Gluten-Free Recipes for Dinner



Baked Corn Dogs

March 25, 2015

Baked Corn Dogs

A gluten-free corn dog recipe your kids are sure to love!


From Chef Oonagh Williams of Royal Temptations Catering

Gluten-Free Baked Corn Dogs

Makes about 16 corn dogs.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup Oonagh’s Gluten-Free Flour Mix
  • ½ cup almond meal (or use 1 ½ cups of Oonagh’s Gluten-Free Flour Mix)
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 Tbsp. gluten-free baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. xanthan gum
  • 1 Tbsp. potato flour (optional – use potato flour for a moister cornbread)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs or ¾ cup gluten-free egg substitute
  • 2/3 cup milk. (Can substitute with buttermilk, lactose-free milk or almond milk)
  • 1 stick of butter or butter alternative melted or ½ cup olive oil
  • 12 oz. pack of gluten-free sausage, cut into tiny dices.
  • ¼ cup cooked onion, salsa, relish or anything that would complement the corn dog.
  • ¼ cup finely chopped green of green onions or chives.

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients together.
  3. Whisk egg, milk, butter or oil and vanilla together.
  4. Pour wet mix over dry mix and gently stir together. Don’t over work the mixture. You can use an electric mixer, but do make sure to mix in all the dry bits. The mix will look very wet so leave batter to sit for about two minutes. Stir in sausages and chives.
  5. Divide up (about ¼ cup) the mixture on greased muffin pans.
  6. Bake for about 20 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown but the tops are barely colored. Each oven is different so start checking at 15 minutes and cook longer than 20 minutes if necessary. Dark colored pans will brown outsides before inside is cooked through. Keep in mind a moister gluten-free batter often takes longer to cook than regular flour batter.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool for 10-20 minutes before removing from pans.


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Greek Meatball Bites

March 2, 2015

Greek Meatball Bites


Enjoy Life Foods

Courtesy of Enjoy Life Foods

Greek Meatball Bites


Makes 8 servings

Ingredients:

  • ½ yellow onion
  • 1 carrot, peeled
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ cup Enjoy Life Foods Crunchy Flax with Chia Cereal
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped fresh dill
  • 1 Tbsp. sunflower oil
  • ½ lemon, zested
  • ½ lb. ground turkey thigh
  • Olive oil for drizzling

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Line 2 rimmed sheet trays with parchment paper.
  3. Cut the ½ yellow onion and peeled carrot into a few large chunks. Place in the bowl of a food processor along with the clove of garlic. Pulse until finely chopped. Sauté lightly in a nonstick pan with 1 Tbsp. sunflower oil until softened, about 4-5 minutes. Pour into glass bowl.
  4. In the same bowl of the food processor, add the ½ cup cereal, sea salt, garlic powder, cumin, chopped fresh dill and zest from ½ lemon. Pulse until finely ground, resembling breadcrumbs. Add to the bowl with the onion-carrot mixture. Mix together until it is all combined.
  5. Using a small scoop or a tablespoon, portion out all the turkey mixture. Roll into smooth balls and place on the parchment lined baking sheets. Drizzle with olive oil and cook at 375° for 12-14 minutes until lightly browned.


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Gluten-Free Baked Crispy Coconut Chicken

October 13, 2014

Gluten-Free Baked Crispy Coconut Chicken


Attune Foods Logo

Courtesy of Attune Foods and Chef Janet

Ingredients:Gluten-Free Baked Crispy Coconut Chicken

  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup brown rice flour
  • 3 cups Erewhon Gluten-Free Crispy Brown Rice Cereal
  • 1/3 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • Gluten-free non-stick spray

Apricot/Peach Dipping Sauce Ingredients:

  • 3 Tbsp. apricot or peach jam or orange marmalade
  • 1/4 tsp. mustard powder
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • Pinch dried red chili flakes
  • 2 Tbsp. vinegar
  • 2 tsp. coconut aminos or gluten-free tamari

Directions:

