Ready for some holiday inspiration with gluten-free dairy-free recipes? You’ll love this post! Included in this holiday gluten-free dairy-free recipe roundup are: breakfast, appetizers, main courses, side dishes, vegetables, drinks, desserts, crockpot recipes, plus Thanksgiving and Christmas recipes. Scroll down to check out these amazing gluten-free dairy-free recipes.
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The holidays are fast approaching and I don’t know about you, but they seem to sneak up on me every single year. This year, I decided to get ahead with my planning and start looking for recipes that suit my gluten-free dairy-free diet early.
Once I got started, I realized how useful this could be for YOU too, so I got to work on my next 101 gluten-free dairy-free recipe roundup – this one is dedicated to all things holiday!
If you want to stick with your gluten-free dairy-free diet over the holiday season and continue to feel your best, there are so many great recipes out there for you.
I’ve done my best to hand-select recipes that are not only on the healthier side (sorry, it’s the health coach in me), but are super flavorful, and are good replacements for some of your favorite dishes – only gluten-free dairy-free versions of the recipes.
One thing I noticed as I was picking out these recipes and going through all of them, that the substitutions that I share in all my recipe roundups are almost entirely the same:
- Replace butter for dairy-free butter or coconut oil
- Omit cheese
- Replace all-purpose flour with gluten-free 1:1 measure flour blend
- Use gluten-free oats
- When buttermilk is called for – make your own using dairy-free milk and a dash of apple cider vinegar
If you follow those rules as you’re finding your own recipes, you’ll be able to make any ‘normal’ recipe a gluten-free dairy-free one.
My goal for this recipe roundup is to make this your one-stop resource in finding recipes you can actually make and enjoy this holiday season.
In this gluten-free dairy-free holiday recipe roundup, I’ve divided these 101 recipes into 10 different categories: breakfast, appetizers, main courses, Thanksgiving, Christmas, crockpot, side dishes, vegetables, holiday drinks, and holiday desserts.
I hope that as you’re making your holiday menus over the next few months, this post will become a super valuable resource for you. Alright, let’s get to the recipes, yeah?
Gluten-free Dairy-free Holiday Breakfast Recipes
1. Gluten-free Coffee Cake
This gluten-free coffee cake is great any time of year, but are extra special for holiday breakfasts. This cake is gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free, plus has major flavor from a homemade cinnamon swirl and crumble topping.
2. Sweet Potato Sausage Breakfast Casserole
This sweet potato sausage breakfast casserole is perfect for any breakfast or brunch around the holiday season. It’s hearty, filling, and has no added sugars, gluten, or dairy.
Read on: Gluten and dairy-free breakfast casseroles
3. Christmas Yogurt Parfaits
These Christmas yogurt parfaits have a homemade gluten-free gingerbread granola, dairy-free yogurt, and some red and green fruit to keep them festive. Swap out the fruit for orange or yellow for a festive Thanksgiving parfait!
Read on: Is granola gluten-free?
4. Cinnamon Apple Berry Baked Oatmeal
Cinnamon apple berry baked oatmeal is easy to make and is gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free. This is a great option for a holiday morning, because you can be busy doing other things while it’s baking up in the oven.
5. Gingerbread Waffles
Try these spicy, fluffy, and festive gingerbread waffles for your holiday breakfast! Enjoy them with dairy-free whipped cream, spiced butter and maple syrup, or fresh or cooked apples and pears.
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6. Gluten-free Berry French Toast Casserole
I feel like I’m constantly on the hunt for a good french toast casserole recipe – and this one looks simple and straight forward. Perfect for any holiday breakfast. This one only takes 10 minutes of prep and one hour of cooking time.
7. Gluten-free Chocolate Cake Donuts
These decadent gluten-free chocolate cake donuts are perfect for a holiday breakfast option. They’re full of flavor in the donuts and dipped in a chocolate glaze. Make them festive with some red, white, and green sprinkles for Christmas, or red, orange, and yellow sprinkles for Thanksgiving.
Read on: Chocolate donuts not your thing? Try these gluten-free vanilla cake donuts instead
8. Gluten-free Dairy-free Cinnamon Rolls
Cinnamon rolls are amazing for Christmas breakfast, because they smell so good! There’s nothing better than waking up to the smell of cinnamon and dough baking in the oven.
