30 Gluten-Free Party Food Picks Everyone Will Love
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30 Gluten-Free Party Food Picks Everyone Will Love

Written by Emily Hirsch, MS, RDN on December 13, 2023

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Celebrate your next occasion without compromising on flavor with our irresistible selection of gluten free party food picks. Whether you're navigating dietary restrictions or simply seeking delicious options, our guide ensures that all your guests can indulge in the celebration without worry.

 

From mouth-watering appetizers to sweet treats, we've handpicked a range of tasty gluten free party food ideas that not only cater to gluten-sensitive guests but will leave everyone at your next gathering craving more.

Caprese Skewers

Packed with the freshness of tomatoes, creamy mozzarella, fragrant basil, and a drizzle of balsamic glaze, these skewers offer a delicious balance of flavors that couldn’t be easier to make.

 

All of the ingredients are naturally gluten-free and offer a delicious twist to the Caprese salad. They’re not only fun to eat, but also provide a safe and tasty option for guests with gluten sensitivities.

 

Shrimp Cocktail

A delightful combination of succulent shrimp paired with a zesty and tangy cocktail sauce makes this classic appetizer a win for everyone. The main ingredients, cooked shrimp and cocktail sauce, are not only delicious but they’re also naturally gluten-free.

 

Additionally, shrimp is packed with protein, which offers a nutritious alternative to traditional carb-heavy appetizers.

Bacon-Wrapped Dates

The irresistible combination of sweet and savory flavors, along with their easy preparation, makes bacon-wrapped dates a standout choice as a gluten free party food.

 

The natural sweetness and chewiness of the dates complement the crispy, saltiness of the bacon, creating a delicious contrast that will leave all of your guests asking for more.

Guacamole with Veggie Chips

The delightful blend of creamy avocados, zesty lime, and the fresh crunch of assorted veggies makes guacamole an excellent gluten free party food. Avocados offer a powerhouse of benefits, containing heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, fiber, and an array of vitamins and minerals.

 

Paired with nutrient-rich veggies like colorful bell peppers, carrots, and cucumber, this dish offers a wide array of important nutrients and is delicious to boot. Just mash up ripe avocados, squeeze in some lime juice, and add diced tomatoes, onions, and cilantro. You'll have flavorful and nutritious guacamole that's ready in no time.

Baked Zucchini Fries

Do you want a crunchy and flavorful alternative to traditional fries that can also be gluten free? With their crispy exterior and tender interior, baked zucchini fries offer a tasty twist on a beloved classic.

 

To make gluten-free baked zucchini fries, coat zucchini strips in a mixture of gluten-free breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, and seasonings, then bake until golden and crispy.

 Deviled Eggs

The primary ingredients—hard-boiled eggs, mayonnaise, mustard, and paprika—are naturally gluten free making them a crowd-pleasing and inclusive option for guests. Additionally, deviled eggs offer a protein-packed appetizer with essential vitamins and minerals, making them a nutritious addition to any party spread.

 

Deviled eggs are versatile as you can change their flavor profile by adding different toppings like Chomps Meat Sticks or hot sauce, catering to a wide-range of diverse palates.

Sweet Potato Bites

If you’re looking for gluten free party food ideas, look no further than these mouthwatering sweet potato bites. Simply slice sweet potatoes into rounds, roast until tender, and top with creamy goat cheese and a drizzle of honey for a delightful combination of flavors.

 

The natural sweetness of the potatoes, paired with the tangy goat cheese and honey, creates a tasty and attractive appetizer that’s also easy to make.

Cowboy Caviar

This flavorful and colorful dip combines fresh veggies, beans, and a zesty dressing, providing a refreshing and satisfying option for all of your guests. 


To make cowboy caviar simply mix together black beans, corn, tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, and cilantro, then toss with a dressing made of olive oil, lime juice, garlic, and spices. Dip with gluten free tortilla chips, veggie sticks, or gluten free crackers for a satisfying crunch.

Smoked Salmon Roll-Ups

Smoked salmon roll-ups make a great gluten free party food due to their nutritional value, elegant presentation, and ease of preparation. Chock full of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, these tasty and visually pleasing salmon rolls are incredibly easy to assemble.

 

Simply spread cream cheese on smoked salmon slices, sprinkle with finely chopped chives, roll them, and then slice into bite-sized pieces.

