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Gluten-Free Mushroom Swiss Poutine

Crispy fries drenched in rich mushroom gravy and gooey swiss cheese sauce. It’s gravy-fry heaven.

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This recipe was developed for the amazing folks at McCormick for their Gluten-Free Mixes Launch as member of Healthy Aperture Blogger Network. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting my recipes and site while I work with brands I adore.

Poutine, you guys! If you’re not familiar with poutine, let me explain. It’s the Canadian version of fries with gravy, and it will blow your mind.

This recipe goes out to all the french fry-loving peeps out there–you know who you are!

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I used McCormick‘s new Gluten-Free Brown Gravy Mix to create an addictive gluten-free recipe that everyone will love. No matter what your reasons are for skipping gluten, McCormick is here to make sure you’re not missing out on flavor with their new gluten-free recipe mixes.

Everybody wins!

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This recipe for gluten-free mushroom swiss poutine will knock your socks off. I’m not kidding, folks. I made an easy mushroom gravy using McCormick’s new Gluten-Free Brown Gravy Mix that literally comes together in 10 minutes. I let the grocery store give me a little help (no shame in that) and bought a bag of seasoned frozen french fries. All you have to do is bake the fries until they’re crispy and golden brown.

Here’s where the magic happens. Add the fries to a platter (try not to eat them all before they get there), slather them with the mushroom gravy (drown those puppies), and drizzle with a generous helping of the gooey swiss cheese sauce.

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Sit back, prop up your feet, and partake in fry heaven.

Can we chat about the swiss cheese sauce for a moment? These fries just keep getting better. The Swiss cheese sauce is a simple mixture of butter, corn starch, milk, and freshly grated Swiss cheese. I made a quick gluten-free roux by melting 4 tablespoons of butter. Once the butter is melted, slowly whisk in the cornstarch until smooth. Cook, whisking constantly for 30 seconds. Slowly whisk in the milk and let the mixture thicken, whisking occasionally to prevent burning. Once the sauce thickens, whisk in the cheese (an entire cup) until smooth. Stir in worcestershire sauce to give the sauce a boost of flavor. Season with salt to taste.

The whole process takes about 8-10 minutes.

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What you end up with is a thick, cheesy sauce to drizzle over your crispy fries. Because I’m a die-hard cheese lover, I topped my fries with a generous grating of Swiss cheese.

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This recipe makes a 32-ounce bag of frozen fries, so you might want to call up some friends and have a fry-eating contest. They’re perfect for football gatherings or movie nights with the family.

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Grab your fork and dig in!

If you like this recipe, you might like these Gluten-Free Caramelized Onion & Mushroom Burgers.

Gluten-Free Mushroom Swiss Poutine

Thick cut, crispy fries drenched in gluten-free mushroom gravy and swiss cheese sauce.

Yield: 6 servings

Total Time: 35 minutes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 (32-ounce) bag frozen French fries

Gravy: 

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 (8-ounce) container sliced baby portobello mushrooms
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (0.88-ounce) packet McCormick Gluten-Free Brown Gravy Mix
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cheese Sauce: 

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup freshly grated Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • salt to taste

Directions:

Fries: 

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Bake fries until golden brown and crispy, about 25-30 minutes. Prepare the mushroom gravy and Swiss cheese sauce while the fries are cooking.
  2. Place cooked fries on a large platter or in a large cast iron skillet. Top with mushroom gravy and cheese sauce. Sprinkle with grated Swiss cheese (optional). Serve immediately.

Mushroom Gravy:

  1. Melt butter in a saute pan over medium heat. Add the mushrooms to the pan (do not salt); brown, stirring occasionally, about 5-7 minutes.
  2. In a measuring cup, whisk water and brown gravy mix until combined. Pour over the mushrooms. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the gravy thickens, about 2-3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Swiss Cheese Sauce: 

  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Slowly whisk in the cornstarch until smooth. Cook, whisking constantly, for 30 seconds.
  2. Slowly whisk in the milk. Cook, whisking occasionally, until the mixture thickens, about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Slowly whisk in the shredded cheese and worcestershire sauce until smooth. Season with salt to taste.

 

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Disclosure: This recipe was developed for the amazing folks at McCormick for their Gluten-Free Mixes Launch as member of Healthy Aperture Blogger Network. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting my recipes and site while I work with brands I adore.

18 Responses to “Gluten-Free Mushroom Swiss Poutine”

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    Laura Dembowski — October 21, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Gluten free gravy must be a hit! I’ve never had poutine, but clearly I need to get on the bandwagon!

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    • Jennie replied October 22nd, 2014 at 12:41 pm

      It’s so good, Laura! The gravy comes out thick and rich. Yes, get on the wagon!

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — October 21, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    Can you believe that I married into a Canadian family and have never had poutine?! That needs to change ASAP.

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    • Jennie replied October 22nd, 2014 at 12:42 pm

      This was a poutine first for me, too. Thanks for stopping by, Erin.

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    Ashley — October 21, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Yup, I’m officially wishing that I had this for dinner instead of what I have planned! haha looks delicious!!

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    • Jennie replied October 22nd, 2014 at 12:42 pm

      I will gladly swap with you. Thanks!

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    Jess — October 21, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    I LOVE poutine! I had never thought of adding else to it though and this is genius! I never thought about gravy not being gluten free!

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    • Jennie replied October 22nd, 2014 at 12:42 pm

      Thank you so much, Jess!

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    Karishma — October 21, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    This looks so quick and easy!! I have never had poutine but it always looks SO good!

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    • Jennie replied October 22nd, 2014 at 12:43 pm

      Poutine is a must, Karishma. It’s so good.

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    Stefanie - Sarcastic Cooking — October 22, 2014 at 8:27 am

    yea! Poutine is the best meal invention ever! I don’t know why us Americans haven’t jumped all over this! I want to add a big ol steak to the mix!!! Totally not necessary because this is gorg but this makes me crave steak too for some reason.

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    • Jennie replied October 22nd, 2014 at 12:43 pm

      Steak and fries are just meant for each other. It’s the best combo ever. Yeah, poutine is the best invention ever, I agree.

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    [email protected] & Trinkets — October 22, 2014 at 8:52 am

    Disco fries. In New Jersey, these are called disco fries and are usually a hangover special.

    I don’t need to be hungover to get all up in this though. Mushroom gravy and the swiss cheese sauce together sound fabulous

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    • Jennie replied October 22nd, 2014 at 12:44 pm

      Mmm, I love me some disco fries. We have them in Baltimore, too. Yes, totally perfect for a hangover. Thanks, Kim!

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    Choc Chip Uru — October 23, 2014 at 9:56 am

    I haven’t seen Poutine before, thanks for introducing us :P

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    Meggan | Culinary Hill — October 30, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    This recipe stopped me in my proverbial, web-browsing tracks! Mushrooms + swiss are one of my favorite combinations ever, and if you add french fries and gravy? Whoopee! I’m in Heaven! I love how easy this comes together too! Gorgeous photos. I can’t wait to try this out! Pinning!

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    shannon — November 5, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    confession: i’ve never had poutine. I KNOW, I KNOW, i’m an idiot sometimes, right? because WOW.

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    • Jennie replied November 5th, 2014 at 7:56 pm

      No ma’am, you are not. Before this recipe, I haven’t had the pleasure of enjoying poutine. Now I can’t live without it. Yup, it’s that good.

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