Potluck Dishes for Fall and Winter

25 Gluten and Dairy-Free Healthy Potluck Dishes – Perfect for Fall & Winter!

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Blog, Food 2 Comments

The holidays are almost here, which means you’ll likely have a few upcoming parties or events where this collection of gluten and dairy-free healthy potluck dishes will come in very handy!  I’m all about indulging and fully enjoying all sorts of delicious food over the holidays (and in general!), but that doesn’t mean I embrace the bloating and fatigue that often accompanies heavy holiday meals.  There are SO many foods that taste absolutely amazing without dragging down my health and energy, and so I much prefer to choose those options whenever possible! 

 These healthy potluck dishes are examples of what I’d bring along to a holiday party, or make for guests at my own party or get-together!  A number of these recipes are from my own blog, but many are featured from other talented bloggers.  I hope that you enjoy this compilation, and please let me know your own favourite potluck dishes in the comments section below!



Creamy Vegan Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Nothing will gather your guests together quite like a big bowl of tasty spinach dip! This recipe from Hello Wellness uses ingredients that are an excellent source of essential vitamins and minerals, so you can feel good about your 1 : 2 veggie to dip ratio!

Vegan Spinach Dip -One of 25 Delicious Gluten and Dairy-Free Healthy Potluck Dishes!

Pomegranate Quinoa Salad

Pomegranate Quinoa Salad - One of 25 Delicious Gluten and Dairy-Free Healthy Potluck Dishes!

This salad is one of my favourite potluck dishes to bring along to my family holiday get-togethers.  Pomegranate seeds and juicy mandarin brighten up this kale and quinoa salad, while mandarin ginger dressing adds warmth and a bit of zing! Yum!


Roasted Vegetable Salad

This hearty salad is full of beautiful, jewel-toned roasted vegetables and the addition of roasted garlic in the dressing makes it the perfect combination of smoky, sweet, crisp and tender. Thank you to Brooklyn Supper and With Food and Love for this colorful recipe!

Roasted Vegetable Salad - One of 25 Delicious Gluten and Dairy-Free Healthy Potluck Dishes!

Mini Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf - One of 25 Delicious Gluten and Dairy-Free Healthy Potluck Dishes!

You had me at ‘bacon wrapped’! These mini meatloaves from Further Food only take 10 minutes to prep, and are sure to impress your friends and family! Make a double batch and freeze the leftovers as an easy option that prepares you for multiple holiday parties!


Fall Harvest Salad

This salad from With Salt and Wit is almost too beautiful to eat! It’s bursting with fall flavours and colours, and dressed in a seasonal Apple Cider Vinaigrette. You’ll be the star of the potluck with this dish!

Fall Harvest Salad - One of 25 Delicious Gluten and Dairy-Free Healthy Potluck Dishes!

Chimichurri Chicken Skewers

Chimichurri Chicken - One of 25 Delicious Gluten and Dairy-Free Healthy Potluck Dishes!

Bright and flavourful chimichurri is the perfect accompaniment to these simple, marinated grilled chicken skewers from Tastes Lovely! These can be made indoors with a grill pan if it’s too chilly to fire up your outdoor grill.


Pecan Pumpkin Pie Bars

These Pecan Pumpkin Pie Bars are one of my own recipes, and they’re voted as a favourite dessert with my friends and family each year!  You’ll love the delectable, rich pumpkin pie filling combined with the thick, chewy crust made from pecans, rolled oats, and coconut. If your house is anything like mine, these tasty bars won’t last long!  Especially not if you top them with a healthy scoop of coconut ice cream 😉.

Pecan Pumpkin Pie Bars - One of 25 Delicious Gluten and Dairy-Free Healthy Potluck Dishes!

Broccoli and Chicken Casserole

Broccoli Chicken Casserole - One of 25 Delicious Gluten and Dairy-Free Healthy Potluck Dishes!

