Gluten-free Christmas menu

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.

Christmas ham with cloves

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

Christmas party dip and ceviche
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.

Try other gluten-free party plates...

Glamorgan cheese sausage rolls
Parmesan, poppy seed & caraway twists
Smoked cheese in blankets
 

Gluten-free starters

Salmon rillettes with chicory and rye bread
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. 

Try other gluten-free starters...

Gravadlax with celeriac & fennel salad
Beetroot-cured salmon with citrus salad
Pear & Manchego salad
 

Gluten-free main courses

Mustard & clementine ham hock shredded
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.

Try other gluten-free mains...

Baked glazed ham
Brined roast turkey
Pomegranate-braised pork belly
 

Gluten-free sides

Parmesan roasties in bowl
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.

Try other gluten-free sides...

Sloe gin cranberry sauce
Smoky sweet root vegetables
Black pepper hasselback potatoes
 

Gluten-free desserts

Polar bear peppermint creams on board
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. 

Try other gluten-free puds...

Ginger cookie sandwiches with lemon mascarpone
Buttermilk caramel puddings
Apricot & hazelnut mince pies
 

Like these recipes? Explore other gluten-free guides...

Top 10 tips for a gluten-free diet
Free-from baking: How to do it
Our ultimate gluten-free Christmas collection

What's your favourite part of Christmas dinner? Leave a comment below, then check out more Christmas menus...

Complete Christmas menu: Vegetarian
Vegan Christmas menu
Gluten-free Christmas menu
Complete Christmas menu: Quick
2 hour Christmas menu
Complete Christmas menu: For a crowd
Complete Christmas menu: For two

 

 

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