If you’re entertaining this holiday season, you may be looking for delicious gluten-free Christmas party appetizers that will undoubtedly show your guests a good time.
I’ve got 18+ holiday appetizers that your gluten-free friends will rave about – including dips, charcuterie boards, soups, fried favorites, and more!
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18+ Gluten-Free Christmas Party Appetizers
Your gluten-challenged friends won’t feel left out of the fun when you make any of these 18+ gluten-free holiday appetizers.
(1) Christmas Charcuterie Board
Jazz up your charcuterie board this holiday season with a few festive touches for Christmas. I used my Christmas tree cookie cutter to cut out a section of a round brie cheese, making this holiday board sing.
Get all the details on my Christmas Charcuterie Board.
(2) Easy & Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Dip
You can’t go wrong with my easy and cheesy spinach artichoke dip for a crowd-pleasing holiday appetizer. My family begs me to make it, and they eat it so fast when I do.
Get my Spinach Artichoke Dip recipe.
(3) Gluten-Free Toasted Ravioli
Your guests will go wild if you make these gluten-free toasted ravioli. Toasted ravioli is a St. Louis tradition, but you don’t have to be from the Show Me State to enjoy these beauties.
Get my Gluten-Free Toasted Ravioli recipe.
(4) Crispy Brussels Sprouts Over Creamy Hummus
This festive dip features two of my favorite textures: A creamy hummus base and a crunchy, savory Brussels sprouts topping. This is such a beautiful dip. Your guests won’t wait long before digging in.
(5) Gluten-Free Naan
While I often serve my favorite gluten-free crackers with these dips, if you want to jazz up your holiday appetizer board, and you have time on your hands, make this gluten-free naan instead.
Lorraine’s All Purpose Gluten-Free Flour is the secret ingredient to making fantastic gluten-free naan. I tried making this recipe with other 1-to-1 gluten-free flours, but it wasn’t the same. Serve it warm for the best results.
Get my Gluten-Free Naan recipe.
(6) Gluten-Free Hummus – Two Ways
I always recommend homemade hummus when entertaining a crowd. It tastes a million times better than store-bought hummus (trust me, if you haven’t had homemade hummus, you are missing out!), and it serves up well with crunchy gluten-free crackers or my homemade gluten-free naan (see above).
(7) Easy & Delicious Pumpkin Hummus
Ok, I lied. I have another festive hummus recipe for you, only this one is made with pumpkin! This dip will soon become a favorite holiday appetizer, especially if your guests go crazy for anything pumpkin.
Get my Pumpkin Hummus recipe.
(8) Gluten-Free Falafel
If you’re serving hummus, then you’ll want to consider making my gluten-free falafel recipe to go along with it.
Each delicious falafel is loaded with fresh chickpeas and herbs and gently fried to form a crispy outer layer.
When I don’t feel like making falafel, I buy them frozen at Trader Joe’s. They’re not as good, but they work.
Get my Gluten-Free Falafel recipe.
(9) Gluten-Free Mozzarella Sticks
Make a platter of these cheesy gluten-free mozzarella sticks, and your guests won’t leave until every last one is gone.
These delicious mozzarella sticks can be baked or air-fried and taste amazing however you dish them out.
Get my recipe for Gluten-Free Mozzarella Sticks.
(10) Gluten-Free Cheesy Corn Dip
I love a good cheesy dip. The more cheese pull, the better. But I don’t like loads of mayonnaise and sour cream, which add calories, and frankly, I have an irrational fear of mayo.
My cheesy corn dip is made with creamy avocados vs. mayonnaise and sour cream, and only fresh ingredients. Your guests won’t know you just served a healthier version of this classic dip.
Get my Cheesy Corn Dip recipe.
(11) Festive Cranberry Jalapeno Dip
Enjoy those fresh cranberries with this tangy and sweet cranberry dip with a touch of spice, thanks to the fresh jalapenos.
If I’m asked to bring a Thanksgiving appetizer, this is the exact dip I’ll show up with.
Get my Cranberry Jalapeno Dip recipe.
(12) Carrot and Cauliflower Soup
Another excellent holiday appetizer is my carrot and cauliflower soup. It’s smooth and creamy (although made without cream) and has a kick to it thanks to the fresh ginger. If you love ginger, I suggest adding more of it!
Serve this appetizer before a meal, or put it out with the dips and watch your guests sip on this savory yet sweet soup.
Get my Carrot and Cauliflower Soup recipe, which I like to serve with crispy chickpeas I make in the air fryer.
(13) Baked Brie with Walnuts, Pomegranates, and Honey
I love pulling out a warm baked brie from my oven and covering it with walnuts, pomegranate arils, and a drizzle of honey. This recipe, without a doubt, will become part of your holiday appetizer repertoire.
Get my Baked Brie with Walnuts, Pomegranates, and Honey recipe.
(14) Gluten-Free Pumpkin Butter
For a sweet appetizer, consider making homemade pumpkin butter and serving it on a charcuterie board with various cheeses, crackers, and fruits.
Get my Pumpkin Butter recipe.
(15) Warm Butternut Squash Dip
Another tasty holiday appetizer is my warm butternut squash dip, made with mashed butternut squash, apples, goat cheese, sour cream, and holiday spices.
Be sure to serve this dip warm for maximum festive appeal.
Get the recipe for my Warm Butternut Squash Dip.
(16) Gluten-Free Pigs in a Blanket
I feel like pigs in a blanket is a holiday staple, and I’ve got the scoop on how to make them. Hopefully, you can find gluten-free puff pasty near you, although it’s been discontinued at my local grocery stores.
Get my Gluten-Free Pigs in a Blanket recipe.
(17) Sushi Platter
While it’s not necessarily holiday-themed, a platter of sushi rolls will always light up a room. I made a bunch of sushi rolls for a party, and the entire platter (pictured below) was gone in less than 30 minutes. (I added tamari to the bowl in the middle.)
For example, I used 1/2 nori sheet coated with sushi rice. I flipped the nori, placed thin slices of cucumber, avocado, and gluten-free imitation crab on it, and then rolled it up.
You’ll need a few supplies to make this dish, so check out my Amazon Storefront for all my recommended sushi-making tools.
Get my Sushi recipe.
(18) Mediterranean Charcuterie Board
If you love a good charcuterie board, you’ll love my Mediterranen-inspired board made with homemade olive tapenade, roasted eggplant, dolmades, and more.
Get all the details for my Mediterranean Charcuterie Board.
(19) Warm Brie Cheese with Cranberry Compote
This warm brie cheese wheel is topped with a warm ginger-spiced cranberry compote. It’s potentially one of my most festive holiday appetizers yet!
Get the recipe for my cozy Warm Brie Cheese and Cranberry Compote appetizer.
I hope these 18+ gluten-free Christmas party appetizers inspire you to whip up something delicious, fresh, and fun this holiday season. Let me know what you make by leaving a comment below!
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