Father’s Day is a time to celebrate the special men in your life, who have made an impact, and to let them know how much you love them. We have put together a great selection of gluten-free Father’s Day BBQ recipes to assist you in making your celebration extra special.
Dad’s not a BBQ guy? Then check back with us on Thursday, for some incredible gluten-free dinner recipes.
Now, if your loved one is gluten-free, preparing a special, or favourite meal for them is truly such a loving gesture. Plus, it will mean so much more to them than making reservations at a restaurant and possibly risking cross-contamination (click here for gluten-free dining tips to help, if you do want to take them out to a restaurant.)Want to know more about supporting the gluten-free person in your life? Click here.
In our house, Father’s Day always includes grilling/BBQing and we’re sharing our favourites with you. We’ve broken the categories of food down like mains, sides, and desserts. Feel free to mix and match the recipes, to make the best meal for the important men in your life. Also, many of the recipes cater to a variety of dietary considerations (dairy-free, nightshade-free, vegetarian, and vegan) so there is something for everyone.
No matter who you are celebrating-Dad, Uncle, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Step-Father, Godfather, or anyone else you want to shower with love and appreciation, you might need a gift idea. Know that we can help with that too, as we’ve put together a gluten-free Father’s Day gift list to serve as the ultimate inspiration.
Already have your gift and want to add chocolate or candy to it? Remember to check if those items are safe, as part of a gluten-free diet. Our gluten-free chocolate or gluten-free candy lists can help.
The Ultimate List of Gluten-Free Father’s Day Recipes.
Note: Some recipes fit in multiple categories, you’ll see “see other categories for details” in these instances.
GLUTEN-FREE SAVOURY RICOTTA PIE RECIPE:
Gluten-free savoury ricotta pie is a staple in my Italian-Canadian household for many celebrations. Traditionally this is served with breakfast, lunch, or brunch, and it is always a crowd-pleaser. It is like a flavourful ravioli, and cheesecake, merged to make something unique, savoury, and scrumptious. A delicious treat that everyone will enjoy. Plus, leftovers make a great snack or lunch.
GLUTEN-FREE STUFFED MUSHROOMS:
This gluten-free stuffed mushroom recipe is not only a crowd-pleaser, but it is also easily adaptable for other diets. These are vegetarian, but they can simply be made dairy-free, as well. Overall, this is a memorable recipe that works as a side or an appetizer that you’ll make over and over again. Also, works as a savoury item on a brunch buffet.
INDIVIDUAL GLUTEN-FREE CHARCUTERIE CUPS:
This makes such an appealing brunch idea. It takes the usual Charcuterie board items, and makes them portable, and easy to eat, with no chance of cross-contamination. Not to mention, you can customize the cups for individual people, and their dietary needs. So if one person is gluten-free and the other guest is vegan, everyone can have their specific preferences in their Charcuterie Cup. It makes entertaining a lot easier. Plus, leftovers make for delicious lunches.
GLUTEN-FREE CHARCUTERIE BOARD:
A Charcuterie board is the perfect addition or start to any special meal, as they bring people together, while they share a variety of delicious foods. This style of sharing appetizers tends to bring people together and create memories. You can load the board up with some of your favourite gluten-free items. Read how to create the ultimate Charcuterie board with gluten-free options, or how to make individual Charcuterie cups.
THE BEST GLUTEN-FREE SAUSAGE IN A BLANKET RECIPE:
This recipe is a sophisticated take on the classic pigs in a blanket. It uses gluten-free Italian sausage, accompanied by cheese and onions. We used 1/3 of our homemade gluten-free pizza dough– so you can also bake off a decent-sized homemade pizza, as well. This recipe makes two appetizers in one.
THE BEST GLUTEN-FREE FRIED MACARONI AND CHEESE SQUARES RECIPE:
Looking for a fun and delicious gluten-free offering? Try the best gluten-free fried macaroni and cheese squares recipe. This recipe combines a cheesy and creamy macaroni and cheese with a crunchy and delicious fried exterior.
