Gluten-Free Recipes for Dinner



Twice Baked Potatoes

March 8, 2010

Twice Baked Potatoes


from Globally Gluten-Free, by NFCA Director of Education Nancy Baker

4 large baking potatoes
8 slices bacon
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of pepper
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
8 green onions, sliced, divided

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 350°F
Bake potatoes in preheated oven for 1 hour.
Meanwhile, place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside. When potatoes are done allow them to cool for 10 minutes.
Slice potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop the flesh into a large bowl; save skins. To the potato flesh add sour cream, milk, butter, salt, pepper, 1/2 cup cheese and 1/2 the green onions. Mix with a hand mixer until well blended and creamy. Spoon the mixture into the potato skins.
Top each with remaining cheese, green onions and bacon.
Bake for another 15 minutes.


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Better Than Your Mom’s Spaghetti and Meatballs

October 12, 2009

Better Than Your Mom’s Spaghetti and Meatballs


from Gluten Free Mom, by Jamie Eppenauer

Yes – better than your Mom’s meatballs and spaghetti. (Actually I never remember eating homemade meatballs as a kid, but the title sounded catchy!) The kids in our family out-number the adults, so the recipes posted here are designed with kids in mind. However, these meatballs are so good that adults will not be able to turn them down. No compromising for the kids on this meal these are the kind you get at a good (family oriented) restaurant.

Yes, they are time consuming. Anytime you put the words homemade and meatballs together, you are in for a couple of hours. So put on some good music (Madeleine Peyroux is good for meatballs) and roll up your sleeves.

For the Meatballs
1 pound sausage (we love Beelers breakfast sausage) or for a milder meatball use ½ pound veal and ½ pound pork
1 pound ground beef
1 cup bread crumbs (make your own by taking stale bread and whirling it in the food processor or use Ener-G crackers or Hol-Grain Brown Rice Bread Crumbs)
1 t parsley flakes (or 2 T chopped fresh)
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese (use Vegan Grated Topping for CF)
2 t kosher salt
½ t pepper
1 egg beaten
½ cup warm water
Vegetable oil
Olive oil

For the Sauce
1 T good olive oil
1 chopped yellow onion
1 ½ t minced garlic
½ cup red wine such as Chianti
1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
½ t parsley flakes (or 1 T chopped fresh)
1 ½ t kosher salt
½ t pepper
Of course, 1 ½ pounds GF spaghetti

Mix the ground meats, bread crumbs, parsley, Parmesan, salt, pepper, nutmeg, egg and ½ cup warm water in a bowl.

With your hands, lightly form 2-inch meatballs. Yields 14-16 meatballs.

Pour equal amounts of vegetable and olive oil in a large skillet to ¼ inch depth. Heat the oil. Brown the meatballs on medium-low heat in batches (it took me 3 batches). Carefully turn them to brown all sides – tongs work well for this. It takes about 10 minutes for each batch.

Remove the meatballs to a plate and discard the oil, but do not clean the pan.

For the sauce, heat olive oil in the same pan. Add the onion and sauté over medium heat until translucent, 5 – 10 minutes.

Add the garlic and cook for one more minute.

Add the wine and cook on high heat, scraping up the brown bits in the pan, until almost all the liquid evaporates – about 3 minutes.

Stir in the tomatoes, parsley, salt and pepper. At this point I set aside a little of the sauce for the vegetarian in the family.

Return the meatballs to the sauce, cover and simmer on low for about 30 minutes, until meatballs are cooked through.

Serve over cooked spaghetti with grated Parmesan cheese,Caesar salad and Chebe bread sticks.

For many more delicious recipes like this one visit Gluten Free Mom


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Quesadillas

September 1, 2009

Quesadillas


an NFCA gluten-free favorite!

12 corn tortillas
1-8 oz. package of cream cheese
1 small package of sliced American cheese
Garlic salt
Olive oil spray
Rip American cheese into small pieces and place in a microwavable bowl with the cream cheese. Microwave until melted (about 2 minutes) stirring about half way through. Spread cheese filling between 2 tortillas. Spray non-stick pan with olive oil spray and sprinkle with garlic salt. Fry quesadilla on both sides until slightly toasted. Serve with salsa.


