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Showing posts with label Casseroles. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Casseroles. Show all posts

Dec 27, 2015

Nog French Toast Bake {dairy + gluten free}

Updated December 27, 2015

I love making Christmas a special time for my boys. We do lots of activities on Christmas Eve, including sprinkling reindeer food outside, leaving our magic key for Santa to get into the house, and our Elf on the Shelf, Teddy always leaves them a special gift. Teddy didn't show up this year though. Apparently he knew that his shenanigans would be too stressful for us with a new baby in the house or something. ;) 

In the past I've always made pancakes or coffee cake for breakfast on Christmas morning, and felt rushed to prepare and bake that early while the gift-unwrapping is occurring. A couple of years ago, I decided to make something for breakfast in advance so that I could just pop it in the oven first thing and enjoy the rest of the morning with the boys rather than standing over the stove the whole time.  

Nog French Toast Bake {dairy + gluten free} from Making it Milk-free

Nov 14, 2014

Green Bean Casserole {gluten free + vegan}

#glutenfree #dairyfree #vegan #sides #Thanksgiving

I don't know that I have ever really liked green bean casserole. I remember it being on the table every Thanksgiving, but I do not recall every actually trying it. Having a child with a severe milk allergy and avoiding gluten and dairy myself the past few years, the occasion to try it recently just has not come up.

Feb 2, 2013

Pizza Casserole {Dairy & Gluten Free}

I never know until about five minutes after serving dinner whether these boys of mine enjoy it or not. The way I can tell? Silence... I love the quiet peacefulness when they are gobbling up their dinner without complaints. No "what's this green stuff?" or "I don't like this" complaints. Just peace and quiet. That's when I know the item will have a permanent place on our menu and will get rave reviews. This pizza casserole is one of those items.

This began as a Crockpot recipe and was just as delicious. After making it a few times, I decided I preferred the idea of a casserole instead. All of the ingredients are cooked in advance, then layered before cooking. With the casserole option, I can make it ahead of time, cover with foil and freeze it until it comes up on our menu. It freezes and thaws well in the refrigerator, making it a cinch to throw in the oven when I get home from work until it is hot and bubbly.

Since we are dairy-free, I refrain from using actual cheese here. You could definitely add cheese if you prefer, but we love Go Veggie Foods Dairy-free Parmesan Style Topping so much that we aren't missing cheese one bit. The "cream of something soup mix" also adds to the creaminess and makes it so delicious!

#glutenfree #dairyfree #casserole #pizza

Pizza Casserole {Dairy &Gluten Free}

                                                                                                 Printable Recipe
1 lb ground beef
16 oz jar prepared spaghetti sauce
1/2 white onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp dried parsley
1/2 tsp dried basil
1 1/4 cup water
1/3 cup dairy-free Cream of Celery soup recipe
1 cup fresh spinach, roughly chopped
1/2 package pepperoni
2 cups gluten-free pasta noodles, cooked according to package instructions and drained
Go Veggie Foods Dairy-free Parmesan Style Topping (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

In a skillet over medium high heat, brown the ground beef. Drain off any excess grease. Add onion, garlic, seasonings and spaghetti sauce. Turn heat to low and allow it to simmer.

Place the cream soup mix into a small saucepan. Over medium heat, gradually whisk in the water until all lumps are dissolved. Allow mixture to heat while stirring frequently until it begins to thicken. Once thickened, turn off the heat and set the soup aside to cool slightly.

In the baking dish, layer one-third of the meat sauce, a thin layer of fresh spinach, an even layer of pepperoni, one-half of the noodles. Repeat one time. Top with the cooled soup mixture, then add a final layer of meat sauce, spinach, and pepperoni. Sprinkle dairy-free parmesan or other dairy-free cheese over the top. (If you're not dairy-free, feel free to add whatever cheese you prefer here.)

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly. We love our Pizza Casserole with garlic bread. Udi's Gluten-free French Bread is perfect for this (and dairy-free too!).

#glutenfree #dairyfree #casserole #pizza

*Because everything is fully cooked ahead, the time in the oven is just to let the flavors meld together and heat it up. I find this dish to be a great use for leftover spaghetti sauce and any shape pasta. I never seem to make the right amount of either so there are usually disproportionate leftovers, which I like to freeze and use later. I like to use Barilla Gluten-free pastas and find that the penne and elbow noodles freeze and thaw/reheat wonderfully! 

This casserole can also be put together, topped with foil and frozen for later use. In the morning, place the casserole in the refrigerator to thaw and it will be ready to bake in the evening!

#glutenfree #dairyfree #casserole #pizza
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