Discover wholesome, gluten free recipes that will appeal to ALL eaters at the table. These are professionally tested, easy-to-make dishes that anybody can master and that everybody will love.
This sweet and savory butternut squash pasta is a stunning vegetarian meal or holiday side dish. Roasted squash puree gets whisked into an easy, silky sauce that’s subtly spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and cayenne (to turn this into a quick weeknight dinner, puree the squash a few days before). Ricotta lends a creamy counterpoint to the baked pasta, while a touch of melted mozzarella creates a cheesy crust. The dish is garnished with Maple Pecans, which you can make weeks ahead (they’re the ultimate snack), but you can use regular toasted pecans if you’re pressed for time. Crispy Fried Sage Leaves lend crunch and color but are optional (however, they only take minutes to make!). You’ll need a two-pound or larger squash for this recipe (if you use a larger squash save any leftover puree for soups, stews or smoothies).
If baked ziti had a love child with lasagna, this sausage baked pasta would be it! Penne pasta is tossed in a sausage-laced tomato sauce with spinach, then is baked with dollops of creamy ricotta and mozzarella. It's bubbly and cheesy, and best of all, it's a cinch to make—the easy meal gets assembled and baked in a single skillet! It's one of our family favorites, and I hope you’ll love it too.
This gluten free apple cake recipe is a game changer. The easy cake has a supremely moist texture with a cinnamon-spiced flavor, and it’s made with just almond flour and honey (making it a paleo apple cake!). It gets moisture from just grated apple, applesauce and honey—there’s no oil, butter or dairy in this cake. In other words, it’s a healthy apple cake, but you'd never know it. Be sure to fully bake the cake—it should be well browned on the edges and on top. Serve it on its own, or dollop it with whipped cream, coconut whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
This easy maple syrup glaze recipe is delicious on these baked donuts, as well as on cakes, muffins, scones and more! The secret ingredient in the glaze is maple extract, which you can buy at well stocked supermarkets or online. It boosts the maple flavor without making the glaze cloyingly sweet. However, you can use vanilla extract instead for a milder flavor (it will taste more like a vanilla glaze).
This gluten free baked donuts recipe is a cinch to make and results in fluffy, tender cake donuts—no frying required! The batter comes together in minutes (no yeast or kneading of dough), and you can transform it into cinnamon sugar donuts or glazed donuts. This easy Maple Glaze is my family’s favorite glaze, although you can use any glaze recipe you like. The cinnamon sugar donuts get brushed with apple cider before coating, helping the sugar mixture to stick, but for a richer donut you can brush them with melted butter instead. If you prefer to do a mix of cinnamon sugar and glazed donuts, make half of each topping. Be sure to check out the Tips below and this step-by-step video!
This rub for smoked chicken is easy to make, is packed with flavor, and it will keep your meat moist and tender. It's my go-to recipe for this Whole Smoked Chicken Recipe, and it's also incredible on smoked wings, breasts, chicken legs and more. The rub acts like a dry brine, drawing in moisture to keep the meat moist while smoking. The olive oil creates deliciously crispy skin. The cayenne give the chicken skin a delicious spicy kick, but you can omit it or reduce the quantity if you prefer.
Say goodbye to dry, bland chicken! This yogurt marinated grilled chicken recipe results in juicy, tender chicken that’s packed with bold flavor. The garlicky marinade is easy to make and can be used on chicken thighs or breasts. You can marinate the chicken up to one day in advance (it will become more tender and flavorful the longer you marinate it) making it perfect for buys weeknights and weekend barbecues. Pair the yogurt grilled chicken with grilled vegetables (try these Grilled Potatoes!), or serve it in salads, wraps, pita pockets or grain bowls. You can use boneless, skinless thighs or breasts - be sure to check out the tip in the Notes below about pounding chicken breasts!
Forget dry, bland smoked chicken!! This easy smoked chicken recipe is a game changer. It results in tender, juicy chicken with crispy skin and an incredible flavor all the way down to the bone. You’ll need to start by making this Spice Rub, which gets rubbed all over the chicken the day before smoking. Refrigerating the chicken overnight not only allows the seasonings to permeate into the meat, but it also acts like a dry brine, drawing in moisture to keep the chicken juicy and tender when smoked (there's no need for a wet brine in this recipe!). You can use a Traeger grill or any smoker you have for this recipe.
