Gluten-free Christmas

Waitrose chefs and nutritionists share tips, ideas and recipes for
a gluten-free Christmas

Waitrose nutritionist, Nicola Selwood puts together a delicious gluten-free menu for Christmas:

Eating gluten free at Christmas doesn't have to be difficult or tasteless. This Christmas, Waitrose has gluten-free mince pies, Christmas puddings and Christmas cakes, that are so delicious, you won't want to share them with Santa on Christmas Eve!

The main course

'Many turkeys are stuffed and the breadcrumbs in the stuffing often contain gluten. If you or a guest, need to avoid gluten, why not try our Turkey Crown with Shallot & Smoked Sage Stuffing, which contains rice and maize flours in the  stuffing instead of wheat flour.  We also offer a large number of unstuffed turkeys which are suitable for those avoiding gluten.'

Shop turkeys suitable for those avoiding gluten >

Sides

'My favourite side dish, roast potatoes, often contain wheat flour in the coating so always check the ingredients if you are buying ready made ones. Any gluten containing ingredient will be highlighted in bold, along with other allergens, in the ingredients declaration on pack. Waitrose goose fat potatoes do not contain wheat flour so are suitable for those avoiding gluten.

 

Yorkshire puddings needn't be avoided this Christmas. Try our Gluten Free Yorkshire Pudding mix for beautifully risen, fluffy puddings.

 

Pigs in blankets are a Christmas favourite, but some sausages will contain wheat in the breadcrumbs.  we offer a number of sausages and pigs in blankets which do not contain wheat flour so are suitabel for those avoiding gluten.'  Browse our selection here >

 

Desserts & drinks

Our Love Life gluten free range has a great Christmas selection, including: 
•Mince pies
•Christmas cake
•Christmas pudding

Or for something a little different this Christmas, why not try Waitrose 1 St Clements possets

Did you know, most beers, lagers and ales contain gluten? Wine and spirits are naturally gluten free, but if you plan to serve beer or lager, then opt for a gluten free one like Celia Premium Czech Lager

Gluten free Christmas tips from the Waitrose Cookery School

Eleni Tzirki, Head Chef Manager, King's Cross

'Don't miss out on crackers with cheese. Substitute the crackers with oatcakes. They would also make a great canape for New Years with goats cheese and a red
onion chutney.

And why not try a gluten free stuffing:

Gluten free stuffing

Recipe:
450g gluten free pork sausages, skin removed
1 Bramley apple, peeled cored and grated
1 pack Cooked chestnuts, roughly chopped
1 Small onion, diced 

Method:
Preheat the oven to 200c. Mix all ingredients together, season well, then
pack into an oven proof dish. Bake for 40 minutes.' 

For dessert, no need to stick to the traditional Christmas pudding, make a baked alaska with ice cream/sorbet and fresh fruit.'