Thank you to Every Last Bite for this healthy version of a traditional casserole! Coconut cream and nutritional yeast provide the delicious, creamy, cheesy flavour you expect from a casserole, and riced celeriac and broccoli florets help you and your friends & family get your recommended daily veggie intake!


Easy Vegan Pasta Salad

This easy pasta salad can be made ahead of time or 20 minutes before you have to run out the door to the potluck! The chickpeas in this recipe are a good source of fibre and protein, the olives and sun-dried tomatoes add some healthy fat, and the spinach ups your daily intake of leafy greens. Thank you to VNutrition for this tasty recipe!

Vegan Pasta Salad - One of 25 Delicious Gluten and Dairy-Free Healthy Potluck Dishes!

Wild Rice Pilaf

Wild Rice Pilaf - One of 25 Delicious Gluten and Dairy-Free Healthy Potluck Dishes!

Butternut squash, apples, pecans, currants, and spices are combined to create the perfect fall and winter side dish! It’s also rich in fiber, antioxidants, and healthy fats. Thank you to Go Dairy Free for this recipe!


Dairy-Free Chocolate Cheesecake

Trust me… no one will believe that these Dairy-Free Chocolate Cheesecakes aren’t the “real thing”, and you won’t believe how easy they are to make! This is one of my desserts you’ll want to bring if you’re hoping to wow your friends, especially those who may be skeptical that gluten and dairy-free desserts can taste AMAZING!

Chocolate Cheesecake - One of 25 Delicious Gluten and Dairy-Free Healthy Potluck Dishes!

Beef and Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

Beef and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers - One of 25 Delicious Gluten and Dairy-Free Healthy Potluck Dishes!

These stuffed peppers are a quick and easy, protein packed dish that everyone will love! Mix it up with brown rice or ground turkey depending on your preference. Thank you to A Dash of Megnut for this delicious recipe!


Roasted Butternut Squash

This roasted butternut squash recipe from Well Plated is elegant enough for a special occasion, but is easy to prepare and only requires 10 minutes of prep time! As a bonus, butternut squash packs a serious punch of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants to nourish your body.

Roasted Butternut Squash - One of 25 Delicious Gluten and Dairy-Free Healthy Potluck Dishes!

Southwestern Kale Power Salad

Kale Power Salad - One of 25 Delicious Gluten and Dairy-Free Healthy Potluck Dishes!

This ‘hearty, healthy, and texture-rich’ salad from Cookie + Kate is more like an entree than a side dish! The spicy sweet potatoes pair perfectly with the creamy avocado sauce for a very well rounded dish.


Chocolate Pumpkin Bread

Are there any pumpkin spice lovers here? Warm, moist, decadent, chocolatey, and bursting with fall flavours… Need I say more? Thank you to Beaming Baker for this delicious treat!

Chocolate Pumpkin Bread - One of 25 Delicious Gluten and Dairy-Free Healthy Potluck Dishes!

Swiss Chard Rolls Stuffed with Turkey and Rice

Swiss Chard Rolls - One of 25 Delicious Gluten and Dairy-Free Healthy Potluck Dishes!

Comfort food at it’s finest! I think you’ll find my Swiss Chard Rolls to be a delicious twist on traditional cabbage rolls.  As an added bonus, the Swiss chard leaves are a fabulous source of vitamins A to keep your immune system strong throughout the holidays!


Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

The nuts, herbs, and spices in this recipe compliment the roasted Brussels sprouts wonderfully! Thank you to My Darling Vegan for creating the perfect potluck dish!

Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts - One of 25 Delicious Gluten and Dairy-Free Healthy Potluck Dishes!

Spaghetti Squash Fritters

Spaghetti Squash Fritters - One of 25 Delicious Gluten and Dairy-Free Healthy Potluck Dishes!

These spaghetti squash fritters from Simply Quinoa are a great way to use this fall vegetable! Alternatively, can also make them with sweet potato, zucchini, or carrot if you want to mix things up or add more variety to your potluck dish.


