Gluten Free Appetizers for Any Occasion

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Gluten free appetizers are a large part of any party or holiday gathering, but many prepackaged appetizers at grocery stores are full of gluten. Even if a package states that an appetizer is gluten free, unless it is certified gluten free, it is possible that it still contains traces of wheat. That’s why I make homemade gluten free appetizers.

Recipes for Gluten Free Appetizers

Some of my favorite gluten free appetizers are so delicious that you won’t even notice that they are made without wheat, rye, or barley. The best thing about these appetizer recipes is that they are fancy enough for cocktail parties and easy enough for game day food, but are also perfect for any occasion!

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Bite Sized Gluten Free Appetizers {Finger Foods}

Bolognese Stuffed Mushrooms

An easy party appetizer packed with all the flavors of your favorite Italian meat sauce in one bite-sized package with a sprinkling of mozzarella and parmesan cheese.

Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Quinoa Bites

With three kinds of cheese, this easy gluten free appetizers recipe turns your favorite hot spinach artichoke dip into a healthy, whole grain finger food!

With 3 kinds of cheese, these cheesy spinach artichoke quinoa bites take spinach artichoke dip recipe to a healthy gluten free appetizer!

Buffalo Chicken Spring Rolls

The perfect gluten free appetizers to make when you want easy, healthy finger foods with loads of flavor!

Easy Gluten Free Appetizers - Buffalo Chicken Spring Rolls

Sweet and Spicy Blue Cheese Bacon Wrapped Dates

Blue cheese stuffed dates wrapped in bacon, then coated in a honey lime sriracha glaze. These will be your new favorite gluten free party appetizer recipe!

Sweet and Spicy Blue Cheese Bacon Wrapped Dates

Apple Cider BBQ Turkey Meatballs

Kids and adults love the sweet and savory flavors in these easy turkey meatballs covered in a mixture of apple cider and your favorite barbecue sauce.

Apple Cider BBQ Turkey Meatballs are one of the best gluten free appetizer recipes

Chorizo Sweet Potato Tortilla Bites

This easy appetizer recipe is a sweet, smoky, spicy twist on the classic Spanish tapas recipe for tortilla Espanola!

Spanish Chorizo Sweet Potato Tortilla Bites

Cheesy Veggie Quinoa Bites

These healthy little tots are packed with vegetables and cheese for a perfect healthy snack, appetizer, or side dish. Use any leftovers you have in your fridge!

Cheesy Veggie Quinoa Bites

Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos

Crispy on the outside, cheesy on the inside, and healthier and less greay than the original fried version.

A pile of chicken and black bean taquitos on a plate with cheede oozing out

Mini Caprese Polenta Pizzas

A favorite appetizer salad is transformed into hand held game day munchies in this delicious polenta pizza recipe!

Mini Caprese Polenta Pizzas

Butternut Squash, Pomegranate and Goat Cheese Crostini

Easy enough to throw together on game day, but elegant enough for a special dinner or Oscars party hors d’oeurves. Your guests will go crazy for this gorgeous and delicious appetizer recipe!

Butternut Squash, Pomegranate and Goat Cheese Crostini

 

Asian Beef and Broccoli Lettuce Wraps

All you need to put this easy beef and broccoli recipe together are a few pantry ingredients and a pound of ground beef. This healthy appetizer comes together in less than thirty minutes!

Asian Beef and Broccoli Lettuce Wraps

Barbecue Meatball Cheesy Sweet Potato Bites

One of the easiest gluten free appetizers you can make! Prepared gluten free meatballs nest inside cheese loaded, baked sweet potato cups. Easy, cheesy, and delicious!

Barbecue Meatball Cheesy Sweet Potato Bites

Buffalo Blue Cheese Deviled Eggs

Add a kick of spice to traditional deviled eggs, then make them healthier by using Greek yogurt instead of mayo. You’re going to love these gluten free appetizers!

Buffalo Blue Cheese Deviled Eggs

Thai Larb Chicken Lettuce Cups

Warm chicken stir fried with fish sauce, spicy fresh chiles and lime juice on top of cold, crisp lettuce cups. They make easy gluten free appetizers or a delicious and filling healthy meal.

Thai Larb Chicken Lettuce Cups

Gluten Free Appetizers on Sticks and Skewers

Steak Bites with Bloody Maria Dipping Sauce

Chunks of beef are simply seasoned and seared, then served with a blood red dipping sauce, reminiscent of a classic Bloody Mary cocktail, but made with red wine instead of vodka.

Steak Bites with Bloody Maria Dipping Sauce

Apple Chicken Salad on a Stick

With a three-ingredient honey mustard dip for dunking, you can make a big platter of this chicken salad for an appetizer or game day snack.

Apple Chicken Salad on a Stick

Chili Lime Steak Bites

This easy beef recipe packs plenty of spicy and zesty flavors into tender pieces of steak. With a few ingredients and less than fifteen minutes, you’ll have a fiesta for your taste buds.