A quick and easy miso glaze turns ordinary salmon fillets into a show-stopping meal. It’s a fast, mess-free, healthy main course that you can throw together on a busy weeknight or serve for a fancy dinner party. Serve the miso glazed salmon over Sushi Rice along with your favorite veggies. We love to pair it with this Glazed Bok Choy, but you could also go for garlicky greens, edamame or roasted veggies. Flake any leftover salmon and use it in easy Homemade Sushi or Sushi Burrito Wraps!
This is a quick and easy but flavor-packed side dish. Hoisin sauce lends a rich, sweet-and-salty flavor and creates an irresistible glaze for baby bok choy (if you’re gluten-free like me, use a gluten-free hoisin). Serve the bok choy alongside this Miso-Glazed Salmon, Seared Ahi Tuna, Sushi Rice, Stir-Fries or any of your favorite Asian-inspired dishes.
This grilled broccoli recipe is a game changer. The broccoli turns crispy on the edges and tender in the center, and it’s seriously easy to make (without heating up your kitchen!). A chile- and garlic-infused honey takes the grilled broccoli over the top, giving it an irresistible sweet and spicy flavor. It’s an easy, healthy side dish that will steal the show.
These lamb flatbread pizzas feature savory ground lamb, a bright mint pesto, creamy Greek yogurt and feta. The Mediterranean inspired pizzas are easy to make using store-bought naan breads or these Gluten Free Flatbreads (you can make the flatbreads ahead and freeze them). You’ll need to start by making a batch of this Mint Pesto, which can be made the day before. A handful of fresh arugula gives the pizzas a fresh kick when they come out of the oven. These are the perfect weeknight dinner or party appetizer!
This easy, healthy strawberry sauce comes together with just frozen strawberries, maple syrup and water! I prefer a not-too-sweet sauce, but if you like it sweeter feel free to add more maple syrup to taste. The sauce is fabulous on Waffles, Pancakes, Shortcakes, Crepes, Cakes and Cottage Cheese!
If you’re looking for a quick and easy dinner that’s restaurant-worthy, then you’ve got to try this seared ahi tuna steak recipe. A quick and easy marinade gives the fish an incredible flavor, and an optional Creamy Sriracha Sauce takes it over-the-top. For the best texture, the tuna steak should be cooked until it’s rare (or at most, medium-rare) on the inside. This will ensure it stays tender and silky (if over-cooked, the texture can be dry). Be sure to buy good quality, fresh tuna steaks that are 1 1/2- to 2-inches thick—you will need either 1 large or two smaller tuna steaks (check out my shopping tips and watch me make this recipe in this video). For spicy tuna bowls, serve it over this Edamame Sushi Salad—the combination is sublime!
Adapted from Fresh Flavors for the Slow Cooker, by Nicki Sizemore (Storey Publishing, 2019). This healthy and easy edamame salad features juicy edamame beans, creamy avocado, crunchy cucumber, pickled ginger and nutty quinoa. An Asian-inspired dressing ties everything together. It’s an awesome side dish to fish (try it in these Spicy Tuna Bowls!), shrimp, chicken and tofu. You can find pickled ginger at the sushi counter in your supermarket or in the Asian foods section.
This quick and easy sriracha mayo recipe is one of those back-pocket superheroes that will instantly elevate your meals. Try it on seared tuna and burgers, in tacos, as a dip for fries, drizzled over sushi, dolloped on salmon cakes or spooned over grain bowls. See all my serving suggestions in the notes below! You can either grate a clove of garlic right into the sauce, or, if you’re sensitive to raw garlic, use a crushed garlic clove and remove it for a milder flavor.
These easy gluten free Easter desserts will appeal to everybody at your table, whether or not they can eat gluten!
This easy orange cake recipe comes together quickly and easily using just two bowls and a whisk, and it has an incredible flavor from fresh orange juice and orange zest. A crunchy-sweet orange cardamom glaze takes it over the top. You’ll need 2 juicy oranges for the recipe (that will be enough for the cake and the glaze). If you’d like, you can garnish the cake with dried orange zest, which is super easy to make (fresh zest has too much moisture and will affect the glaze)—see the Notes below. The cake is rather delicate, so baking it in a springform pan makes it easy to remove (see the Notes), but you can use a 9-inch cake pan if you don’t have one. For another variation, try my Lemon Olive Oil Cake Recipe!
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