Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Blue Corn Chip Crusted Cauliflower Gratin + a GIVEAWAY

 ~~~~~~~~THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED~~~~~~~~

In honor of Celiac Awareness Month, Frito Lay is sponsoring a recipe contest for Recipe Redux members where we have to create gluten-free recipes that use at least one of their snack chips as a replacement for traditional gluten-containing ingredients.  Gluten free foods can't contain barley, rye, or wheat.  There are many alternative grains and flours on the market making it easier for people with Celiac disease to expand their palettes.  Some popular gluten free flours are corn, tapioca, rice, arrowroot, and amaranth.  Frito Lay is working hard to implement a gluten-free validation process in order to meet FDA standards.

The Reduxers were given a list of approved chips to use in our gluten free recipes.  I chose TOSTITOS® SIMPLY NATURAL™ Blue Corn Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips since they have a gorgeous hue and I love adding color to my dishes.  I crumbled them onto a healthy cauliflower broccoli gratin for a satisfying veggie-filled dinner.  

Blue Corn Chip Crusted Cauliflower Gratin (GF)
Yields: 1 casserole
Prep Time: 10-15 minutes

1.5 lb frozen cauliflower florets
½ lb frozen chopped broccoli
2 T heart healthy tub margarine
2 T corn starch
2 c low fat milk
8 oz favorite cheese
½ t ground mustard
¼ t black pepper
8-10 TOSTITOS SIMPLY NATURAL Blue Corn Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips

1.    Grease an 8x8 casserole dish
2.    Preheat oven to 350 F
3.    Prepare cauliflower and broccoli according to package (I prefer microwave to soften it)
4.    In a medium saucepan, melt the margarine over medium-low heat
5.    Add the corn starch and whisk until combined
6.    Slowly pour in the milk and whisk until lumps are gone
7.    Add the cheese and stir until melted
8.    Sprinkle in the mustard and pepper and stir
9.    Place cauliflower and broccoli in casserole and pour cheese mixture over the vegetables
10. Crush blue corn chips and sprinkle on top of casserole
11.  Bake for 35 minutes and serve hot

Gluten Free Prize Pack
The folks at Frito Lay also provided a giveaway for my readers as a thank you.  You can win a "Gluten Free Prize Pack"- see the Rafflecopter below for details.  This will be a quick giveaway (ends June 2 @ midnight, winner will be announced June 3) so enter now if you want to win!
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Disclosure: I received free samples from Frito-Lay of the products mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Frito-Lay and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.


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