20 Gluten-Free Party Foods for Your Menu

Dietary needs have become a real hot topic amongst party hosts. Many families are adopting gluten-free lifestyles, and unlike fad diets, these lifestyle eating habits are required to be followed -- whether you're eating a weeknight meal or munching on chips at a party.

Conscientious hosts looking for gluten-free party recipes often have trouble finding safe recipes when they're not totally familiar with the diet's restrictions, so we've found 20 gluten-free party foods we know everyone in the crowd will approve of.


  • Buffalo chicken is delicious, crock pots make it even easier to enjoy and this particular recipe is gluten-free, which makes it the perfect party food to serve to guests.

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  • Chips and dip is pretty much a party staple, and this easy homemade chickpea flatbread is a great gluten-free alternative.

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  • Sweet corn, spicy peppers and savory beans, all mixed up with fresh herbs make for a delicious explosion of flavor in your mouth that’s gluten-free to boot! Give this dip a try.

  • Mini meatballs make the perfect appetizer, according to us at least. These gluten-free meatballs drizzled in a soy ginger glaze make for the perfect party appetizer no matter the occasion.

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  • Onion rings can be gluten-free and still taste delicious. This recipe proves it!

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  • Chicken fingers, tenders or nuggets are a must-serve at our parties. These guys keep it tasty and gluten-free.

    Image courtesy of  Gluten-Free Girl.com 

  • Macaroni and cheese is always a party favorite as guests can’t get enough and hostesses have such an easy time whipping it up.

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  • Living gluten-free makes it a challenge to enjoy classic pigs-in-a-blanket, a party recipe staple at many celebrations. Try this gluten-free version to enjoy!

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  • Herb stuffed mushrooms are great for the holidays or any other celebration. We’re fans of this gluten-free recipe.

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  • Gooey, crunchy and served on a stick – we’ll call it the ultimate party food. These gluten-free goat cheese balls coated in an herb, bacon and pecan mixture are amazing.

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  • Whether it’s an official birthday or just a big ol’ celebration, cake is always in order! A gluten-free alternative to the classic cake is this scrumptious and festive confetti cake.

  • Packed with lots of flavor, color and texture, you’d hardly think these scrumptious cookies are gluten-free, but they are!

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  • We’re big fans of finger sandwiches and mini bites for parties. These gluten-free chicken salad sandwiches are a must try!

    Image courtesy of The Dusty Baker

  • Believe it or not, potatoes are gluten-free. We’re loving this recipe topped with fresh broccoli instead of our usual bacon bits as it’s vegetarian-friendly, too!

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  • Not only is this party side gluten-free, but it’s also vegan friendly. We’re loving this recipe for its natural flavors, rich texture and versatility when it comes to planning a menu.

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  • This fresh pasta salad is perfect for spring, summer or fall parties hosted outdoors.

    Image courtesy of Gluten-Free Goddess

  • Pair your gluten-free chicken tenders with some baked fries that are PACKED with flavor.

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  • Chocolate? Peanut Butter? Combine these two with this recipe for some of the most amazing looking brownies ever. Oh yea, AND they’re gluten-free.

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  • Pair these gluten-free nut crackers with a few choice cheese spreads at your next party for a sophisticated bite guests won’t be able to get enough of.

    Image courtesy of  Green Kitchen Stories

  • Gluten-free with lots of Asian flavors, we love these healthy chicken lettuce wraps for any party, any time.

    Image courtesy of Mary Ellen's Cooking Creations

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