You can easily make these the day before so you’re not in the kitchen all morning, and reheat for Christmas breakfast.
9. Gluten-free Zucchini Bread
This zucchini bread is speckled with green flecks of zucchini throughout, making it just festive enough for Christmas breakfast. Enjoy making this breakfast option ahead of time so you don’t have to prep on your holiday morning. It’s dairy-free and egg-free too!
Read on: Not a zucchini bread fan? Enjoy gluten-free banana bread or gluten-free pumpkin bread instead
10. Gluten-free Pancakes
Keep it simple with a big stack of gluten-free pancakes for your Christmas breakfast. Turn ordinary pancakes into a festive way to celebrate with strawberry or berry syrup or fresh red strawberries on top, and some dairy-free whipped cream.
Read on: Take a shortcut with one of these gluten and dairy-free pancake mixes
11. Paleo Gingerbread Muffins
Paleo gingerbread muffins are the perfect breakfast treat to tide you over while opening gifts on a holiday morning. These are great, because they’re made with a mixture of almond flour and coconut flour and loads of spices like allspice, ginger, and nutmeg.
Read on: 101 gluten and dairy-free muffins
Looking for more Christmas breakfast ideas? Check out these 21 gluten-free dairy-free Christmas breakfast ideas!
If you like to have a holiday spread with lots of options, think about adding some gluten-free cereal or gluten-free bagels to a brunch buffet.
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Gluten-free Dairy-free Appetizer Holiday Recipes
12. Gluten-free Snack Board
This gluten and dairy-free snack board, also known as a charcuterie board, is perfect for entertaining as an appetizer. Enjoy this snack board made with all gluten-free and dairy-free ingredients that you can hand select.
To make it extra festive, use red and green foods for Christmas: pepperoni, apples, cucumbers, grapes, green olives, kiwifruit, tomatoes, dairy-free pesto, fresh herbs mixed into your hummus, etc.
13. Gluten-free Chex Mix
Enjoy Chex Mix even on a gluten and dairy-free diet. This recipe omits all the gluten ingredients from a traditional Chex mix recipe and uses vegan butter to make it dairy-free too.
Make this recipe in full of half batches for an appetizer or to give as gifts to family on their way out the door.
14. Gluten-free Crackers and Hummus
Set out a plate of gluten-free crackers and hummus. Though traditionally people put out cheese and crackers, you can opt for a gluten and dairy-free dip or spread that works for your diet too.
Most store-bought hummus is gluten-free, but it never hurts to check ingredients lists and look for gluten-free labels. I like to choose a red beet hummus around the holidays, because of the bright color.
Read on: Is hummus gluten-free?
15. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Aioli
Roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon aioli are a great appetizer that’s healthy and a fresh twist on your standard hors d’oeuvres that are often served. The bacon aioli is made using a dairy-free mayo, lemon juice, garlic, bacon, and fresh thyme. Super easy and super flavorful!
Read on: Is bacon gluten-free?
16. Irish Soda Bread
This simple Irish Soda bread is one of those very simple recipes that seems super fancy and difficult, but is actually simple to put together.
This one is gluten-free with the use of cassava flour, but you’ll need to do some swaps to make it dairy-free. Swap out the butter for vegan butter or coconut oil, and the raw buttermilk will be a combination of dairy-free milk and lemon juice.
17. Maple-Candied Pecans
These maple candied pecans are simple and take only 3 ingredients and just 5 minutes to prepare. These come together with pecans, maple syrup, and cinnamon so they’re gluten-free and dairy-free.
These will be a hit for serving guests during your holiday get-togethers, and an awesome sweet snack to serve as an appetizer before the big meal.
Read on: Are nuts gluten-free?
18. Gluten-free Meatballs
If you love serving meatballs at holiday gatherings, these ones are a great one to try. These are baked in the oven, so you don’t need to babysit them on the stove, and best of all, they’re gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free.
Serve these with marinara sauce or another favorite meatball sauce.
19. Spinach & Artichoke Dip
Spinach and artichoke dip can be a tricky one to make dairy-free since it’s usually loaded with cream cheese and loads of cheese. This gluten-free and dairy-free version is made with cashews and mayonnaise for a healthier dip.
