Gluten Free Sandwich Thins

When I hear people say that the gluten free diet promotes weight loss I have to shake my head! ????  The reality is that gluten free breads, pastas and cereals have as many or more calories and carbs than their wheat filled counterparts.

It got me to thinking, that back a few years “BC” (before Celiac) I had a great homemade recipe for the popular Sandwich Thin buns that everyone loved.  In this post I’ll show you how I recreated that recipe to a gluten free version for my lunch sandwiches.

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Mind you, I wanted my bread to be nutritious and wholesome, not just empty calories.  This recipe checks all my boxes- whole grains, small portions, great taste.  I used a muffin top pan to create perfectly shaped rounds that were all the same size, about 1.5 oz. each after baking.

The flour blend was a result of trial and error, largely based on my own taste buds as well as some sampling by my family.  Sorghum and brown rice are high on my list of favorites, and I use a combination of the two in many of my breads.  Dark teff grain has an earthy flavor that can easily overpower a recipe, but using just a little lends a wheat like flavor and color.  I also blended 3 starches together which worked great, but no corn starch as I don’t like it for baking (again, just my taste preference).

You might be interested to know that I used a coffee grinder for some of my ingredient prep.  Tiny grains like teff and chia seeds can be purchased in whole form, and ground into a flour just before baking for ultimate freshness.

You don’t need a special pan to make the buns, but this muffin top pan I used was a great for shaping and definitely helped with portion control.  The non-stick finish made for a very easy cleanup.  I liked it so much I ordered a second one!

 

 

 

 

Makes 12 buns

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp. yeast
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds, ground
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 cup warm water

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  • 90 g. whole grain sorghum flour
  • 130 g. brown rice flour
  • 40 g. tapioca starch
  • 40 g. arrowroot starch
  • 40 g. potato starch
  • 15 g. teff grain, ground
  • 1 tsp. gelatin
  • 1-1/4 tsp. xanthan gum
  • 3/4 tsp. salt

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  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 1/2 cup warm water

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  • 2 tbsp. 1% milk, for brushing
  • sesame seeds
  • poppy seeds

Preparation:

Grind 1 tbsp. chia seeds in a coffee grinder and combine it with 1 tbsp. yeast, 1 tbsp. sugar, and 1/2 cup warm water.  Stir and let it sit for 10 minutes.

Grind 15 g. of teff grain in a coffee grinder.

Whisk together with the other dry ingredients.

Whisk the egg, olive oil and milk into the yeast mixture.

With the paddle attachment, mix in the dry ingredients along with the last 1/2 cup of water.  Beat for 3 minutes to form a smooth, wet dough.

Have a bowl of warm water ready for dipping your spoon and fingertips.  Drop a scant 2 tablespoons of dough into each well, dipping the spoon into the water each time to help manage the sticky dough.

Dip a small spatula into the water and smooth out the dough, spreading it in a circular motion to fill in the rounds.  Don’t skip this step, gluten free dough does not spread by itself!  If you are not using a muffin top pan, spoon the dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment and spread into 4″ rounds.

Cover with oiled plastic wrap and let rise for 30 minutes.  Preheat the oven to 400º.  After 30 minutes, brush the tops of the buns with milk and sprinkle with sesame and poppy seeds.

Bake for 15 minutes, or until the buns reach an internal temperature of 205º.

Remember, gluten free bread takes longer to cook than regular, and if not cooked through the center will be wet and tacky.  Check the internal temperature with a thermometer!

Cool completely on a rack.  Buns are best the day they are baked, and leftovers should be frozen as soon as they reach room temperature.  I like to slice mine and wrap them individually in plastic wrap to store in freezer safe bags.  So easy to grab a roll for my lunch!  Here’s the crumb shot.

Just the right size for a light sandwich.  As I was baking, the kitchen really smelled like bread.  If you are gluten free you know what a big deal this is.  And the taste did not disappoint!  I have been enjoying my sandwiches knowing that I’m not overdoing it on carbs.  This recipe is a must try!  Please pin, like and share the recipe and let me know what you think!

