42 Best Gluten Free Appetizers For Entertaining

Today we explore 42 Best Gluten Free Appetizers For Entertaining. Hosting gatherings that cater to various dietary preferences and restrictions is becoming increasingly important, and gluten-free options have gained popularity due to the growing awareness of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. 

Whether you have guests with specific dietary requirements or are simply looking to diversify your appetizer menu, incorporating gluten-free options ensures everyone can enjoy them.

Today we will explore the art of entertaining with gluten-free appetizers, offering a diverse selection of delicious, easy-to-make, and crowd-pleasing recipes. 

baked Italian meatballs in a bowl lined with cabbage leaf

Understanding Gluten-Free 

Before diving into gluten-free appetizers, it’s essential to understand what gluten is and which ingredients to avoid. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and their derivatives. Those with celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, or wheat allergies must avoid gluten to maintain their health and well-being. We’ll explore various gluten-free flours and substitutes that can be used to recreate favorite appetizers without sacrificing taste or texture.

Accommodating All Dietary Needs

Inclusive hosting goes beyond offering gluten-free options. We’ll explore how to accommodate various dietary needs, such as vegetarian, vegan, and nut-free alternatives, to ensure everyone can indulge in your appetizing spread without worries.

Entertaining with gluten-free appetizers is an enjoyable and rewarding experience that fosters a sense of inclusivity and culinary creativity. Whether hosting a casual gathering or an elegant soirée, incorporating gluten-free options will make your guests feel welcome.


37 + Best Gluten Free Appetizers For Entertaining

When it comes to gluten free appetizers, the options are endless. Whether you’re looking for something hot or cold, there’s an appetizer here for you. Not to mention, appetizers are the perfect way to get your party started.

If you need some inspiration, you have come to the right place. Whatever your taste, we’ve got an appetizer that will make your party a hit!

What is an appetizer?

An appetizer is finger food or a small dish of food that is served before a meal. Appetizers can be hot or cold and can be simple or elaborate. They are designed to whet the appetite and provide a little something to eat while guests wait for the main course.

There are many different appetizers, but some of the most popular include finger foods like chicken wings, dips, and meatballs. Other popular options include pizza,  salad, chili cups, and sausage rolls.

No matter what type of appetizer you choose to serve, planning and prepping the day before is the secret to enjoying your party. After all, the whole point of entertaining is to make sure that everyone has a good time!


Most popular gluten free appetizers!

Here are some of our most popular appetizers that are always a huge hit at every party.


Gluten-Free Sausage Rolls

gluten free sausage rolls on. a plate


Gluten-Free Asian Meatballs

asian meatballs in a bowl with chopsticks


Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Tidbits

cauliflower buffalo tidbits appetizer on a plate


The Very Best Jalapeno Poppers

Jalapeno poppers on a platter


Gluten-Free Baked Mini Yam Falafel

baked yam falafel, gluten free


Tamari and Honey Salmon Suckers

salmon suckers appetizers on a blue plate


Baked Goat Cheese and Cranberries Balls – Gluten Free

baked cheese balls drizzled with warm honey butter


Deviled Eggs

halved eggs with filling




Gluten-Free Baked Broccoli Tots

broccoli tots in a brown paper bag



Easy gluten free appetizers!

When you’re entertaining guests, there is so much to do. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of our easy appetizers for your next party! And the best part is that these appetizers can all be made ahead of time, so you can relax and enjoy your party!


Quick and Easy Low-Carb Eggplant Dip

low carb eggplant dip in a bowl


Gluten-Free Easy Hot Artichoke Dip

hot artichoke dip

Gluten Free Baked Meatballs

baked Italian meatballs in a bowl lined with cabbage leaf


Best Authentic Salsa Recipe

fresh salsa in a bowl


Low Carb Hot Pizza Dip

pizza dip in a bowl, gluten free


Best Authentic Spicy Guacamole

guacamole in a bowl with jalapenos


the very best pizza stuffed portobello mushrooms

pizza stuffed portobello on a small plate


Appetizers for a crowd!

When you’re hosting a large party, the last thing you want to worry about is what to serve your guests and is the appetizer gluten free. Here is a list of our favorite gluten free appetizers for a crowd.


Gluten-Free Cheesy Focaccia With Olives

focaccia, guten free


Easy Tequila Lime Chicken Recipe

 tequila chicken drumsticks on a plate


Gluten-Free Mediterranean Pasta Salad — serve on small plates

Greek pasta salad, gluten free


Gluten Free Swedish Meatballs

Saucy Swedish meatballs on a plate



Italian Chargrilled Peppers Antipasto

chargrilled peppers on a platter, italian antipasto


Salmon Pops With Piquant Dill Sauce

salmon skewers with sauce on a platter


Very Best Gluten-Free Pizza Rolls

top view of gluten free pizza rolls


We love hot gluten free appetizers!

There are many hot appetizers that are naturally gluten free. Here are some of the best options for gluten free entertaining:


Hot Camembert Dip Recipe

hot camembert dip appetizer in a skillet


Easy Gluten-Free Skillet Pizza Dip with Rolls

overview of baked pizza dip with rolls in a skillet



Gluten-Free Flatbread With Asparagus Tomato And Cheese

sliced gluten-free flatbread appetizer on a wooden board


Hot Salmon Dip With Smoked Cheese And Spinach

baked hot salmon dip in a pan


Gluten-Free Cheesy Crescent Rolls

4 cheesy crescent rolls on a white tray


Gluten-Free Crazy Crust Pizza — slice into an appetizer size

crazy crust pizza, gluten free


Baked Tuna Melt Jalapeño Poppers — popular appetizer

best appetizers, tuna melt poppers


gluten free snacks for game day 

We have you covered if you’re looking for gluten-free appetizers for your next game day party! These small bites are sure to please everyone, whether they’re following a gluten free diet or not.


Gluten-Free Beef Chili Cups With Avocado Aioli

chili cups topped with aioli


Gluten-Free Buffalo Chicken Biscuits

gluten free buffalo chicken biscuit on a small plate


Gluten-Free Kung Pao Cauliflower

Kung Pao Cauliflower appetizer, gluten free


Crispy Baked Gluten-Free Egg Rolls

gluten free egg rolls appetizer


Plant-Based Golden Lentil Hummus

lentil hummus in a bowl appetizer


Gluten-Free Crispy Baked Ranch Chicken

crispy baked ranch chicken, gluten free


Gluten-Free Puff Pastry Spinach Cheese Cups

gluten-free puff pastry spinach cheese cups


Gluten-Free Ham and Cheese Fritters

ham and cheese fritters appetizer in a bowl


Crispy Tofu With Spicy Ginger Sauce

Gluten-Free Take Out Inspired Recipes


Gluten-Free Baked Pizza Pockets

pizza pocket appetizer on a plate with ketchup


Gluten-Free Mini Tourtiere

appetizer size mini tourtiere


Shepherd’s Pie Double Baked Potato (make these in smaller potatoes, they are great appetizers)

shepherd’s pie double baked potato on a plate

Why are gluten free appetizers popular?

When it comes to holiday entertaining, appetizers are a must! We love appetizers because they are the perfect way to start a meal or party. They can be simple or complex, hot or cold, and they are always a hit with guests.

Gluten-free appetizers are especially great because you don’t have to worry about your guests with gluten sensitivities or who are celiac. 

Looking for something super simple and still feed a crowd? Try a cheese party board. You will find great tips and ideas in “7 Things To Know When Creating a Cheese Party Board”

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Many thanks!

Kristina xx