20. Vegan Roasted Beet Dip
This vegan roasted beet dip is simply gorgeous and will be a wonderful addition to your holiday appetizer menu. It’s a deep pink/red color and will be great served with gluten-free crackers or other veggie sticks.
21. Vegan Spinach Balls
I don’t know about you, but when I’m entertaining, I don’t want to be spending more time in the kitchen than I have to. So these make-ahead vegan spinach balls are awesome you can spend more time on the main dishes – and less time in the kitchen. These are even freezer-friendly so you can have them on hand for any impromptu holiday entertaining too.
Looking for more gluten-free party food? Check out these 25 gluten-free appetizers – they’re all dairy-free too!)
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Gluten-free Dairy-free Holiday Main Course Recipes
22. Perfect Prime Rib Roast
This perfect prime rib roast is a lovedly holiday main dish idea. I don’t know about you but my family oohs and ahhs over a prime roast during the holidays – and this one is awesome, because there’s no gluten or dairy. You can feel good about indulging in this one.
23. Garlic Rosemary Chicken with Cranberries
If you love chicken around the holidays or for holiday entertaining, this garlic rosemary chicken is extra festive with the addition of red and green from the cranberries and rosemary. There’s no flour or butter in this recipe, so it gets the thumbs up for being gluten-free and dairy-free too.
24. Perfect Garlic Prime Rib
Prime rib can be made loads of different ways, but this one really looks festive for the holidays. This one is made with a garlic, thyme, and rosemary crust and topped with a gorgeous green gremolata.
25. Baked Ham with Apple Cider Maple Glaze
Baked ham is a quintessential holiday main dish and this one is super yummy with the addition of apple cider as the base of a glaze. I feel okay about using butter in this recipe since it’s on the glaze, but you can always swap for vegan butter or coconut oil if you’re more comfortable with that.
26. Roast Beef Tenderloin with Wine Sauce
This roast beef tenderloin is a wonderful holiday main dish and feels extra fancy with the wine sauce. This recipe cooks up in under 2 hours and can be made gluten-free and dairy-free by swapping the butter for vegan butter and swapping all-purpose flour for a gluten-free 1:1 measure flour blend.
27. Pistachio Crusted Salmon
This pistachio crusted salmon is easy enough for any weeknight, but is beautiful enough to serve at a holiday event. This is quick and easy to put together and uses basic pantry ingredients. Best of all, it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, and can be made in 30 minutes flat.
28. Crock Pot Maple Brown Sugar Ham
This lovely holiday ham recipe is made in your crockpot for an easy main dish that won’t take you away from spending time with your family. This recipe couldn’t be simpler – just put the ham in the crockpot, rub brown sugar over it, then pour maple syrup and pineapple over everything. Cook for just 4 or 5 hours and you have a wonderful ham.
29. Cranberry Rosemary Stuffed Pork Loin
This stuffed pork loin is gorgeous filled with a deep red cranberry and rosemary sauce. This recipe is dairy-free, and can be made gluten-free by swapping out the whole-wheat breadcrumbs for gluten-free breadcrumbs.
30. Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
This bacon wrapped stuffed pork tenderloin is a lovely main dish, because it seems super duper fancy, but isn’t too difficult to put together. This recipe calls for homemade breadcrumbs, but definitely be sure to use a gluten-free bread for this to make it fully gluten-free and dairy-free.
31. Perfectly Cooked Turkey
If you love turkey around the holidays, here’s a great turkey recipe for you. This recipe is cooked up in a foil tent so it steams inside, then at the end you get to take the foil off for an extra crispy skin. Best of all, you don’t need any gluten or dairy for this flavorful holiday main dish.
Top 10 Ingredients for Gluten-free Dairy-free Holiday Recipes:
- Gluten-free 1:1 measure flour blend
- Gluten-free breadcrumbs
- Dairy-free chocolate chips
- Gluten-free rolled oats
- Wild rice
- Cacao powder
- Peppermint extract
- Pumpkin pie spice
- Coconut oil
Gluten-free Dairy-free Thanksgiving Recipes
32. Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Praline Topping
My grandma makes a sweet potato casserole for every Thanksgiving and Christmas for our family – we love it so much. When I first went gluten and dairy-free, she had no idea how to make changes so I could eat it. Here’s an awesome gluten and dairy-free recipe for you to check out if your family loves sweet potato casserole too.
Read on: Are sweet potatoes gluten-free?
33. Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Cranberries
These cinnamon roasted sweet potatoes and cranberries are a wonderful Thanksgiving side dish idea, because they combine such classic Thanksgiving flavors. This recipe is only 6 ingredients and looks gorgeous too.
34. Dairy-free Green Bean Casserole
Try this delicious dairy-free green bean casserole recipe that’s also gluten-free and vegan! This is perfect for Thanksgiving or any other holiday feast.
The secret to this reinvented dish is homemade dairy-free cream of mushroom soup and gluten-free French fried onions. Yum!
35. Gluten-free Stuffing
This gluten-free stuffing is a simple, yet moist, fluffy, and flavorful Thanksgiving side dish.
This basic recipe can be mixed and matched to make your own customized stuffing too – add sausage, apples, mushrooms, nuts, or any of your other favorite stuffing ingredients! Serve with a drizzle of gluten-free gravy on top.
This gluten-free stuffing comes together quickly and easily with a loaf of gluten-free bread. Plus it’s dairy-free and egg-free too.
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36. Caramelized Sweet Potato Apple Hash Browns
These caramelized sweet potato apple hash browns are a little bit of Thanksgiving breakfast inspiration for you. It’s made with – you guessed it – sweet potatoes and apples, is gluten-free and dairy-free, and and is made with only 6 ingredients.
37. Roasted Pumpkin Walnut Dip
If you want to serve a festive appetizer at your Thanksgiving dinner this year, try this roasted pumpkin walnut dip is just for you. This recipe is Low FODMAP, gluten-free and dairy-free, and is great with veggie sticks or gluten-free crackers.
38. Gluten-free Pumpkin Cheesecake
If pumpkin is your thing but pie feels a little overdone, you might love this gluten-free pumpkin cheesecake.
It’s made with a gluten-free graham cracker crust, and a dairy-free and vegan pumpkin cheesecake filling. The filling is made with soaked cashews, coconut milk, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and a few other ingredients.
The festive cheesecake will wow your guests without having to put in too much effort. Only the base of the cheesecake is baked, the filling gets frozen, so it’s easy to make this recipe ahead.
Read on: Are graham crackers gluten-free?
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39. Gluten-free Stuffing
This gluten-free stuffing is made with homemade gluten-free bread, which is completely gluten-free and dairy-free. This recipe involves a little more effort than buying store-bought bread, but it will be worth it once it’s done and it’s super flavorful – and safe for your GFDF diet.
40. Gluten-free Apple Crisp
Gluten-free apple spice cake is great for an alternative Thanksgiving dessert if you’re sick of (or want extra options in addition to) pumpkin pie.
Try one of these gluten-free apple crisp recipes that are also dairy-free to help you make the most of this fall flavor with some delicious crispy or cobbler like topping!
41. Dairy-free Mashed Potatoes
Did you know mashed potatoes don’t require loads of butter and cream to make at home? These mashed potatoes are made using dairy-free milk and vegan butter.
Try these plain or add your favorite mix-ins, like roasted garlic, fresh herbs, or bacon. Serve with some delicious gluten-free gravy on top.
Read on: Are mashed potatoes gluten-free?
Read on: Are potatoes gluten-free?
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Gluten-free Dairy-free Christmas Recipes
42. Christmas Tree Vegetable Platter
This Christmas tree vegetable platter is a fun and festive vegetable dish to add to your Christmas dinner spread. Obviously since it’s just veggies, it’s gluten-free and dairy-free.
Of course, to make sure it’s 100% gluten-free dairy-free, you’ll want to use a gluten-free salad dressing for dipping and gluten-free pretzels for the stems.
43. Vegan Gingerbread Waffles
These vegan gingerbread waffles are a lovely Christmas breakfast idea to make the most of the holiday’s spices and flavors. In order to make this recipe fully gluten-free and dairy-free, use buckwheat flour or a mixture of teff flour and brown rice flour as a replacement for the whole wheat flour.
Read on: Is buckwheat gluten-free?
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44. Cranberry Walnut Sweet Potato Wild Rice Pilaf
Cranberry walnut sweet potato wild rice pilaf is a great side dish for your Christmas dinner. It’s also a nice replacement for a traditional stuffing that you might find on most holiday spreads. This lovely dish is beautiful in color and is a total show-stopper.