  1. Make the sauce:
    Combine all the sauce ingredients. Depending on the jam you use, you may want to add more vinegar. Taste it and season it up to your taste. If you like it more or less spicy, adjust the amount of chili flakes. To make it more savory and less sweet, add a bit more coconut aminos or tamari. Don’t be afraid to play with the flavors, that’s what good cooks do! Just be sure to add ingredients in small amounts and continually taste as you go.
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 350°.
  3. If you want chicken fingers, cut the chicken into strips trying to keep the sizes as even as possible. Otherwise, butterfly each breast and then cut in half.
  4. Put the brown rice cereal in a food processor and process until it resembles coarse bread crumbs. These make a great substitute for panko bread crumbs.
  5. Clear some counter space. You will need 2 large plates, a wide bowl (not too big) and a sheet pan or cookie sheet fitted with an oven safe wire rack sprayed with canola oil spray.
  6. Beat the egg in the wide bowl with 2 tsp. water. Leave the fork with the bowl.
  7. Put the coconut flour and brown rice flour on one of the plates, add 1/2 tsp. of the salt and mix thoroughly. If you don’t have coconut flour, all brown rice is fine.
  8. Place the rice crumbs, shredded coconut and 1/2 tsp. salt on the other plate and mix well with your fingers.
  9. Use only your left hand (the “wet” hand”) to handle the chicken and use only your right (the “dry” hand) to touch the flour and crumbs.
  10. Place the chicken on the flour plate and coat completely. Use your dry hand to sprinkle and press the flour into any crevices.
  11. Use your wet hand to transfer the chicken to the egg bowl. Coat with egg, flip with the fork. Then pick it up with the fork or your wet hand, let the excess egg drip off into the bowl and lay it onto the rice crumbs plate.
  12. Use your wet hand to flip. Then use your dry hand to press the chicken down. This will help the crumbs to adhere. Flip and press again. If there are any uncoated spots use your dry hand to sprinkle and press the crumbs onto the chicken.
  13. Use your dry hand to transfer the coated breast to the wire rack.
  14. Repeat until all the chicken is coated.
  15. Bake for 10 minutes then flip. Bake another 15 minutes or so. Times will vary depending on the thickness and size of your chicken pieces.


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Nutty Ranch Chicken Strips

August 29, 2014

Nutty Ranch Chicken Strips


Blue Diamond Logo
Courtesy of Blue Diamond

Makes 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients:
Nutty Ranch Chicken Strips

  • 1 (4.25-oz.) box Blue Diamond Almond Nut Thins
  • 1/4 cup Blue Diamond Smokehouse Almonds, finely chopped
  • 1 (1-oz.) packet dry gluten-free ranch dressing mix
  • 1/3 cup light gluten-free ranch dressing
  • 1 Tbsp. melted butter
  • 1 1/4 lbs. chicken tenderloin or 1 1/2-inch cubes boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • Olive oil cooking spray

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and spray a baking sheet with gluten-free nonstick cooking spray. Place Blue Diamond Nut Thins in a gallon-size bag and fold over the top. Crush with a rolling pin until chips are in tiny pieces. Add Blue Diamond Almonds and dry ranch dressing mix to bag and shake well to mix.
  2. Stir together ranch dressing and butter in another medium bowl. Dip each chicken tenderloin in ranch dressing and shake off excess. Roll in chip mixture, pressing into the surface to coat well; place on prepared baking sheet. Coat with nonstick cooking spray and bake for 10 minutes. Coat with cooking spray again and cook for 10 minutes more.

Quick tip: Any of the coating mixture that falls off the chicken after cooking is great sprinkled over a tossed green salad or mashed potatoes.


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Summer Squash Spaghetti

May 13, 2013

Summer Squash Spaghetti


From Laura Hahn of Guilt Free Foodie Cutie

Ingredients:
Gluten-Free Summer Squash Spaghetti

  • 2 summer squash
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup of your favorite pasta sauce

Directions:

  1. Using a mandolin, grate each squash down the long way to make long, thin strips.
  2. Place the strips on top of each other and slice them all the long way to form thin ribbons.
  3. Place the squash in boiling water for 1 min and then drain well. Plate up and top with your favorite sauce.


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Mini Tomatillo Chicken Burgers

August 27, 2012

Mini Tomatillo Chicken Burgers


Courtesy of Diane Eblin of The Whole Gang

Mini Tomatillo Chicken Burgers

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground chicken breast
  • 1 pound ground chicken thigh
  • ½ orange pepper, finely diced
  • ¼ -½ red onion, finely diced
  • ¼ -½ white onion, finely diced
  • ½ Anaheim pepper, finely diced
  • Handful fresh cilantro chopped
  • 3 TB creamy tomatillo salsa
  • Sea salt & pepper to taste
  • Virgin coconut oil
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 TB tapioca flour

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Spoon mixture into pan preheated medium high.
  3. Use medium scoop, approximately 2 TB to make them mini burgers.
  4. Cook until brown on the bottom and the sides start to cook. Turn over, cook until firm to the touch and cooked all the way through.

Optional:

Serve with mini black bean cakes and top with tomato salsa and tomatillo salsa. Add some tortilla chips for more crunch and texture.


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Baked Parmesan Chicken Nuggets

January 23, 2012

Baked Parmesan Chicken Nuggets


From Jessica of Easily and Happily Gluten-Free

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg beatenGluten-Free Chicken Nuggets
  • 4-5 thawed chicken tenders
  • 1 ¾ gluten-free Rice Chex cereal
  • 1 tablespoon of parmesan cheese
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp of Italian seasoning

Directions:

1. Use a food processor to make the cereal into a fine crumb. If you would like to make this with your children, place the cereal in a Ziploc bag and allow them to crush the cereal up with a rolling pin.

