Planning an Easter gathering might actually be possible this year (with the vaccinated) for the first time in a while (depending on where you live, and what your local restrictions are.) No matter who you are spending the holidays with, we’ve compiled a great selection of gluten-free Easter recipes to assist you in making your celebration extra special.
We’ve gathered gluten-free Easter recipes that are perfect, no matter if you are hosting a brunch or a dinner plus there are items that can cater to a variety of dietary considerations (dairy-free, nightshade-free, vegetarian, vegan).
Oh and if you are attending an Easter celebration and need a host(ess) gift or an Easter gift for anyone in your life (child or adult), check out this great Easter gift guide, or this Spring gift guide. You’ll probably want to pair a gift or Easter egg hunt, with gluten-free chocolate or gluten-free candy, check out our Gluten-free Chocolate guide and our Gluten-free Candy guide.
Note: Some recipes fit in multiple categories, you’ll see “see other category for details” in these instances.
The Ultimate List Of Gluten-Free Easter Recipes
A Charcuterie board is a perfect 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 brings people and conversations together. You can load the board up with some of your favourite gluten-free items. Read how to create a Charcuterie board with gluten-free options.
Gluten-free pizza has a terrible reputation, with good reason. Regardless if you order gluten-free pizza from a restaurant, or buy a frozen pizza, or buy a pre-made crust, they tend to be thin, hard, cracker-like, and sometimes full of seeds. Cardboard is a common descriptive word. I’m Italian and I was raised on deliciously soft, yet slightly crunchy pizza crust and I was not willing to give it up because of my gluten-free diet. So my quest for the perfect gluten-free pizza dough began and, I can happily tell you, it was a success.
This gluten-free savoury ricotta pie is a staple in my Italian-Canadian household for Easter, and other celebrations. Traditionally this is served with breakfast, lunch, or brunch, and it is always a crowd-pleaser. However, it can be an exciting addition to appetizers. It is like a flavourful ravioli and cheesecake merged to make something new and wonderful. A crowd-pleaser that everyone will enjoy.
Light, fluffy, and crispy, these will have everyone asking for seconds. They work as a side dish, but they make an amazing appetizer.
This gluten-free stuffed mushroom recipe is not only a crowdpleaser, but also easily adaptable for other diets. These are vegetarian, but they can easily be made dairy-free. Overall this is a memorable appetizer that you’ll make over and over again.
You can use this sweet and savoury treat in many delicious ways, by placing them on the table for snacking or adding them to your Charcuterie board. Either way, you’ll love them.
Much like its savoury counterpart, this is a delicious sweet ending to a brunch or a meal as dessert. This is an even easier version of a cheesecake with vanilla and cinnamon flavours, all in a homemade gluten-free shortbread crust.
If you aren’t serving a large crowd, you may want to serve pancakes to have a breakfast element at your brunch. However, we’re turning this classic on its head. If you love decadent, fluffy, perfect pancakes, you have to try our recipe for the ultimate gluten-free bread pudding pancake recipe. They are the best gluten-free pancake you will ever try- and even people who eat gluten love them.
Having a sweet and easy item is great for brunch, and banana muffins fit the bill. You can even make the one batter, and then add different mix-ins in the muffin tin to have a selection of muffins. You can add blueberries, chocolate chips, or nuts to some of the muffins; or even leave them plain.
This can be served as dessert, or as a brunch item. You can have a large bowl and allow people to scoop out their pudding or you could have it already portioned out in individual bowls or cups (a great idea for a large crowd or a buffet.) By portioning the pudding out, you cut down on mess. Serve alongside either a bowl of whipped cream, or a tin of whipped cream with a selection of berries, for that wow factor!
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See details under Appetizers.
This gluten-free lasagna recipe will change your perception of all gluten-free lasagnas. Our recipe for the best gluten-free ricotta and meat lasagna is a celebration on a plate. It’s both decadent and delicious, and it screams special occasion.
Risotto seems like a difficult dish to make, but it’s a simple technique and looks quite impressive. This gluten-free mushroom risotto recipe is a perfect starter course or makes a satisfying vegetarian main dish.
This recipe for the best gluten-free oven-roasted cherry tomato pasta sauce recipe is a delicious crowd-pleaser and it’s so 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. Plus, cherry tomatoes are available year-round, so this can become your go-to staple pasta recipe. Not to mention that it is a beautiful Instagram-worthy dish.
An Italian pantry staple, polenta is traditionally a Northern Italian food made of ground cornmeal, so it has a slight sweetness to it and has a rich, yellow colour. Our recipe for gluten-free mushroom ragoût with creamy polenta is just too delicious for words. However, like the risotto, it could be served in a smaller portion as a starter, or it can be a hearty vegetarian main.
Fans of Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy, season one; may recognize this delicious zucchini dish. Pasta Nerano is quite simply ‘magic.’ It uses simple, fresh ingredients to pack a lot of flavour, plus it’s a dish that really impresses.
Want something easy and delicious to start your meal off? Then try the best gluten-free cacio e pepe recipe. which is easy, special, and delicious. Which makes it perfect for a quick weeknight dinner, as well as perfect for any occasion.
Try this spectacular recipe for gluten-free pork chops with pan sauce and parsley rice. It is simple, yet delicious.
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.
Chicken cutlets have always been a staple at celebratory meals for my family. However, it’s tricky getting that crispy coating just right, when you’re cooking gluten-free; but that’s exactly what this best gluten-free chicken cutlet recipe does. It gets it oh so right. Crunchy, juicy deliciousness.
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.
A spring-themed light dessert is the perfect ending for an Easter feast. So try this recipe for Gluten-Free Peach Zucchini Cake. This cake is great any time of the year, but when peaches and zucchini are in season, it’s on another level. Plus, the more fruit and vegetables that you can work into your diet the better, right? Even if they are in a cake!
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See details under Brunch
See details under Brunch
We hope these gluten-free Easter recipes help to make your meal extra special. Will you be cooking for Easter? If so, which gluten-free Easter recipes will be on the menu? Please share them with us in the comments.
The fondest memories are made when gathered around the table sharing food.