Our gluten-free Christmas lunch recipes are indulgently festive as well as catering to special dietary needs – proof that free-from cooking needn't be bland.
Our gluten-free menu has all the step-by-step recipes you need to cook a delicious Christmas dinner, from easy starters to free-from sweets and puddings. Grab an apron and a mixing bowl, and get stuck in to making these decadent festive dishes.
Gluten-free party food
No party would be complete without a few nibbles to whet your appetite for the main event. Crisps and dips are always a winner, especially if avocado is involved, so feed your guests our Christmas ceviche with guacamole. For another dippable party treat try polenta & prosciutto chips which add a stylish pop of colour to your buffet table. Alternatively, you can't go wrong with a classic combination of salmon and zingy lemon in these mini fish cakes.
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Christmas recipes should have plenty of seasonal flavours and sparkle with festive colour, and these fresh & smoked salmon rillettes are a perfect example – plus, they're simple to make. Serve as a pâté, piled onto chicory leaves, or if you want to go all out, make our lobster, green bean & radicchio salad. If you're craving warmer winter flavours, try our butternut soup with crispy sage & apple croutons, a really wholesome dish that's also suitable for vegetarians.
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Gluten-free main courses
Serve up traditional roast turkey without the fuss. We've coated ours in a simple mustard and honey glaze that gives it a subtle sweetness along with five spice to make it even more festive. Don't forget to save the juices from the tin as well, for a deliciously rich gravy. For Boxing Day, our mustard & clementine glazed ham hock is an easy recipe that glistens with dark, caramelised treacle. If you're looking for a hearty vegetarian main, our Persian-inspired cranberry, sprout & pecan pilaf works well as part of a buffet.
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Make your meal shine with crunchy, spicy and zesty sides to accompany the main course. These parmesan roast potatoes are tossed in cheese and polenta to add a crisp texture – a seasoning we can't resist. Spruce up the veg and dress them, too, as we've done with our hazelnut & mustard carrots, and try a twist on braised cabbage with our juniper & apple version.You could also make buttery roasted Jerusalem artichokes for a side with a difference.
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A magnificent main meal deserves an impressive dessert. Only got room for something small? Our cute polar bear peppermint creams are the ideal after-dinner treat, especially for kids. Or go for a twist on the traditional with crumble-topped mince pies, best enjoyed with mulled wine. For a jazzed-up fruit cake, try our gingered version which can be made ahead of time. For those with a real sweet tooth, our caramel chocolate log with a dulce de leche filling will surely satisfy.
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