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The Best Gluten-Free Sides For a Classic British Pie

The Best Gluten-Free Sides For a Classic British Pie

Hey there, gluten-free fans!
So, you've stumbled on our awesome gluten-free pies, and you're probably dancing with joy at the thought of diving into some good traditional British comfort grub. What about those classic sides! The ones that are perfect plate mates with a killer pie? Well, for all gluten sensitivities or coeliac disease sufferers, that can be a bit of a challenge. Never fear, we've got your back!
Join us as we thrash through some of the most wicked gluten-free sides which sit perfectly with our beloved British pies. Whether you're digging into a rich steak and ale pie or savouring a creamy potato and leek pie, we've got just the gluten-free side dish to make your taste buds rock!
⭐️ Cauliflower Cheese
First up, we've got the comforting and cheesy Cauliflower Cheese. This dish is dead easy to whip up with a creamy, flourless cheese sauce. It's practically our pie's BFF! You can even use it as a main dish for vegetarians or as a simple side. There are countless recipes out there for making the creamiest sauce and we're all about easy, no-fuss recipes. Just swap out regular flour for gluten-free flour or use cornstarch, which is naturally gluten-free (remember to use half the quantity). It's like magic for thickening and flavour!
⭐️ Honey Roasted Vegetables
Roasted veggies are the gluten-free side dish your taste buds have been begging for. Get creative and choose your favourite veggies – bell peppers, red onions, sweet potatoes or root veggies – the world's your oyster! Season them with olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and a drizzle of honey before roasting. The caramelisation is a game-changer, adding depth and flavour to your punked-up meal. Plus, those vibrant colours will make your plate look like a work of art. Roasted veggies aren't just delicious; they're also packed with vitamins and fibre!
⭐️ Mashed Potatoes or Chunky Chips
Are you ready for a carb overload? The great mash vs. chips debate is a classic, but nothing beats a wicked pie with a side of skin on chunky fries and some roasted veggies slathered in gravy!
Quick tip: Keep an eye out for store-bought deep-fried chips – not all of them are gluten-free, as some may have a subtle flour coating. Making your own potato wedges is the perfect solution. Slice potatoes into thin wedge shapes (leave the skin on), throw them on a well-oiled tray, bake in the oven, and give them an occasional flip for that perfect crisp. Add some spices for extra pizzazz!
Mashed potatoes are a breeze to make gluten-free at home because butter and milk are naturally safe. However, be cautious with store-bought options - check those labels like a vigilante on patrol!
⭐️ Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Ah, Brussels sprouts – the dish that divides households! Trust us, you can't just serve a bowl of plain sprouts; they have to be roasted with bacon and onions to reach caramelised perfection. Even the pickiest eaters will munch these up in seconds.
⭐️ Mixed Green Salad with Homemade Dressing
If you're craving a light and summery side dish to go with your pie, we've got just the thing! A fresh, vibrant salad will balance your pie perfectly. Picture this: a medley of leafy greens like spinach and romaine lettuce, sliced cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, and grated carrots for a pop of colour and crunch.
The secret to an amazing salad lies in the dressing. Whip up your homemade gluten-free dressing using olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, honey, and your favourite herbs and spices. Slather it over your salad just before serving like a DIY graffiti artist, take it to the next level! Don't forget to add some sliced beetroot to complete the effect!

Remember, going gluten-free doesn't mean sacrificing flavour or variety, especially when it comes to savouring a great pie. These gluten-free side ideas offer a range of flavours and textures that'll make your dining experience a taste sensation. So next time you dive into your favourite pies, don't compromise – make sure to pair them with one of these luscious sides for a meal that'll have you slam-dancing back for seconds and thirds!
The Baked Crew. 🥣
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