Whether you are new to eating gluten free or are quite the expert, no one will turn down easy and delicious gluten free potluck ideas. With football and fire pit season upon us, it’s best to be prepared for the next outing you might find yourself attending. 

What is Gluten?

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley and triticale. While this makes up a large amount of our grain products (bread, pasta, crackers, etc), there are grains and other foods that are naturally gluten free. Companies are using these gluten free foods to produce similar products, like bean-based pastas or nut flour cookies to meet a need for their gluten free customers.

Naturally gluten free foods are (1):

  • Amaranth
  • Arrowroot
  • Beans
  • Buckwheat groats
  • Cassava
  • Chia
  • Corn
  • Flax
  • Oats (certified gluten free)
  • Millet
  • Nut flours
  • Potato
  • Qunioa
  • Rice
  • Sorghum
  • Soy
  • Tapioca
  • Teff
  • Yucca

With the abundance of gluten free foods in grocery stores today, most of your common potluck dishes can be made gluten free with simple swaps. For example, finding a gluten free pasta in stores is way easier than it was 10 years ago!

I have gathered some of my favorite gluten free potluck ideas that can also be great dinner sides/main courses. If you are going to an event that you will need to reheat your food, ask ahead if the oven will be in use. If so, opt for a cold dish instead such as a salad!

Potluck Ideas for Cozy Cold Weather Gatherings

gluten free potluck ideas baked brie topped with honey and thyme

Potluck Ideas for a Summertime BBQ Bash

healthy BBQ sides

Premade Gluten Free Options in The Freezer Section

  1. Feel Good Foods Products

Feel Good Foods is a gluten free company providing snack foods/bite sized foods that only require baking as they are stored in the freezer section. The options are great for a potluck because of the finger foods options. Some options are:

  • Spring rolls
  • Thai style spring rolls
  • Jalapeno bites
  • Potstickers
  • Egg rolls
  • Pepperoni bites
  • Macaroni and cheese bites
  • Mozzarella sticks
  1. Trader Joe’s 
  • Mini chicken or beef tacos
  • Gluten free breaded shrimp
  • Gluten free mac and cheese

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Kathleen Tabb is a registered dietitian based in Maryland. She specializes in digestive conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and has extensive training through her master’s degree in integrative and functional nutrition. She is passionate about looking at her clients holistically to illuminate the root cause of their concerns in order to improve health and quality of life