Notes ♪♫ I placed my muffin top pans on top of another baking sheet for insulation.  This prevented the bottoms of the buns from burning before the centers were cooked through.  It worked perfectly!

Originally published 03/23/2019                   Updated 01/21/2024

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Applesauce Muffins

Are you team pumpkin or team apple?  With these Pumpkin Applesauce Muffins, there’s no need to take sides!  You get the best of both fall flavors in every bite!

Think all gluten free baked goods are dry and crumbly?  Wait until you bite into one of these muffins, they are super moist and delicious.  What’s more, no one will guess that they are gluten free!

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Ingredients:

Dry ingredients

  • 285 g. (~2-1/3 cups) gluten free flour (I use and recommend Better Batter Original)
  • 1-1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1-1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp. ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. cloves
  • 3/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 3/4 tsp. salt

Wet ingredients

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Preparation:

Whisk the dry ingredients together in one bowl.  In another bowl, whisk together all the wet ingredients.

Stir the dry ingredients into the wet, until all of the flour is moistened.  Cover and let the batter rest for 20 minutes while you preheat the oven to 350º.

Mist the muffin tin with cooking spray and spoon the batter into the 12 cups.

Use a small spatula to smooth out the tops, this will give the muffins a nice dome.

Bake for 30 minutes.  Test with a toothpick, it should come out dry.

Cool in the pan for 15 minutes then place on a rack until completely cooled before storing, about 2 hours.

Muffins will keep at room temperature for a day or two.  Reheat them in the microwave for 30 seconds.  I like to wrap leftovers individually and freeze them for a quick breakfast or snack.

Notes ♪♫ Don’t skip the 20-minute resting time.  This important step allows the flour to hydrate so that there will be no gritty texture in the finished muffin.  This is a great tip for gluten free baking in general, and will give better results for your breads, muffins and cakes.

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Vanilla Waffles

Today there are so many gluten-free pancake mixes out there, and it’s a treat to make a quick batch of pancakes or waffles, without the gluten!  I’m always trying to be creative and will often use a pancake mix as a base to which I can add layers of flavor and texture!  This fall inspired waffle has almond flour and flax for protein and fiber, coconut flour for sweetness, as well as pumpkin, banana and yogurt for moisture.  The waffles are dense and hearty, a filling breakfast.  One is enough for me, so I make a batch of 8 and freeze the leftovers.  So easy to pop into the toaster for a quick breakfast!

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Ingredients:

Dry ingredients:

Wet ingredients:

  • 1/2 ripe banana, mashed
  • 2 tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 5 oz. vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups 1% milk
  • cooking spray

Preparation:

Whisk together the dry ingredients in one bowl, and the wet ingredients in another.  Combine the wet and dry ingredients and stir together with a batter whisk until completely moistened.  At first it may appear that the batter is too thin, but it will thicken as the flax absorbs the liquid.  Let the batter rest 10 minutes while you preheat the waffle iron to 350º.

The recipe makes 8 waffles.  If you want to be very particular, you can weigh the batter and divide it in half so your waffles will all be uniform in size.  Coat the waffle iron with cooking spray and spread the batter evenly, using a spatula to get into the corners.  Close lid and cook for 6 minutes.

Remove the waffles and repeat with the remaining batter.  You can enjoy them immediately or cool on a rack to refrigerate or freeze for later.

My favorite way to serve waffles is topped with candied walnuts, just a drizzle of maple syrup and a side of fresh fruit!

Notes ♪♫ Whether you are making pancakes or waffles, remember that gluten free batter takes longer to cook!  For this recipe, the batter is extra dense, so I recommend a full 6 minutes per batch at 350º for a soft waffle, longer for crispy.  You can reheat them in the microwave if you like them soft or use the toaster to crisp them up.  I like to reheat mine in my air fryer, for 4 minutes at 400º.