45. Perfect Pineapple Glazed Holiday Ham
Need a holiday ham recipe that you can feel confident serving yourself and your family? Try this pineapple glazed holiday ham. This recipe is fully gluten-free and dairy-free, and full of flavor.
46. Pecan Pie Baked Oatmeal
If you like to switch up your Christmas breakfast menus every year, give this pecan pie baked oatmeal a try. This recipe can be made ahead and is full of healthy gluten-free and dairy-free ingredients, like rolled oats (be sure they’re GF!), ground flaxseed, eggs, coconut oil, and pecans. It’s like dessert for breakfast – but healthier!
47. Dairy-free Gluten-free Cinnamon Rolls with Vanilla Bean Glaze
These dairy-free gluten-free cinnamon rolls are a great recipe to have on hand any time of year, but especially around Christmas, when you want to make a special treat. These are made using Pamela’s Gluten-free Bread Mix and Pamela’s Gluten-free All-Purpose flour.
48. Wild Rice Salad
This wild rice salad made the cut for a Christmas gluten-free dairy-free recipe to share with you, because it’s loaded with healthy ingredients like wild rice, arugula, pecans, cranberries, and pomegranate seeds. This recipe is gorgeous with green and red hues perfect for the holidays. Just be sure to omit the feta cheese to make it dairy-free.
49. Dairy-free Egg Nog
This homemade dairy-free egg nog is a great dairy-free alternative to the classic holiday beverage that many love. This recipe has all the flavors of normal egg nog, but is made from dairy-free milk, banana, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla, and nutmeg.
50. Dairy-free Peppermint Hot Chocolate
I find myself enjoying a lot more hot chocolate around the Christmas season and in order to really feel my best, it needs to be dairy-free. Give this dairy-free peppermint hot chocolate recipe a try if you love it too.
Top it with some gluten-free marshmallows and gluten-free candy canes!
51. Chocolate Mint Balls
If you find yourself overindulging a little too much around the holiday treats this time of year, try out these super healthy chocolate mint balls. They taste great and are good for you – no guilt around enjoying these. All you need are 5 ingredients: dates, walnuts, cacao powder, shredded unsweetened coconut, almond milk, and peppermint extract.
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Gluten-free Dairy-free Crockpot Holiday Recipes
52. Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Beef Tenderloin
This honey garlic beef tenderloin is the perfect main dish to serve at your holiday dinner. It’s slow cooking at its finest since this cut of meat is perfect low and slow. The best part is that while you’re cooking away on your side dishes, your main attraction will be ready when you are.
53. Slow Cooker Brisket and Onions
Slow cooker brisket and onions is simple to put together and gorgeous for serving at your holiday table – or any weeknight for that matter. This main dish cooks up in about 6 to 8 hours on low – and best of all, it’s even BETTER when you make it a day ahead.
54. Crockpot Green Beans
These green beans are made using just 5 ingredients – green beans, onion, garlic, chicken broth, and salt). These are gluten-free, dairy-free, and EASY. Plus you can have them going in your crockpot while you get other more important dishes done around the holidays.
Read on: Gluten-free chicken broth
55. Loaded Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
If you’re one to feel guilty for the massive pile of mashed potatoes on your plate during the holidays, this recipe is for you. This loaded cauliflower mashed potato recipe is perfectly gluten-free, healthier than regular mashed potatoes, and can be made dairy-free by using olive oil instead of butter, and swapping out sour cream for coconut milk. Omit the cheese and you’re set.
56. Slow Cooker Balsamic Brussels Sprouts
Balsamic Brussels sprouts are the perfect side dish for your holiday menu. These will help you get your greens before everyone flocks to dessert. These only take 10 minutes of prep time and cook low and slow while you work on the rest of your meal.
Read on: Is balsamic vinegar gluten-free?
57. Slow Cooker Mashed Sweet Potatoes
I love mashed sweet potatoes year round, but they really do scream “holidays” to me. These come together with just sweet potatoes, water, salt, pepper – and you can make them dairy-free by swapping out ghee for vegan butter.
58. Dairy-free Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
To make dairy-free mashed potatoes, you make them like you would regular mashed potatoes and simply swap out butter for vegan butter and milk for chicken stock or other dairy-free milk. This recipe calls for chicken stock and vegan butter. Better yet – your slow cooker does all the heavy lifting on this recipe. No more watching the water (and potatoes) boil.
