Now that we have over two years of mostly gluten free eating under our belts, we’ve definitely found some favorite recipes. From breakfast to snacks and everything in between, here are some of the best gluten free recipes we’ve found.
- Broccoli, Ham, and Mozzarella Egg Bake from Kalyn’s Kitchen
- Paleo Southwestern Frittata from Sarah Fragoso. Sarah wrote one of my favorite cookbooks, Everyday Paleo, and this is another winner. An egg bake with a southwestern flair. When I’m feeling lazy I’ll also just make the base mix and serve with scrambled eggs.
- One Bowl Oatmeal Blender Pancakes from Nicole Bennett. This is the pancake recipe we always make. It’s easy and delicious! I also use the pancakes in place of bread to make the girls PB&J sandwiches.
- Oatmeal Pancakes (regular and chocolate versions)
- Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Muffins (pictured above). This was one of my first attempts at making gluten free muffins, and they turned out delicious!
- Protein Packed Bacon Omelet Bites from Money Saving Mom. Make ahead breakfasts are my favorites.
- Hash Brown Crusted Quiche from Andrea Dekker. This is all of your favorite breakfast foods in one dish.
- Black Bean, Sweet Potato, and Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers from Ambitious Kitchen. A vegetarian and gluten free take on stuffed peppers.
- Cheesy Chicken and Corn Stuffed Chiles from Rachael Ray. This is another southwestern take on stuffed peppers that’s really delicious! Don’t skip the cilantro lime sauce for a garnish – it’s the perfect finishing touch. Unless you are my children. Or my husband.
- Gluten Free Alfredo Sauce from Gimme Some Oven. We usually serve this over some gluten free pasta, and toss in some mushrooms and broccoli for an easy dinner.
- Takeout Fakeout: Crockpot Beef & Broccoli from Table for Two. We do a nicer meal for Sunday dinner, and this one is constantly in the rotation.
- Chicken Fried Rice. Make takeout at home – it’s much cheaper and just as delicious!
- Tomato and Red Pepper Mexi Rice from A Bountiful Kitchen. We serve this with pinto beans, shredded chicken, and all the taco toppings for a yummy rice bowl.
- Layered Ratatouille from The Comfort of Cooking (pictured above). I usually make something else for the kids when I make this one, but Jesse and I really enjoy all the fresh veggies this recipe calls for. Sometimes I’ll also add a bit of sausage on top for an extra filling meal.
- Sausage and Roasted Eggplant Pasta. Because any recipe you can get kids to eat eggplant and ask for seconds sounds like a good meal to me.
- Gluten Free Mac and Cheese. This is my take on classic comfort food.
- Mini Pepper Chicken Nachos from Heat Oven to 350. We’ve also made these with black beans or pinto beans for a vegetarian meal, or without cheese for a Paleo-friendly snack. Mmmmm…nachos…
- Chicken Bacon Sweet Potatoes. This is a simple meal that packs big flavor, and you can make as much or as little as you need.
- Toscana Soup (Olive Garden Copycat) from Feed My Family. The Zuppa soup from Olive Garden is my favorite, and I love how easy this copycat recipe is!
- Black Bean Taco Soup from The Prudent Homemaker. This is my go-to pantry recipe, especially when we are looking for an easy, inexpensive meal.
- Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili from Simple Bites (pictured above). This chili uses some corn meal for a thickener, and the sweet potatoes and black beans are a winning combination.
- Hearty Chicken Stew with Butternut and Quinoa from Cookin Canuck. I have to include this one because, even though it’s not my kids’ favorite, it’s a delicious meal for a cold fall day, and it’s pretty inexpensive too.
Snacks and Miscellaneous:
- Vanilla Cheesecake Baked Apples from Don’t Waste The Crumbs. These are so delicious you’ll want to eat them all yourself instead of sharing! You can also scale down the recipe to make just a few if you just have a couple apples and a bit of extra cream cheese.
- Energy Bites from Money Saving Mom. I make these every single week for snacking. And they don’t last long. Or try my variation of the Energy Bites recipe here!
- White Chocolate Treat Mix. This is like a nut free white chocolate version of puppy chow. Change up the color of the candy to coordinate with pretty much any holiday, or make some right away just because it’s yummy.
- Peanut Butter Cookie Larabars from Detoxinista. I love Larabars. But it’s pretty easy to make your own, especially this flavor, which only has 3 ingredients (and one of them is salt).
- Chocolate Pudding Pops from Oatmeal with a Fork. You can either freeze these into popsicles, or just eat the pudding as is. Even my avocado-hating children like this pudding.
- Flourless Chocolate Cake from Money Saving Mom. This recipe has options for Trim Healthy Mama, but we just made it with regular sugar and it turned out great!
- Honey Nut Granola, Maple Pecan Granola, and Peanut Butter Cup Granola. Whatever the flavor, we pretty much always have granola in the house.
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