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Gluten-Free Turkey Meatballs

October 20, 2008

Gluten-Free Turkey Meatballs

Ingredients:

  • 1 package ground turkeyGluten-free turkey meatballs
  • ¼ cup gluten-free flour mix, potato flour or millet flour
  • 2 tablespoons liquid aminos
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Cumin
  • Turmeric

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Mix all ingredients in a bowl.

3. Form 1-inch balls with your hands.

4. Place in glass pan.

5. Cover with foil.

6. Cook in oven for 30 minutes.

7. Remove foil and cook for 10 more minutes.

8. Remove from oven and drain off liquid.


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Shepherd’s Pie with a Cauliflower Twist

October 16, 2008

Shepherd’s Pie with a Cauliflower Twist

Gluten-Free Shepherd's Pie

This recipe is an old favorite which I made gluten-free and without potatoes. I use mashed “cauliflower” as the topping and no one even knows. Not even my pickiest tester – my daughter.

Ingredients:

Topping

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp butter or soy butter – not melted
  • 2 tbsp rice milk (or milk of choice)

Filling

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 3 celery stalks diced
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 2 cloves garlic diced
  • 2 lbs ground beef (chicken or turkey)
  • ¾ tsp chili or chipotle
  • 2½ tbsp of cornstarch
  • 6 oz peas (frozen or fresh sweet peas)

Directions:

Preheat oven 420 degrees.

Topping

1. Steam cauliflower till soft in 2½ cups of water (drain and save water).

2. Place in bowl and mash with a fork.

3. Take a blender or food processor and puree. Add butter and milk if you desire a slightly creamier texture.

4. Salt and pepper to taste.

Filling

1. Heat oil in large skillet.

2. Cook onion about 2 minutes on medium heat.

3. Add celery, carrot and garlic. Cook about 8 – 10 minutes

4. Add beef and cook for about 5 minutes. Stir and break up pieces so they’re small.

5. Add the cornstarch to 2 cups of your saved water from your steamer and whisk it. Add mixture to beef and simmer around 1-2 minutes on low heat.

6. Pour filling into a 2-quart dish.

7. Evenly distribute cauliflower mash over the top, sealing edges.

8. Bake for approximately 30 minutes.


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Tex-Mex Turkey Meatloaf (First Place Winner!)

October 15, 2008

Tex-Mex Turkey Meatloaf (First Place Winner!)

From Elizabeth Mwanga of Queens Village, NY

This recipe earned one of four First Place prizes in the Beyond Celiac 2011 “Holiday Dips & Dishes” Gluten-Free Recipe Contest, sponsored by Crunchmaster.


From Elizabeth Mwanga of Queens Village, NY

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs ground turkey
  • ½ cup finely ground Crunchmaster Multigrain Crackers
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 tsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 red pepper, finely diced
  • 1/2 green pepper, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1/4 tbsp cumin
  • 1/4 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup of plain tomato sauce*
  • 1 tbsp chile in adobo sauce*
  • 1 chile in adobo, finely diced*
  • Salt, pepper to taste

Topping:

1/2 cup salsa (non-chunky works best)*
1 tsp chile in adobo sauce*
1/2 tbsp honey
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375° F.

2. Lightly grease a large baking sheet with 1 tsp of oil. Heat 3 tsp of olive oil in a sauté pan and cook onion, garlic, red and green pepper over a medium flame until soft, for approximately 3 minutes. Turn off heat and remove pan from stove; allow to cool for 5 minutes.

3. In a large mixing bowl, add the ground turkey, egg, ground crackers, tomato sauce, chile, chile sauce, frozen corn, cumin, chili powder and cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Mix well to combine all ingredients.

4. In a small bowl, prepare the topping by stirring together all of the ingredients.

5. Add the sautéed veggies to the turkey mixture and combine well.

6. Transfer the turkey mixture onto the sheet pan and form into a rectangular loaf. Pour the glaze over the top and spread evenly.

7. Place a sheet of aluminum foil loosely over the top of the meatloaf and place in the oven for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and continue to cook for an additional 15 minutes.

8. Remove from oven, slice and serve.

* Note: Always check the label to ensure ingredients are gluten-free.


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