Gearing up for your next party? We’ve got you covered for allergy friendly party foods with this roundup of 45 dairy free and gluten free game day recipes! Every recipe in this roundup is dairy free and gluten free, with plenty of vegan, paleo, nut-free, and low carb recipe options to choose from
Whether you’re watching the Big Game (aka Superb Owl since it’s name is trademarked), the Stanley Cup Finals, or the NBA playoffs, or just hosting a holiday party, we’ve got you covered for allergy friendly appetizers and party food!
Every gluten free appetizer recipe in this roundup is also dairy free, with many healthy, vegan, paleo, low carb, and nut free options. There are lots of both healthy options and more indulgent recipes, so there’s something for everyone.
For some of the recipes in this roundup that call for soy sauce, you can try subbing with coconut aminos if you’re soy-free, they work great in most recipes instead of soy sauce!
We’ve set up this roundup in the following order in this post:
Appetizer recipes from The Fit Cookie
Appetizer recipes from other bloggers:
Small bites, appetizers, and snacks
Meatless small bites and appetizers
Crackers, chips, and things to dip
Allergy friendly appetizer recipes from The Fit Cookie
We've got some great allergy friendly appetizer recipes right here on The Fit Cookie! Here's our collection of snacks, crackers, and dips that are gluten free and dairy free.
If you want a simple yet beautiful appetizer to serve guests at your next party, make a dairy free cream cheese board! This is our take on the popular butter board trend, and it’s made dairy free and allergy friendly.
Put out the perfect allergy friendly game day or party spread with this incredibly creamy dairy free feta dip. This feta dip is easy to make and so delicious, even people without dairy allergies love it! This dairy free dip recipe is also gluten free and nut free (except for coconut).
Our jalapeño cheese garlic bread is perfect for big game appetizers, after school snacks, or as a side for your favorite pasta dish. This recipe is completely dairy free and gluten free, and is easy to make in under 15 minutes. It will quickly become a family favorite!
Tired of the same chicken salad recipes? Our Lemon Basil Chicken Salad has bright flavors of lemon zest and fresh basil and tastes so good on cucumber slices or crackers. Our chicken salad recipe is also dairy free, soy free, and egg free.
If you’re a fan of sweet and salty flavors, you’ll love our chipotle candied bacon! This delicious breakfast recipe is easy to make in big batches so you can make this for a crowd. It’s dairy free and gluten free, and we included a paleo option as well.
Serve this dairy free cheese ball as an appetizer at your next party or gathering! This allergy friendly cheese ball is so delicious and creamy that no one will miss the dairy. This recipe is also gluten free and nut free and goes great with crackers and veggie slices.
Making your own gluten free and dairy free crackers is easy! These savory Smokehouse Almond Crackers are the perfect snack for game days (Check manufacturer info on almonds to check for gluten free status)
If you’re like me and can’t have beans due to food intolerances or digestive problems, then you might miss hummus (I do!). No worries! Make some of this low-carb and tummy friendly Roasted Cauliflower Hummus from Danielle at Natural Contents. It’s paleo and vegan too!
These beautiful and savory deviled eggs are a delicious appetizer with cocktails. Fancy enough for company but easy enough for everyday, the creamy deviled egg filling is blended with a little smoked salmon, horseradish and lemon juice. They're delicious!
Sweet potato skins stuffed with ancho beef chili are a paleo meal or appetizer that is so easy to make and full of flavor! These sweet potato skins are filled with tasty ancho beef chili, roasted poblano peppers, and spicy avocado cream sauce. Dairy free, gluten free, and whole 30 friendly ya’ll!
Show up to your next party, potluck, shower, or any kind of gathering with these fabulous Veggie Cups. Individual grab-n-go party cups of your favorite crunchy veggies add so much color and pizazz to the party. Use your favorite dairy free dressing for the ultimate party food.
These Air Fryer Chicken Tenders are a total game changer! Crispy without the traditional deep frying mess and seasoned with arguably the best seasoning combination invented. Serve up this everything bagel chicken with a side of sweet and tangy Maple Mustard Dipping Sauce.
Not only a family favourite dinner recipe, these paleo baked ribs are just as perfect to serve to a crowd at your holiday get-togethers, as a main or appetizer. You will soon be addicted to the flavourful pork ribs.