Read on: Is chicken stock gluten-free?
59. Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce
I used to think making homemade cranberry sauce must be super complicated, but when I started bringing it to my family’s events – I decided there really wasn’t much to it. This recipe makes it even easier – your slow cooker does everything for you. If you can get even one or two shortcuts using your slow cooker during the holiday season, I say take it!
60. Slow Cooker Balsamic Roast Beef
I’m not sure that balsamic roast beef is necessarily considered a holiday meal, but this recipe looked divine. Even if it wasn’t a holiday itself, I think I’d be happy to serve this around the holiday season to my family or if friends were to come for dinner. You can even use different cuts of meat to make this so you have options. The only caution is to double check your dry onion soup mix is gluten-free.
61. Crock Pot Butternut Squash
If you love butternut squash during the holiday season either on its own or to use in other recipes, this crockpot recipe is awesome. You literally need one ingredient: butternut squash – and one tool: your slow cooker. All you do is place the whole squash in your slow cooker and let it go for 4 to 5 hours on high or 6 to 8 hours on low. Easy peasy!
Gluten-free Dairy-free Holiday Side Dish Recipes
62. Gluten-free Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls
These gluten-free pull apart dinner rolls are an awesome recipe to keep handy during the holidays. It’s tough to find a bread or roll recipe that doesn’t have gluten or dairy – and that turns out. You can make these dairy-free by substituting the butter for vegan butter or vegetable shortening.
63. Bacon Zucchini Fritters
Bacon zucchini fritters probably aren’t what you expect around the holidays, but why not? These are beautifully green, gluten-free, dairy-free, and loaded with bacon. Yum!
64. Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Basil Cashew Sauce
These crispy Brussels sprouts are seriously impressive and even if your family members don’t think they love Brussels sprouts, this recipe might just change their minds. This recipe is made to dip with homemade basil cashew sauce which is also dairy-free. What’s not to love?
65. Scalloped Potatoes and Onions
I don’t think I’ve tried scalloped potatoes since going gluten-free and dairy-free. Honestly, I didn’t think it was an option with all the substitutions I’d have to make. But this recipe has proven me wrong! I actually really can’t wait to try this one.
66. Roasted Spicy Cauliflower
Roasted spicy cauliflower might not be what you’re used to on the holiday table, but this is a great way to add more veggies to the otherwise carb-heavy day – and you don’t have to feel a bit guilty for enjoying it.
67. Cinnamon Roasted Carrots
These cinnamon roasted carrots are an awesome addition to your holiday menu. These are gluten-free, dairy-free, and are easy to make with minimal prep needed. Best of all, they’re ready completely in just 30 minutes.
68. Baked Herb Potato Roounds
Okay, so this baked herb potato round seems like a little more effort than I’d put in on a dish – but as an appetizer when you’re looking to impress your family around the holidays? Totally worth it. These only take 4 ingredients and about 30 minutes of time.
69. Cauliflower Butternut Squash Mash
This gorgeous side dish is creamy and buttery in texture, is full of flavor, and nutrient-dense too. Cauliflower butternut squash mash is a great substitution for mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes and is gluten-free and dairy-free.
70. Kale Caesar Salad with Crispy Smoked Chickpeas
This kale caesar salad with crispy smoked chickpeas is for the salad lovers around the holidays. I know many folks love to serve salad at every holiday meal (my mom is one of them), and this recipe couldn’t be healthier. It’s gluten-free, dairy-free, and even high in fiber.
71. Vegan Grain-free Stuffed Mushrooms
These stuffed mushrooms have no gluten, dairy, and are an awesome side dish or appetizer any time of year – but impressive at any holiday gathering. These are made with a filling of walnuts, spinach, and sundried tomatoes. Yum!
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Gluten-free Dairy-free Holiday Vegetable Recipes
72. Oil-free Rainbow Roasted Vegetables
I’ve made these lovely rainbow roasted vegetables for a holiday side dish for my family’s get-together before and was pleasantly surprised by how much everyone liked them. Even those self-proclaimed non-veggie-eaters were taking generous portions. This recipes brings loads of color and nutrients to your holiday table.
