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.

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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.


Best-ever roast potatoes

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.

Try our best roast potatoes and then check out our hasselback potatoes, goose fat roast potatoes, confit potatoes and parmentier potatoes.

Christmas Roast Potato Recipe

Red cabbage with redcurrant jelly

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 this gluten-free recipe for classic red cabbage, then check out our braised red cabbage, pickled red cabbage, slow cooker red cabbage and more Christmas red cabbage recipes.

11 Red Cabbage Recipes served in a bowl with a silver spoon on a white table cloth surrounded by decorative pine cones

Caramelised shallots and brussels sprouts

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.

Make these impressive sprouts, then check out our brussels sprouts with bacon and chestnuts, sprouts with ginger and orange, roast sprouts and more brussels sprouts recipes.

Brussels Sprouts Recipe with Shallots

Dry-brined turkey crown with green herb butter

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.

Once you've tried this turkey crown, check out our easy turkey crown, roast turkey, roast turkey breast and more Christmas turkey recipes.

A cooked turkey crown on a plate with a slice taken out of it

Spiced pear chutney

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.

For more ideas, check out our Christmas chutney, tomato chutney and more chutney recipes.

A green table topped with two jars of pear chutney

Baileys hot chocolate

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.

A blue table topped with three mugs of hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows

Gluten-free mince pies

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.

Mince pie lovers should try our classic mince pies, puff pastry mince pies and vegan mince pies.

Bourbon meringue mince pies served on a cake stand next to mini white christmas trees

Chicken liver and port mousse

Rich chicken liver and boozy port come together to make this festive starter – serve with toasted slices of your favourite gluten-free bread.

Try this chicken liver mousse, then try our chicken liver pâté, chicken liver parfait, mushroom pâté and Christmas pâté recipes.

Two ramekins filled with chicken liver mousse with sourdough toast on the side

Mint chocolate mousse pots

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.

For anyone who isn't gluten-free, there's our profiteroles, sherry trifle, yule log and lots more Christmas desserts.

Chocolate Mousse Recipe with Peppermint

Christmas ice cream sandwiches

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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For more sweet treats, browse our Christmas biscuits, Christmas cookies, gingerbread men and more Christmas baking recipes.

Christmas Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe

Chocolate, chestnut and cherry roulade

This beautiful Christmas dessert uses the classic combination of chocolate and cherry but with a festive twist of a light chestnut cream.

Try this gluten-free roulade, then check out our classic yule log, cherry clafoutis and chocolate cherry fondants.

A teal board topped with a chocolate roulade. The roulade is filled with cream and whole cherries

Non-alcoholic eggnog

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 more drink ideas, check out our classic eggnog, vegan eggnog and mulled wine recipe.

A green background with four cocktails in glasses

Rarebit mushrooms with pickle dressing

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.

Try this, then check out our stuffed mushrooms and more vegetarian starters.

Rarebit-stuffed mushrooms with pickle dressing

Cranberry-cured salmon

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.

Try this then check out our gravadlax, beetroot and gin cured salmon and mustard and dill cured salmon.

Cranberry Cured Salmon

Whisky-and-maple-roasted parsnips

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.

Got a bag of parsnips to use up? Try our roast parsnips, parsnip soup, parsnip chips and more parsnip recipes.

Maple Glazed Parsnips Recipe with Whisky

Brandy butter

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.

Alternatively, you can enjoy it with our classic Christmas pudding and more Christmas baking recipes.

A small bowl filled with a cream butter with a small butter knife on the side

Cranberry sauce

Give your homemade cranberry sauce a kick by adding sumac and orange zest. This recipe comes from east London's Bubala restaurant.

For something different, try our boozy cranberry sauce, and browse our Christmas trimmings ideas to accompany your festive centrepiece.

A small speckled bowl filled with dark red cranberry sauce with a metal spoon in the bowl

Sage butter-basted roast cauliflower

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.

Sage Butter-Basted Roasted Cauliflower

Kale with raisins and pine nuts

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.

Bowl of Kale with Raisins and Pine Nuts

Carrot and parsnip dhal

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.

Or browse our spiced parsnip soup, parsnip curry, carrot soup, bubble and squeak and Christmas leftovers recipes.

Two bowls filled with yellow dhal and topped with roast parsnips

Black forest gateau

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.

Black Forest Truffle Cake Recipe

Baileys chocolate pavlova

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.

For more like this, check out our classic pavlova, passion fruit pavlova, mini pavlovas and more pavlova recipes.

Pavlova topped with chocolate shavings

Clementine yoghurt cake

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.

Gluten Free Christmas Cake Recipe With Yoghurt and Clementine

Salted caramel fudge

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.

We have more Christmas gift recipes that you can make at home, including our classic fudge, Baileys fudge, vegan fudge and vanilla fudge.

Cubes of caramel fudge sprinkled with sea salt

Peppermint creams

Made with just three ingredients, these festive chocolate peppermint creams make a thoughtful homemade gift for those with a sweet tooth.

Make these peppermint creams, then check out our Baileys truffles, gingerbread, chocolate tiffin and more homemade food gifts for Christmas.

A wooden board topped with circular peppermint creams drizzled with chocolate

Affogato chocolate mousse

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.

Try this quick mousse then check out our classic chocolate mousse, chocolate mousse cake, vegan chocolate mousse and more chocolate mousse recipes.

Chocolate Mousse Recipe with Affogato

Brussels sprout sauerkraut

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.

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For more ways with leftovers, check out our bubble and squeak, shredded brussels sprouts salad and more Christmas leftovers recipes.

A glass jar filled with shredded sprouts

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