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Gluten Free Taco Pizza

Taco Pizza is a true Midwest Favorite! This pizza is great to share with friends and family. It’s two of my favorites; tacos and pizza in one tasty dish.

Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Yields: two pizzas, 12 to 16 slices

Ingredients
1 (18.25 oz) package ‘Stashu’s’ Gluten Free Pizza Crust Mix
1 1/4 cups warm water
3 large eggs
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 cups refried beans
1 lb ground sausage, cooked
2 cups shredded mozzarella, divided
1 cup shredded cheddar jack cheese, divided
1/2 cup red onion, diced
1/2 cup lettuce, shredded
2 cups Cool Ranch Doritos, quarter size pieces
1/2 cup Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced (optional)

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Prepare pizza crust as package directs with water, eggs and olive oil.
3. Top each pizza crust with refried beans, sausage, cheese, onion, lettuce, Doritos and tomatoes.
4. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes. Cool and enjoy!

To make this dish spicier; use spicy ground sausage, and top with spicy jalapenos and red pepper flakes.

If desired, dress this pizza with ranch dressing, taco sauce or hot sauce.

Freeze Gluten Free Pizza Crust
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Gluten Free Doritos
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General Tso’s Gluten Free Chicken


Ordering gluten free Chinese can be difficult sometimes. The last couple of times I’ve tried, I’ve gotten sick. There is room for contamination anywhere from the soy sauce to the batter to they use.
This recipe not only tastes great, but is also a lot of fun to make! 

Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Serves 8

Ingredients
Sauce
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup water
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 (14.5 oz) chicken broth

Batter
1/3 cup soy sauce
1 egg
1 cup corn starch

Entree
3 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
1 (16 oz) frozen stir fry vegetables, thawed
1 large yellow onion, sliced
3 1/2 cups water
4 cups instant brown rice

Directions
1. In small bowl, add all sauce ingredients and mix well, set aside.
2. In medium bowl, add all batter ingredients, mix well. The mixture will have a paste-like consistency. Add chicken to batter to coat.
3. In large wok, heat oil on medium-high about 3 minutes. Use fork to remove one chicken piece at a time. Allow excess mixture to drip off. Fry chicken until crispy. Set cooked chicken aside in medium bowl. Repeat until all chicken is fried.
4. In the same large wok, heat oil on high heat. Add onions and stir fry to mixture, cook about 3 minutes. Add sauce to stir fry, cook until thick. Add a little water if the stir fry gets too thick.
5. While stir fry is cooking, begin cooking rice as package directs.
6. Add chicken to stir fry, cook until all is hot and bubbly. The quicker the chicken is reheated the crispier the chicken will stay. Serve chicken stir fry on rice and enjoy!

Spice up the meal with Cayenne Pepper Begin with adding 1/4 Tsp Cayenne Pepper and slowly add more to taste. Cayenne pepper can have a pretty good kick to it, and make your meal too spicy if you add too much.

Gluten Free Mexican Lasagna
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Gluten Free Cream Cheese Cookies
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Gluten Free BBQ Chicken Pizza

This meal is one of my favorites, and has always been a crowd pleaser. I make this pizza for meals and appetizers, and I am always asked for the recipe. Check it out!

Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Yields: two pizzas, 12 to 16 slices

Ingredients
1 (18.25 oz) package ‘King Arthur’s Flour’ Gluten Free Pizza Crust Mix
1 1/4 cups warm water
3 large eggs
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 cups Sweet & Zesty gluten free BBQ Sauce (or your favorite brand)
1/2 cup red onion, diced
1 (6 oz) package grilled chicken, shredded
2 cups shredded mozzarella, divided
1 cup shredded cheddar jack cheese, divided
1/4 cup jalapenos (optional)

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Prepare pizza crust as package directs with water, eggs and olive oil.
3. Top each pizza crust with BBQ sauce, red onion, chicken, cheeses and jalapenos.
4. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes. Cool and enjoy!

To make this dish spicier; top with spicy jalapenos and red pepper flakes.

Freeze Gluten Free Pizza Crust
See how to save time and money by freezing homemade gluten free pizza crust.

King Arthur Flour Gluten Free Pizza Crust
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Freeze Homemade Gluten Free Pizza Crust

Save time and money by freezing homemade gluten free pizza crust.


Simplify making pizza crust by doubling
your recipe and storing the extra dough in the freezer.

