Gluten Free Superbowl Food for Enjoying the Big Game

The Superbowl is only a day away. Beyonce has been busy perfecting her half-time routine (reportedly no backing track this time) and sportscaster trash talking and hype has been well under way. But the big question is - what to serve at your Superbowl gathering? Whether you plan to gathered as a family around the television on Sunday or are hosting a big bash, chances are someone on the guest list has dietary restrictions. Being gluten free and dairy free doesn't mean you can't partake in the snack extravaganza that is synonymous with Superbowl Sunday.

I've included a few gluten free favorites from past Superbowl posts here again, along with a few new recipes for easy eats - dips, chips, and sweet treats. Have fun and may the best team win....oh, and let's hope for some entertaining commercials too!

Didn't Know They were Coming Taco Dip (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

  • 2 (8 oz.) tubs Philadelphia Cream Cheese (Dairy Free - Use Tofutti or Galaxy brand Soy Cream Cheese)
  • 1 can Hormel Chili with Beans (Regular Beef, Chunky Beef, and Low Sodium varieties are gluten free)
  • 2 (8 oz.) pkgs. gluten free Cheddar Cheese (Dairy Free - use Daiya brand Cheddar Style Shreds)
  • 1 Bag of Gluten Free Tortilla Chips - Donkey Chips are addictive

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread both tubs of Tofutti cream cheese in the bottom of a 9x13 oven-safe glass dish. Spread chili on top of cream cheese. Then sprinkle Daiya Cheddar style shreds on top. Place in oven and cook for 10-15 minutes or until cheese melts on top. Dip chips.

Asparagus Roll-Ups (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
The combination of flavors with the bacon, creamed cheese and asparagus is always a hit.

  • 16 Fresh Asparagus Spears
  • 16 slices Udi's Gluten Free Bread (crust removed)
  • 1 (8 oz.) tub Philadelphia Cream Cheese (Dairy Free - Use Tofutti or Galaxy brand Soy Cream Cheese)
  • 8 Gluten Free Bacon Strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 Tbspn. Fresh or Dried Chives
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted (Dairy Free - Use Earth Balance Vegan Spread)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cook asparagus until crisp tender. Flatten bread with a rolling pin. Combine the imitation cream cheese, bacon and chives. Spread 1 tablespoonful onto each slice of bread. Top with an asparagus spear. Roll up tightly. Place seam side down on a greased baking sheet and brush with butter. Cut roll-ups in half. Place onto baking sheet and bake 10-12 minutes. Makes 32 appetizers.

Helpful hint: You can make these the night before and refrigerate. Remove from refrigerator and cut just before baking, to make slicing easier.

 2 Minute Guacamole (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

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  • 2-3 ripe avocados
  • 3-4 tbsp pre-made pico de gallo (chopped tomato, cilantro, white onion, and jalapeño pepper)
  • 1 tbsp Lea & Perrin's Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • juice of half a lime
  • salt to taste
  • 1 Bag of Gluten Free Tortilla Chips

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mash with potato masher until chunky-smooth. Salt to taste. Dip, eat, repeat.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Mini-Sandwiches (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

I've made these for week night dinners. The best part is the low maintenance, great taste, and easy clean-up, since it cooks all day in the crock pot.

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  • 3-4 pounds boneless pork loin chops
  • 1 onion, diced (about 1 cup)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 cup ketchup (Heinz is gluten free)
  • 3/4 cup barbecue sauce (Sweet Baby Ray's is gluten free)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp Lea & Perrin's Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • Schar's gluten free ciabatta rolls

Add olive oil to a large frying pan and sauté diced onion for 3-4 minutes until translucent. Transfer to crock pot. Add pork chops to pan and brown on all sides. Transfer to crock pot. Add remaining ingredients to crock pot and cook on low for 8 hours. Remove pork chops from crock pot and separate meat using two forks. Return pulled pork to crock pot. Serve on Schar's ciabatta rolls as a mini pulled pork sandwich.

Spinach Artichoke Dip (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

This is a delicious recipe I found from Tracy and Katie's kitchen. I omitted the nutmeg and reduced the crushed red pepper from their recipe (personal preference), but this always gets gobbled up when I bring it to parties.

spinach artichoke dip

  • 10 ounces fresh or frozen spinach
  • 1 14 ounce can of artichoke hearts
  • 2/3 cup Philadelphia Cream Cheese (Dairy Free - Use Tofutti or Galaxy brand Soy Cream Cheese)
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise (Hellman's is gluten free)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped red pepper for garnish
  • Udi's Pizza crusts (toasted) or Rose's Wheat Free Bakery Pita Bread (toasted) Happy Update! Rose's was able to remain open and continue to offer it's delicious products!!

Heat olive oil in sauté pan. Add garlic and artichoke hearts until fragrant. Add the thawed or fresh spinach and sauté. Remove from heat and mix in the cream cheese, mayonnaise, and spices. Serve warm with sliced pita or gluten free pizza crust wedges.

Sweet Treats

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Of course, you need something sweet to finish off all of these yummy snacks. I think we are making a gluten free "football" game cake (inspired by my son's gluten free birthday cake above), but any of these yummy recipes will satisfy the sweet tooth of a football fan.

 

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