Gluten Free, NOT Flavor Free: Appetizer Recipes from Our Favorite Food Bloggers

At Gluten-Free Living, we’re tired of hearing people say, “Oh, I’m so sorry,” when they find out about someone’s gluten-free diet.

We’re wondering….what are you sorry about?

Not only are more gluten-free options on supermarket shelves than ever before, but today’s recipe developers are doing incredible things with the gluten-free diet.

To help spread the word about all the delicious gluten-free offerings out there, we’ve invited some of our favorite food bloggers to come show our readers that gluten free is NOT flavor free.

Gluten Free, NOT Flavor Free

We’ll be hosting a virtual gluten-free feast every Friday. Our first course is appetizers, and you won’t believe the dishes our virtual potluckers have dreamed up. Show the gluten-haters in your life these fabulous recipes and we bet you’ll never hear a bad word about being “gluten free” ever again.

1. Tex Mex Sweet Pepper Poppers from She Likes FoodGluten-Free Mexican Pepper Appetizer


Isadora says: Mexican food has always been my favorite type of food so when I went gluten free I was so happy to find that most of my favorite Mexican foods were naturally gluten free!  These Tex Mex Sweet Pepper Poppers are full of flavor and perfect for your summer get-together!

2. Butternut Squash Hummus from Kristine Kidd

Gluten-Free Butternut Squash Hummus

Kristine says: Whenever my friends taste this scrumptious dip, they request the recipe. It is inspired by a dish I ate at one of my favorite Los Angeles restaurants.


3. Crispy, Sweet & Spicy Chicken Wings from The Baking Beauties

Gluten-Free Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings

Jeanine says: You won’t believe how easy it is to make amazing wings at home. These Crispy, Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings are baked instead of fried so you still enjoy them while watching your calorie intake.


4. Pesto Stuffed Potatoes from In Johnna’s Kitchen

Gluten-Free Pesto Potatoes

Johnna says: We will soon have a proliferation of fresh basil from the garden, perfect for making pesto.  These tasty little bites are wonderful warm OR perfect for a picnic chilled. 


5. Stuffed Artichoke Hors d’Oeuvres from Janice Amee’s Gluten Free

Stuffed Artichokes Gluten-Free Appetizer


Janice says: I thought I’d try to make a lighter, gluten free, low-carb (since it doesn’t require chips or crackers) take on that warm, creamy artichoke dip we all enjoy by making an hors d’oeuvre version.

6. Rosemary Almond Flour Crackers from The Healthy Apple

Almond Flour Crackers


Amie says: I’ve been making almond flour crackers for myself and my dad (who loves them)—I got him off of eating Ritz Crackers and Cheez-It’s for the past 15 years and now I have him hooked on almond flour crackers.

7. Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Bites from Gluten Free Mom

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Bites

Jamie says: This recipe is a family favorite! We especially enjoy it during football season. This appetizer is easy to make, naturally gluten free and everyone loves it.


Still hungry for more appetizers? Check out these snacks and appetizer recipes from our archives:


Planning on making any of these delicious recipes this weekend? Be sure to tag your photos on Instagram with #GFLgrams! And don’t forget to come back next Friday, where we’ll be sharing our favorite salads and sides.



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  • I completely agree! Sorry? For what? That I get to eat delicious food that just so happens to not have gluten in it? :) Thanks so much for including me in this link-up, I’m happy to be a part of it.

  • Johnna

    Absolutely nothing to be sorry about with tasty food like this! Thanks for including my little pesto potatoes in the link-up. What a delicious gathering this is!