My best gluten free bbq recipes are perfect for backyard grilling season, y’all! This collection of my most trusty, most tested appetizers, sides, and chicken and beef dishes make it easy to host an outdoor cookout. Many dishes can be prepped ahead, which saves you ton of time on the day of your event. From flavor-popping sides to succulent grilled meats that literally fall right off of the bone, this is a must-have list for ultra-flavorful, impressive gluten free bbq menu items.
Best Gluten Free BBQ Appetizers & Sides
Pickled okra and a hint of hot sauce inject these unforgettable Cajun Deviled Eggs with the right amount of south Louisiana flavor lagniappe. The finely chopped Cajun trinity bits also contribute to making these naturally gluten free appetizers addictively different. So, you may want to make a double batch for larger events, as they tend to be the first GF finger foods to go at the party.
Bring a hint of sophistication to your gluten free bbq with these Creole Basil Aioli Shrimp Stuffed Eggs. Honestly, the Creole mustard-infused basil aioli takes just minutes to make. And, it’s fully customizable to reduce the amount of heat if you’re having children at your event. I personally consider the Cajun deviled eggs above to be my go-to everyday recipe, while these shrimp stuffed eggs to be the ‘fancier’ choice. Both plates of these go lightning fast at events. However, these can definitely be more of a hit with teens and adults.
Cajun Marinated Cucumber Salad is cold, crunchy yum-deliciousness, y’all!! Super fresh cucumbers and Cajun trinity veggies get tossed in an easy homemade marinade before being tucked into the fridge overnight. This perfect gluten free bbq side dish or appetizer helps you beat the heat and impress your guests with only 15 minutes of prep.
One taste of this Cajun ‘Caviar of the South’ Pimento Cheese will leave you wondering where it’s been all of your life. Yep. Of course, the Cajun trinity plays a big role in the deliciousness of this dip/spread. However, the cream cheese and cheddar mix lends a huge helping hand, too.
This Best Ever Cajun Potato Salad recipe is the only one you’ll ever need! It’s creamy, it’s chunky and yields more bite-for-bite pizzazz than the usual, y’all. Expect to be amazed at the delectable juxtaposition of contrasting ingredients. And save some for later, if you can. Cause it just gets better and better in the fridge.
I don’t think there’s a savory food on the planet that doesn’t pair perfectly well with my Easy Cajun Marinated Mushrooms. They’re a sassy bowl of veggie yumminess. And, they’re quite impressive over fish, chicken or steak. If they make it that far, that is, because our favorite way to eat them around here is with a big spoon. Yep.
This Rainbow Red Cabbage Coleslaw is another one of those dishes whose taste and texture gets better with time. Making this cold gluten free bbq side dish the day or two before your party is highly recommended. It’s softer and creamier this way. However, its first-day super freshness does contain the highest amount of essential nutrients and is way more ‘meaty’ and filling. So, if you have vegans or vegetarians on your list, you might want to wait until the day of your event.
Gluten Free Chicken Dishes
Don’t let the name of these Gluten Free Creole BBQ Baked Chicken Legs fool you. Nope. Yes, you can just as easily throw these on the grill as you can in the oven. The easy homemade Creole barbecue sauce alone is worth your trying them. But, each flavor bomb-studded bite is what’ll keep y’all coming back for more. Yep.
These Chicken Skewers with Asian Awesome Sauce will have everyone at your gluten free bbq licking their fingers! The sauce is thick and substantial with alternating flavor twists that make you go, ‘hmmmm.’ So, kids love this dish because the skewers are fun. And, grill masters love it because it’s the easiest they’ll make the whole day.
There are some of us in south Louisiana that do not want a day to go by without eating something from our food culture. If you’re one of them reading this right now, you are my people!! Undoubtedly, my Cajun grilled chicken remoulade proves that you don’t need always need a cast iron pot to eat Cajun. Yep. Because cast iron grates work just as well!
I created this Cajun Grilled Chicken Salad with Remoulade Dressing the day after I developed the remoulade chicken. The browned Cajun trinity, griddled corn, fresh lettuce and tomato, and surprise Creole red beans really gave me the south Louisiana special salad that I craved. Getting all of the ingredients together before you grill the bird is easy. And, serving gourmet salads at your gluten free BBQ is super cool, too.
I came up with this Honey Soy Garlic Chipotle Chicken for an easy, peasy way to get my chicken fix on. And it worked, y’all!! Super easy to grill right in your cast iron skillet, this recipe is beloved by all for its crispy skin and melt-in-your-mouth meat. Best of all, you likely have most, if not all, of the ingredients on hand for this one.
Best Gluten Free Beef Recipes
These luscious Cajun Marinated Ribeye Steaks have a very special place in my heart, y’all. They the very first post on my blog. And, they were also my first successful steak marinade attempt ever. I tried, and I tried and then I did it when I came up with this particularly perfect marinade concoction!! It never fails to amaze me with its flavors. And, the veggies on top make it a complete light meal for low carbers and keto followers.
I developed these Grilled Orange Beef Kabobs of out on-sale stew meat, y’all. Yep! They came out so tasty and beautiful that my only regret was not creating them sooner. Do your people like a little sweet with their savory? Then, by all means treat them to this gluten free bbq recipe. After you tell them how easy it was to make them, they’ll never look at stew meat the same way either.
Living up to its name, these Best Ever Gluten Free Ribeye Steaks provide outstanding flavors with less than 10 minutes of hands-on time. Truthfully, the marinade and the grill do most of the work for you. But, everyone at your gluten free bbq will think you’re a genius! The secret ingredient pulls the Worcestershire and soy sauce bases together, creating a jaw-dropping taste melody that’s rarely experienced out of a fancy, dancy restaurant.
Enjoy these best gluten free BBQ recipes with those who are close enough for you to reach out and touch right now. Much love, and see y’all on the yum side…