FeaturesFeb/Mar 2017 Issue

Delicious Gluten-Free Comfort Foods

Put some love on your plate

Comfort foods are all those wonderful dishes that put a smile on your face and fill your belly with hearty goodness. Whether it’s a traditional dish that makes you feel cozy and loved on a snowy day or a special gluten-free recipe you crave after a hard day’s work, gluten-free comfort food conjures up fond memories of family, friends and caring.

It’s a food that feeds body and soul.

For those of us on special diets, many of these tantalizing foods have often been off-limits. But worry not! These delicious gluten-free, allergy-friendly versions will rekindle your fondest memories of comfort food and satisfy your longings.

Gluten-Free Hearty Beef Stew with Carrots, Pearl Onions & Potatoes


This flavorful gluten-free stew is great for a weeknight meal or a company dinner. It can be made in a Dutch oven or slow cooker. The flavors improve when it’s made a day ahead.

If not eaten immediately, refrigerate until ready to serve; cover and reheat over medium heat or in a 350°F oven until warmed through.

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Almost Homemade Gluten-Free Chicken Noodle Soup


Is anything better on a cold day than hot and hearty gluten-free chicken noodle soup? If you’re short on time, use store-bought gluten-free chicken broth and a gluten-free rotisserie chicken. For best results, cook the noodles separately, not in the soup.

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Gluten-Free Minestrone Soup


This thick Italian soup is chock-full of vegetables, gluten-free pasta and white cannellini beans. Enjoy it as a filling lunch or add gluten-free rolls or biscuits for dinner in a bowl. For best results, cook the pasta separately and add it to the soup just before serving.

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Classic Gluten-Free Cream of Tomato Soup


Rich and comforting, this gluten-free cream of tomato soup is like getting to wear your favorite pajamas to a cocktail party! It fills the belly with wholesome goodness and yet, it’s easy to dress up with simple garnishes, making it perfect dinner party fare.

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Gluten-Free Spaghetti Squash

Gluten-Free Chicken Parmesan


Not only is this the fastest Chicken Parmesan you’ll ever make, this gluten-free recipe is low in calories and fat. For more nutrients, serve it with Spaghetti Squash instead of pasta.

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Gluten-Free Spaghetti Squash


Save calories with this tasty gluten-free  side dish. One cup of plain spaghetti squash (without oil or cheese) contains 31 calories versus ˝ cup gluten-free spaghetti that’s 210.

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Food editor Beth Hillson (bhillson@GlutenFreeAndMore.com) is a chef and cooking instructor. She is founder of Gluten-Free Pantry, one of the first gluten-free companies in the United States, and author of Gluten-Free Makeovers and The Complete Guide to Living Well Gluten Free (Da Capo Lifelong).


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