Confession: I thought Super Bowl was one word. That should tell you how much I know about football. I mean, I think I know more than that, but not by much. However, what I do know: how to throw a great gluten free, allergy friendly party and have super delicious snacks. This is something I’ve been doing for more than 15 years, and today I’ll be sharing great recipe ideas you can use for your gluten free Super Bowl side dishes and snacks.
What Should I Eat While Watching Super Bowl Sunday?
In my professional opinion: whatever makes you happy. Here’s the thing about food… sometimes we get so caught up in the idea of tradition that we miss out on the joy. If you don’t like traditional Super Bowl food, eat the foods that bring you a smile. As long as it’s safe and delicious, you’re winning.
To jazz things up a bit, serve your football side dishes and snacks in festive plates and bowls. We have an old Wilton cake pan shaped like a football and I bring that out each year.
Allergy Friendly Super Bowl Recipes
It’s important to note that the term “allergy friendly” is an unregulated term, unlike gluten free or top 8 allergy free. The latter two have defined parameters. Allergy friendly usually means “what’s safe for me to eat” based on people we’ve talked to. It kind of cracks me up actually.
Personally, the term allergy friendly means free-from 4+ major allergens, thus making it accessible to good amount of the food allergy community. To each his own.
What you’ll need to do is, before your party, find out from your guests what their dietary restrictions are. In the best case scenario, everything you purchase or make will be safe for everyone… the ultimate for inclusion. In some cases, you’ll need to have items clearly labeled for who they’re for.
For example, if I needed gluten free Super Bowl snacks for 3 guests (and they were only gluten free) and then top 8 allergy free Super Bowl snacks for 5 of the guests, and then anything you’d like for 8 people who have no restrictions… here’s what I’d do:
A: Only make foods that are gluten free and top 8 allergy free.
B: Create 3 areas for serving food. Each will be clearly labeled and have a different colour table cloth. The gluten free Super Bowl snacks would be in section one. When the gluten free guests arrive, I’d make sure they knew where their area was, and note the colour difference. I’d do the same for those who are top 8 allergy free, and those without restrictions.
I’d also have a sharpie available at each table for labeling water bottles. Yes, I’d be serving water bottles, as this is an easy way to reduce cross contact between the individuals.
Our Class Party article has more party ideas that would apply to your Super Bowl party, so give it a read.
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Gluten Free Vegan Super Bowl Recipes
I’m sure some of you reading would like some vegan recipes for your Super Bowl party. This section and the dessert section at the end of the article are all vegan, gluten free, and top 8 allergy free. The ideas in the middle of this article are meat-forward, however, I know you can draw inspiration from the ideas.
In a lot of the recipes, pulled jackfruit, shredded mushroom, trumpet mushroom, or banana blossom could all take the place of the meat to keep your creations top 8 allergy free.
My top picks for gluten free, vegan, top 8 allergy free Super Bowl foods:
- Vegan Pulled Porque Recipe (veg based play on pulled pork)
- Vegan Pasta Salad Recipe
- Chickpea Mock Tuna Salad Recipe
- Vegan Sushi Rice Balls Recipe
- Creamy Gourmet Vegan Fettuccine Recipe
- Chickpea Patty Recipe
Gluten Free Super Bowl Recipes
My top 4 picks for gluten free Super Bowl recipes have to be:
Gee, I guess I’m a bacon fan. The easiest way to make gluten free pigs in a blanket it to use gluten free pizza dough. We love the Wholly Wholesome brand, found in freezer sections. Once you thaw the dough ball, cut it into as many portions as you’d like. From there, roll each portion into a ball, then flatten. Place a mini sausage in the middle and wrap with pizza dough. Bake in the oven based on the pizza dough instructions, as the sausages are usually already cooked.
Alternatively, you could wrap your dough around hotdogs, like in this photo.
Gluten Free Dairy Free Super Bowl Food
My top 4 picks for recipes that are both gluten free and dairy free are:
Make sure you have a safe-for-you dairy free cheese. Our Dairy Free Swaps article talks about shared equipment with dairy. We’ve found that about 30% of people with food allergies can’t eat food made on shared equipment with their allergen. So if you’re in that boat, make sure your brand is truly dairy free.
