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Gluten Free Corn Casserole

This year for Thanksgiving I have the challenge of making our normal Thanksgiving feast gluten free. After talking to my husband and kids about what they want to eat I discovered there were only a couple things that would need a gluten free makeover. The stuffing, corn casserole and any baked goods like pies. The stuffing is the easiest makeover as it will be made using gluten free bread instead of regular bread. The corn casserole and pies, well more so the pie crust would be a bit more tricky but I felt I could do it. I chose to tackle the corn casserole first and save pie crust for another day.

I have been making corn casserole for years. I cannot even tell you how many years ago I started making it. I can tell you it all started after watching Paula Dean on Food Network. It looked good and it was easy to make. One of the key components of the recipe was Jiffy corn muffin mix. This is where my gluten problem is. I needed to figure out how to make the recipe without the Jiffy corn muffin mix. Well, lucky for me I saw an article on Buzzfeed about how to make your own DIY mixes and as luck would have it Jiffy corn muffin mix was on the list. I then checked on Google and found multiple other websites with similar DIY recipes. I figured I could convert those recipes to gluten free and test things out. It seemed to easy to me but I did and it worked! My kids were none the wiser and gobbled up my test run of Gluten Free Corn Casserole.

Gluten Free Corn Casserole | Country Girl Gourmet

I can’t wait until Thanksgiving now to see what the rest of my family thinks. I wonder if they will be able to tell it is gluten free? Try it for yourself and let me know what you think!

Gluten Free Corn Casserole | Country Girl Gourmet

Gluten Free Corn Casserole
Serves: 12
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An awesome and easy to make Gluten Free Corn Casserole. Sure to become a family favorite!
  • ⅔ cup gluten free all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup yellow cornmeal
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon xantham gum
  • 1 (15 ounce) can corn, drained
  • 1 (14.75 ounce) can creamed corn
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1-2 cups shredded cheddar or cheddar-jack cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine first 6 ingredients in a bowl, mix well.
  3. Add can of corn and can of creamed corn, sour cream, and melted butter. Mix well.
  4. Pour into a greased 9x13 pan/dish and bake uncovered for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with desired amount of cheese 1-2 cups. Bake for another 10-15 minutes until cheese has been melted.

Crockpot Black Beans and Pork Chops

It is time for Sunday supper! On Sunday’s I try to make an extra special supper for my family to enjoy. If we have plans for the day I sometimes need to take our dinner to the crockpot so I can get supper on the table on time. This week I doubled and tweaked a Myplate recipe from and threw it in the crockpot for a quick, easy and healthy Sunday supper. Black Beans and Pork Chops was a hit in my family and I hope it is one in your house also!

This dish is seriously easy to make! First take some pork chops and put them in the bottom of your crockpot. Salt and pepper to taste.

Crockpot Black Beans and Pork ChopsAs the recipe suggested I did use bone in pork chops but I suggest using boneless to avoid accidentally getting pieces of bone. Yes the pork chops were so tender they fell off the bone.

Next, rinse your black beans and throw on top of the pork chops .

Crockpot Black Beans and Pork Chops

Finally add salsa and cilantro. I used dried cilantro just because that is what I had on hand.

Crockpot Black Beans and Pork Chops

Now all you have to do is set to low  for 6-8 hours (depending on your crockpot).

Crockpot Black Beans and Pork Chops

When done serve with some white rice, a sprinkle of cilantro and fresh avocado on the side and enjoy!

Black Beans and Pork Chops

from  (to make in Crockpot please follow my directions above)

4 Bone in Pork Chops

Ground Black Pepper

1TB Olive Oil

1 15oz can Black Beans

1 cup Salsa

1TB fresh Cilantro


  1. Season pork chops with desired amount of pepper. Select a frying pan large enough to hold all four pork chops in a single layer. Heat oil in frying pan over medium-high heat. Brown pork chops on both sides.
  2. Pour undrained beans and salsa over pork chops and season with cilantro. Bring liquid to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and cover. Simmer until pork chops are cooked through, about 20 to 35 minutes depending on chop thickness. If unsure of time, cut a pork chop in half to verify there is no pink left.