Holiday Entertaining with Udi’s Gluten Free

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Udi’s Gluten Free


the review

Holiday entertaining can be tough.

We’re no strangers to the need to accommodate various allergies and food preferences over the years. We have friends and family members who are vegetarian, for example, so it’s second-nature for us to have a separate pan of something going at every family gathering.

More recently, though, we’ve started having some gluten sensitivities in the family, both our immediate and our extended family. This is the first year we’ll have to take those sensitivities into account as we plan our holiday meals.

Enter Udi’s.

Hmm. Maybe it won’t be so difficult after all.

We had the opportunity to try a few products that will be just perfect for holiday entertaining… once we get back to the store and replace what we’ve already eaten, that is. They didn’t stick around here long. They were that yummy. Even to those of us who have no gluten sensitivity at all.

Take, for instance, the Snicker Doodle cookies. These were so soft and delicious that my husband (not a gluten-free eater) tasted one and immediately asked to see the package. He did not believe they were gluten free. The kids both enjoyed theirs and asked to take one in their lunch the following day as well. They would be a perfect alternative to the standard cookie tray. Though I’d probably buy a few packages, if I were you. They’ll go quickly, even among the non-gluten-free party attendees.

The vanilla granola from Udi’s will be used in a healthier (and gluten-free) dessert option for our guests: a fruit and yogurt parfait (see our taste-test below):

Fruit and granola parfait

We’ll also try a homemade stuffing, made gluten free with the help of Udi’s bread.

What I love about Udi’s most of all is that their products are so delicious that you could easily make these dishes take center stage for all the guests at your party, not only the gluten-free eaters.

And isn’t that what the holidays is all about? Coming together, sharing delicious food and making memories to cherish with family and friends? Udi’s makes it easy for everyone to be in the mix.

Do you have allergies to accommodate for during the holidays?
What’s your go-to recipe?


Disclosure: I was not compensated for this review. I received product samples from Udi’s to facilitate my review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. says

    The Udi’s white sandwich bread is good toasted. It is really good and my go-to gf bread. I would suggest it to anyone looking for a good gf bread.

    I’ve also melted cheese (no sauce) on those pizza crusts you have in the photo which was really good — when I made them with sauce it didn’t get as crispy as I like. The classic french dinner rolls are also good.

    The cinnamon muffins are pretty good. I did find the frosting pack a bit sweet and the roll is not as soft as a “regular” cinnamon roll probably because it is gluten free.

    Glad to hear you liked the cookies. I still need to try those. I also want to try some of those other muffin flavors.

    • Alissa says

      Thank you for sharing your experiences! The gluten-free world can be tough to navigate… especially at first.

      We were able to try the chocolate muffins, which were good. Next time I’m going to try heating them slightly, too.

      I kid you not when I say that those cookies *need* to be next on your list to try. They are amazing!

      I’m trying out your idea of the melted cheese pizzas next. That could be fun to have the kids try out different toppings, too! Thanks for the idea!

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