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Gluten-free Christmas

Enjoy delicious gluten-free choices for every course, with recipes and free-from products for you to discover. Try making pork and onion stuffing and fruity mince pies, or shop gluten-free Christmas puddings and sweet treats. Not forgetting the main event, we've got some fabulous choices for your Christmas dinner centrepiece.

Gluten-free mains

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Image of No.1 Free range goose

No.1 Free Range Easy Care Goose with Quince, Chestnut & Bacon

A succulent whole bird with a rich gluten-free stuffing. Pour over the tangy quince glaze for extra flavour.

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Image of easy carve duck

Easy Carve Duck with Pear, Chestnut & Rum

A plump, whole British duck with a pork, pear and chestnut stuffing, accompanied by a pour-over sticky spiced rum glaze.

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Image of No.1 Douglas fir smoked half rack of venison

No.1 Douglas Fir Smoked Half Rack of Venison

The venison's earthy flavour is enhanced by cold smoking in the wood of Douglas fir trees. With a sweet, gamey venison jus to pour over.

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Cook's Tip

Check the stuffing ingredients

Many turkeys come with stuffing made with breadcrumbs that contain gluten. If you or a guest need to avoid gluten, you could choose one of our whole turkeys or turkey crowns without stuffing and try making your own gluten-free version from the recipe below.

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Homemade gluten-free stuffing recipe

 

Ingredients:

  • 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 ovenproof dish. Bake for 40 minutes.

Gluten-free sides

 

A must-do Christmas 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.

Pigs in blankets are also a Christmas favourite, but some sausages may contain wheat. Lots of our pigs in blankets do not contain wheat flour so are suitable for those avoiding gluten.  

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Gluten-free DESSERTS

Our Christmas range offers a tasty selection of gluten-free sweet treats including mince pies, Christmas cake and Christmas pudding

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Ella's Gluten-free Mince pies

Watch Ella Mills, founder of Deliciously Ella, make gluten, dairy and refined sugar free mince pies

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Eleni Tzirki

Partner & Cookery School Manager, King's Cross

Cook's Tip

Waitrose Cookery School

"Don't miss out on crackers with cheese this Christmas. Substitute the crackers with oatcakes. They also make a great canapé for New Year's Eve with goat's cheese and red onion chutney."

Try more gluten-free recipes for Christmas and all year round

Gluten-free Drinks

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 Peroni Nastro Azzurro Gluten Free