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Creamy Scalloped Potatoes – Dairy and gluten free


“What do you want for dinner?” Those without food allergies don’t realize how easy this question is to answer for them. Add the fact that you can’t eat a list of common foods in quick cooking recipes and coming up with an answer to that question just got harder. We’ve sort of been in a rut with dinner lately. We’ve had our “favorites” that are easy to make and taste good, but they are getting old. I’m hoping that you’ll start seeing a host of new dinner ideas here, as I’m determined to create some new favorites that we can all eat.

Last Sunday I picked up a new product, Daiya Vegan Cheese. We’ve tried the rice cheese. Ick is the only word for it, so I was a bit hesitant. I’ll be doing a product review post about it soon, but the long story short is I’m very impressed. It closely resembles cheese in both taste and texture. It is expensive, about $4.50 for a bag at our local health food store. I would say it’s worth it though. Try these potatoes and you’ll be standing in line to buy more of this “cheese”

Landon loves ham so we threw some cubed ham in with it, but it could easily be made omitting the ham.


Creamy Scalloped Potatoes - Dairy and gluten free
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Scalloped Potatoes - Allergy Free Style
  • 4 cups sliced potatoes
  • 1 T rice flour
  • 1 T tapioca flour
  • ½ t salt
  • ¼ t pepper
  • 3 T oil
  • 2 C Almond milk
  • ¾ C Daiya Vegan Cheese (or any cheese sub you want to use)
  • 2 cups cubed ham (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Add potato slices to boiling water and boil until they begin to soften (about 4-5 minutes).
  3. Add flours, salt, pepper, oil, and milk in a medium sauce pan and heat until it begins to thicken.
  4. Turn off the heat and add cheese substitute and stir until it melts a little.
  5. Oil a 9x13 pan, add potatoes and ham, mix slightly and pour the sauce over the potatoes.
  6. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until heated through.

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