Craving a yummy, filling casserole that won’t wreck your gluten-free eating plan? Of course, you are! And this scrumptious gluten-free tater tot casserole — inspired by Food Fanatic — with gluten-free mushroom soup is the delish dish for you.
Featuring a creamy mushroom and turkey filling covered with a generous layer of tasty tater tots, this gluten-free casserole will quickly become one of your favorite family meals.
The rich base for the filling is a homemade gluten-free cream of mushroom soup that you whip up before making the rest of the casserole. Never made a gluten-free cream-based soup before? You’re going to love this quick and easy recipe, which you can use in other recipes calling for canned cream of mushroom soup.
You’ll start by melting the butter, then sautéing mushrooms.
Remove mushrooms from pan and set aside
Take the mushrooms out while preparing the sauce.
Pour rice flour into butter
Sprinkle in rice flour (it’s gluten-free, y’all!) and stir to coat. Keep stirring until the rice flour-butter mix is golden.
Add chicken broth to mix
You’re basically making a roux, which will thicken with the broth and milk that you add next.
Whisk ingredients together
Be sure to fully incorporate all ingredients and remove any lumps.
Add milk to pan
Slowing pour milk in while whisking.
Add thyme to pan
Bring to a boil and add the fresh herbs. Continue to cook until the mixture thickens into a creamy soup. Now, get a big spoon and taste this deliciousness. You’ll be tempted to eat all of it on the spot — but resist for now.
Add cooked mushrooms to the mixture
Return the mushrooms to the sauce.
Stir ingredients together
Begin cooking turkey in a hot pan
Finish up your gluten-free casserole filling. We’ve used ground turkey for this recipe, but you can certainly swap in ground chicken, beef or pork. Cook the ground turkey and onions until the turkey is nicely browned, and the onions are soft and fragrant.
Pour mushroom soup over turkey
Here’s where you stir in the gluten-free cream of mushroom soup and green beans.
Add frozen green beans to mixture
Then, stop the cooking — you don’t want to cook the green beans in the skillet. They will warm up in the oven.
Pour casserole into baking dish
Pour the turkey mixture into a prepared casserole dish and top with gluten-free tater tots. (No need to thaw the tots before you put them on the casserole.)
Place frozen tater-tots over casserole
Slide the casserole dish in the oven and bake. Thirty minutes later, you’ll have dinner on the table.
The most delicious and hearty casserole!
This tater tot casserole is best served hot out of the oven.