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Ginger Bok Choy Egg Drop Soup

This Asian inspired soup is just the thing for a light dinner or first course.  If you love Egg Drop Soup, you will love this adaptation that combines the best of Egg Drop and Ginger Bok Choy.  Only a few ingredients are needed, and since it does not require all day simmering you can throw it together after work.  Stir in a beaten egg and rice noodles just before serving and it’s ready to eat!

Since this was a bit different than my usual soups, I wondered how it would turn out, but when Mr. Cucina tasted it and said, “this is great!” I knew the recipe was a keeper!

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4 servings

Ingredients:

Preparation:

Heat 1 tsp. sesame oil and 1 tsp. olive oil in a soup pot or Dutch oven.  Mince the garlic and ginger (I used an electric chopper) and add to the pot.  Cook for 30 seconds then add the sliced mushrooms.

Stir until the mushrooms release their liquid, then add the bone broth, 2 tsp. of tamari and 1 tsp. sesame oil (or more, to taste).  Season with salt and pepper and bring to a simmer for 15 minutes.

Trim away the tough, lower part of the Bok choy, then rinse and halve the leaves.  Stir them into the soup to wilt and lower the heat to keep warm.

Cook the rice noodles in a separate pan according to package directions.  Just prior to serving, drizzle the beaten egg into the soup and swirl it around with a whisk.  Add the cooked rice noodles.

Ladle into bowls and serve with Chow Mein noodles for texture (optional), or a simple garnish of green onions if you want to keep it simple.

Notes ♪♫ I love these extra wide rice noodles from A Taste of Thai.  I was able to find them locally, but if not available in your area you can get them here at Amazon.  I use Coconut Aminos in my Asian recipes, but if you are not limiting salt, try Gluten Free Tamari.

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Gluten Free Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Today I made a gluten free version of another old favorite.  This yeasted sweet bread with swirls of brown sugar and cinnamon was adapted from a recipe originally appearing in Better Homes and Gardens.  Before my Celiac diagnosis I used to make it all the time.

Both adults and kids loved it, even the picky eaters!  I can’t tell you how pleased I was to be making this bread again, it turned out great!

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When you work with the right gluten free flour, this Cinnamon Swirl Bread is so easy to make!  If you are a fan of Better Batter like me, you probably have all of the ingredients in your pantry!

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Ingredients:

  • Dough:
  • 405g. Better Batter Artisan Blend flour *see notes
  • 1-1/4 tsp. instant yeast
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 3 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups warm milk (I used 2%)
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 3 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • Filling:
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp. melted butter
  • Egg Wash:
  • 2 tbsp. egg whites
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • Finishing:
  • 1 tbsp. melted butter, for brushing

Preparation:

I used a 13 x 4″ pullman loaf pan for a long skinny loaf with smaller, diet friendly slices.  You can get the pan here.

Whisk together the flour and salt.  Combine the warmed milk, sugar and yeast in a separate bowl or measuring cup and let it stand 15 minutes.

Add the egg and softened butter to the bowl of a stand mixer and whisk to combine.  Add the milk mixture and whisk until well blended.

Switch to the paddle attachment and add the flour and salt to the bowl, mixing on low to combine.  Increase speed and beat for 5 minutes to form a dough, occasionally scraping down the sides with a spatula.  Dough will be sticky at this point.

Bring the dough together, cover with plastic wrap and let it rest for 20 minutes.

Cut a sheet of parchment to fit the length of the loaf pan (this will help with rolling and transferring the dough).  Mist the parchment lightly with cooking spray and transfer the dough.  Roll and pat the dough into a rectangle, about 14 x 10” and 1/2″ thick.  (Note- after a 20-minute rest, this dough rolls like a dream, but if you have any sticking just mist your rolling pin with cooking spray.)

Brush the dough with 1 tbsp. melted butter.

Spread the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture evenly over the dough, leaving a 1″ border all around.

Starting with the long side, use the parchment to lift the dough and begin rolling it up.

Continue rolling and pinch the seam to seal.

Tuck in the ends like this and turn the dough seam side down.

Lift the dough (with parchment) into the pan, cover with plastic wrap and let it rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.  Dough will be puffy but not doubled in size.

