01 of 09
Planning a Gluten-Free Easter Dinner
Easter dinner is a time to celebrate with family and friends. But if you or your guests are eliminating gluten, you'll have to plan accordingly. Some traditional dishes for Easter are naturally gluten-free, while others can be modified or have substitutions made.
Here are some terrific recipes, cooking tips, and product resources to help you plan and pull off the perfect gluten-free Easter menu.
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02 of 09
Easter Ham - Gluten-Free
Ham is the traditional center of the Easter meal for many people. The challenge for ensuring the ham is gluten-free comes primarily from the glaze. It's wisest to discard any glaze packet that comes with the ham and to make your own gluten-free glaze if desired.
Check the label on the ham for those that are certified gluten-free.
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03 of 09
Gluten-Free Hot Cross Buns
Hot Cross Buns are another traditional favorite for Easter that you'll need to modify when eating gluten-free. Like other rolls, you'll have to substitute gluten-free flour and other ingredients to achieve a dough that produces a good result. This recipe for Gluten and Dairy Free Hot Cross Buns produces dough that can be made a day ahead of time and then refrigerated. That can be convenient for baking a batch on Easter morning. If you're not eliminating dairy, you can use milk... instead of milk substitutes in the recipe.
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04 of 09
Sautéed Asparagus with Basil Pesto
Asparagus is a spring vegetable and in many areas it is available in time for Easter. The green spears make a lovely addition to the Easter meal. With this recipe for Sautéed Asparagus with Basil Pesto you will make your own pesto with basil, parsley, garlic, walnuts, and gluten-free cheese, It's quick and delicious and will impress your family.
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05 of 09
Creamy Gluten-Free Scalloped Potatoes
You can make scalloped potatoes for Easter dinner or use the leftover ham to make it for dinner in the following days. Instead of flour, this Creamy Gluten-Free Scalloped Potatoes recipe uses sweet rice flour for thickening. It also has substitutions for those eating dairy-free.
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06 of 09
Gluten-Free Potato Salad with Green Beans
There are many gluten-free potato recipes to choose from for Easter dinner. This Gluten-Free Potato Salad with Fresh Green Beans and Tarragon Dressing recipe uses new potatoes, bacon, green beans, and herbs for a cold potato salad without mayonnaise. It's another do-ahead dish, and perfect for climates where you can enjoy Easter dinner on the patio. It looks much prettier on the plate than mashed potatoes, and you won't have to worry about making gluten-free gravy.
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07 of 09
Gluten-Free Bean and Corn Salad
Beans and corn pair well with ham for Easter. This Bean and Corn Salad is a cold salad can be made ahead so there is less to do when making Easter dinner. It also looks lovely on the plate. For any vegetarians on your guest list, it also is a great protein dish.
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08 of 09
Gluten-Free Eggs Benedict
If you're making your Easter celebration a brunch, this Gluten-Free Eggs Benedict recipe will let you modify the classic. It starts with gluten-free English muffins you'll have to find at the store. But you'll be making gluten-free flour substitutions for the Hollandaise sauce preparation. It's also a good use of leftover ham in the coming week or the next weekend.
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09 of 09
Gluten-Free Carrot Cake
You can finish your Easter meal with one of many gluten-free cakes, but carrot cake certainly fits with this rabbit-themed holiday. The Gluten-Free Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting recipe makes a sheet cake big enough for the whole family or 36 cupcakes. It's also appropriate for an Easter brunch.