Welcome to your one-stop shop for gluten free Christmas recipes and festive treats! Whether you are looking for epic cheese board ideas, roast recipes, delicious sides, mega gluten free stuffing, showstopper desserts or tasty treats, you’ll be sure to find something here that takes your fancy.
I’ve divided this round up into: 1) Savoury Gluten Free Christmas Recipes and 2) Sweet Gluten Free Christmas Recipes, to make it easier to browse. I’ll be adding some new recipes as we get closer to Christmas too, so book mark this page to your favourites and come back regularly :).
At the end of the page you will find links to some of my handy coeliac guides too, including tips on how to have a safe gluten free Christmas and have a stress-free festive season. But for now, let’s see those recipes!
Savoury Gluten Free Christmas Recipes
Awesome as a festive cheese board, as a evening option for people to pick at on Christmas day or Boxing Day lunch, this grazing board is totally gluten free but no one will guess. Get the recipe here.
I made this as a brilliant starter for a Christmas dinner party with friends one year as everyone loved it! It’d be perfect for any al fresco gatherings this year, warm melted cheese and mulled wine is a dream December combo. Get the recipe here.
Nothing smells quite as good as homemade sausage rolls baking in the oven! These are super easy to make, using shop-bought gluten free puff pastry, and always a crowd pleaser. Get the recipe here.
This fun festive dip is homemade guacamole formed into a Christmas tree shape and decorated with lots of yummy bits. It tastes and looks great! Get the recipe here.
A selection of easy gluten free canapes that are simple to make and delicious to eat. Choose from:
- Mediterranean Avocado (with Sundried Tomato, Pine Nuts, Pesto and Basil)
- Butternut Squash, Roasted Apple, Feta & Pumpkin Seeds
- Chilli Garlic Prawns
- Tomato & Basil Bruschetta Bites
- Mini Asian Crab Cakes
- Roasted Aubergine Dip – fab with gluten free breadsticks for dipping
Stuffing has never looked (or tasted) this good! I am making this stuffing log again for Christmas day this year, and it’s a proper festive centrepiece. Get the recipe here.
This ham will be gracing my Christmas dinner table this year. It’s delicious and one you can make in advance, before finishing off in the oven for a final 30 minutes of roasting time. Get the recipe here.
A lovely slow roasted pork belly dish, with plenty of crispy crackling. The red cabbage side is one I always make for Christmas too. Get the recipe here.
I plan on making this warming tagine for Boxing Day dinner this year. It’s nice to have something a bit different and the jewelled rice looks so festive. Get the recipe here.
A brilliant side dish for Christmas dinner, as well as being a fab standalone meal alongside any leftover ham. Naturally gluten free, using cornflour. Get the recipe here.
Why just have roast potatoes when you can have creamy dauphinoise potatoes too! You can prep these in advance and keep in the fridge until ready to cook. Get the recipe here.
Brilliant for Boxing Day, alongside Christmas dinner leftovers, these crispy garlicky potatoes are so moreish! Get the recipe here.
A simple soup that is perfect for roast ham leftovers, make using frozen peas! Get the recipe here.
Bought too many parsnips and carrots? Well waste not want not, here’s a fabulous festive soup to make with them. Get the recipe here.
15. Celeriac Soup
Not sure what to have as a Christmas Day starter? This celeriac soup is gorgeous and can be made in advance. Simply reheat when ready to serve. Get the recipe here.
Or how about this super simple roasted butternut squash soup, which is naturally dairy free too. Get the recipe here.
For a fancy starter, give these pan fried scallops with crispy parma ham and pea puree a go. Who needs to go out when you can make restaurant-worthy dishes like this at home! Get the recipe here.
19. Cheese Scones
Another lovely baked lunchtime addition, once you’ve had your fill of festive sandwiches. These cheese scones are easy to make and are amazing warm from the oven, with lashings of butter. Get the recipe here.
