Gluten-Free Taco Pie


If you have a gluten sensitivity or allergy, you should definitely check out the new cookbook by mother-daughter team Carlyn and Sarah Berghoff, “Cooking for Your Gluten-Free Teen.”

It’s filled with great recipes, including this terrific Taco Pie. This dish will satisfy the whole family, and it’s a good way to use up leftover roast or barbecued chicken or pork.

Serve it with a salad of mixed crisp greens, orange sections, cubed avocado, radishes and red onion rings tossed with a simple vinaigrette. Buen provecho!

Gluten-Free Taco Pie

Serves 8

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green onions, white parts only
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 16-ounce jar mild or spicy tomato-based salsa
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 8 ounces thick, restaurant-style yellow or white corn chips
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded roast chicken, barbecue chicken or pulled pork
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella or Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions, green parts only, for garnish
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish

1. Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes, or until translucent but not browned.

2. Add the salsa and broth, and cook, stirring, until the sauce comes to a boil, 5 to 10 minutes. Add the corn chips and stir to soften.

3. When the chips are slightly softened, add the chicken or pork and the cheese and stir well. Cover and bring to a boil, shaking the pan occasionally. Remove from the heat and let rest for 6 minutes.

4. Uncover and dollop evenly with the sour cream. Sprinkle evenly with the green onions and cilantro, if desired.


This recipe is from “Cooking for Your Gluten-Free Teen: Everyday Foods the Whole Family Will Love” by Carlyn and Sarah Berghoff