73. Honey Mustard Carrots
Honey mustard carrots are made using just 4 ingredients, need almost no prep time before cooking them, and they’re great for kids. All you need are a package of baby carrots, olive oil, honey, and spicy brown mustard.
74. Cranberry Almond Spinach Salad
We’ve had a variation of this cranberry almond spinach salad at our holiday dinners for a few years now, but what I love about this recipe is that it’s made with a homemade sesame seed dressing that looks super flavorful AND easy to make.
75. Brown Sugar Bacon Green Beans
What could possibly make green beans better? Brown sugar and bacon. And this recipe delivers. To make this recipe, you only need 5 ingredients and about 20 minutes. For it to be dairy-free, use coconut oil or vegan butter in place of the butter.
76. Maple Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash
This super simple side dish is loaded with sweetness and will be a welcome dish at any holiday table. These are gluten-free and dairy-free and take less than an hour to make. Super simple, super yummy.
77. Holiday Roasted Vegetables
This delicious side dish is made with Brussels sprouts, carrots, toasted pecans, and dried cranberries – then topped with loads of fresh herbs. Simple fresh ingredients make this gluten-free dairy-free dish come to life.
78. Crock Pot Collard Greens and Ham Hocks
I don’t know if this could be considered a holiday side dish, but I know I would certainly eat it at my holiday dinner – or any night of the week for that matter. Collard greens are cooked low and slow in the crock pot with ham hocks, onion, garlic, and jalapeno peppers. It might not be traditional holiday food, but it sure looks delicious!
79. Cauliflower Stuffing
If you want to stay away from grains entirely for this holiday, try this cauliflower stuffing instead. This recipe is loaded with fresh vegetables and herbs for a super healthy and low-carb stuffing. Be sure to make it dairy-free by swapping out the butter for vegan butter or coconut oil.
80. Maple Butternut Squash, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Pumpkin Seeds, and Cranberries
This recipe is insanely gorgeous with greens, oranges, and reds. I would make this one just to look at it – but really, this delicious recipe is made with roasted Brussels sprouts and roasted butternut squash, then comes together with pumpkin seeds and cranberries at the end. I can’t wait to try this one!
81. 3-Ingredient Garlicky Red Potatoes
I love recipes that only use a few ingredients and have loads of flavor. These garlicky red potatoes need just olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper, and a lemon to make them really come together. Easy, delicious, and makes plenty to go around.
Gluten-free Dairy-free Holiday Drink Recipes
82. Dairy-free Hot Chocolate
I love hot chocolate around the holiday season – and since dairy isn’t an option, homemade is usually best. This great creamy dairy-free hot chocolate recipe is awesome on its own, but you can mix it up with any of the 4 variations included, like Mexican cocoa, mocha, orange, or peppermint hot chocolate. Yum!
83. Cranberry Apple Cider Sangria
Need an adult beverage for your holiday dinner but want to be sure it’s definitely gluten-free and dairy-free? Try this festive cranberry apple cider sangria. This recipe comes together with red wine, apple cider, cranberry juice, orange liqueur, honey, and fresh cranberries and apples for garnish. Looks delicious!
84. Homemade Dairy-free White Hot Chocolate
If normal hot chocolate isn’t your thing, try out this dairy-free white hot chocolate instead. This recipe uses canned ‘lite’ coconut milk, raw cashew butter, cocoa butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt. Try this creamy and indulgent drink to warm you up through all of winter.
85. Thanksgiving Punch
This Thanksgiving punch looks too delicious not to try! I can already envision drinking this at Thanksgiving dinner and all the kids going crazy for it too. This recipe uses apple cider, caramel syrup (double check that it’s not sugar-free, some of the sugar-free varieties do contain gluten), pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon sticks and sliced apples as garnish.
86. Non-alcoholic Apple Pie Punch
Apple pie in any form sounds delicious to me, but this apple pie punch has me super curious. This recipe comes together with apple cider, pear nectar, ginger ale, and a diced apple for garnish. This would be great for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any other holiday get-together you may be throwing this season.
87. Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria
If you’re looking for a fancy alcoholic drink just for the grown ups that feels festive and tastes great, this sparkling apple cider sangria is perfect for you.
This recipe comes together in a pitcher, then you can serve it up into individual portions. You can even make this one non-alcoholic by replacing the Cava that’s called for with seltzer water.