2. Mix all seasoning into the rice crumbs.

3. Cut chicken tender into 1 inch pieces .

4. Coat the chicken pieces in the beaten egg.

5. Press the chicken pieces into the rice crumb mixture. Be sure all sides of the chicken are coated.

6. Spray a baking tray with oil (or gluten-free non-stick cooking spray) and spread chicken pieces in a single layer.

7. Spray the tops of the nuggets.

8. Bake on 500 degrees for 12-15 mins. Flip nuggets half way through cooking time.

9. Allow nuggets to get a golden crust on the outside (spraying them with cooking spray or oil will allow them to turn golden.

Notes:If you want to make this recipe egg-free, replace the egg with a tablespoon of olive oil. Simply pour the oil into the crumb mixture and mix until the crumbs look like wet sand. Then press the chicken pieces into the crumb mixture.

For an easy dipping sauce, mix 1 part mustard to 2 parts honey.

Find more gluten-free, kid-friendly recipes on Kids Central.


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Italian Seasoned Crispy Tofu

February 28, 2011

Italian Seasoned Crispy Tofu


From Tina P. of Madame Gluten-Free Vegetarian


Ingredients:
Gluten-Free Crispy Tofu

  • 1 package extra-firm organic tofu
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free Italian bread crumbs (I use Gillian’s)
  • salt to taste

Directions:

1. Prepare the tofu by removing from package and pressing for two hours. Cut into cubes.

2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat (You want the oil to be hot, but not smoking. The tofu should sizzle when added to the pan).

3. Sprinkle half of the bread crumbs on the tofu and add to the pan. Fry, turning, until golden and crispy (approximately five to seven minutes). While you are turning the tofu, sprinkle the remaining bread crumbs over the squares.

4. Remove from pan with a slotted spoon and drain on a plate with a paper towel. While still hot, sprinkle with salt to taste.


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Mac & Cheese with Tomatoes

November 29, 2010

Mac & Cheese with Tomatoes


From Amy Green of Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free

Ingredients:

  • Kosher salt
  • Vegetable oilGluten-Free Macaroni and Cheese
  • 1/2 pound gluten-free quinoa elbows
  • 2 cups of 1% milk
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, divided
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free flour blend
  • 6 ounces Gruyere, grated (2 cups)
  • 4 ounces extra-sharp Cheddar, grated (1 cups)
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/3 pound fresh tomatoes (2 small)
  • 3/4 cup brown rice bread crumbs

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Drizzle oil and add 1 T. salt to a large pot of boiling water. Add the macaroni and cook according to the directions on the package, 5-8 minutes. Drain well and rinse pasta with cold water.

Meanwhile, heat the milk in a small saucepan, but don’t boil it. Melt 3 T. of butter in a large (4-quart) pot and add the gluten-free flour. Cook over low heat for 2 minutes, stirring with a whisk. While whisking, add the hot milk and cook for a minute or two more, until thickened and smooth. Off the heat, add the Gruyere, Cheddar, 1 T. salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Add the cooked macaroni and stir well. Pour into a 1 1/2-quart baking dish.

Slice the tomatoes and arrange on top. Melt the remaining 1 T. of butter, combine with the bread crumbs, and sprinkle on the top. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the sauce is bubbly and the macaroni is browned on the top.

Note: You can make this dish ahead of time – just add the tomatoes and bread crumbs right before putting it into the oven.


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Mini Mac & Cheese Cakes

November 1, 2010

Mini Mac & Cheese Cakes


Courtesy of Silvana Nardone

Prep Time: 25 Min
Start to Finish: 50 Min
12 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup uncooked gluten-free elbow macaroniGluten-Free Mac & Cheese
  • 3 cups Corn Chex cereal, finely crushed
  • 2½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon store-bought gluten-free
  • flour blend
  • 1 cup whole milk, warmed
  • 2¼ cups cooked gluten-free elbow macaroni
  • 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten, plus 1 egg white,
  • beaten until stiff but not dry
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Directions:

1. Cook and drain macaroni as directed on package.

2. Move oven rack to the lower third of the oven. Heat oven to 350ºF. Lightly grease 12 regular-size muffin cups.

3. In a medium bowl, mix crushed cereal, 1 cup of the cheese and 4 tablespoons of the melted butter. Divide
mixture among muffin cups; press firmly in bottom and up sides of cups with spoon.

4. In 3-quart saucepan, stir together remaining 1 tablespoon melted butter and flour blend with whisk; cook over medium heat 1 minute. Gradually stir in warmed milk with whisk; cook and stir about 5 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in 1 cup of the cheese until melted. Stir in cooked macaroni, egg yolk and salt. Fold in beaten egg white. Spoon about ¼ cup of the macaroni mixture into each crust-lined cup. Top with remaining ½ cup cheese.

5. Bake about 20 minutes or until golden and puffed. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pan. Serve warm.

Note: Look for gluten free on packaging. Wheat Chex and Multi-Bran Chex are not gluten-free.


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