With the easy shredded chicken, take gluten free tortilla chips, top with chicken, then top with Zubi’s Dairy Free Queso! Talk about the easiest and mega delicious nachos!!
Top 8 Allergy Free Super Bowl Recipes
Fantastic news! I have several top 8 allergy free recipes that are perfect for serving at your Super Bowl party. Here are some tasty ideas:
- Mind Blowing Chicken Fajitas Recipe
- Bacon Chili Recipe
- Baked Buffalo Chicken Bites Recipe
- Bacon Smash Burger Recipe
- Pineapple Pork Balls Recipe
- Duck Nuggets Recipe
Each of these recipes is gluten free, dairy free, top 8 allergy free, and more. Also, they’re real crowd pleasers. These are the kind of recipes that you could serve to everyone at your Super Bowl party and no one would care that they’re free-from. The advantage to doing that: you eliminate the cross contact risk at your party.
Don’t forget to pick up drinks!
Gluten Free Super Bowl Snacks
I like to think of full recipes and snacks as a bit different. If you’re going for a snack-style event, here are more traditional ideas.
If you plan to make the fried mushrooms, this gluten free and top 8 allergy free fried eggplant recipe would be fun as well. Anytime you know you’ll be serving fried food at a party, make sure your timing is nice and tight. You don’t want the food sitting around for too long, but you’ll also need to fry in batches.
Top 8 Allergy Free Super Bowl Snacks
Creating top 8 allergy free snacks for your party doesn’t have to be difficult. Both the gluten free churro recipe and our chocolate power ball recipe are easy to make.
If you’re in a pinch and need to purchase snacks, Partake Foods cookies are gluten free and top 8 allergy free, and made on top 8 free equipment. They offer a range of flavours. Also remember, a simple platter of fruit and veggies is also gluten free and top 8 allergy free.
To jazz up your power balls, make two basic vanilla glazes and colour each glaze to match the teams in this year’s game. It becomes a fun way for your guests to enjoy rooting for their favourite team.
Gluten Free and Top 8 Allergy Free Dips For Your Super Bowl Party
For some, dips are a quintessential part of a Super Bowl party. Here are some dip recipes that you can scale up to make sure everyone gets a nice sized serving.
- Corn Free Creamy Bean Dip Recipe
- Chocolate Hummus Recipe (also sesame free)
- Nut Free Dairy Free Top 8 Allergy Free Queso, vegan (great for nachos, pairs with our pulled pork)
- Pizza Dip (yup, that’s totally a thing)
Gluten Free and Top 8 Allergy Free Football Side Dishes
Have I got EPIC news! Almost every recipe that I’ve mentioned above in each section is gluten free and top 8 allergy free. So, scroll through this article again and investigate recipes and snacks that sound like a good idea.
Be sure to find out from your guests if they’re able to eat food made on shared equipment with what they’re allergic to. You may need to purchase a new cutting board and a few other items before you get cooking.
Gluten Free, Top 8 Allergy Free Super Bowl Dessert Ideas
Did you really think you could have an allergy friendly Super Bowl shindig and leave out dessert?? Here are delicious desserts you can serve, all gluten free, top 8 allergy free, and vegan too.
- Edible Mint Chip Cookie Dough Recipe
- Candy Cookie Bar Recipe
- Vanilla Cake Baked Doughnuts Recipe
- Maple Brown Sugar Cookie Recipe
- Double Chocolate Muffin Recipe
- Apple Pie Fritters Recipe
Now you’ve got everything you need to throw an awesome gluten free, top 8 allergy free, and/or vegan Super Bowl shindig. If you end up making one of these ideas for your party, tag us online. We’d love to celebrate with you!! We’re most active on Instagram, @TheAllergyChef 😃🎉
If you also need Valentine’s Day ideas, products, and recipes, check out this article. Historically, the two events are around the same time of year.