This is one of my favorite appetizers to make: It’s incredibly simple, reminding me of bacon wrapped jalapeno peppers, with just four ingredients: brussels sprouts, bacon, balsamic vinegar, and mayonnaise. If you don’t normally like brussels sprouts, this dish will make you love them.
Spicy buffalo cauliflower bites that are baked so that you can enjoy your game day event without sabotaging your goals. Also gluten-free! Serve with vegan ranch as an appetizer for your upcoming Superbowl or All Star Weekend party!
If you want snacks made easy, then here it is! They're vegan, gluten-free, healthy, satisfying, and delicious! The sweetness of the caramelized baked sweet potato rounds goes perfectly with the creamy avocado and nutty toppings!
These gluten free vegan crackers are the perfect quick snack: delicious, healthy and easy to make. They’re everything a cracker should be: flaky, buttery, crisp and super aromatic – what’s not to love?
Plug in your air fryer and get some fries going! These Crispy Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries use just a splash of oil for the entire batch, they're perfectly seasoned, and they come out so crispy you'll want to make them again and again!
Air Fryer Cajun Fries with Garlic Aioli - these addictive spicy fries are made with very little oil in the Air Fryer and served with a tangy, garlicky aioli for dipping. The perfect snack or side dish!
Banana Chips or Plantain Chips is a salty, crispy and irresistible snack that can be prepared using just 3 ingredients in less than 20 minutes and gets over in no time. This recipe is vegan and gluten free.
Refried beans, vegan sour cream, cashew queso, guacamole, pico de gallo, sliced olives, and green onions all layer up to create a Vegan 7-Layer Dip! It's perfect for game day or any time you need a crowd-pleasing appetizer. Grab your favorite tortilla chips and dig in!
Vegan salsa con queso is an easy warm cheese dip recipe that will disappear as quickly as you make it! This vegan cheese dip is plant-based, using fresh vegetables and a hint of Tex-Mex spices, making it a family friendly dip that everyone will love. Whole 30 friendly
This Everything But the Bagel Dip is made in less than 5 minutes with just 3 ingredients! No need to buy the premade version at your local Trader Joe's anymore. This homemade version is equally creamy and delicious.
If you used to love the classic Velveeta+Sausage+Rotel dip, but now need it to be dairy free this is THE copy cat recipe for you! The perfect cheesy taste, that dip-able, creamy texture and just the right level of spice from the green chilis and sausage and you’ve got yourself one heck of a dairy free sausage queso that is a perfect appetizer for parties, the Super Bowl, get togethers and more! This recipe is free of: gluten, dairy, egg, peanuts, tree nuts (with a soy free option too!).
This spicy buffalo dip is made with roasted cauliflower, your favorite buffalo sauce, tahini, and some spices. It is the perfect creamy dip to serve as a healthy tailgate food and is a great vegan alternative to buffalo chicken dip!
This Whole30 and Dairy Free Buffalo Chicken Dip is extra creamy, a little spicy, and so delicious! This dairy free dip is super easy to make. It is great for hosting parties, entertaining, game days, and holidays. It is hands down my favorite appetizer!
A twist on classic hummus, this creamy Dill Pickle Hummus recipe is made with only a few ingredients and ready in no time! It's perfect as an afternoon snack or as a tasty dip while watching the big game!
Loaded Greek Eggplant Dip is a low carb, Mediterranean style baba ganoush topped with kalamata olives, capers, and toasted pine nuts. It’s so easy to bake an eggplant, blend it in a food processor, chill, and serve it loaded with beautiful toppings!
The easiest, most delicious appetizer ever, this Black Bean Dip is something I make all the time! It's welcome on Taco Tuesday, at any party, and is great on a vegetable crudite board. The recipe uses mostly pantry ingredients, too!
Hatch chiles are in season! In celebration of my favorite season, I made this creamy vegan fire-roasted hatch chile spicy hummus. This is the ultimate appetizer for those who like it hot! And if you don’t like too much spice, you are in full control of the level of spice!
A healthy new Poblano Avocado Dip for chips. Or veggies. Or both. Roasted poblano peppers, creamy avocado, and just a couple other ingredients blended up simply for a sultry delicious dairy-free, vegan dip full of happiness.
Sarah Jane Parker is the founder, recipe creator, and photographer behind The Fit Cookie. She’s a food allergy mom and healthy living blogger based in Wyoming. Sarah is also an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Health Coach, Revolution Running certified running coach, and an ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist