You don't have to give up any of your old Thanksgiving standard menu items even though they will have to be gluten free! Many vegetable recipes are already gluten free naturally - Even more reason to eat veggies!
Of course any recipe with gluten - like wheat flour - will have to be adapted.
Children are best adapted to a gluten free lifestyle when they can still eat their favorite foods. Although cooking gluten free is challenging at times, most favorite recipes can be adapted to suit the individual dietary needs with ease.
We have compiled a Thanksgiving meal to share which will cover several of the traditional favorites of many people at this time of year.
Here are some ideas on making stuffing, pies, green bean casseroles, and dinner rolls - in fact, your children or guests will not even realize they are eating GF!
(Remember: No more Stovetop or Pepperidge Farm Stuffing!)
1 Medium pan of gluten free cornbread crumbled
Equal amount of gluten free bread cubed and toasted
Add 1 Tsp. of poultry seasoning and 1 Tbsp. of sage, salt & pepper
(Once completely mixed, taste and adjust seasoning to your liking)
4 Stalks of celery chopped
1 large onion chopped
Saute celery and onion in 1 Tbsp. of butter or oil and add to bread mixture
Add gluten free Chicken Broth to make a very wet mixture. (Depending on the amount of bread crumbs – You will need 3-4 cans of chicken broth or 1 large carton)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Melt 1 stick of butter in a casserole dish.
Add stuffing mixture on top of melted butter
Bake for 1 hour.
Green bean casserole is back on the menu!
Use your standard recipe with the following changes:
Gluten Free Mommy has a great recipe for making french fried onions .
If you are looking for a mix for a regular gf pie crust, try Chebe -has great reviews on Amazon. Also, Gluten Free Pantry is another good choice.
Easy Gluten-Free Dinner Rolls
Makes 12 small rolls
2 Tablespoons sweet cream butter, softened
2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 package Chebe all-purpose gluten-free baking mix - (Important to use Chebe- you can get it on Amazon if it is not in local stores)
5-6 Tablespoons whole milk
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
In a medium mixing bowl, using a fork or spoon, mix butter with sugar, add eggs and the Chebe all-purpose mix. Stir until the mixture forms even-sized crumbs. Add 3 tablespoons milk and mix. Add 2-3 more tablespoons milk and continue to stir with spoon. Once the mixture is almost even, work with your hands until smooth. Divide dough in quarters and then break into three pieces and roll into balls. Place each roll onto a lightly greased cookie sheet.
At 10 minutes, rotate cookie sheet. After another 8 minutes remove from oven and gently top with a bit of butter (I just use a stick of butter and glide it over the top). Return to oven and continue to cook for 2-7 minutes or until very-lightly browned.
As you are getting ready for more holiday dinners and celebrations, these will please your guests and no one will ever suspect how easy they were to make or that they are gluten-free!
*Recipes by Brenda Holland and sources cited. All photos are from photobucket.*