15 Gluten Free Party Foods to Make Your Next Get Together a Hit

15 Gluten Free Party Foods to Make Your Next Get Together a Hit

Our top list of gluten free foods every one is sure to enjoy at your next party.

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just getting together with friends, you should always have some tasty snacks on hand. To make things easy for yourself and your gluten free friends, be sure to include some gluten free items on your party prep list. Below you’ll find some of our favorite gluten free party foods that are quick and easy to prepare but sure to satisfy your hunger without compromising your diet. Just remember to always check the labels of all ingredients that aren’t explicitly labeled “certified gluten free” to ensure they do not contain gluten.

1. Easy Cheesy Fondue

No one can resist a steamy pot of fondue and, if you serve it with Schär Gluten Free Italian Breadsticks, your entire entourage can enjoy this tasty snack. Start by tossing a pound of your favorite cheese with cornstarch while you heat a cup of dry white wine with a teaspoon of garlic. Add your cheese a little at a time, stirring until it is melted and smooth, then transfer to a fondue pot to serve.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

2. Rosemary Roasted Cashews

No party would be complete without a big bowl of nuts, but these rosemary roasted cashews aren’t your ordinary nut. Start with 1 ¼ pounds of whole cashews and bake them for 10 minutes until they are warm. Toss with melted butter, rosemary, dark brown sugar, and salt then you are good to go! If you want to add a little kick, throw in some cayenne pepper.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

3. Puff Pastry Bites with Nutella

If you’re looking for something sweet that’s a snap to prepare, try these puff pastry bites with Nutella using Schär Gluten Free Puff Pastry Dough. Start by preheating your waffle iron and rolling out the puff pastry dough. Cut the dough into bite-sized squares and arrange as many as you can fit in your waffle iron. Close the waffle iron and cook the shells until they are just browned. Remove the shells to a plate then spread with Nutella and top with fresh sliced fruit to serve.

Prep Time: 15 minutes + time to thaw

4. Baked Buffalo Wings

Buffalo wings are a party staple and they are surprisingly easy to prepare. Start by steaming the wings for 10 minutes then pat dry and chill for about an hour. Next, roast the wings for 40 minutes until the skin is browned, turning once halfway through. Finish it all off by whisking together some melted butter, garlic, and hot sauce and toss the wings until coated. Serve with ranch and celery sticks for dipping!

Prep Time: 1 hour

5. Bacon Pecan Cheese Ball

No party would be complete without a cheese ball, and this recipe is loaded with crispy bacon, chopped pecans, and three types of cheese. Start by beating together an 8-ounce package of cream cheese with ½ cup sour cream. Stir in 2 cups each of shredded Swiss cheese and cheddar along with ½ cup of chopped bacon, ¼ cup chopped pecans, and your choice of seasonings. Chill for an hour then shape the mixture into a ball and roll it in a combination of ½ cup bacon and ¼ cup pecans along with fresh parsley. Wrap in plastic and chill for another hour then serve with Schär Gluten Free Entertainment Crackers.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

6. Crackers Seasoned Three Ways

You can’t have a party without dip but dip requires crackers, which can sometimes be a problem for gluten free guests. Rather than making gluten free crackers from scratch, simply pick up a package of Schär’s delectable Table Crackers and prepare them as you wish. For garlic rosemary seasoned crackers, add 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/2 tsp garlic, and 1 1/2 tsp fresh rosemary (minced) over crackers. For parmesan seasoned crackers, add 1/4 cup olive oil and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (grated) over crackers. Lastly, for spicy seasoned crackers with a kick, add 1/4 cup olive oil and 1/2 tsp of crushed red pepper flakes over crackers. Choose the seasoned tabled crackers based on the other snacks you’ll be providing.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

7. Vegetarian Buffalo Dip

If you love the flavor of Buffalo chicken dip, but you want to keep your party vegetarian-friendly, this buffalo dip is a great alternative. Start by combining an 8-ounce package of cream cheese with a cup of sour cream and a packet of gluten free ranch dressing mix in a bowl. Stir smooth then add 2 cups shredded cheddar, a can of black beans, 8 ounces sliced mushrooms and a cup of Buffalo sauce. Transfer it all to a slow cooker and cook on high for 1 ½ hours then serve with Schär Gluten Free Crostini for delicious dipping.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

