest gluten-free recipes to serve during the holiday season.
Tuscan Turkey Roulade
Much like porchetta, this elegant turkey roulade is seasoned with bold herb and garlic flavours. Just be sure to purchase your spices from brands that guarantee a gluten-free environment, because cross-contamination can occur, and avoid those bulk bins!
Whole-Roasted Cauliflower with Hazelnut, Orange, and Saffron
If you need a vegan and gluten-free main for your holiday feast, look no further than this irresistible whole-roasted cauliflower. Seasoned with orange, saffron and coconut milk, even the non-vegans at the dinner table will want a serving.
Gluten-Free Eggplant Parmesan
Give an Italian classic a gluten-free makeover by using almond meal in place of breadcrumbs. Also, baking the eggplant slices instead of frying them makes cleanup a breeze.
English Rib Roast
Standing rib roast may look fancy, but it’s so easy to make. This gluten-free main will be a pleasing centrepiece for your holiday table.
Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast
If you’re entertaining a small group but still want turkey, Ina Garten’s herb-roasted turkey breast is the answer. She recommends fresh herbs, but if you don’t have any on hand, make sure your dried herbs are certified gluten-free so everyone can enjoy a slice.
Make-Ahead Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes
Creamy, cheesy and packed with flavour, Ina Garten’s mashed potatoes are a decadent, gluten-free side for your holiday meal. And best of all, you can make them the day before.
Cranberry-Pecan Wild Rice Stuffing
Going gluten-free doesn’t mean you have to give up all of the scrumptious stuffing this holiday season. This thyme-scented wild rice side has dried apricots and cranberries folded in for sweetness, and toasted pecans for some crunch.
Roasted Potatoes, Carrots, Parsnips and Brussels Sprouts
This medley of carrot, parsnip, potato, sweet potato and Brussels sprouts is a comforting side dish that will complement any main. And don’t forget to use herbs and spices that are certified gluten-free.
Savoury Quinoa Stuffing with Vegan Gravy
Everyone at your holiday table will be able to savour this delicious stuffing made with quinoa. To ensure that it’s completely gluten-free, follow the recipe tips carefully.
These crispy, golden roasted potatoes are a simple gluten-free side that goes with everything, from turkey to roast beef. Finish them with fleur de sel or, for an extra special touch, a flaky smoked sea salt.
Orange-Braised Carrots & Parsnips
Freshly squeezed orange juice and orange zest enhance the sweetness of root vegetables like carrot and parsnip. It’s a colourful and flavourful side that also happens to be gluten-free.
Turkey Quinoa Skewers
Just because this is a healthy appetizer option doesn’t mean that it’s flavourless. The meatballs are packed with protein-rich quinoa and turkey, and topped with a tangy, festive cranberry sauce.
Vegan Antipasto Skewers
Beautiful plant-based antipasto skewers are about to become a go-to appetizer for holiday entertaining this year. They’re a colourful, delicious, and gluten-free option for your festive menu.
Get the recipe for Vegan Antipasto Skewers
Decadent (Gluten-Free!) Chocolate Cake
Ina Garten’s rich, fudgy chocolate cake is so irresistible, everyone will want a second helping. Her secret to the perfect cake is a neutral-flavoured gluten-free flour that won’t change the taste of your desserts.
Gluten-Free, Vegan Cranberry-Almond Tartlets
These vegan, gluten-free tartlets are the perfect bite following a large holiday feast. And while you should serve them the same day they’re baked, you can get a head start by making the crusts ahead of time and freezing them.
Gluten-Free Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Complete your holiday buffet spread with these divine gluten-free, dairy-free peanut butter cookies filled with chunks of dark chocolate. Or even better, make them for your office cookie exchange!