For many of us, the holidays are the times we tend to indulge and stray from our gluten free, dairy free, or paleo lifestyles, to go crazy eating anything we want. This year, use this recipe round-up to stay on track and avoid all that post-holiday regret!

 

Entrees 

Below are our best gluten free entree ideas. We included a few different choices, including a vegan option!

 

Perfect Prime Rib with Red Wine Jus

 

This Prime Rib with Red Wine Jus from Steamy Kitchen is an impressive dish and it’s roasted with oxtails, giving it extra oomph in the flavor department. It makes an an incredible centerpiece for your Christmas dinner!

 

Roasted Rack of Lamb 

 

Half-Baked Harvest’s Roasted Rack Of Lamb comes with a basil goat cheese sauce giving this a delicious mediterranean twist. The step-by-step instructions make this recipe easy to follow, so give it a try!

  

Vegan Gluten Free Pot Pie

 

This Vegan and Gluten Free Pot Pie from Jessica In The Kitchen is incredibly easy to make, and  looks amazing! You can use pre-made gluten-free pie crust or filo dough for an even easier dish!

  

Slow Cooker Ham with Honey Glaze

 

Wholefully’s Slow Cooker Honey-Glazed Ham is an easy option for a busy holiday. Many meats have hidden wheat products in the seasonings and sauces, so you can steer clear of them with this easy homemade glaze!

 

Side Dishes

Check out the 'sides' recipes that we curated below. Our personal favorite is the Persian Cranberry Pilaf recipe.

Maple Butternut Squash 

Opting for mostly vegetable sides is an easy way to keep your healthy lifestyle on track through the holiday! Try this Maple Butternut Squash from The Iron You!

 

 Persian Cranberry Pilaf

 

Rice dishes are an excellent side as they are often a more healthy alternative to casseroles. This Persian Cranberry Rice from Little Spice Jar is a delicious option!

 

Green Beans Amandine

 

The Classic Green Beans Amandine is a perfect side! Try this recipe from Pickled Plum for perfectly roasted green beans!

  

Vegan Mashed Potatoes

 

Every holiday meal needs Mashed Potatoes, and with this vegan recipe from Minimalist Baker, everyone can have them! Give them a try, they’re super easy!

 

Roasted Carrots with Honey and Pistachios

 

Cravings of a Lunatic makes these Roasted Carrots with Honey and Pistachios, they are not only delicious, but gorgeous too, especially if you use multicolored carrots!

 

Salt and Vinegar Brussels Sprouts

 

Try this unique take on Brussels Sprouts from With Food And Love! These are made with apple cider vinegar, making them healthier, and tastier!

 

Desserts

Check out our dessert recipe selection below! So many good options, and all gluten free. We particularly love the vegan cheesecake bars!

Peppermint Cake

 

This Chocolate Peppermint Cake is a showstopper! Sarah Bakes Gluten Free created this gorgeous vegan and gluten-free cake and it's the perfect mix of peppermint and chocolate, give it a try!

 

Vegan Cranberry Cheesecake Bars

 

These Vegan Cranberry Cheesecake Bars from Natural Girl Modern World are the perfect Christmas dessert! These no-bake bars are made with cashew cream, so give yourself some prep time in advance!

 

Vanilla Bean Rice Pudding with Roasted Plums

 

Try this Vanilla Bean Rice Pudding from Sweetish, it’s gluten free, delicious, and easily made ahead of time. The saucy red plums make this recipe delightfully Christmassy!

  

Persimmon Cake with Black Pepper-Molasses Date Caramel

 

This Persimmon Cake from The Pig and Quill is gluten free and dairy free! It’s topped with a fantastic date caramel that’s chock-full of spice! Give it a try!

  

Mango Gingerbread Cake

 

This Mango Gingerbread Cake from Food Faith Fitness, is gluten free, dairy free, grain free, and paleo! This incredibly flavorful cake is a fantastic option for Christmas.