Mango Sorbet

Mango sorbet offers a refreshing and naturally gluten-free alternative to traditional ice cream. To make it, blend ripe mangoes with sugar and a splash of lime juice, then freeze the mixture.

 

You’ll have the perfect fruity frozen treat that accommodates various needs and dietary preferences at your next celebration.

 

 

Hummus Veggie Platter

Create a simple yet delightful hummus appetizer by arranging a colorful assortment of fresh vegetables, like cucumber slices, cherry tomatoes, baby carrots, and bell pepper strips, around a bowl of creamy hummus.

 

This easy-to-assemble veggie platter offers a range of flavors and textures, making it a crowd-pleasing and easy gluten-free party food

Spinach and Feta Stuffed Mushrooms

For a simple and easy mushroom appetizer for your next party, try spinach and feta stuffed mushrooms. Simply mix sautéed spinach, crumbled feta cheese, and gluten-free breadcrumbs in a bowl. For extra flavor you can also add Chomps Italian Beef sticks, finely diced to your mixture.

 

Remove the stems from the mushrooms, stuff them with the spinach-feta mixture, and bake until golden brown. These bite-sized treats are easy to prepare and offer a savory, gluten-free option for all of your party guests.

Jalapeño Poppers

Want to add a flavorful kick to your next get together? It’s easy to craft a simple and spicy gluten-free appetizer by stuffing halved jalapeños with a mixture of cream cheese and shredded cheddar. Simply bake until the peppers are tender, and voilà, you’ve got a gluten free, crowd-pleasing app for all of your guests to enjoy.

 

Add our Jalapeño Beef Chomps, finely chopped, to your cream cheese mixture for a boost of protein and an extra fiery flare.

 

Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers

Quinoa-stuffed peppers offer both simplicity for the cook and a nutritious, inclusive option for guests. In a bowl, mix cooked quinoa with black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, and your choice of spices. Stuff the halved bell peppers with the quinoa mixture and bake until the peppers are tender.

 

The dish is not only visually appealing but is also packed with a variety of essential nutrients.

Gluten Free Cheese Platter

Gluten free dishes to bring to a party don’t have to be overly complicated. Create a simple and easy gluten free cheese platter with assorted hard and soft cheeses, gluten-free crackers, grapes, and nuts.

 

The delightful combination of different cheese textures and flavors, complemented by the sweetness of grapes and the crunch of nuts is a classic and tasty crowd-pleaser.

Baked Brie with Honey and Nuts

If you’re looking for a sophisticated and gluten free appetizer that elevates your next gathering, look no further than this mouthwatering combination of sweet and savory flavors.

 

To make baked brie with honey and nuts, simply wrap a wheel of brie in gluten-free puff pastry, drizzle with honey, sprinkle with chopped nuts, and bake until golden brown.

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

This versatile and easy dish makes for a perfect gluten free party food. Sauté ground chicken with gluten-free soy sauce, ginger, and other seasonings. Spoon the flavorful chicken mixture into lettuce leaves, creating a light and savory wrap that is sure to please.

 

You can also allow your guests to customize their wraps with additional gluten-free condiments like hoisin sauce, sliced green onions, or chopped peanuts. This adds a fun and yummy feature to the party experience.

Gluten Free Bruschetta

Make gluten free bruschetta the life of your next party! This classic appetizer is a breeze to make. Just toast up some gluten-free bread slices and pile on a mix of fresh tomatoes, basil, garlic, and a drizzle of balsamic glaze for an extra burst of flavor.

 

Now you've got a delicious gluten-free treat, leaving you more time to enjoy the party and less time stressing in the kitchen.

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Take your meatballs to the next level with this gluten free party food. Simply combine ground beef with gluten-free breadcrumbs, minced garlic, and your favorite seasonings. Form the mixture into bite-sized meatballs and bake until golden brown.

 

In a separate saucepan, simmer a mixture of gluten-free soy sauce, pineapple juice, brown sugar, and vinegar until it thickens. Toss the meatballs in the sweet and sour sauce, and serve with toothpicks for a flavorful and fun treat.

White Bean Chili

If you’re looking for a comforting and crowd-pleasing gluten-free dish that's perfect for entertaining, white bean chili may just fit the bill. Made with white beans, chicken or vegetable broth, and a medley of spices, this chili is both wholesome and nutritious.

