How to Throw a Killer Cookout with a Gluten Free Menu - Plus Savings & Cashback!

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Summer is here and that means cookouts! Time to roll out the burger buns, grab a spoonful of macaroni salad, slap together an ooey-gooey s’more … oh wait, you’re gluten-free!

Yes, being gluten-free definitely changes the way you do summer cookouts in some ways. At least it does for me! When you think cookout what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Probably juicy hamburgers on thick buns or delicious pasta salads—not anymore!

While the bad news is you have to watch what you eat, the good news is when you throw your own cookout there are plenty of ways to enjoy gluten-free versions of many of the cookout staples you know and (used to) love! And even if you’re not gluten-free, if you plan to throw a cookout this summer it’s always nice to offer some gluten-free alternatives for your gluten-free guests.

New to throwing a gluten-free cookout? We’ve done some of the work for you and created a gluten-free cookout men/shopping list that you can purchase almost entirely from Walmart (click the links below to go directly to their locations on Walmart's site--no searching necessary)! And because we love you guys so much we’ve even partnered with brands to include ways for you to conveniently earn cash back on your cookout by purchasing your necessities from Walmart with Ibotta!

Here are our top 10 gluten-free cookout must-haves…

1.     Clorox Clean Up Cleaner & Bleach Spray (earn$.75 cash back on this purchase from Walmart). You’re probably asking, “Isn’t clean up for after the cookout?” Well, yes, but let’s be serious, do you really invite people into your home without going on a made cleaning spree first? I thought not. ;)

2.     Viva Paper Towels (earn $1.50 cash back on thispurchase from Walmart). There are sure to be tons of messy hands and spills during your average cookout, so having plenty of paper towels on hand is a must! Besides, Clorox Clean Up Cleaner & Bleach Spray and VivaPaper Towels go together like peanut butter and jelly for pre-party cleaning—you can’t have one without the other. I prefer not to use sponges when it comes to cleaning surfaces we eat or work off of. Why? Because I am a serious germaphobe and the idea of putting a bacteria filled sponge on my counters or table makes me cringe. That’s just me! So we always keep paper towels on hand and let’s be real, if you’re anything like us you probably need a big package of paper towels because we seem to go through them like crazy!

3.     Lettuce wraps. Why put your burger on a bun when you can wrap it in crisp romaine lettuce? Even if you aren’t allergic to wheat, this is a much healthier choice—and better tasting in our opinions, too!

    4.     Gluten-free hot dogs. Yes, there are a number of gluten-free hot dogs out there and they taste amazing! Applegate has some good ones and Boar’s Head aren’t bad either.

    5.     Gluten-free hot dog buns. Unless you plan to eat your hot dog in a bed of lettuce (which, we don’t but no judgment if you do) there are quite a few gluten-free hot dog bun alternatives out there that look, feel and taste just like the “real” thing! Most stores carry them now, so check your favorite grocery store and you’ll likely find them. 

    6.     Gluten-free potato chips! You need a little crunch to go with your burger or hotdog, right? Thankfully our favorite potato chips are already gluten-free—Cape Cod potato chips!

    7.     Grilled vegetable kabobs are a great healthy alternative to chips if you want to add a little variety to your cookout. We like to grill peppers and mushrooms on skewers coated in a little avocado oil, Himalayan salt and fresh, crushed garlic.

Walmart Cash Back Coupon Rebate Gluten Free Cookout Menu8.     Gluten-free marshmallows. Yes, even if your beloved marshmallows can betray you and have gluten in them. The good news is that we actually find gluten-free marshmallows to be tastier than their gluten-filled counterparts! Something about the tapioca used in some of them makes them have a better flavor and a better consistency! Elyon Marshmallows are very good and roast over a campfire very well in our experience. Some consider Kraft Jet-Puffed marshmallows to be gluten-free as they technically don’t contain ingredients with gluten in them according to sources, but others are wary since they aren’t labeled gluten-free and therefore could have gluten contamination. Use your best judgment!

9.     Gluten-free graham crackers. What would a s’more be without some yummy grahams to squish it between? Again, tons of great gluten-free alternatives out there and they taste just as good from our experience! Kinnikinnick Foods and Pamela’s both make great graham crackers that taste like the real thing in our opinions.

10.  Fresh lemonade. We don’t really drink soda as a family, but you can’t have a cookout without some sort of refreshing summer drink! And if you make it yourself it’s better than the stuff you buy in the store … right? 

That’s it! You’ve got the makings for a truly delicious, gluten-free cookout that is sure to wow any of your guests—not just your gluten-free guests. And what’s even better is you’ve managed to score amazing prices and earn cash back if you used our links above! Now that your cookout is over you can clean up the messes and scrub away the crumbs with your handy Clorox Clean Up Cleaner & Bleach Spray and VivaPaper Towels, which earned you cash back just for purchasing at Walmart using Ibotta rebates.  

What are some of your favorite cookout treats?

Note: We partnered with Clorox and Viva on this post. All opinions above are our own.


  1. Considering I have a Gluten and GMO allergy, this will be perfect for me!

    1. I'm sorry to hear that, but I'm so excited to help!

  2. This is great!!!! I know many people have gluten allergies so this is perfect!!!!!!!

  3. Perfect! Pinned for those I know with gluten allergies.

  4. Ah this is amazing! My cousin eats a gluten-free diet so I will have to show her this!!

    1. Yay! I hope this will help your cousin out :)

  5. This is a great way to save while buying things that your family needs. It is so wonderful the amount of Gluten-free products they have in the market. I think I'm going to use my small grow as a fire pit. This is a brilliant idea!

    1. Definitely! When I was first diagnosed as a kid there was basically nothing in regular stores and now it's everywhere :)

  6. Gluten is pesky, isn't? It's everywhere! I can't believe even marshmallows have it! Now I'm feeling like making hotdogs!

  7. I would have never thought about Kraft having to deal with contamination. I certainly have heard of issues with cross contamination with fish and peanuts, but not gluten with marshmallows.


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