If you’re puzzled about what to make for your gluten-free guests this holiday season, look no further than these four tasty recipes.
Snicker doodle Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin pie is a family favourite all through the fall and into the winter. Your gluten-free guests don’t have to miss out on this tasty treat and your other guests won’t notice the slight change that makes this dessert delicious for everyone to enjoy.
Gluten-Free Turkey & Swiss Baked Monte Cristo Sandwich
Loaded with melty cheese, this tasty lunch classic can be whipped up in no time using leftover turkey that you have at home. Serve it steaming hot at the table or cold in a lunch box.
Gluten-Free Cranberry Walnut Stuffing
Stuffing is a favourite holiday side dish for just about everyone. Don’t let your gluten-free guests miss out; make a gluten-free version that all of your guests can enjoy!
Overnight Cinnamon Raisin French Toast Bake
When planning brunch, you don’t have to get up hours before to prepare. This delicious dish can be made the night before so you can wake your guests (at a reasonable hour!) to the wonderful smell of french toast.
Caramelized Leek and Spinach Dip
Beautifully caramelized leeks and onions cannot be rushed; resist the urge to crank up the heat. Leeks become especially silky and sweet when left to cook awhile. If they start to stick to the bottom of the pan, add a tablespoon or two of water, and stir (the liquid will evaporate during cooking). Instead of bread or crackers, serve the dip with an array of vegetables, such as baby carrots, endive leaves, radishes, diagonally sliced cucumber, and mini sweet bell peppers for a bit of freshness, color, and crunch. You’ll also save calories and room for the rest of the meal.
Old-Fashioned Cranberry Sauce
Good, fresh cranberry sauce is incredibly easy and rewarding to make. The berries quickly pop under heat and release lots of pectin for beautiful texture and a bit of crunch. This basic recipe, spiked with lush port and brightened by citrus, takes all of 15 minutes to prepare.
Sweet Potato Casserole with Crunchy Oat Topping
This classic casserole often straddles the line between side and dessert (indeed, we’ve enjoyed the leftovers both ways). We dial down the sugar to steer the dish back to savory territory, and add a crunchy oat and nut topper for texture. A final drizzle of maple syrup just before serving gives the casserole a lovely sheen. While we call for a ricer in our master mashed potatoes, a potato masher is perfectly acceptable here since the spuds will be bound with an egg, topped, and baked. Chopped almonds or walnuts would be a delicious sub for the pecans.