Gluten Free Appetizers & Handheld Eats

Whether you’re hosting a party or packing lunch boxes, gluten free appetizers are always a hit. They allow us to sample a variety of flavors in small, delicious portions. In this article, I’ll be sharing my top 10 favorite gluten free appetizers that you can easily recreate. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds!

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Gluten Free Pigs in a Blanket

Who can resist the classic combination of hot dogs and soft, flaky crescent dough? These gluten free pigs in a blanket are made with my homemade crescent dough, ensuring a delightful taste for everyone. Dip them in ketchup or mustard for an extra burst of flavor!

gluten free pigs in a blanket closeup

Gluten Free Cheeseburger Crescent Ring

If you’re craving a cheeseburger but want a low-carb option, this gluten free cheeseburger crescent ring is the perfect choice. It’s a mouthwatering alternative to traditional cheeseburger sliders. And if you’re on a ketogenic or low-carb diet, you’ll love the Keto, Low Carb Taco Ring from My Table of Three.

gluten free cheeseburger crescent ring close up overhead

Grain Free Cheeseburger Muffin Cups

Looking for a gluten free appetizer that’s also lunchbox-friendly? These grain free cheeseburger muffin cups are a fantastic option. Plus, they pair perfectly with grain free deep-fried onion rings from The Savoy Celiac.

gluten free cheeseburger muffin cups closeup

Grain Free Enchilada Muffin Cups

Why spend time rolling tortillas when you can enjoy these handheld gluten free snacks instead? These grain free enchilada muffin cups are stuffed with beef and beans, making them a satisfying treat. Don’t forget to try them with Veggie Balance’s Seven Layer Bean Dip and chips!

Chebe Gluten Free Enchilada Cups topped and plated

Grain Free Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Although technically a meal, this grain free cauliflower pizza crust is so delicious that it’s worth mentioning. It’s a great gluten free alternative for pizza lovers. And if you’re looking for more low carb options, Iowa Girl Eats has a fantastic collection of 10 cauliflower recipes to try.

gluten-free cauliflower pizza crust finished pizza

Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches

While not an appetizer, these Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches are too good to pass up. They’re incredibly easy to make with beef cooked in the instant pot. If you’re not a fan of beef, give the Simple Gluten Free Lobster Rolls from Eat at Our Table a try.

schar beef roast french dip whole

Gluten Free Soft Pretzel Bites

These gluten free soft pretzel bites are a crowd favorite, especially with my husband. They’re soft, chewy, and incredibly addictive. I made them for his birthday last year, and he couldn’t stop raving about them. And if you’re cutting carbs, Kirbie’s Cravings has a recipe for low carb keto soft pretzel bites that you won’t want to miss.

gluten free soft pretzel bites inner softness

Baked Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

When it comes to gluten free cheese sticks, homemade is always better. These baked mozzarella cheese sticks, made with string cheese, are not only fun to make but also incredibly delicious. And if you’re short on time, Fearless Dining has a mouthwatering cheese fondue recipe that’s sure to impress.

Mozzarella Cheese Sticks on Long plate, dipped

Gluten Free Meatballs

There’s something incredibly comforting about homemade meatballs, especially when they’re gluten free. My dad has been making his signature meatballs for years, and I can never get enough of them. If you’re looking for a different take on meatballs, Air Fryer Eats has a recipe for air fryer chicken wings that pairs perfectly with my sauce.

grain free cranberry brie bites

Grain Free Cranberry Brie Bites

These grain free cranberry brie bites were a huge hit at a New Year’s Eve party. Even those who don’t have to eat gluten free couldn’t resist their delectable combination of flavors. For a carb-free version, try Mama Gourmand’s baked brie cranberry dip.

Gluten Free Appetizers & Handheld Eats

Gluten Free Falafel

While I usually try to avoid deep frying, these gluten free falafel are worth the indulgence. They make a fantastic gluten free appetizer or can be enjoyed as part of a meal. If you’re a fan of chickpeas, be sure to check out these other 5 ways to use chickpeas.

Gluten Free Appetizers & Handheld Eats

Stay tuned for more gluten free recipes on the BDK Restaurant website. If you’re looking for main meal recipes, head over to Create Kids Club’s list of Gluten Free New Year’s Eve Crockpot Recipes.

What are your favorite gluten free appetizers? Is there a recipe you’d love to see recreated in a gluten free version? Let me know in the comments below!

For more delicious recipes and information, visit BDK Restaurant.

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