Kids Favorite Dinner… GFCF Style.

Tater Tot casserole has been a longtime favorite in our household.  This is something I had to learn to modify to meet a GFCF diet.  As long as I purchase the correct tots, we are okay on the gluten free part.  Figuring out a sub for the cream of mushroom soup is another thing entirely.  The recipe below includes a quick method (gravy mix) and the long method (homemade cream of mushroom soup).

GFCF Tater Tot Casserole

1 bag GF Tater Tots (read carefully, not all tots are GF)

1 lb. ground fresh turkey- browned or 4 cooked chicken breasts, cut into small pieces

2 Cups GFCF Cream of Mushroom soup (best- recipe follows)or  2 packages GF Gravy mix prepared as directed (we use Road’s End Organics Golden Gravy Mix)

Desired amount of cut up fresh broccoli (1-2 cups) you can sub frozen if needed

1 C. Grated GFCF Cheese (This can be omited)

Layer tots on bottom of 9×11 casserole pan

Layer meat on top of tots

Layer broccoli on top of meat

Pour Soup or Gravy mix over entire pan

Top with grated/crumbled GFCF cheese

Bake at 400 degrees F for about 25 minutes (sauce should be bubbly, cheese melty and slightly golden in color)

Let rest for about 10 minutes before serving

GFCF Cream of Mushroom Soup- Makes abt. 2 cups

(We usually make this x4 and freeze the extras in ziploc baggies for future use!)

16 good sized button mushrooms- sliced into desired size for soup

1 tsp. Kosher Salt

2 Tbs. Earth Balance Margarine (or other non dairy margarine)

1/2 tsp. ground black pepper

2 garlic cloves minced

2 Tbs. Tapioca Starch

1 C. organic free range chicken broth

1 C. MimicCreme (or in a pinch use soy or rice milk)

Melt the butter in large, heavy skillet.  Add the kosher salt, pepper and mushrooms.  Cook for about 4 minutes, add garlic and cook for about 1 minute longer.  Sprinkle starch over mushrooms, mix well and cook for 2 minutes.  Add the broth, mix well to insure no lumps and simmer for about a minute.  Lower heat to med/low (about 3) add the MimicCreme and cook until begins to thicken, stirring for about 6 minutes.

We use this cream of mushroom soup for everything!  It freezes well.  Enjoy!


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2 Responses to Kids Favorite Dinner… GFCF Style.

  1. Rene says:

    My family loved this recipe. I used ground turkey and organic dairy-free broccoli soup. It turned out great! Thank you!

  2. Pingback: Big Changes and a New Gluten Free Product | Looks Good in Polka Dots

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