27 gluten-free Christmas recipes
Whether you're looking for gluten-free Christmas desserts, side dishes, edible gifts, starters, drinks or sauces, we have all the recipes you need for the festive season
This Christmas, make sure no one misses out with our best gluten-free recipes. We have festive centrepieces, side dishes, sauces and desserts all made without gluten, so everyone can enjoy the best food this Christmas.
You'll also find luxurious hot drinks, Christmas tipples and edible gifts to give to loved ones with an intolerance.
For more inspiration, check out our best gluten-free baking recipes, edible Christmas gifts, top turkey recipes and vegan Christmas desserts. For effortless festive entertaining, check out our no-cook Christmas entertaining ideas.
Want to know how to cook the perfect roast potatoes? With our simple tricks you can achieve these crunchy and fluffy-centred roasties, every time.
Adding redcurrant jelly and balsamic vinegar gives red cabbage a sweet and sour edge, and a wonderfully glossy sauce. If you want to get ahead, this can be made up to two days before and reheated on the day to save time.
Try our gluten-free caramelised shallots and brussels sprouts for a special Christmas side dish. Caramelising the shallots and sprouts gives a sweet flavour, and the calvados adds an extra zing.
Over the Christmas period, your fridge will be packed with herbs. Don’t waste any stalks, use them to make this delicious turkey. For additional flavour, put a few orange or lemon halves in the tray while the turkey roasts – they’ll get caramelised and charred, and will be great squeezed over the meat and veg.
Whether you're making chutney to give as a gluten-free gift, or serving it as part of a festive buffet, this is a brilliant recipe to try. Sour cherries give a tangy flavour, while star anise adds aromatic notes – it's wonderful with cheese and cold meats.
If you thought hot chocolate couldn't get any better, think again – creamy Baileys and aromatic cinnamon make this festive hot drink even more luxurious.
Enjoy this? Then check out our mulled hot chocolate, luxury hot chocolate, spiked hot chocolate and more hot chocolate recipes. We've also got plenty more Baileys recipes for the perfect Christmas bakes and gifts.
Just because you're gluten-free doesn't mean you have to miss out on all the Christmas fun. These boozy bourbon mince pies with meringue tops are a fabulous alternative to the classics.
Rich chicken liver and boozy port come together to make this festive starter – serve with toasted slices of your favourite gluten-free bread.
Want to serve individual desserts to your gluten-free guests this Christmas? Try our creamy chocolate and peppermint pots for an impressive way to finish your meal.
Get baking and try these Christmassy pecan and chocolate chip cookie sandwiches with homemade mincemeat ice cream. This gluten-free recipe is fun to make with children and a great way to jazz up any homemade cookies.
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This beautiful Christmas dessert uses the classic combination of chocolate and cherry but with a festive twist of a light chestnut cream.
A booze-free and gluten-free take on a classic Christmas tipple, this eggnog is deliciously luxurious and creamy. Enjoy on Christmas Eve to really get you in the festive mood.
For an easy festive starter, serve mushrooms with mustardy rarebit topping and a quick vinegar dressing. It's a great one for gluten-free guests.
Tinged a festive shade of red from fresh cranberries, this cured salmon recipe is perfect for a gluten-free Christmas starter. Make your own dill and horseradish crème fraîche to serve.
Take your parsnips up a notch with a boozy hit of whisky and the sweetness of maple syrup. These roasted parsnips make a sophisticated side that any gluten-free guests can enjoy.
You only need three ingredients and 10 minutes to whip up a batch of boozy brandy butter – the perfect accompaniment to gluten-free mince pies.
Give your homemade cranberry sauce a kick by adding sumac and orange zest. This recipe comes from east London's Bubala restaurant.
For gluten-free vegetarian guests, give this roasted a cauliflower a go. It only requires six ingredients and is easy to make, but the finished dish is guaranteed to impress.
We have lots more vegetarian Christmas recipes for the festive season.
For a side dish with a difference, serve this peppery kale with pine nuts, raisins and sweet, garlicky shallots alongside your turkey on Christmas day.
Looking for more like this? Have a look at out our best ever veggie sides for Christmas.
Show your left-over roast veggies some love and use them to top a nourishing bowl of spiced tarka dhal. It's a great dish when you need a break from the classic festive flavours.
Wow your guests with our nostalgic black forest cake with a modern twist. This chocolate and cherry gateau is a wonderful alternative for anyone who doesn't like Christmas pud.
Get ahead with our decadent chocolate pavlova. The meringue base can be made the day before and filled with cream and chocolate just before serving. Store in a large airtight box or wrap the pav, on its tray, in clingfilm or foil to keep the air out.
Our gluten-free festive clementine cake makes a great alternative to traditional Christmas pud. The citrussy cake is covered in snowy white yogurt icing.
Try our clementine yogurt cake, then check out our classic Christmas cake, snowball cake, Italian Christmas cake and more Christmas baking recipes.
Flecked with sea salt, this smooth caramel fudge is perfect for serving after dinner with an espresso, or wrapping up and giving as an edible gift.
Made with just three ingredients, these festive chocolate peppermint creams make a thoughtful homemade gift for those with a sweet tooth.
If you're hosting a dinner party with gluten-free guests, whip up our espresso-infused chocolate mousse for dessert. It's a rich, luxurious combination and ready in just 15 minutes.
Put leftover sprouts to good use, shred them and mix with ginger, caraway seeds and peppercorns, then ferment in a jar over a few days. The finished sauerkraut would be amazing in a Christmas sandwich with left-over meat.