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Top 25 Gluten-Free Appetizers

Top 25 Gluten-Free Appetizers

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Imagine you are about to throw a party and you suddenly realize that some of the people are inviting are allergic to Gluten food or exposed to Celiac disease. Then what will you do? Don’t worry! I am about to tell you the best Gluten-Free appetizers in this article that you can make at home easily.

Many of the people like Gluten-Free food because it is healthier and easy to make. They are generally made without any barley, rye, wheat, soy sauce or beer. It is generally preferred for those people who are suffering from Celiac disease.

You can use guar gum in many gluten-free recipes. If you don’t have guar gum, you can use any of its substitutes. One great substitute of guar gum is xanthan gum, another popular ingredient in gluten-free recipes.

It doesn’t matter that you can make these Gluten-Free appetizers during the Superbowl or Christmas because one thing is sure that everyone is gonna definitely enjoy them.

So let’s check out all the Top Gluten-Free appetizers recipe to easily make at home.

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1) Gluten-Free Bacon Tomato Cups


How much time it will take?

Preparation Time Cook Time Total Time
15 minutes 15 minutes 30 minutes

Gluten-Free Bacon Tomato Cups Ingredients

Ingredients Amount
All-purpose gluten-free flour blend 1 1/2 cups
Xanthan Gum 1 teaspoon
Salt (omit if using salted butter) 1/4 teaspoon
Butter (1 stick), cold 1/2 cup
Cold Milk 4-5 tablespoons
Bacon 8 slices
Tomato 1
Shredded Cheese 3 ounces
Mayonnaise 1/2 cup

Recipe (for crust)

  • Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Lightly grease a mini muffin pan.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, xanthan gum, and salt.
  • With a pastry knife, cut butter into the flour until it resembles small peas.
  • Add milk and combine.
  • Using floured hands, knead the dough until it forms a ball.
  • Separate the dough into 24 equal balls.
  • With floured fingers, press each ball into a 1 and 1/2-inch circle and place in the bottom of each mini muffin cup.

Recipe (for filling)

  1. In a skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until evenly brown.
  2. Drain bacon on paper towels and then move bacon to a cutting board and chop into small pieces.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl mix chopped bacon, diced tomato, cheese, and mayonnaise until mixed thoroughly.
  4. Fill each dough cup with the bacon mixture. Pile it up, don’t be afraid!
  5. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until brown.
  6. Serve warm.

2) Tahitian Lime Slaw

Lime Slaw

Tahitian Lime Slaw

How much time it will take?

Preparation Time 15 minutes


Ingredients Amount
Large Watermelon Radish (thinly sliced rounds) 1
Large Carrot (julienne) 1
Large Granny Smith Apple (julienne) 1
Small Red Cabbage (Shredded) 1
Small Lime (freshly squeezed) 1
Tahitian Lime Olive Oil 1/4 cup
Tangy Tangerine White Balsamic Vinegar 2 tablespoons
Salt Salt N/A
Dill Lightly Sprinkled

Tahitian Lime Slaw Recipe

  • Julienne slice the carrot and granny smith apple with a mandolin slicer or by hand.
  • Thinly slice the red (purple) cabbage.
  • Chop fresh cilantro
  • Place all chopped & sliced ingredients into a medium bowl and add the juice of 1 lime, Tahitian lime olive oil, and the Tangy Tangerine White Vinegar. Toss until all ingredients are well coated.
  • Cut watermelon radishes through the middle. Use a mandolin slicer and slice 1/8″ thick circles. Spread a lite coat of Tahitian Lime Olive Oil over the top of each watermelon radish slice.
  • Place a small amount of slaw onto each radish slice.
  • Sprinkle each radish slaw with sea salt and a very light sprinkling of Dill.

3) Gluten-Free Chips And Guacamole Bites


How much does it take?

Preparation Time Cooking Time Total Time
20 Minutes 0 Minutes 20 Minutes


Amount Recipe
Tostitos scoops chips 1 bag 
Guacamole 1 batch
Cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes,  1 pint
Fresh Cilantro 1 bunch
Shredded Cheese (optional) N/A

Gluten-Free Chips And Guacamole Bites Recipe

  • Just lay out all of your scoop chips on your rimmed cookie sheet (also called a jelly roll pan).
  • Then fill with the guacamole.
  • Top with the tomato slices, and a bit of cilantro.
  • Any messes you make while doing this won’t matter as you’ll be transferring to your serving plate after.