Healthy Mini Apple Pies

These adorable pint-sized desserts are so convenient for potlucks! Fresh apples combined with fall spices in a sugar cookie crust and topped with coconut whipped cream. Yum! Thank you to Erin Lives Whole  for this delicious recipe!

Mini Apple Pies - One of 25 Delicious Gluten and Dairy-Free Healthy Potluck Dishes!

Bread-Free Stuffing Balls

Bread-Free Stuffing Balls - One of 25 Delicious Gluten and Dairy-Free Healthy Potluck Dishes!

This bite-sized ball version of everyone’s favourite festive dish is sure to be a crowd-pleaser! This recipe from Oh She Glows would be wonderful with the Cranberry-Pear sauce, or her Vegan Mushroom Gravy (or both!)


Fall Spring Rolls

These fall rolls from Simply Gluten Free are a unique take on your typical spring roll, plus, they’re super easy to make once you get the hang of using the rice paper wrappers! Try customizing this dish for your potluck by switching up the veggies or protein.

Fall Spring Rolls - One of 25 Delicious Gluten and Dairy-Free Healthy Potluck Dishes!

Sweet Potato Pecan Pie

Sweet Potato Pie - One of 25 Delicious Gluten and Dairy-Free Healthy Potluck Dishes!

This Sweet Potato Pecan Pie is a recipe inspired by one of the potluck dishes my mom brings to all of our holiday get-togethers.  Although it may look like a dessert, it’s actually a sweet and delicious side dish that combines wonderfully with turkey, stuffing and all the fixings.  It’s the perfect accompaniment to bring along to your Christmas, Thanksgiving or other family holiday meal!


Avocado Deviled Eggs

I grew up with my Grandma making deviled eggs at Christmas, and they were always SO delicious!  This recipe is a twist on the classic, with avocado replacing mayonnaise in the filling.  This makes these deviled eggs a fantastic alternative to the traditional recipe, as they are full of healthy fats! Thank you to Leelalicious for this delicious recipe, perfect for a potluck appetizer!

 
Avocado Deviled Eggs - One of 25 Delicious Gluten and Dairy-Free Healthy Potluck Dishes!

Winter Squash and Quinoa Rissoles

Winter Squash and Quinoa Rissoles - One of 25 Delicious Gluten and Dairy-Free Healthy Potluck Dishes!

These seasonal quinoa rissoles from One Green Planet would make a great potluck dish if you’re looking to bring an appetizer or a light entrée! Serve with the homemade aioli and enjoy!


Chocolate Hummus

You will be everyone’s favourite guest with this potluck dish, and it comes together in only 5 minutes! This Chocolate Hummus from Joy Food Sunshine can be enjoyed as a dessert or as an appetizer! Win win!

Chocolate Hummus One of 25 Delicious Gluten and Dairy-Free Healthy Potluck Dishes!

This concludes this recipe compilation of healthy potluck dishes!  I hope this list helps you to feel your best this holiday season, while indulging and enjoying delicious food! 

What are your favourite dishes to bring along to a potluck or holiday party? Let me know in the comments below!  Also, please make sure to pin this post and to share with your friends and family.  After all, who doesn’t love delicious new recipe ideas?  

Other blog posts and compilations you may enjoy include:

I also have plenty of free guides and resources to share with you, and I invite you to download my eBook, “A Naturopathic Guide to Identifying your Food Sensitivities” for free here.  

Happy Holidays!


About the Author

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien

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Dr. Kimberley O'Brien is a Naturopathic Doctor in  Nelson, BC with expertise in the treatment of digestive disorders, fatigue and hormone imbalances.  She is the founder of Healthy Life Redesign and creator of the Elimination Diet Meal Plan and the Real Food Recharge online programs.  Her mission is to help you own your health and live a life you love!


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