11 Gluten-free recipes perfect for a holiday party

Nov 27, 2014 at 11:12 p.m. ET

It's harder than it used to be to host a party. You can't just throw all your favorite foods on the menu and assume all your guests will enjoy them as much as you do.

More than likely, you're going to have at least a couple guests with diet restrictions, and as the host, it's your duty to make sure they actually have something to eat. Since it's likely that at least one of those guests will be gluten-free, we've rounded up some of our favorite gluten-free party foods. Include a couple of these on your party menu, just in case.

Appetizers

Gluten-free polenta squares

Not only are these polenta squares gluten-free, but they're also gorgeous and taste great. All your guests will love them — even the ones that eat gluten.

Sour cream and pepper deviled eggs

Deviled eggs are a great food for your guests to munch on while the main course cooks, and this version uses sour cream instead of mayo for a twist your guests will love.

Soups and salads

Spinach and white bean salad with creamy avocado dressing

This light salad proves that no gluten doesn't mean no flavor.

Creamy tomato-basil and corn soup

This creamy soup is the perfect preview to your holiday meal.

Lentil, potato and rosemary soup

If you're looking for a more filling soup to serve with your holiday meal, this one's for you.

Main course

Gluten-free turkey gravy

Plain old potatoes just won't do for the holidays, but what's a gluten-free gal to do? Thankfully, this gluten-free gravy is here to save the day.

Quinoa stuffing

Stuffing is must-have dish for your holiday feats, and every guest can enjoy it when you make this gluten-free version.

Baked sweet potatoes with orange-yogurt topping

Marshmallows are a traditional topping for sweet potatoes, but they're not always gluten-free. Stay on the safe side with these baked sweet potatoes with orange-yogurt topping.

Desserts

Gluten-free mini pumpkin tarts

Gluten-free girls, rejoice! You can have your pumpkin pie and eat it, too.

Gluten-free pumpkin-chocolate chip bread pudding

Bread pudding sounds like the ultimate gluten-free no-no, but it's not — at least, not when you're using this recipe.

Gluten-free cherry, almond and chocolate pudding cookies

These cookies just look like they were made for Christmas, and they'll look even prettier on a serving plate at your party.

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