4) Gluten-Free Cheesy Bacon

Gluten-Free Cheesy Bacon Appetizers

How much time it will take?

Preparation Time Cooking Time Total Time
10 Minutes 15 Minutes 25 Minutes


Ingredients Amount
Brazi Bites (Cheese with Bacon) 1 package
Butter (melted) 4 tbsp
Minced Garlic (~2 cloves) 1 tbsp
Shredded Cheddar 1/2 cup
Cooked & Crumbled Bacon 1/4 cup

Gluten-Free Cheesy Bacon Recipe

  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Spray muffin tin pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Melt butter in microwave with minced garlic in 15-second intervals.
  3. Dip each Brazi Bite into a melted butter/garlic and put 2 into each muffin tin. Top with bacon and cheese.
  4. Bake 12-15 minutes. When appetizers come out of oven brush a little more of the remaining garlic butter over the top. Serve warm or at room temperature with ranch dressing.

4) Gluten-Free Spinach Potato Bites


How much time it will take?

Preparation Time Cooking Time Total Time
30 Minutes 30 Minutes 1 Hour


Ingredients Amount
Organic Russet Potato 1 Medium
Chopped spinach (drained) 1/2 cup
Finely Chopped Yellow Onion 1/8 cup
Coconut Milk 2 tbsp
Olive Oil 1 tbsp
Himalayan sea salt (or your favorite sea salt) 1/4 tbsp
Garlic Powder 1/4 tbsp

Gluten-Free Spinach Potato Bites Recipe

  1. Bring water in a medium pot to a boil.
  2. Wash and peel the potato and cut into cubes and add them to the boiling water.
  3. Boil until the potatoes are fork-tender, soft is good since you’ll be mashing them.
  4. Remove the potatoes from heat and transfer to a mixing bowl.
  5. Add coconut milk, olive oil, salt, and garlic powder to the potatoes and mix with an electric hand mixer until smooth.
  6. Taste the potatoes and add more salt and garlic powder if you feel it needs it.
  7. Saute the chopped onion until they become translucent.
  8. Defrost 1/3 cup frozen chopped spinach (or you can use fresh).
  9. Drain the spinach by squeezing it and adding it to your measuring cup until you have a firmly packed, drained 1/3 cup of spinach. Set aside.
  10. Add the spinach and onion to the mixing bowl and mix until the ingredients are well combined.
  11. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  12. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  13. Take a large spoonful of the potato spinach mixture, roll with your hands into a ball, and add it to the baking sheet.
  14. Repeat until the5) Cream Cheese and Feta Crackers
    How much time it will take?
    Preparation Time Cooking Time Total Time
    5 Minutes 0 Minutes 5 Minutes
    Ingredients Amount
    Breton Crackers (I used the Herb & Garlic flavor) 1 box
    Crumbled Feta 1/2 cup
    Cream Cheese 1/2 cup
    Cherry Tomatoes 1/2 cup
    Dried Oregano 1 tsp
    Cream Cheese and Feta Crackers Recipe
    1. Combine with feta and cream cheese in a bowl until smooth.
    2. Slice cherry tomatoes lengthwise.
    3. Top each cracker with a little of the cheese mixture, add the tomato, and sprinkle with oregano.
    4. Serve immediately.

    6) Caprese Stuffed Mini Tomato
    How much time does it take?
    Preparation Time Cooking Time Total Time
    15 Minutes 15 Minutes 30 Minutes
    Ingredients Amount
    Cherry Tomatoes or Small Campari Tomatoes 24
    Fresh Mozzarella or Dairy-free Cheese Alternative, finely diced 2 Cups
    Olive Oil 1-2 tablespoons
    Balsamic Vinegar 1-2 teaspoons
    Finely Diced Fresh Basil 1-2 tablespoons
    Caprese Stuffed Mini Tomato Recipe
    1. Slice the top of each tomato to create a bowl. Carefully slice a sliver from the bottom of every tomato so each stands easily without rolling over.
    2. Scrape out seeds and juice without piercing the skin using a small spoon.
    3. Place mozzarella, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and basil in a bowl, stirring gently to combine to make Caprese.
    4. Place a scoop of Caprese in each tomato refrigerate.
    5. Garnish with basil and drizzle with more olive oil just before serving.