THE BEST GLUTEN-FREE ONION DIP RECIPE:
A classic and safe choice, because it is so popular. Serve crudité alongside this amazing onion dip. This recipe for the best gluten-free onion dip pairs well with chips, chicken wings, or gluten-free crackers.
MARINADES AND RUBS FOR MEAT:
THE BEST GLUTEN-FREE STEAK MARINADE:
This is one of our most popular recipes because it’s easy to make, and tastes “oh sooooo good.” There are no words. It’s the best marinade ever, as it makes the steak so flavourful and tender. So give it a try, on whichever cut of beef you are making (but it’s good on any type of beef.)
THE BEST GLUTEN-FREE BBQ CHICKEN RUB:
The smell of chicken on the BBQ is one of my favourite smells of summer. Juicy and delicious BBQ chicken can be difficult to achieve, but the best gluten-free BBQ chicken rub, it makes it much easier.
THE BEST GLUTEN-FREE PORK RUB RECIPES:
Did you know that spice blends can contain gluten? It’s true. So, we are sharing our best gluten-free pork rub recipe that you can make – and enjoy – at home. This rub is delicious on everything from back ribs to pork chops. So make up some extra pork rub mixture, and you’ll always have it on hand.
SIDE DISH RECIPES:
Stone fruit and asparagus are delicious on the grill. This savoury stone fruit adds a sweet element to your meal and pairs well with any protein- think of it like cranberry sauce with turkey.
GRILLED ONIONS AND BBQ POTATOES:
Grilling onions is an easy and delicious vegetable and this is the best way to do it. Also, this is an easy way to roast either white, or sweet potatoes on the grill.
EASY AND CREAMY GLUTEN-FREE CAULIFLOWER GRATIN RECIPE:
Rich and creamy dishes scream special occasion. However, they can still be enjoyed, even if you are gluten-free. Plus, this recipe is much lighter, so you can enjoy it without any guilt. This easy and creamy gluten-free cauliflower gratin recipe fits the bill, and goes well as a buffet offering.
3 Recipes for Great Vegan Gluten-Free BBQ Side Salads:
Three great traditional salads made low fat, vegan, and with a ton of flavour. They include:
- Macaroni Salad
- Potato Salad
Vegan PROTEIN-PACKED GLUTEN FREE QUINOA AND PARSLEY SALAD:
This is a salad and starch all in one, and it pairs so well with BBQ.
THE BEST GLUTEN-FREE WARM SPINACH SALAD RECIPE EVER:
Pouring the warm dressing on the raw spinach, paired with bacon and cheese is a delicious side to any meal. You won’t believe how much fresh spinach everyone will eat.
THE BEST VEGAN GLUTEN-FREE WILD RICE SALAD WITH VEGGIES:
This is a version of a Taboulleh salad, but it’s traditionally made with bulgur. Bulgur is a type of wheat and, therefore, not gluten-free. I have played with different substitutions for bulgur, and many work, but, IMHO, I found wild rice works best.
NO-BAKE GIANT GLUTEN-FREE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER CUP RECIPE:
Does Dad love peanut butter cups? This is the jumbo version. Best of all, it is super easy to make, as it is a no-bake recipe. This is a unique crowd-pleaser, that anyone, of any skill level, can impress by making.
THE BEST GLUTEN-FREE PEACH ZUCCHINI CAKE RECIPE:
A spring-themed light dessert is the perfect ending for a Father’s Day feast. So try this delicious recipe for Gluten-Free Peach Zucchini Cake. It’s truly a crowd-pleaser.
VEGAN OAT-FREE GLUTEN-FREE APPLE CRISP RECIPE:
A dairy-free, oat-free apple crisp that makes a delicious end to any meal, and one Dad will love.
Choosing from some of these gluten-free Father’s Day BBQ recipes will make their special day, extra special.
Which gluten-free Father’s Day BBQ recipes will be on your menu?
Please share with us which recipes you made in the comments.
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