Directions
1. Spread the dough out on wax paper in the shape of crust you desire and place in the freezer.
2. Wait 1-2 hours, or until dough is frozen, and wrap well in plastic wrap.
3. Freeze until you would like a quick and easy meal.

Be sure to thaw the pizza crust completely before baking. Enjoy!

Gluten Free Taco Pizza
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Gluten Free Mexican Lasagna


Mix up your typical Mexican dinner with this tasty southwestern style lasagna.

Prep Time: 20 min
Cook/Chill Time: 40 min
Yields 8

Ingredients
1 pound ground turkey or beef
1 cup canned whole kernel corn or frozen corn, thawed
1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
1 cup chunky salsa
1 (3 oz) package taco seasoning
1 (16 oz) low fat ricotta cheese
2 eggs
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1 tsp dried leaf oregano
1/2 tsp garlic salt
12 (6-inch) corn tortillas
1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease 9×13-in baking dish.
2. In medium saucepan, brown meat over medium-high heat until completely brown; drain. Add corn, tomato sauce, salsa and taco seasoning. Mix well, simmer about 5 min.
3. In medium bowl, combine ricotta cheese, eggs, parmesan cheese, oregano and garlic salt. Mix well.

4. In prepared baking dish, arrange 6 tortillas on bottom of dish, overlap as necessary. Top with half the meat mixture. Spoon half of cheese mixture over meat. Top with half the shredded cheese. Repeat.
5. Bake in oven for 40 min. Let stand 10 minutes before serving to allow lasagna to cool and firm. Serve with additional chunky salsa and sour cream. Enjoy!

To make this dish healthier, substitute turkey for beef and use 40% less sodium taco seasoning. We only add half the taco seasoning mix to reduce even more sodium and calories.

To make this dish spicier, substitute with hot & spicy taco seasoning and hot chunky salsa.

P.S. To my surprise, this dish also makes great leftovers!

 

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Gluten Free Chicken Dumplings

This comfort food makes a great meal the whole family will enjoy. They won’t even be able to tell its gluten free. I like to make this meal on Sunday’s, so there is plenty of yummy leftovers for lunch during the week.

Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 2 hours
Serves 8

Ingredients
Chicken
1 (4-5 lb) ready-to-cook stewing chicken
3 cups water
1 bay leaf
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 medium onion, diced
2 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 (16oz) frozen mixed vegetables
3/4 cup milk
3 Tbs cornstarch

Dumplings
1 1/2 cups Bisquick Gluten Free mix
2/3 cup milk
4 Tbs butter, melted
2 eggs
2 Tbs fresh parsley, chopped

Directions
1. In large saucepan, combine chicken, water, onion, salt, pepper and bay leaf. Bring to a boil; simmer, covered, about 1 hour or until chicken is tender.
2. Remove chicken from broth; cook and remove meat from bones. Cut chicken into bite-size pieces; set aside. Skim excess fat from froth. Discard bay leaf. Bring broth to a boil. Add mixed vegetables and chicken.
3. In small bowl, mix milk and cornstarch until smooth; add into chicken mixture, stir well. Heat just to boiling.
4. Preheat over to 350°.
5. In small bowl, mix dumpling ingredients with fork until well blended. Separate dough into 8 rounded spoonfuls; gently drop dough onto boiling chicken mixture.
6. Cook over low heat, uncovered, for 10 min. Cover, cook 15 min longer. Enjoy!

Bisquick Chicken and Dumplings
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Jam-Packed Savory Jambalaya

Mix up your traditional meal with this easy, filling recipe jam-packed with healthy ingredients the whole family will enjoy.

Start to Finish: 25 min
Serves 5

Ingredients
1 (8 oz) pkg skinless, boneless chicken breast
1 Tbs olive oil
2 tsp cajun seasoning
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 jalapeno, chopped (optional)
2 gloves garlic, chopped
1 (8 oz) fully cooked spicy or mild sausage link, sliced
1 small red onion, cut in wedges
2 medium bell peppers, cut in strips
2 (14.5 oz) cans no-salt-added stewed tomatoes, drained
1 (8 oz) can tomato paste
1/4 cup coarsely chopped parsley (optional)
1 3/4 cup water
2 cups brown rice

Directions
1. Rub chicken with cajun seasoning and chili powder, cut into 1-in pieces. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken to skillet, cook 3-4 min. 2. While chicken is cooking bring 1 3/4 cup water to boil in medium saucepan. Add rice, simmer covered for 5 min. Add sausage to chicken skillet, cook 3-4 min, until chicken begins to brown. Add onion and sweet peppers to chicken mixture. Cook for 2 min, stirring frequently.
3. While vegetables and meat are cooking, remove rice from heat and set aside. Add stewed tomatoes to chicken mixture. Cover and cook for 5-7 min.
4. Add rice to individual bowls and place jambalaya on top. Top with fresh parsley, if desired.