20. Shortcrust Pastry (Savoury or Sweet)
Use my gluten free shortcrust pastry recipe as the bake for all sorts of sweet and savoury bakes. The options are endless! Get the recipe here.
Sweet Gluten Free Christmas Recipes
Making mince pies at home is a really fun festive activity, which you can get the kids involved with too. Get the recipe here.
You must try these spiced caramel apple pies too, which are brilliant for the mince pies haters (that’d be me!). Get the recipe here.
23. Brandy Snaps
A retro classic, brandy snaps remind me of being a kid at Christmas. They work so well when made gluten free. Dip them in chocolate and fill with cream for the ultimate treat. Get the recipe here.
This is probably my favourite festive showstopper dessert, a meringue-coated, lemon yule log. It has gluten free sponge, mascarpone cream and a lemon curd swirl. Get the recipe here.
A proper chocolate party cake that’ll be a hit with the kids and adults alike. Fluffy chocolate sponge topped with whatever decorations you fancy and generous amounts of chocolate buttercream. Get the recipe here.
For a more grown up chocolately treat, try this decadent double chocolate bundt cake. It is super moist, mega chocolately and looks beautiful as part of a festive spread. Get the recipe here.
Made with real clementines, this super moist loaf cake with make your house smell so Christmassy while you make it. The sponge with topped with an orange mascarpone frosting, which is utterly luscious! Get the recipe here.
Make the most of pears being in season by whipping up this gorgeous sponge pudding. Ground almonds make it extra fluffy and then drizzled with homemade toffee sauce it is irresistible. Get the recipe here.
I am making this as one of our Christmas Day puds, as we are all totally obsessed with how amazing this baked cheesecake it. A vanilla base with chocolate sour cream ganache on top – gaaaaaah, I could eat it all day long! Get the recipe here.
For a classic, no bake cheesecake, try this triple chocolate variety instead. It features a dark chocolate bourbon biscuit base, milk chocolate cheesecake filling and white chocolate swirl on top. Get the recipe here.
My husband is insisting on making this cheesecake for our Christmas table too, as he loves the combo of creamy white chocolate and zingy passion fruit. It tastes and looks gorgeous! I make mine in a long tart tin, but it works well in round tins too. Get the recipe here.
A chocolate pastry crust, filling with fudgy chocolate brownie and topped with raspberries. A lovely combo of fruit and chocolate and an easy dessert to make in advance. Get the recipe here.
33. Banoffee Pie
The most moreish retro dessert, it’s not elegant but cor does it taste great! My recipe is very simply, using canned caramel, a gluten free biscuit base, fresh bananas, cream and grated chocolate. Get the recipe here.
34. Pecan Pie
One of my all time favourite desserts, the toffee pecan flavours in this pie are to die for. Add in homemade (easy) shortcrust pastry and you are onto a winner. Get the recipe here.
One for the chocoholics, this showstopper dessert forms beautiful layers and you can make it in advance. Simply chill in the fridge until ready to serve. Get the recipe here.
My sister has already put in an early order for a vat of these this Christmas :D. The combination of salty pretzel and sweet double chocolate base is divine. They are also INCREDIBLY EASY to make and take about 5 minutes of prep before you leave them to set. Get the recipe here.
Last, but by no means least, my new GORGEOUS salted caramel gluten free yule log. Chocolate gluten free sponge, swirled with mascarpone cream and homemade salted caramel, then frosted with whipped chocolate ganache. It’s rich, chocolately and perfect for Christmas! Get the recipe here.
For more gluten free Christmas tips and product round ups, check out some of my other festive guides while you are here:
- 180+ Gluten Free Christmas Products 2020
- Gluten Free Selection Boxes 2020
- Catering for Coeliac & Gluten Free Guides
- My Coeliac Diagnosis and First Gluten Free Christmas
- Gluten Free Festive Party Food Guide
Have a wonderful Christmas!