Potatoes a staple ingredient in so many delicious recipes but are potatoes gluten free? The good new is, this yummy starchy vegetable is completely gluten-free by itself but potatoes are commonly cooked with gluten containing ingredients.
I’m here to give you the run down of the best gluten-free potato recipes as well as which recipes may secretly contain gluten.
Thank goodness this delectable root vegetable is gluten-free because potatoes are used in so many recipes! From potato soup to sweet potato fries, going gluten-free would be a whole lot tougher without potatoes.
Everyone loves a side of crispy French fries, Boursin mashed potatoes or mashed potatoes, but are these recipes normally gluten-free? Although potatoes are gluten-free, they’re commonly cooked in batter that contains wheat.
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It’s important to pay close attention to these types of recipes if you have celiac disease or a gluten intolerance. Your best bet for safe potato recipes is to homemake them yourself!
What potatoes are not gluten-free?
The common potato recipes below may not be gluten-free because of the ingredients they’re cooked with or cross contamination. Make sure to pay extra attention when ordering or eating these if you have celiac or a gluten allergy.
- French fries (if cooked in a shared fryer)
- Baked potatoes (if coated with flour)
- Mashed potatoes (if served with gluten-containing gravy)
- Potatoes au gratin (if made with bread crumbs)
- Potato chips (if cooked in a shared fryer)
- Hash browns (if cooked with flour or on a shared grill)
Can you eat potatoes on a gluten-free diet?
Yes you can enjoy potatoes on a gluten-free diet. Potatoes are a great source of carbs and they pair well with so many different recipes. Serve up some gluten-free mashed potatoes along side fried chicken for the best comfort meal.
You also can’t go wrong with sweet potato fries or meat loaf with mashed potatoes as a quick family dinner recipe. Another great thing about potatoes is that they’re affordable and great for meal prep. Making them a great option for larger families looking to save time and money.
Easy potato recipes
Potatoes are one of my favorite gluten-free foods so I use them in tons of different recipes. Here are a few of my favorite recipes and recipe ideas for potatoes…
- Baked potato with cheddar cheese and sour cream
- Potato bread
- Roasted veggies with yukon gold potatoes
- Mashed potatoes with heavy cream
- Funeral potatoes
Are sweet potatoes gluten-free?
Yes, just like any other plain potatoes, sweet potatoes are naturally gluten free. I love using sweet potatoes to make desserts like sweet potato casserole but you also can’t beat sweet potato fries. Sweet potato fries drizzled with olive oil and tossed in the air fryer make the easiest appetizer!
Is potato flour gluten-free?
Yes potato flour is a great wheat flour alternative made from dried, ground potatoes and it’s great for baking, sauces, or as a thickening agent. It has a slightly sweet and earthy flavor that will add depth to any recipe. However, it can make recipes sticky and dense if not combined with other flours.
Are potato starch and potato flour the same thing?
While potato starch and potato flour are both gluten-free, they are not the same thing. Potato starch is extracted from the potatoes into a fine, white powder that’s commonly used as a thickening agent.
It’s a great alternative to wheat starch. While on the other hand, potato flour is made from dried potatoes.
The two cannot be used interchangeably. I like to use potato starch when making my own gluten-free flour blend and when making baked goods like gluten-free donuts, gluten-free pancakes, and even gluten free cinnamon rolls.
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The bottom line…
Potatoes are a great option for those living a gluten-free lifestyle. In their natural form, they’re gluten-free and of course, delicious. You can use potatoes in classic recipes like mashed potatoes, or even opt for potato flour or potato starch in your next baking recipe.