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88. Cranberry Orange Holiday Punch
Cranberry orange holiday punch is delicious and easy to make for your holiday guests. Of course, there’s no gluten or dairy, and needs a few ingredients to make up 7 cups of this tasty drink.
89. Cranberry Mule
Love Moscow Mules? This Thanksgiving variation on the drink is for you. This drink calls for ginger beer, cranberry juice, and spiced rum.
90. Homemade Peppermint Mocha Coffee Creamer
Make the your morning coffee a little bit more festive this year! Try this homemade dairy-free peppermint mocha coffee creamer that’s completely dairy-free, made with coconut milk, cocoa, vanilla extract, and maple syrup. Yum!
91. Pumpkin Spiced Latte
Everyone loves pumpkin spiced lattes this time of year, right? Well give this dairy-free homemade version a try – it’s probably 10 times better for you than the ones you can find at the coffee shop, and well, actually has pumpkin in it.
Gluten-free Dairy-free Holiday Dessert Recipes
92. Dairy-free Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin pie is the quintessential holiday dessert, but it’s not perfectly straight-forward how to make this gluten-free and dairy-free. This recipe is made with a simple and quick gluten-free pie crust and delicious dairy-free pumpkin pie filling. Top it off with dairy-free whipped cream or aquafaba whipped cream!
This gluten-free and dairy-free maple pumpkin pie will make sure even us gluten-free dairy-free folks can enjoy our holiday and round out the meal with our favorite dessert.
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93. Gluten and Dairy-free Spritz Cookies
Enjoy this gluten and dairy-free take on a classic Christmas cookie without the gluten or dairy. These spritz cookies are super simple and customizable with a cookie press.
Make them gluten-free by using a gluten-free all-purpose flour blend, and dairy-free by using vegan butter in place of butter. There’s even an egg-free option!
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94. Peppermint Macarons
You can’t get more festive for Christmas than peppermint, right? These super tasty peppermint macarons are great for serving – and wowing – your holiday guests.
These are made using Bob’s Red Mill almond flour, so you know they’re naturally gluten-free. And they’re made into sweet little macaron cookie sandwiches with a delicious dairy-free chocolate ganache. What could be better?
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95. Gluten-free Apple Spice Cake
Gluten-free apple spice cake is great for an alternative Thanksgiving dessert if you’re sick of (or want extra options in addition to) pumpkin pie. These are super simple to make and only require one bowl and no mixer. Hands up for those of us who like doing less dishes around the holidays!!
96. Gluten-free Dairy-free Gingerbread
Nothing says holidays like gingerbread! This fluffy cake is full of warm holiday spices, like ginger and cinnamon plus rich molasses and is super satisfying.
This gingerbread contains no gluten, dairy, or eggs! Enjoy it with powdered sugar sprinkled on top or with a dollop of dairy-free whipped cream.
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97. Peppermint Cookie Bark
I don’t think I’ve ever heard of cookie bark before, but I’m not sure why not. This recipe looks divine. Instead of chocolate layered on more chocolate – this recipe is all kinds of goodness stuck together with a chocolate bark. Chocolate cookies and peppermint are piled on this chocolate bark into a seriously yummy treat. Make some to share – or don’t, because this one looks amazing.
98. Big Chewy Paleo Gingerbread Cookies
These big chewy gingerbread cookies are gluten-free, dairy-free, and just scream holiday goodness. Enjoy these tasty cookies in just under 30 minutes. Best of all, these have no refined sugar!
99. Easy Dairy-free Fudge
Fudge is one of those simple holiday go-to recipes that people love to make around the holidays, but without the gluten and dairy, this one can get a little tricky. Try this dairy-free fudge recipe – and make it your way (with or without nuts). Be sure to use dairy-free chocolate chips in this one!
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100. Gluten-free Dairy-free Cheesecake
Gingerbread and cheesecake got together and made this amazing mashup of gingerbread cheesecake bars. These have a crunchy cookie-like base, and a cheesecake on top that tastes just like gingerbread with ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. How can you go wrong there?
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101. Gluten-free Sugar Cookies
This gluten-free sugar cookie recipe is made with almond flour, is light, fluffy, and perfectly sweet. Enjoy these sugar cookies on a dairy-free or vegan diet too! These are a perfect simple cookie to enjoy with after dinner coffee or on your holiday dessert spread.
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