4 Gluten-Free Holiday Recipes That Will Make You Jolly

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Holidays can be a difficult time for someone with food restrictions. If you do not consume gluten, many recipes are perfect for the whole family to enjoy without anyone feeling left out at the table. If you cook for a loved one with an allergy, just cook in a gluten-free space to avoid cross-contamination! 

Walnut and Herb Stuffed Mushrooms

These stuffed mushrooms will be a perfect pre-game before the main course, and the nuts and herbs will have you in the holiday spirit. 


  • Pack of cremini mushrooms
  • Bacon 
  • Block of cream cheese
  • Garlic 
  • Rosemary and thyme
  • Crushed walnuts (a good substitute for bread crumbs)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Hollow out mushrooms by taking out stems (save on the side)
  • Dice up bacon and cook on a pan
  • Take mushroom stems and add to pan with garlic, rosemary, and thyme
  • Mix with cream cheese
  • Add mixture to mushrooms and top with crushed walnuts 
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes

Gluten-Free Green Bean Casserole

This gluten-free green bean casserole is a great starter dish for your holiday dinner. 


  • 4 cups green beans 
  • 1 cup gluten-free breadcrumbs
  • 1 can gluten-free cream of mushroom soup
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 cup organic gluten-free French fried onions 
  • 3 tablespoons butter 
  • Salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste. 


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  • Mix green beans, milk, seasoning, and cream of mushroom soup in the casserole dish
  • Top with bread crumbs and fried onions
  • Bake 25 minutes
  • Serve and enjoy

Collard Greens

Collard greens are a delicious side dish that is an excellent substitute if you’ve had enough green beans on the holiday table. 


  • Fresh collard greens 
  • 4 slices of turkey bacon
  • Chopped onion 
  • Minced garlic
  • 3 cups chicken broth


  • Dice up bacon and sear on a pan
  • Add onions and garlic and sear
  • Add collard greens 
  • Let greens cook, and add chicken broth
  • Add spices to liking
  • Simmer on low for about 30 minutes

Gluten-Free Stuffing 

Stuffing is a holiday staple, and it’s very possible to have gluten-free stuffing in your turkey or as a side dish. 


  • 1 loaf of gluten-free bread
  • Celery
  • Garlic
  • Chicken stock
  • Olive oil
  • Seasonings 


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Cube bread and spread out on the baking tray, drizzle with oil
  • Bake for 30 minutes, taking breaks to flip the bread to cook on all sides
  • In a pan, cook celery, garlic, and onions. Add seasonings 
  • Heat chicken stock in a separate pan 
  • Combine everything in a casserole dish
  • Bake for half an hour at 350.

Peppermint Bark

Peppermint bark is a great gluten-free holiday snack that is super easy to make! 


  • Semisweet chocolate 
  • White chocolate
  • Peppermints or candy canes 


  • Melt semisweet chocolate in a bowl and stir
  • Spread chocolate on a pan covered with parchment paper
  • Let the chocolate cool in the fridge
  • Crush peppermints as you wait for cooling
  • Melt white chocolate and stir
  • Pour white chocolate on top of the chocolate spread 
  • Add crushed peppermints on top of white chocolate
  • Let cool in the fridge until solid
  • Break into pieces and serve


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