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Gluten-Free Valentine’s Day Recipes to Make for a Special Meal

by Elyse the Gluten-Free Foodee

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and you might be looking for a delicious gluten-free Valentine’s Day recipes to show your love for that special gluten-free person in your life.

Making a meal for that important person/people in your life is a way of showing how much they mean to you. Cooking for someone is showing your love for them. Taking the extra time/steps to make sure that the food caters to their specific palate and/or dietary needs, makes it even more meaningful. So, if you are looking for some gluten-free food ideas for that certain someone, then check out these perfect Gluten-Free Valentine’s Day Recipes to Make for a Special Meal.

We realize that these items are mostly Italian, but Italian food is love – pure and simple. The idea behind these gluten-free Valentine’s Day recipes is to pick an appetizer (or two) along with 1 or 2 mains, like a pasta and a meat course plus a dessert, and then your menu is set.

Gluten-Free Valentine’s Day Recipes to Make for a Special Meal
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Gluten-Free Valentine’s Day Recipes to Make for a Special Meal

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Charcuterie Board

A Charcuterie board is a great addition to any special meal. They bring people together. There is something about sharing a platter of food with friends and loved ones that’s special and good for the soul. You can load the board up with some of their favourite gluten-free items. Click/tap here to read how to create a Charcuterie board and gluten-free options. Review our Ultimate Gluten-Free Chocolate List for gluten-free chocolate options for the board.

Individual Gluten- Free Charcuterie Cups

This is great if you are cooking for a crowd because you may not want everyone touching communal food. Also, you can customize the cups for individual people, so if one person is gluten-free and the other isn’t you can each have your own crackers

Gluten-Free Vegan Peperonata Recipe

Our gluten-free vegan peperonata recipe is a well-known Italian condiment, that can be served hot or cold in many applications. Serve it as an appetizer with some fresh, toasted gluten-free bread brushed with oil and garlic or add it to your Charcuterie board.

Gluten-Free Candied Pecans and Almonds

Our amazing gluten-free candied pecans and almonds are the perfect sweet and savoury treat that can be used in many delicious ways. Place them on the table for snacking or add it to your Charcuterie board. You’ll love ’em.

Gluten-Free Warm Spinach Salad

Bright, tasty salads are perfect for any meal. This salad is delicious and would compliment any meal. Plus it’s a great way to work in some fresh spinach into the meal.

Gluten-Free Rice Balls

Rice balls are an Italian classic and this cheesy recipe will deliciously work as a side dish or appetizer for your special meal.

Gluten-Free Stuffed Mushroom

Looking for an amazing dish that works as a side and an appetizer? Check out this one for the best gluten-free stuffed mushrooms. Its delicious and easy to make. Wow


Gluten-Free Ricotta and Meat Lasagna

Lasagna is a delicious meal, but gluten-free lasagna gets a bad rap. This recipe changes that. Our recipe for the best gluten-free ricotta and meat lasagna is celebration on a plate. It’s decadence, comfort, and just plain moreish.

Gluten-Free Zucchini Lasagna Recipe

Ditch the pasta all together and make this incredible, decadent, yet light dish, that everyone will love. This recipe can easily be made dairy-free/vegan by using your favourite dairy alternative cheese. Not to mention that leftovers reheat so well.

Gluten-Free Ricotta Gnocchi

If you love homemade pasta, but have never had the confidence to try making it, our gluten-free ricotta gnocchi recipe is the perfect place to start. Unlike potato gnocchi, which tend to be a bit heavy and gummy, ricotta gnocchi are soft, pillowy dumplings that are full of flavour. They are also very easy to make and, if you follow our tips, they are pretty fool-proof too.

Gluten-Free Oven-Roasted Cherry Tomato Pasta Sauce

This recipe for the best gluten-free oven-roasted cherry tomato pasta sauce recipe ever is a delicious crowd-pleaser and it’s easy to make! Not only is this sauce vegan, but it has a complex and intricate flavour profile and the taste is divine. By roasting the cherry tomatoes, their natural sweetness intensifies into a sauce that tastes like it has been slow-cooked for hours.

Gluten-Free Pasta Nerano

As a fan of Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy, I wanted to make his zucchini pasta. So I did and I was blown away. This gluten-free pasta Nerano recipe is quite simply magic. .

Gluten-Free Cacio E Pepe

The best gluten-free cacio e pepe recipe is easy, special, and delicious; which makes it a perfect dinner any night and for any occasion.


Gluten-Free Pork Chops with Pan Sauce and Parsley Rice

Looking for an easy, quick, and delicious dinner with a great lean meat? Try this spectacular recipe for gluten-free pork chops with pan sauce and parsley rice.

Stuffed Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs

If you want a simple yet impressive dish that you can use anytime then this recipe for the best gluten-free stuffed boneless skinless chicken thighs is for you. It just ticks all the boxes. Plus you can use our gluten-free sage stuffing recipe in these chicken thighs if you want to switch it up a bit.

The Best Gluten-Free Chicken Cutlet Recipe

It’s tricky getting that gluten-free crispy coating just right but that’s exactly what this best gluten-free chicken cutlet recipe does. It gets it oh so right. Crunchy, juicy delliciousness.

Gluten-Free Chicken Francese

Looking for a new take on chicken that will impress all who eat it and is also super-simple to make? Then try our ultimate gluten-free Chicken Francese recipe.

The Best Gluten-Free Tiramisu Recipe

Tiramisu is a classic treat, not to mention it is a crowd-pleaser and a wow of a dish. This dessert is decadent but easy to make and no-bake. If you are just dipping your toe into gluten-free baking this is an easy place to start.

Gluten-Free Rice Pudding

Rice-based desserts are a wonderful way to make a gluten-free sweet course and this ultimate traditional gluten-free rice pudding recipe is the perfect example. So creamy and delicious.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Mocha Layer Cake

Baking your own gluten-free cake makes any celebration happier and our scrumptious gluten-free chocolate mocha layer cake recipe is perfect for all occasions. It’s a little involved but it’s worth every step.

We hope these Gluten-Free Valentine’s Day Recipes help to make your meal extra special. Will you be cooking a special meal for one of your Valentines? If so, what were you planning on cooking? Please share with us in the comments.

❤ Peace and Love everyone. Happy Valentine’s Day ❤

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