March 18, 2012

Gluten Free Turkey Piccata

Not too long ago I received an email from a representative for Jennie-O Turkey letting me know about their gluten free recipes section on their website. I'm no stranger to Jennie-O turkey, as I frequently use their ground turkey in place of ground beef in many of my recipes.

I was a little bummed though that their gluten free section only had about 10 recipes. One of which I made years ago from The Biggest Loser Cookbook (the Eggplant was delicious!)  After checking out the rest of the recipes, I noticed some of them were naturally gluten free, but were not in the gluten free section mainly because they called for ingredients that could contain gluten like chicken broth or tomato soup, but if you read your labels carefully you will find gluten free versions of those ingredients.

Since almost all of their turkey products are gluten free, you really could turn any of the recipes on their site into something delicious and free from gluten, which was just what I did tonight for dinner.  Trying to branch out from just substituting ground turkey in tacos, sloppy joes, or chili I decided to try my hand at the turkey tenderloin.

My family and I have several favorite recipes using pork tenderloin and beef tenderloin, so why not try turkey tenderloin? The recipe for Turkey Piccata sounded delicious, so I made the simple adjustments to gluten free it up.  Substituting Meister's Gluten Free All Purpose Flour in place of "regular" flour and Ancient Harvest Quinoa Pasta for whole wheat pasta, I thought the result was flavorful and filling. The rest of my family agreed that it was delicious.


Paula Decaria said...

I love Jennie-O Turkey! I would love to win. (pauladecaria(at)

vfuqua said...

We just roasted a whole Jenny-O turkey this week! We stuffed yams with the leftover turkey meat and topped them w/ gluten free blue cheese. We also use the ground type for tacos. Thanks for this giveaway!

ufg8trj said...

I love jennie o turkey. We used ground turkey in everything, tacos,meatloaf..

Michelle Miesse said...

I purchased some Jennie-O Turkey at a store and instantly used it for many things: breakfast skillet, mixed with taco meat for taco salad, and added it to some chili!

My favorite is always the breakfast skillet!