Preheat the oven to 350º and whisk together the egg whites and water.  Brush the loaf well with the egg wash.  Pierce the top of the loaf with a fork or docking tool to allow steam to escape.

Bake for 40 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 200º.  Remove from the oven and brush the top with 1 tbsp. melted butter.

Grasp both sides of the parchment to lift the loaf out of the pan to a cooling rack.

Slide the parchment out and let the loaf cool completely before slicing.

If you like, you can drizzle the top with icing made of 3 tbsp. powdered sugar and 1 tbsp. milk.  I made this loaf for company, and we served it with coffee, just like this.  It was a hit!

Slice and toast, or just add to your breadbasket!  It freezes beautifully, so you can wrap up the extra slices in plastic wrap, store in a freezer safe bag and it will be good for several months.

Notes ♪♫ I used and recommend Better Batter Artisan Flour Blend for this recipe.  This flour requires twice the liquid of typical recipes, so if you use another flour, you will need to adjust the liquid to flour ratio.  Start with half the milk (3/4 cup) and only add more if needed, 1 tbsp. at a time.

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Gluten Free Baked Stuffed Shrimp

This 5-star entrée has all the makings of a romantic dinner for two.  Dine like a king and queen with this old restaurant favorite made right in your own kitchen, minus the gluten!  The addition of crab meat to the butter and cracker crumb stuffing makes it really special!  Make it tonight for your special someone!

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Dinner for two

Ingredients:

Preparation:

Preheat the oven to 400º.  Mist a baking dish with cooking spray.  Melt butter in a small saucepan and set aside.

Combine the crab meat, garlic powder, Old Bay, and cracker crumbs with 2 tbsp. of butter in a small bowl.

Rinse the shrimp under cold water and remove the shells.  Drain and pat dry.

Lay each shrimp on its side, and run a paring knife along the backside, be careful not to cut all the way through.  Open the shrimp and lay on a clean plate or cutting board.

Remove the dark vein running down the center of the shrimp.

Mound the crab stuffing onto each shrimp.

Arrange the shrimp in the baking dish and drizzle the remaining 2 tbsp. butter over the top.  Sprinkle with more Old Bay seasoning.

Bake for 15 minutes and serve.  This is a filling entrée!  Three shrimp each with a side salad and rice would make a wonderful meal.

Notes ♪♫ For a hearty dinner size portion, choose colossal shrimp (8-12 count).  I always look for sales in the frozen section and stock up when I can.  Thaw in the refrigerator and rinse under cold water to remove the shells.

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Cilantro Lime Shrimp Bowls

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Bowls are bursting with vibrant color and flavor!  Rice bowls are turning up on restaurant menus everywhere, and many are gluten free.  I’ve been wanting to make something like this at home and today was my first attempt.  The ingredients are simple but flavorful.  A light and refreshing meal, perfect for summer evenings!

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2 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup white rice
  • 1/3 cup corn, fresh or frozen
  • 1/4 tsp. seasoned salt
  • 1/4 tsp. oregano
  • 1 lb. shrimp (about 14 large), peeled and deveined
  • 1 lime
  • 8 slices zucchini, cut into half moons
  • 8 slices summer squash, cut into half moons
  • olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. chipotle chili
  • 1/4 tsp. cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. onion granules
  • 1/4 tsp. oregano
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Preparation:

  1. Whisk together 1/4 tsp. chipotle chili, 1/4 tsp. cumin, 1/4 tsp. onion granules, 1/4 tsp. oregano.  This mixture will be used to season the shrimp and veggies.
  2. Cut the lime in half.  Slice one half for serving and reserve the other half for juicing.
  3. Combine the white rice, corn, and 1 cup water in a small saucepan.  Season with 1/4 tsp. oregano, 1/8 tsp. salt.  Cover and simmer 15 minutes.
  4. Slice the zucchini and summer squash and cut slices into half-moons.  Toss with olive oil and 1/4 tsp. of the seasoning mixture.
  5. Defrost the shrimp (if frozen) by running under cool water.  Peel and devein, then toss with olive oil and 1/4 tsp. of the spice blend.