    7) Gluten-Free Mushroom Pecan
    How much time it will take?
    Preparation Time Cooking Time Total Time
    15 Minutes 1 Hour 1 Hour 15 Minutes
    Ingredients Amount
    Butter 1 tbsp
    Sliced Fresh Mushrooms 1 Package
    Chopped Onions 1 Cup
    Shredded Swiss Cheese 2 Cups
    Frozen Chopped Spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain 1 box (9 oz)
    Eggs 3
    Milk 1 1/3 cups
    Bisquick Gluten-Free mix 3/4 cup
    Salt 1 tbsp
    Garlic Powder 1 tbsp
    Gluten-Free Mushroom Pecan Recipe
    – Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 13×9-inch pan with cooking spray. In 10-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add mushrooms and onions; cook about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onion is tender. Drain.
    – In a pan, mix mushroom mixture, cheese, pecans, and spinach; spread evenly. In a medium bowl, stir all remaining ingredients with whisk or fork until blended. Pour into pan.
    – Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool 30 minutes before serving.

    8) Spinach Balls
    How much time it will take?
    Preparation Time Cooking Time Total Time
    15 Minutes 15 Minutes 30 Minutes
    Ingredients Amount
    Fresh Spinach Leaves 6 cups
    Large Eggs 4
    Cheddar Cheese (grated) 1 Cup
    Gluten-Free Panko Crumbs 1 Cup
    Italian Seasoning 1 Tablespoon
    Salt & pepper According to Taste
    Spinach Balls Recipe
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet or two with parchment paper or a Silpat.
    2. Wash spinach well. Place leaves in a heat-proof bowl and cover with boiling water & a little salt. Cover and let sit for 3 minutes. Immediately drain & place in ice water to stop cooking.
    3. Squeeze all the excess water out of the spinach, then chop. Place back into the bowl.
    4. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Using a small cookie scoop or your hands, form into balls. Place onto the prepared cookie sheet.
    5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until nicely browned on top.
    6. Serve immediately with ketchup, hummus, or even pesto.

    9) Gluten-Free Finger Sandwiches
    How much time will it take?
    Preparation Time Cooking Time Total Time
    10 Minutes 0 Minutes 10 Minutes
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    – Preparation, cooking, and total time required for making Bacon & Chicken Bites.The recipe for Bacon & Chicken Bites involves preheating the oven, cutting and seasoning the chicken and bacon, wrapping the bacon around the chicken, baking, and serving. For the Gluten-Free Breadsticks, you prepare the dough, pipe it onto baking sheets, add desired toppings, proof, and bake. Baked Zucchini Tots require shredding zucchini, mixing ingredients, scooping portions onto baking sheets, and baking until golden. Ham Artichoke Jalapeno Dip Bites involve spreading dip on ham slices, rolling with lettuce, slicing, and serving with toothpicks. Lastly, Gluten-Free Korean Nachos entail preparation, cooking, and assembling the dish.


    Ingredients Amount
    Gluten-Free Korean Nachos 1 Bag
    Ground Beef 1 Pound
    Onion 1
    San-J gluten-free Korean BBQ Sauce 1 Cup
    Butter 1
    Gluten-Free all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons
    Milk 1 Cup
    White Cheddar Cheese 8 ounces
    Kimchi (chopped) 2/3 Cup
    Fresh Cilantro (chopped) ½ cup

    Gluten-Free Korean Nachos Recipe

    1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
    2. Pour the tortilla chips onto the prepared baking sheet and cook for 5-6 minutes or until warm.
    3. Combine the ground beef and onion in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the beef until it is no longer pink, about 5 minutes.
    4. Drain off the excess fat, add the Korean BBQ Sauce, and let simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens, about 10 minutes.
    5. In another skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute, stirring. Whisk in the milk until smooth, then cook until it begins to thicken, about 3 minutes. Stir in the cheese and cook, stirring, until the cheese is melted.
    6. Put the tortilla chips onto a serving platter, top with the cheese sauce then, using a slotted spoon, spoon the beef all over. Top with the chopped kimchi and cilantro and serve.

    19) Gluten-Free Avocado Toast

    Avocado Toast

    How much time will it take?

