This is the second time I have typed this post. The first time our new puppy stepped on the keyboard and erased it. This time he is sitting next to me on the couch with his nose buried in a blanket and his big eyes staring up at me.
Anyway, back to our Super Bowl Sunday Post. I have started to do some work with the United States Potato Board. Did you know there is such a thing? I had no idea until they contacted me last week. I have to make a confession now. I don’t usually use potatoes. I love sweet potatoes and yams but I rarely use “normal” potatoes. I even have to look up how to bake a potato every time I make one – which is obviously almost never if I have to look it up each and every time. But my new work has intrigued me and I am going to start using these spuds more often in our weekly food regimen. I am really excited to learn more about potatoes – it turns out that they are chock full of fiber and vitamins.
I also am totally clueless when it comes to sports and sporting events. Why else would I plan the Gluten Intolerance Group Kids Chocolate Making Party on Super Bowl Sunday? This has totally baffled my husband. I explained that Super Bowl Sunday is not on any major holiday calendar and he still has no sympathy for me. So we will be going to make GF candy with the kids and then heading to the grandparents for what apparently is a huge day in the sporting world. I am going to tackle (no pun intended!) the Easy Potato Lasagna from the US Potato Board.
This recipe sounds great and over time I promise to make it dairy free for all you GFCF folks. For now, it is just for those that can handle dairy. Maybe the dairy-free gurus can weigh in on how to substitute something for dairy-free ricotta? I also am going to try and bake this recipe. I know many of you don’t like to microwave and are really appalled at microwaving under plastic wrap. That is how I received the recipe and I think it can be really good over time so I want you to have it for this weekend and we can all add our changes in the comments section over time.
Happy Super Bowl Sunday to all you sports fans and to all of you potato lovers – I will be joining your ranks soon. I’ll keep you posted as I conquer more potato recipes. In the meantime, go to the US Potato Board’s Website for over 130 potato recipes. We are currently updating the site so you will know which recipes are gluten free, can be modified to be gluten free or are just too plain difficult to be modified. I’ll let you know when the site is complete with the gluten free changes.
Easy Potato Lasagna from the US Potato Board
2 links GF Italian turkey sausage
1 ½ cups chopped onion
1 cup fat-free ricotta cheese
1 teaspoon dried basil or Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 egg white
2 cups gluten-free marinara sauce, divided
1 ¼ pounds thinly sliced Yukon Gold potatoes divided
1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
Remove sausage from casing and crumble into a medium skillet with onion. Cook for 10 minutes or until sausage is browned, breaking up sausage with the back of a spoon while cooking.
Stir together ricotta, basil, garlic powder and egg white in a small bowl. Spread 1/2 cup marinara sauce in the bottom of a 9-inch square baking dish. Place 1/3 of the potatoes in the bottom of the dish, forming a solid layer with no gaps. Drop 1/2 the ricotta mixture in spoonfuls over the top and spread out just a little. Sprinkle with 1/3 of the mozzarella and 1/2 the sausage mixture. Add 1/2 cup more sauce then repeat potato, cheese and meat layers.
Top with the last layer of potatoes, remaining sauce and mozzarella. Cover with plastic wrap and make a small slit to vent or use a microwaveable lid. Microwave on HIGH for 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender. (Jen’s Note: I think we can bake this at 350 for 45-60 minutes instead of microwaving it. If you bake it, let us know in the comment section how it goes).
Makes 6 servings.