6. Preheat a griddle or large nonstick skillet over medium flame and brush with oil.  Cook the squash and shrimp for 8 minutes, turning once.  Finish with a squeeze of lime juice.

7. Stir 1 tbsp. chopped cilantro into the rice.  To plate, divide the rice mixture between 2 serving bowls.  Arrange half the shrimp and squash beside the rice.

8. Sprinkle with more spice, and garnish with fresh cilantro and lime slices.

Notes ♪♫ This Mexican Spice Blend is my “go-to” for dishes like this one.  No need to buy more expensive blends when you can easily stir this together from individual ingredients that can be used in other recipes.

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Gluten Free BBQ Chicken Pizza

Ever since my Celiac diagnosis, I have slowly been recreating all of my favorite recipes to be gluten free.  Pizza has been one of “the last frontiers”!  Have I made gluten free pizza?  Sure, I’ve come up with a few acceptable recipes.  Here’s a Sausage and Mushroom Pizza with a Cauliflower Crust that was actually quite good.  I also made a Cauliflower Pizza with BBQ Chicken, a grain free version of today’s recipe.

Still, I was missing the real deal, the pizza that I used to make back in the day.  Then along came Better Batter with their gluten free Artisan Flour Blend, and everything changed.  This flour makes a gluten free pizza with the most amazing crust.  Just the right balance of crisp and chewy.  If you haven’t treated yourself to a bag of this extraordinary gluten free flour yet I hope this post will inspire you!

Today pizza is back in our dinner rotation.  BBQ Chicken Pizza is my favorite, and my “go-to” recipe.  It’s a crowd pleaser that both kids and adults love.  The sweet and savory toppings compliment the crispy gluten free crust.  It is the closest thing to the wheat pizza that I remember so fondly.

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Ingredients:

Dough Ingredients:

Topping Ingredients:

  • 12 oz. boneless chicken breast, cut into 1/4″ medallions
  • 4 strips of gluten free bacon, cut into 3/4″ dice
  • 1 medium sweet onion, sliced
  • 1 dozen mushrooms, sliced
  • olive oil
  • gluten free BBQ Sauce (I like Stubbs)
  • gluten free BBQ Seasoning
  • 1-1/2 cups grated cheese

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Preparation:

Combine warm water, yeast and sugar.  Proof for 10 minutes.

Sift the flour and salt into the bowl of a stand mixer.  Combine the yeast mixture, sifted flour and olive oil.  Beat for 6-8 minutes.

Bring the dough together in the bowl, cover and refrigerate for one hour.

While the dough is resting, prepare the toppings.  Heat a large nonstick skillet on medium low.  First cook the bacon and drain on paper towels.  Leave the bacon fat in the skillet.

Cook the onions in the bacon fat until browned and soft, adding more olive oil as needed.  Drain the onions in a colander then transfer to a bowl.

Tip: Drain all of the toppings in a colander so your pizza dough won’t be soggy!

Next, add the mushrooms to the skillet with more olive oil and seasoning.  Cook until they release their liquid, then drain in a colander and transfer to a bowl.

Finally, add the chicken medallions to the skillet with more olive oil and seasoning, turning to brown both sides.  Drain the chicken and transfer to a bowl, then toss with 2 tbsp. BBQ Sauce.

Trim 2 sheets of parchment paper to fit your pizza stone.  Place the pizza stone in the oven and preheat to 500º.  Remove the proofed dough from the refrigerator, it will have doubled in size.

Divide the dough into 2 equal pieces, place each one on a sheet of the prepared parchment and roll each out into a 1/2″ thick circle.  Proof for an additional 30 minutes while the oven preheats.

Brush each piece of dough with olive oil, sprinkle with seasoning then spread with 2-3 tbsp. of BBQ Sauce.

Divide the onions, mushrooms, chicken and bacon between the 2 pizzas.  Top with grated cheese and drizzle with more BBQ Sauce.