8. Impossibly Easy Spinach Dip

Spinach dip is a party staple, and this recipe comes together in just 20 to 25 minutes. Start by cooking some carrots and onions until soft then add a 10-ounce package of frozen spinach (thawed and squeezed to remove moisture). Stir in a cup of mayonnaise and a half cup of sour cream along with some gluten-free soy sauce and Worcestershire. Stir in ¼ cup of parmesan cheese then serve with Schär Gluten Free Table Crackers or chips for dipping.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

9. Pastry-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

If you’re looking to spice things up at your next party, try these pastry-wrapped jalapeno poppers using Schär Gluten Free Puff Pastry Dough. Start by slicing 12 jalapenos in half and removing the seeds. Next, beat together 8 ounces of cream cheese, ¾ cup shredded cheese, 2/3 cup chopped bacon, and ½ teaspoon garlic powder. Spoon the mixture into the jalapeno halves then wrap them in slices of puff pastry dough. Place the poppers on a baking sheet and brush with egg wash then bake for 20 minutes.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

10. Baked Eggplant Bites

Party favorites like chicken nuggets are off-limits to gluten free guests, but these baked eggplant bites are a friendly alternative. Start by slicing eggplant into nuggets and dip them in a mixture of olive oil, sesame oil, cider vinegar, lemon juice, and seasonings. Next, drench them in almond flour and place them on a baking sheet. Spritz with cooking spray then bake for 30 minutes until crisp, turning them once halfway through, until they are golden and crispy.

Prep Time: 45 minutes

11. Cookie Dough Dip

Who ever said that dip had to be savory? This cookie dough dip is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth, and it goes great with Schär Gluten Free Honeygrams. Start by beating together a package of cream cheese with ½ cup butter. Add a cup of powdered sugar, two tablespoons of brown sugar, and some vanilla extract. Once you have the base for your cookie dough dip completed, you can fold in your favorite fillings like mini chocolate chips, toffee pieces, or rainbow sprinkles. Enjoy!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

12. Roasted Chickpeas

Save your guests the boring bowls of pretzels and chips by serving up these roasted sweet and salty chickpeas. Start by draining, rinsing, and patting dry a can of chickpeas. Next, combine grown sugar, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt in a large bowl. Toss in the chickpeas until they are coated with the seasoning blend, then bake them on a baking sheet for 1 hour until crunchy.

Prep Time: 1 hour

13. Roasted Beet White Bean Hummus

As easy as it might be to pick up a tub of prepared hummus at the grocery store, your guests will appreciate the gesture and flavor of this homemade roasted beet and white bean hummus. Start by roasting some beets until tender then puree them with white beans, lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste then serve with sliced veggies or Schär Gluten Free Crackers.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

14. Loaded Tot-Cho Platter

Nachos are easy, but they’re way overdone. These loaded tot-chos are a refreshing take on a party classic that your guests are sure to love. Start by baking up a bag of frozen tater tots until they are lightly browned then spread them on a baking pan and sprinkle with shredded cheese. Bake until the cheese is melted then load everything up with diced tomato, chopped onion, sliced jalapeno, and sour cream.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

15. Caramel-Coated Brie

This warm, creamy brie is coated in sticky-sweet caramel and pecans for a delicious twist on a party favorite. Start by combining 1 ¼ cups sugar and 1/3 cup water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat and cook until the sugar dissolves – swirl the pan, do not stir. Brushing down the sides of the pan, transfer it to an ice bath when the sugar is dark brown. Place a wheel of brie on a serving platter then top with pecans dipped in the caramel. Drizzle the remaining caramel over the top of the brie, letting it drip down the sides of the brie, then serve with Schär Gluten Free Snacker Thins.

Prep Time: 15 minutes