 

To make white bean chili, sauté onions, garlic, and diced chicken or vegetables in a pot. Add white beans, chicken or vegetable broth, and a blend of spices, then simmer until all the delicious flavors meld.

Roasted Chickpeas

Looking for a crunchy and satisfying party snack that’s delicious and gluten free? Roasted chickpeas make a delightfully easy gluten free party food that can be seasoned with a wide range of spices, adding a flavorful twist to your next party spread.

 

To make roasted chickpeas, toss dried chickpeas in olive oil, season with salt and preferred spices, then bake in a preheated oven until golden and crispy.

Stuffed Dates

Stuffed dates offer a delightful blend of natural sweetness, creamy textures, and endless filling possibilities that cater to a variety of taste preferences.

 

First, pit dates and stuff them with a variety of fillings like goat cheese, almonds, or nut butter. Then, finish with a drizzle of honey or a sprinkle of sea salt for a crowd-pleasing treat that's as easy to make as it is delicious.

Gluten Free Chicken Wings

Create a mouthwatering gluten-free wings appetizer without compromising on flavor or texture. With gluten-free flour alternatives or a mixture of rice flour and cornstarch, you can achieve a crispy and delicious coating.

 

Additionally, chicken wings can be made in a variety of different flavors. Whether tossing them in a gluten-free barbecue sauce, a tangy buffalo sauce, or seasoning them with herbs and spices, you’ll be sure to please the palate of all of your guests.

 

Coconut Shrimp

With its crispy, tropical coating and succulent core, coconut shrimp can turn any gathering into a beachside party. Coconut shrimp can be made by dipping large shrimp into a gluten-free batter, coating them generously with shredded coconut, and air-frying until golden brown for a gluten free appetizer that's both simple to make and irresistibly delicious.

Loaded Potato Skins

Who can resist the irresistible appeal of a perfectly loaded potato skin appetizer? For an easy and tasty gluten free party food, bake or air-fry potato halves until crispy. Then, scoop out some of the flesh, leaving a shell, and fill with gluten-free toppings like shredded cheese, Chomps Meat sticks, and green onions. Bake again until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Fruit Skewers

If you’re running out of gluten free food ideas for a party, fruit skewers are here to the rescue! Bursting with vibrant colors and natural sweetness, fruit skewers are nutritious, delicious and making them couldn’t be easier. 

Flourless Chocolate Squares

Flourless Chocolate Squares are an ideal gluten free party dessert, debunking the myth that a gluten free diet means forgoing delicious desserts. To make them, combine melted chocolate, eggs, sugar, and cocoa powder, then bake to perfection. 


In no time you’ll have a decadent and gluten free dessert that proves your guests can indulge in sweetness without compromise.

Polenta Pizza Bites

These bites are made by slicing polenta into rounds, topping them with marinara sauce, cheese, and your favorite pizza toppings, then baking until bubbly and golden. For an elevated twist, try topping your pizza bites with our gluten free Chomps Pepperoni Seasoned Turkey sticks.

Prosciutto-Wrapped Figs

Prosciutto-wrapped figs are an exquisite gluten free party food that combines the sweet and savory notes of figs with the rich, salty flavor of prosciutto, creating a delectable and elegant appetizer. To make them, wrap fresh or dried figs with prosciutto and bake until the prosciutto is crispy. Drizzle with balsamic glaze for extra flavor.

 

 

 

Rice Pudding

Made by simmering rice in a blend of milk, sugar, and vanilla, rice pudding is not only a nostalgic favorite but also a versatile dessert that can be enjoyed by all guests, regardless of their dietary restrictions.


To prepare, simmer rice in a mixture of milk, sugar, and vanilla until the grains are tender and the mixture thickens. Voila! You now have a velvety bowl of rich pudding, ready to be savored at your next gathering.

A Tasty Finale: Reflecting on Gluten Free Party Food Bliss

For your upcoming party, ensure a delightful variety of party food, gluten-free and full of flavor, to cater to all your guests' tastes and dietary preferences. Our selection ensures that everyone, regardless of their dietary needs, can partake in the festive joy without compromise.

 

Remember, it’s always best to check specific product labels to confirm their gluten-free status.

 

Bookmark our gluten-free party foods list for future celebrations, ensuring a delicious and inclusive spread that satisfies all of your guests!

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