Monday, April 16, 2012

Gluten Free Sausage Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe and **SPECIAL GUEST STAR**

This is a DELICIOUS recipe from today's fabulous Special Guest Star - Sarah from Loose Threads!

I am so pleased to be a guest blogger today! My name is Sarah and my blog page is called Loose Threads, and it’s on my website,  I’m just beginning my blog and so far it is mostly about my creative adventures in sewing.  I intend to add food to it at some point, since I think of that as part of my creativity.

There is a lot of talk these days about being gluten free.  An entire industry has been built up around this new trend.  There are people who are truly gluten intolerant, like people with celiac disease, but there are also those, like me who really aren’t allergic to gluten and yet still think it’s a good idea to cut back on gluten intake.  My own solution to this problem, is to seek out and find easy, fast recipes that use far more fruits and vegetables, to make my meals hardier and more filling, so that I don’t miss the breads and their full tummy feelings.  This is an easy quick prep dish, great for the fall and winter.

Preheat oven to 375o
Grease a 2 quart casserole
For the casserole:
½ lb of browned sausage
4 C of peeled and sliced sweet potatoes
3 medium apples, sliced (peeled if you want, but you don’t have to)
Take the above ingredients and arrange in dish.

Combine with whisk and pour over casserole:
2 T sugar
1 T potato flour (this is great substitute for thickener if your are gluten free)
¼ t cinnamon
¼ t salt
½ c water
Cover and bake for 50-60 minutes, or until apples and sweet potatoes are tender.   Don’t expect any leftovers!

Sarah, I'm so glad you shared this recipe with us today!  Just think of how great all these flavors work together, and how quick and easy it is to peel, chop and cook!

Give it a try, and enjoy!