Use a large spatula or pizza peel to slide one pizza (including the parchment) onto the heated pizza stone.  After 5 minutes, carefully slide the spatula under the pizza and remove the parchment paper.  Continue baking for an additional 12-13 minutes.  When the first pizza is done, repeat with the second.  There it is!

Two pizzas will generously feed 3-4 people.  The crust was nice and crisp, even in the middle.

Notes ♪♫ This pizza crust was made with Better Batter Artisan Flour Blend which I absolutely love and recommend.  I have not tested the recipe with other brands, so if you do substitute be aware that results will be different.

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Easy Sheet Pan Chicken and Vegetables

Boneless chicken medallions, breaded and baked with sausage, carrots, onions, potatoes and cauliflower.  This easy sheet pan dinner proves that gluten free does not have to be complicated!  From oven to table, you don’t even need a serving dish.

I didn’t take step by step pictures of the preparation as I normally do, because honestly I never thought this meal would make it to the blog.  But it came out really delicious, so here we are.

The simple, fresh ingredients speak for themselves in this perfectly seasoned, one dish meal.

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4 Servings

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Ingredients:

Preparation:

  1. Heat a large nonstick skillet with 2 tbsp. olive oil.  Line a half sheet pan with foil and mist with cooking spray.  Preheat the oven to 400º.
  2. Cook the sausage coins in the skillet until lightly browned, then use a slotted spoon to transfer them to the baking sheet.  Leave the oil behind in the skillet.
  3. Place the breadcrumbs in a food safe plastic bag, add the chicken medallions and shake to coat.
  4. Brown the chicken on both sides in the same skillet, about 1 minute per side.  Do not cook through, it will finish cooking in the oven.  Arrange the browned chicken on the baking sheet.
  5. Add several more tbsp. of olive oil to the skillet, with all of the vegetables.  Sprinkle liberally with Creole seasoning.  Par cook the vegetables in the skillet for about 10 minutes to give them a good head start, then arrange them on the baking sheet with the chicken and sausage in a single layer.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 400º and bring right to the table for a fun and casual meal.  If you like, serve with BBQ Sauce for dipping!

Notes ♪♫ While the chicken and sausage cooked very quickly, the veggies took quite a bit longer, especially the potatoes and carrots.  Giving the veggies a 10-minute head start in the skillet is the secret to having everything finish in the oven at the same time.

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Gluten Free Cabbage Soup

Another St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone, and I still have some cabbage in the refrigerator.  And since the Corned Beef dinner is a once a year occasion at our house, I wanted to make something healthy to use up what’s left of the cabbage.

This soup contains a whopping 8 cups of shredded cabbage (1/2 head) and it is packed with flavor.  Along with the cabbage, I made this soup with ingredients from my pantry.  I had diced tomatoes, beef stock and bouillon, carrots, celery and onions.  Also, the last container of frozen turkey stock from last Thanksgiving, about 2 cups.

The first ingredient in the list may surprise you, but it was all part of the “use it up” nature of this recipe!

Need more ideas to use up that cabbage?  Check out my Asian Chicken and Cabbage, a healthy and delicious stir fry dinner.

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Ingredients:

Preparation:

Use a 4 quart soup pot or Dutch oven.  Begin by browning the diced sausage in a little olive oil.

Dice the carrots, celery and onion and add to the pot.  Cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.  Add the diced tomatoes with their juice.

Now stir in the stock, sage, thyme, pepper flakes and bouillon.

Bring to a low simmer, add all of the cabbage, cover and cook on low for 3 hours.

Stir every half hour and add more stock (or water) if needed.  Soup is done when the cabbage is tender.  Cook the soup pasta according to the package directions and add to the pot.

This is a hearty and filling soup that can be a great first course or a meal by itself!  Serve with gluten free bread or dinner rolls.

Notes ♪♫ Although many recipes for Cabbage Soup use ground beef, I did not have any on hand.  A quick search of the freezer and I found some gluten free Linguica sausage.  Wow, what a happy accident!  This was an incredibly flavorful soup with some nice heat from the sausage.  I’ll make it this way from now on!

 

 

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