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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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Simple Gluten Free Apple Streusel

This gluten-free recipe is real simple to make and taste incredible.

Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 45 min
Serves: 6

Ingredients
4 red apples
2 Tbs firm margarine
1/2 c Gluten Free Bisquick baking mix
1/2 c brown sugar, packed
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
dash sugar

Note: peaches and apples can be used with their skins on or off.

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350º.
2. Peel, core and slice apples. Set apples aside to soak in bowl filled with water. While apples are soaking, in small bowl add firm margarine, Gluten Free Bisquick, brown sugar and cinnamon. Mix ingredients together with hands until crumbly.
3. Drain apples and place them in baking dish, add dash of sugar and dash of cinnamon. Spread crumb mixture onto apples.
4. Bake for 45 min, or until apples are soft. Cool for 5 min, then serve.

Try advancing this recipe by topping the dessert with vanilla ice cream and caramel drizzle. You’ll be glad you did!

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Ultimate Gluten Free Blondie Bars

Prep Time: 5 min
Start to Finish: 50 min
Serves: 16

Ingredients
3 eggs
3/4 cup oil
1/2 cup water
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips
1 (30oz) pkg “Namaste Foods” gluten free blondie mix

Directions for one 9×13 pan
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray or grease 9×13 pan.
2. In large bowl, combine eggs, oil and water. Add gluten free blondie mix and chocolate chips, blend well.
3. Bake at 350° for 40-45 min. Blondie bars are done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 15 min before serving.

This gluten free dessert can also be made in two 8×8 pans! See below for more details:
Serves: 8
 

Directions for one 8×8 pan
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray or grease 9×13 pan.
2. In medium size bowl, combine 1 egg, 1/3 cup oil, 1/2 cup water and 2 1/2 cups Blondie Mix. Stir well.
3. Bake at 350° for 30-35 min. Test with toothpick and cool for 15 min before serving.

◊ Also try adding nuts, coconut, caramel, chocolate chips or anything else you enjoy. I like to make mine with chocolate chips, and serve ice cream with chocolate drizzle on top. You just can’t go wrong with chocolate and ice cream :) . Enjoy!

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Sweet & Zesty Gluten Free Spaghetti Sauce

I have fallen in love with this recipe! Not only does this sauce taste amazing, it is quick, easy and inexpensive to make. This recipe makes a lot for only around $15, and leftovers store great in the freezer for a busy day. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I have!

Prep Time: 10 min
Start to Finish: 30 min
Serves 10

Ingredients
1 small onion, chopped
1 lb Italian sausage
1/4 cup olive oil
1 (46oz) can tomato juice
1 (8oz) can tomato sauce
2 (12oz) can tomato paste
2 tsp oregano
2 tsp sweet leaf basil
2 1/2 tsp garlic salt
3-4 whole bay leaves
2 cups sugar
1 pkg mushrooms (optional)
1 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)

Directions
1. In large sauce pan, simmer olive oil and small onion until onions are soft, about 5 min.
2. In separate pan, cook Italian sausage on medium high until completely brown. 3. Add all of the ingredients and sausage to large sauce pan. Bring to a boil and continue to cook on low for 20 min.
4. Meanwhile, begin cooking gluten free noodles of your choice as package directs. Serve spaghetti sauce with gluten-free noodles of your choice.

This recipe makes enough sauce for two lasagnas. Freeze any leftovers in an airtight container for a fulfilling meal on a busy day.

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Gluten Free Wetland Punch

Start to Finish: 5 min
Serves 16

Ingredients
8 cups cold cranberry juice
2 cups cold orange juice
1 (24oz) cold lemon-lime soda
2 pints frozen sherbert
1 orange, sliced (optional)

Directions
1. Mix all ingredients in large punch bowl
2. Serve immediately .

This gluten free recipe is great for cooling off at summer cookouts. Feel free to use the sherbet of your choice.

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Gluten Free Corn Bread

Prep Time: 5 min
Start to Finish: 35 min

Ingredients
2 sticks margarine, melted
1 cup milk
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 cups gluten-free Bisquick
1/2  tsp. baking soda
4 Tbs. corn meal

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease 9×13-inch pan.
2. Mix all ingredients in bowl. Batter will appear lumpy. Pour gluten free batter into a greased 13in x 9in pan.
3. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown on top.

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