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Gluten-Free Half-Time Party Recipes

Gluten-Free Pizza, Nachos Grande, Tacos, Fried Chicken Tenders, Beer and More!


Think half-time party and spicy bowls of chili, cheesy pizzas, nachos, bean salsa and chips, buffalo wings, tacos, chicken tenders, cheese dip and beer come to mind. Gluten-free sports fans, team up and sack gluten!

1. Best Game-Day Chili Recipes and Ready-Made Products

Home-made chili
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Here's a great list of chili recipes from About.com Food Guides and if you're too busy to cook, check out the great gluten-free chili from Kettle Cuisine. Be sure to read labels and use gluten-free spices, canned beans and broth products as called for in recipes.

Best Game-Day Chili Recipes

2. Best Gluten-Free Chicken Wing Recipes

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Find your favorite wing recipes in this collection of best chicken wing recipes from About.com Food and Drink Guides. Easy to make and zingy good wings are quintessential half-time finger food!

Best Gluten-Free Chicken Wing Recipes

3. Gluten-Free Tacos

2009 © Teri Lee Gruss
Healthy food may not be associated with half-time party fare but this gluten-free taco recipe, made with fresh avocado, red onions, spinach and lean ground beef seasoned with gluten-free taco seasoning mix is just that. No one will mind.

Gluten-Free Taco Recipe

Recipe for Homemade Gluten-Free Taco Seasoning Mix

4. Gluten-Free Pepperoni Pizza

2009 © Teri Lee Gruss
Make as many gluten-free pizza crusts as you need for your Super Bowl party ahead of time and freeze them. On Super Bowl day, making fresh gluten-free pizzas will be super fast.

More Gluten-Free Pizza Recipes

5. Gluten-Free Barbecued Chicken Drummie Recipe

2008 © Teri Lee Gruss

This is a fast and easy crockpot recipe, adapted for gluten-free cooks from a recipe by Linda Larsen, About.com Guide to Busy Cooks. Be sure to use gluten-free barbecue sauce in this zippy super tender recipe. Substitute chicken wings for drummies if wings are your thing.

6. Gluten-Free Fresh Black Bean Salsa Recipe

2009 © Teri Lee Gruss

Making homemade bean salsa from fresh ingredients is fast and easy. You just can't buy this super fresh flavor in a jar. Serve with gluten-free corn tortilla chips and watch it disappear.

Recipe for Easy Gluten-Free Fresh Tomato Salsa

7. Gluten-Free Nacho Cheese Dip

2009 © Teri Lee Gruss
This cheesy, spicy gluten-free nacho cheese dip recipe is thickened with amaranth, unlike many store brands which can contain gluten as a thickener.

Gluten-Free Nachos Cheese Dip

Recipe for Gluten-Free Taco Seasoning Mix

8. Gluten-Free Blue Corn Chip Veggie Nachos Grande

Gluten Free Macho Nacho Recipe and Image Teri Gruss
2011 © Teri Lee Gruss

Blue gluten-free corn chips smothered in fresh chopped vegetables, jalapenos and rich melted cheese make this popular appetizer another super healthy half time snack.

Or try our hearty recipe for gluten-free "macho" nachos, a classic combination of ground beef and loads of veggies and cheese!

Recipe for Gluten-Free Macho Nachos

9. Gluten-Free Rice Chex-Style Snack Mix

Gluten-Free Spicy Asian Snack Mix Recipe Image Teri Gruss
© 2011 Teri Lee Gruss

Substitute gluten-free rice chex cereal and gluten-free pretzels in this recipe and nobody will have a clue that this recipe isn't the original super popular Chex snack mix recipe.

Gluten-Free Rice Chex-Style Snack Mix Recipe
Spicy Gluten-Free Asian Party Mix Recipe
Gluten-Free Holiday Snack Mix Recipe

10. Gluten-Free Fried Chicken Tenders

2008 © Teri Lee Gruss

Serve these golden, crisp and delicious gluten-free fried chicken tenders with a fast and easy homemade dipping sauce. Here are several super gluten-free dipping sauce recipes from Derrick Riches, About.com Guide to Barbecues and Grilling.

Chili Lime Dipping Sauce
Honey Mustard BBQ Sauce
Mustard and Horseradish Sauce

11. Gluten-Free Beer - Find a Brew or Make Your Own!


Our About.com Guide to Celiac Disease has compiled a list of gluten-free breweries. Several brands are available nationwide but if can't find a good gluten-free beer where you live, consider making your own.

Gluten-free brewing requires a commitment of time, buying or borrowing equipment for brewing and finding fresh gluten-free sorghum extract and brewer's yeast. Learn more about if gluten-free home brewing is right for you.

Gluten-Free Home Brewing - Should You Try It?

Find Commercial Gluten-Free Beer

12. 25 Cold Weather Drink Recipes

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Here's a collection of cold weather non-alcoholic and alcoholic drink recipes from About.com Food and Drink Guides to compliment game day party menus.

25 Cold Weather Drink Recipes

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