White Rice – Use white rice with this recipe if you prefer or try combining white rice with brown rice for a healthier dish. Enjoy!

General Tso’s Gluten Free Chicken
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Gluten Free Supreme Pizza
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Classic Gluten Free Beef Stew

This comfort food is a complete meal in one simple dish.

Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: All Day
Serves: 8

Ingredients
2 lbs stew meat
4 cups water
1 Tbs salt
1 medium red onion, diced
1/2 tsp pepper
2 dash cloves
2 tsp gluten free worcestershire sauce
2 cups baby carrots, whole
2 Tbs oil
2 Tbs lemon juice
1 garlic clove, diced
2 whole bay leaves
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp paprika
3 strips of celery, thinly sliced
10 red potatoes, cut into quarters
3 Tbs gluten free flour (your choice)

Directions
1. In large saucepan, brown meat in oil, over medium high heat, about 10 min.
2. In large crock-pot, combine water and spices over medium heat. Add meat, carrot, potatoes, celery and onion into crock-pot.
3. Cook on low all day, 4-6 hours.
4. Before serving, mix gluten free flour with 1/4 cup water, add to stew to thicken.

Although this meal is already complete by itself, try Grandma’s Homemade Gluten Free Corn Bread with this stew. You’ll be glad you did! This stew also makes great leftovers.

Wholesome Gluten Free White Chicken Chili
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Zuppa Toscana Olive Garden Soup
This gluten free recipe taste just like the Zuppa Toscana soup served at the Olive Garden.

Gluten Free Spicy Turkey Chili

This tradition meal is filled with wholesome meat and vegetables the whole family will enjoy. Double the batch and freeze the leftovers for the perfect lazy day meal.

Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 1 hour
Serves: 6

Ingredients
1 lb ground turkey
1 1/4 cups green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped (optional)
1 medium onion, chopped
3 small zucchini, sliced
3 Tbs chili powder
1 1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp red pepper flakes
2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp dried oregano leaves
3 (14.5 oz) cans no-salt-added stewed tomatoes, undrained
1 (16 oz) can kidney beans, drained
1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained
1 (16 oz) can no-salt-added tomato sauce

Toppings
1/2 cup shredded cheese (optional)
1/4 cup chopped onion (optional)
1/2 cup sour cream (optional)

Directions
1. In large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add turkey; cook until brown, about 5 minutes. Add peppers, onion and zucchini, cook for 5 minutes.
2. Stir in the remaining ingredients, bring to a boil.
3. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Serve with cheese, onion and sour cream if desired. Enjoy!

Grandma’s Homemade Gluten Free Cornbread
Complete this meal by pairing this recipe with Grandma’s delicious corn bread.

Classic Gluten Free Beef Stew
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Cajun Gluten Free Pasta Toss with Chicken

Start to Finish: 30 min
Serves: 4

Ingredients
1 (12oz) gluten-free penne
3 Tbs unsalted butter
1 Tbs gluten free all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups half-and-half
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 pd boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 1/2 Tbs Cajun spice blend
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
2 tsp vegetable oil
2 firm-ripe Roma tomatoes, cored and sliced
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)

Directions
1. Bring large saucepan of salted water to boil. Cook gluten free Penne according to package directions.
2. In medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add flour; stir for 1 min. Add half-and-half; stir until thickened, 6 min. Remove from heat; add Parmesan,  red pepper flakes, cover.
3. Rub cajun and cayenne evenly onto chicken. Warm oil in nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken and cook, turning once, until no longer pink in center, 6-8 min. Slice chicken into strips.
4. In large serving bowl, toss pasta with sauce. Top with chicken and tomatoes. Enjoy!

Spicier For those you who enjoy spicy food, add 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes  to give this recipe a real kick!

Sweet & Zesty Gluten Free Spaghetti Sauce
This recipe is quick, easy and inexpensive to make and taste amazing.

Gluten Free Stuffed Pepper Poppers
Have a busy day tomorrow? No worries, this gluten free meal can be prepared the night before.