Creamy Asparagus and Potato Soup

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I knew I had to use up the asparagus I had in the frig. I decided to make a creamy asparagus and potato soup. Out of all my gluten free soup recipes that are creamy, I find this one to be the healthiest. When deciding on a thickener I considered using a gluten-free sour cream and Greek yogurt, but remembered what Gluten Free Chef Rob mentioned about thickening things naturally. I already had some boiled potatoes in the frig which I added in, but you can add fresh potatoes to this recipe all in one pot. I usually use potatoes in sweeter soups such as my Zucchini Mango Soup Recipe and Butternut Squash and Apple Soup, but this turned out wonderful, – not too much asparagus, just right, and nice and savory! Enjoy! Continue reading “Creamy Asparagus and Potato Soup”

Gluten Free Potato and Bison Casserole

Beef Potato Casserole

As a gluten-free dieter one can eat just so much rice. That leaves potatoes! My mother used to make this dish for us for years on end. I hadn’t cooked it in years myself, but had all the right ingredients. She used to use beef and green bell peppers, but since I only had yellow, orange and red that is what I used. This used to be one of my husband’s favorites. I suppose I stopped making it as we got older and started watching our sodium content. We used to pour on the ketchup when we were younger. This used to be one dish my children would eat without any problems, too, even though it had something “green” in it! I hope you family enjoys this budget friendly casserole recipe. You can use beef or bison. This makes a great family meal. Continue reading “Gluten Free Potato and Bison Casserole”

Gluten Free Italian Sausage Stuffed with Mashed Potatoes

Gluten Free Mashed Potatoes and Cheese Stuffed Italian Sausage

One of my husband’s favorite dishes is mashed potatoes and cheddar cheese over Italian sausages. It is a great way to use up mashed potatoes. It is not something either of us can afford to eat very often, as far calories are concerned, but 3 or 4 times a year I make this special treat.  It’s right up there with pizza for us! I was not planning on posting this recipe, but snapped a quick photo anyway (before the cheese melted), and then later decided why not!  Kids love sausages and adults.  My mother used to make it for our family for years. When she decided to start cooking low cholesterol dishes she started broiling the sausages, cutting back on the grease.  It’s delicious broiled, too – nice and brown! Continue reading “Gluten Free Italian Sausage Stuffed with Mashed Potatoes”

Gluten Free Potato Pancakes for Breakfast

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Though this Potato Pancake Recipe was posted previously, I thought I would share it with you as a gluten-free breakfast or brunch idea. There are a number of fillings you can use for potato pancakes. My favorite is cheese, but I usually eat them plain or with a little butter on top. This time instead of using butter I used gluten-free margarine, Smart Balance, as a test and I did not notice any difference in browning. Continue reading “Gluten Free Potato Pancakes for Breakfast”

Gluten Free Au Gratin Potatoes

Gluten Free Au Gratin Potatoes with Cheddar Cheese

Who doesn’t like au gratin potatoes, right? You can make this dish with milk, cream, half & half, a combination thereof, or a milk substitute. If you’re dairy free you can use a cheese substitute. For vegan or dairy-free use a cheese and milk substitute. This gluten free au gratin potatoes recipe is made without any flour at all. Enjoy!

Update:  my new favorite I’ll gratin potato recipe is this Fast Baking au Gratin Potatoes using smoked Gouda cheese. Continue reading “Gluten Free Au Gratin Potatoes”

Gluten Free Potatoes and Onion Recipe

Potatoes and Onions

This recipe is so simple, yet so delicious. It was my mother’s recipe. Now it is one of my staple gluten free potato recipes. She’s been gone for some years, but it brings me comfort and makes me smile every time I make this dish. Kids tend to not like them very brown, but by all means brown them up as much as you desire. I usually do, unless my grandkids are over. Continue reading “Gluten Free Potatoes and Onion Recipe”

Low Fat Healthy Baked French Fries

Low Fat Baked French Fries

Let’s face it french fries that have been deep fried are high in calories. If you’d like a french fry lower in fat and calories just bake them. I’m all for low fat french fries! I recently purchased a Nonstick French Fry Baking Pan which allows the heat to rise form the bottom through holes in the pan, allowing browning to occur on both sides. A little olive oil spray makes them taste like regular french fries. UPDATE: I have successfully made these using a regular baking sheet. You may use russet potatoes, sweet potatoes, or golden or red potatoes. Guilt free French fries! What’s not to enjoy? Continue reading “Low Fat Healthy Baked French Fries”

Stuffed Gluten Free Potato Pancakes with a Variety of Optinal Fillings

Potato Pancakes

I have been planning to make gluten free potato pancakes for some time, now, and finally got around to making them. Gee, it’s been a decade or more since I have had them. Ahhh! – what a delight! I make them with fresh left-over potato pancakes, not instant potatoes. This recipe is gluten free and without any type of flour. I show the how-to by text and photo display.  This recipe covers making homemade mashed potatoes and potato pancakes, plain, and with a variety of fillings. Either way they are scrumptious! Continue reading “Stuffed Gluten Free Potato Pancakes with a Variety of Optinal Fillings”