    Preparation Time Cooking Time Total Time
    10 Minutes 10 Minutes 20 Minutes


    Ingredients Amount
    Avocado 1
    Olive Oil 2 tablespoons
    Hot Sauce According to taste

    Gluten-Free Avocado Toast Recipe

    1. Toast both pieces of bread.
    2. Take avocado out of its skin into a bowl and mash it. Spread the Avocado mash on both the toasts.
    3. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil on each. Finish with a few dashes of hot sauce, salt, and pepper.
    4. Serve.

    20) Gluten-Free Breakfast Balls

    Breakfast Balls

    How much time will it take?

    Preparation Time Cooking Time Total Time
    10 Minutes 0 Minutes 10 Minutes


    Ingredients Amount
    Ground Oat Flour 2 Cups
    Whole Oats 1/4 Cups
    Chopped Walnuts 1/2 cup
    Chocolate 1/2 cup
    Chopped Dried Cherries Cranberries 1/2 cup
    Organic Peanut Butter 1/4 cup
    Organic Almond Butter 1/4 cup
    Almond Milk 1/2 cup
    Agave syrup 2 tablespoons
    Honey 1 tablespoon
    Truvia 3 packets
    Sea Salt 1/4 tablespoon

    Gluten-Free Breakfast Balls Recipe

    1. Grind up your whole oats to equal 2 cups and add them to a whole bowl.
    2. Chop the nuts and chocolate and Add to the bowl.
    3. Chop the dried fruit.
    4. Add the nut butter, almond milk, sweeteners and sea salt to the bowl.
    5. Mix well using hands.
    6. Roll into balls in extra oat flour so they won’t stick to each other and store in the refrigerator.
    7. Be sure to see notes for variations.
    8. Enjoy.

    21) Zucchini Pesto Roll-Ups

    Zucchini Pesto Roll-ups
    Preparation Time Cooking Time Total Time
    15 Minutes 15 Minutes 30 Minutes


    Ingredients Amount
    Basil leaves 1 cup
    Minced Garlic 2 tablespoons
    Raw Cashews 3/4 cup
    Nutritional Yeast 2 tablespoons
    Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice 2 tablespoons
    Olive Oil 1/3 cup
    Sea Salt 1 tablespoon

    Zucchini Pesto Roll-Ups Recipe

    1. Combine cashews, olive oil, basil, garlic, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, salt, and pepper in a food processor. Crush until the consistency is mostly smooth. Cover and refrigerate.
    2. Chop the ends off each zucchini.
    3. Start peeling long strips from the zucchini. Repeat until you’ve peeled enough strips for the number of rolls you want to make.
    4. On a flat surface, lay out a slice of zucchini, portion a spoonful on the strip and smooth it out evenly.
    5. Place a cherry tomato near one end of the zucchini and start to roll the strip around the tomato. When you get to the end, spear the roll with a toothpick and set it aside.
    6. Repeat the process until you run out of ingredients.

    22) Vegan Sundried Tomato Sweet Potato Bites


    How much time it will take?

    Preparation Time Cooking Time Total Time
    10 Minutes 30 Minutes 40 Minutes


    The recipe for Vegan Sundried Tomato Sweet Potato Bites involves preheating the oven, brushing sweet potato rounds with olive oil, roasting them until golden brown and tender, crushing cashews and mixing with sundried tomato tapenade to pipe onto the sweet potato rounds, finishing with additional tapenade and a basil leaf.

    The Gluten-Free Garlic Bread Bruschetta recipe includes baking a gluten-free baguette, slicing it, toasting it with mozzarella, adding tomato slices, basil, pepper, and balsamic vinegar and toasting until browned.

    The Mini Taco Appetizers recipe requires preparing a mixture of tomato, onion, jalapeño, garlic, cilantro, and lime juice, cutting taco shells from tortillas, heating and molding them in a mini muffin tin, baking until browned, cooking ground beef with seasonings, filling the shells with beef, crema, pico de gallo, and cilantro.

    For the Easy Cucumber Guacamole, you peel and slice a cucumber, create cups from the slices, fill them with guacamole using a Ziploc bag, and sprinkle with chili powder.

    These recipes offer a variety of gluten-free appetizers that are easy to prepare at home. If you have any other gluten-free appetizer recipes to share, feel free to let us know in the comments section.

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    Ingredients Amount
    Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 tablespoon
    Sweet Potato 1
    Cashews 1 Cup
    Miscela Sundried Tomato ½ cup
    Basil Leaves