Chili Lime Steak Bites

Chef Salad on a Stick

Your favorite salad just became adorable hand held appetizers! These are perfect for picnics or tucking into lunchboxes, too.

Chef Salad on a Stick - gluten free appetizers

Gluten Free Dips

Kentucky Hot Brown Dip

Everything you love from the classic Southern sandwich gets baked into a hot cheese dip recipe loaded with turkey, bacon, and tomatoes.

Kentucky Hot Brown Dip

Mango Avocado Salsa

Unlike many salsa recipes, this fruit salsa has barely a hint of spice, making it a kid-friendly favorite. Perfect for dipping, but try adding it to your tacos for a fun twist!

Mango Avocado Salsa

Tzatziki Dip

It is fast to stir together these six ingredients and dig into right away, or make it ahead and let it sit in the fridge for a few hours for the fresh Greek flavors to fully develop.

Tzatziki Yogurt Dip for veggies

Cauliflower-Based Gluten Free Appetizers

Spinach Artichoke Cheesy Cauliflower Bread Sticks

Pack veggies and cheese into this side dish or appetizer recipe inspired by everyone’s favorite spinach artichoke dip for a gluten free snack that’s fun to dip.

Sesame Glazed Cauliflower Wings

These healthy bites are perfect for game day snacking! Bite sized pieces of cauliflower breaded and baked with a sesame glaze. SO addictive!

Sesame Glazed Cauliflower Wings - easy gluten free appetizers

Cranberry Balsamic Glazed Cauliflower Wings

These are perfect when you need gluten free appetizers for Thanksgiving or Christmas, or you want to use up leftover cranberry sauce.

Cranberry Balsamic Glazed Cauliflower Wings

Bang Bang Cauliflower Bites

A healthy, gluten free version of a popular Asian restaurant favorite. Move over, Bang Bang Shrimp!

Bang Bang Cauliflower Bites - healthy gluten free appetizers for any occasion!

Balsamic Glazed Cauliflower Wings

This sweet, savory, sticky gluten free appetizer will be devoured by vegans and meat-eaters. Perfect for game day eats!

Balsamic Glazed Cauliflower Wings

Blue Cheese Cauliflower Cheesy Bread Sticks

This low-carb, veggie appetizer is so crispy, spicy and delicious, you won’t miss the heavy game day snacks. Even better when you dip them into Buffalo marinara dipping sauce!

Blue Cheese Cauliflower Cheesy Breadsticks

Honey Lime Sriracha Glazed Cauliflower Wings

These cauliflower bites have a little sweet and a little heat! They will be devoured by everyone at your party, so make a double batch!

Honey Lime Sriracha Glazed Cauliflower Wings

Chipotle Cheddar Cheese Cauliflower Poppers

These cauliflower poppers make the perfect healthy snack, and this cauliflower based appetizers recipe is easy to make, too!

Chipotle Cheddar Cheese Cauliflower Poppers

Gluten Free Appetizers with Brie Cheese

Nothing says “elegant appetizer recipe” more than recipes using a wheel of baked brie cheese. These are some of my favorite gluten free appetizers, because they’re so easy to make!

Pineapple Pecan Baked Brie

Because no party is complete without ooey gooey, melty cheese, just top warm Brie cheese with caramelized pineapple and pecans for a festive appetizer. 

Caramelized Apple Pecan Baked Brie

With only six ingredients and a few minutes, you can serve this cheesy dip to your friends and family and impress everyone with how simple and special it is. 

Honey Nut Baked Brie

Creamy Brie cheese topped with honey sweetened walnuts and pecans. Get your dipping crackers out and your taste buds ready for a fantastic treat!

Honey Nut Baked Brie Bloomin’ Apples

Bloomin’ onions have nothing on this gluten free appetizer! Melty Brie cheese oozing between “petals” of honey-sweetened fruit and crunchy nuts.

Honey Nut Baked Brie - gluten free appetizers

Balsamic Blueberry Bacon Baked Brie

All of those “b” words can’t be wrong! An ooey gooey, cheesy appetizer recipe with the perfect combo of sweet and savory.

Balsamic Blueberry Baked Brie with Bacon

Miscellaneous Gluten Free Appetizer Recipes

Sparkling Cider Apple Chutney

This delicious apple chutney is a sweet and savory mixture of apples, cranberries, and thyme, with the tang of vinegar, and a splash of sparkling apple cider.

Sparkling Cider Apple Chutney - one of the best gluten free appetizers!

Pineapple Ham Cheese Ball

This gluten free appetizers recipe will complete your cheese platter with its sweet and salty, cheesy flavors, and creamy texture with the perfect amount of crunch from its pecan coating. You can make it ahead of time and even use your leftover holiday ham.

Pineapple Ham Cheese Ball - one of the best gluten free appetizers
Best Gluten Free Appetizer recipes

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