Make your Christmas dinner deliciously gluten-free with these impressive dinner party recipes, from a majestic quinoa and cranberry stuffed roast chicken to crispy crackling pork with sesame-crusted potatoes and vegetable crumble

These 11 gluten-free Christmas dinner recipes are so impressive, you won't miss the bread sauce one bit (unless it's this gluten-free bread sauce recipe). Stuff roast turkey with juicy pork sausages or make a gluten-free roast chicken with a fruity quinoa stuffing. For an alternative Christmas centrepiece, roll a lamb shoulder with pine nuts and Moroccan-spiced spinach or pan-fry dukkah-crusted lamb cutlets and serve with creamy labneh. Just make sure you leave room for some gluten-free dessert.

 

1. Sticky ginger beer gammon

Spice up your Christmas ham with a generous glug of ginger beer. The result is a tender roast with an irresistibly sticky glaze – just be prepared to pass the napkins around. Get the recipe for sticky ginger beer gammon

 

2. Roast chicken, gluten-free stuffing and redcurrant gravy

Roast chicken, gluten-free stuffing and redcurrant gravy

Via: Sainsbury's Magazine/Photo: Martin Poole

Make a majestic roast chicken this Christmas with a fluffy quinoa gluten-free stuffing with cranberries and sage. To get ahead, make the stuffing a day before and chill until needed. Get the recipe for roast chicken, gluten-free stuffing and redcurrant gravy.

 

3. Gluten-free roast vegetable and hazelnut crumble

This seasonal crumble is a dinner party winner, especially if you want to make your vegetarian guests very happy. Caramelised root vegetables are tossed together with buttery, gluten-free hazelnut crumble to make the most comforting veggie main or hearty side. Get the recipe for gluten-free roast vegetable and hazelnut crumble.

 

4. Crispy crackling pork with sesame roast potatoes

A roast pork recipe with plenty of crackling to go around the table should be the centrepiece of every family feast. Prep everything in 10 minutes and let the oven do all the hard work. Serve with crunchy sesame seed roast potatoes for a cracking gluten-free Christmas roast. Get the recipe for crispy crackling pork with sesame roast potatoes.

 

5. Roast turkey crown with gluten-free sage stuffing

Roast turkey crown with gluten-free sage stuffing

Via: Sainsbury's Magazine/Photo: Dan Jones

This roast turkey crown is drenched in fragrant sage butter and packed with juicy gluten-free sausage stuffing for the ultimate roast dinner. It's a meat lover's gluten-free dream come true. Get the recipe for roast turkey crown with gluten-free sage stuffing.

 

6. Chicken in cider with crème fraîche and potatoes

Who knew cider and crème fraîche made such a winning chicken casserole? Pass a jug of creamy cider-spiked gravy around the table and serve with garlicky roast potatoes for a relaxed Christmas Day meal. Leftovers? Not a chance. Get the recipe for chicken in cider with crème fraîche​ and potatoes.

 

7. Dukkah-crusted lamb with spiced sweet potatoes and labneh

Dukkah is an Egyptian blend of nuts, herbs and fragrant spices. It's also naturally gluten-free, so we sprinkle it on everything. Try dukkah-crusted lamb cutlets served with cool yogurt labneh and caramelised sweet potatoes. Who needs turkey anyway? Get the recipe for dukkah-crusted lamb with spiced sweet potatoes and labneh.

 

8. Beef pot roast

This one-pot roast beef is slow cooked in red wine and beef stock until meltingly rich and tender. The only other thing you need is creamy mash to soak up all those lovely juices. Get the recipe for beef pot roast.

 

9. Roast shoulder of lamb with Moroccan-spiced spinach stuffing

Roast shoulder of lamb with Moroccan-spiced spinach stuffing

Via: Sainsbury's Magazine/Photo: Martin Poole

Stuff boneless lamb shoulder with toasted pine nuts, raisins and Moroccan-spiced spinach before roasting it slow and low for an hour. Carving a lamb roulade in front of guests is pretty spectacular (just don't tell them it's only got eight ingredients). Get the recipe for roast shoulder of lamb with Moroccan-spiced spinach stuffing.

 

10. All-in-one roast chicken with aioli

All-in-one roast chicken with aioli

Via: Sainsbury's Magazine/Photo: Jan Baldwin

The trick to making silky smooth aioli is patience. Go slow and steady while pouring oil into the egg yolk mixture to get that magical creamy sauce. For the roast, all you have to do is pop the chicken in with fennel and potatoes. Easy-peasy – and hardly any washing up. Get the recipe for all-in-one roast chicken with aioli

 

11. Glazed gammon with spiced pineapple and orange relish

Glazed gammon with spiced pineapple and orange relish

Via: Sainsbury's Magazine/Photo: Keiko Oihawa

A sticky orange ham has to be our favourite gluten-free Christmas lunch. If you're lucky enough to have leftovers, shove it between gluten-free bread with all the trimmings to make the ultimate leftover sandwich. Get the recipe for glazed gammon with spiced pineapple and orange relish.