Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, and other grains. It can be difficult to maintain a gluten-free lifestyle because gluten is hidden in many foods that people eat on daily basis. To help you out, this post lists 10 gluten-free meals that you can cook right now.
1. Pork chops with applesauce
Pork chops should be marinated for at least an hour before cooking in gluten-free soy sauce, apple juice concentrate, gluten-free all-purpose flour, and gluten-free or gluten-free chicken stock. The pork chops will be ready when the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
2. Tuna casserole with gluten-free pasta
Tuna casserole is ideal for preparing in large batches because it can be frozen for up to four months before serving. It must be cooked in an oven at 350 degrees F (176 degrees C) until the tuna flakes easily when tested with a fork. Cook pasta according to its package instructions. Combine both ingredients and place them in a baking dish before adding gluten-free breadcrumbs on top.
3. Gluten-free pizza with gluten-free pasta
Gluten-free pizza dough can be eaten as a gluten-free snack when pasta is also on the menu for dinner. Prepare gluten-free pizza dough according to its package directions, and roll it out flat before adding tomato sauce, gluten-free cheese, gluten-free all-purpose flour if desired, gluten-free chicken stock, and spices.
4. Grilled chicken salad with gluten-free bread
Grilled chicken salad is a gluten-free meal that needs to be served with gluten-free bread on the side. Combine lettuce leaves and cherry tomatoes before adding grilled chicken or leftover meat on top. Serve it with gluten-free bread for an added crunchy texture and flavor.
5. Gluten-free cornbread with chili (without gluten-containing ingredients)
Gluten-free cornbread may be prepared with gluten-free or all-purpose flour, egg whites instead of whole eggs, almond milk or soy milk, gluten-free baking powder, cornmeal, and chicken stock. Add chili without beans to serve it for dinner.
6. Pot roast with gluten-free or gluten-free all-purpose flour
Sear beef chuck in a large pan before adding potatoes and carrots. Cook until the meat becomes tender enough when pierced with a fork while pouring gluten-free red wine into the same pan throughout the cooking process. Season everything with salt and pepper to taste before taking it out from the oven. Cover the pot with aluminum foil before placing it on top of another pot filled with water on the stovetop at medium heat for 30 minutes or boiling for one hour.
7. Gluten-free lasagna with gluten-free pasta
Making gluten-free lasagna is easy when gluten-free ingredients are combined together. Prepare gluten-free pasta according to its package instructions before layering it in a 9×13 baking dish with gluten-free ricotta cheese, tomato sauce, gluten-free all-purpose flour and spices, and gluten-free bechamel sauce before placing gluten-free mozzarella cheese on top of everything. Bake the lasagna at 400 degrees F (204 degrees C) for 20 minutes or until the cheese melts and becomes bubbly.
8. Baked gluten-free macaroni and cheese recipe (gluten-free)
Combine gluten-free penne pasta, butter, gluten-free all-purpose flour, gluten-free chicken stock, gluten-free cheddar cheese, and gluten-free Swiss cheese in a baking dish before placing it in the oven at 400 degrees F (204 degrees C) for 30 minutes or until the cheese melts and becomes bubbly.
9. Chicken breast with mushrooms recipe (gluten-free)
Sauté sliced gluten-free mushrooms in gluten-free butter before setting them aside. Cook chicken breast cubes in the same pan after coating them with gluten-free all-purpose flour and spices on both sides. Add gluten-free chicken stock to deglaze the pan before adding back mushroom slices, gluten-free cream of mushroom soup, and water to make a creamy sauce. Simmer gluten-free flour if desired.
10. Pork chops with gluten-free pasta (gluten-free)
Bread gluten-free pork chops on both sides before cooking them in a large pan. Add gluten-free beef consommé as the primary liquid ingredient to make a gluten-free gravy for gluten-free or gluten-free all-purpose flour as its primary thickening agent. Pour the gravy over gluten-free penne pasta and serve it for dinner.
Gluten-free meals don’t have to be boring or difficult to make. In fact, many gluten-free meals are easy and common in American homes. With a little creativity, you can turn your favorite gluten-containing recipes into gluten-free masterpieces that everyone will enjoy. What gluten-free meal are you going to try tonight?