Friday, September 5, 2008

Sundaes for Dinner

We had a re-creation of a State Fair idea from this summer for dinner one night. We each built our own "Sundae", but using dinner foods. This served 5 of us.

Ingredients we used:

*6-7 servings of Betty Crocker Instant Mashed Potatoes (or you can make your own mashed potatoes from scratch). Betty Crocker's boxed Potato Buds are Gluten-free.
*2 cups of gluten-free beef gravy
*1 lb. ground beef, cooked and drain grease
*8 oz. cheese, shredded (your choice...we used Monterrey Jack)
*16 oz. Sour Cream
*4-5 TBSP melted butter
*small package of cherry tomatoes
*1 onion, sliced and sauteed
*1 small package mushrooms, sliced and sauteed

1. Prepare mashed potatoes according to the box (or boil up your potatoes and mash them). Place potatoes into individual bowls or plates that have a bit of a lip to them. Pasta bowls work nicely.
2. Prepare gravy and mix ground beef into gravy. Pour over potatoes.
3. Top your mashed potato sundaes with cheese, onions, mushrooms, butter, sour cream and top with a cherry tomato.

Enjoy your Sundaes for dinner!


RissaRoo said...

I love this idea! My kids will have so much fun with that. Thanks!

William Beverly said...

Hi -- I like your site... I am wondering if the Betty Crocker Potato Buds are actually gluten free at this time. According to this list at:, they are no longer that way.
I have a site at and and I would really like to know.
Do you have some information you could share about this? Thanks.

Teresa said...

William, the link you posted is back from 2002, which is rather old. Here's a thread from that gives slightly more updated information:

Here's another one from 2005 listing Betty Crocker Potato Buds as being a mainstream gluten-free item:

And here is a statement on the Betty Crocker forums from 2008 (ignore the other rant-like posts...the one from the Consumer Foods Department is the one that has the information you may be looking for):

I think more and more these days some of the bigger brands are doing a better job of labeling their products with the bigger food allergens.

If you are still unsure and want to find out before you give them a try, I would suggest contacting the Betty Crocker company directly and asking.

Hope that is of some help. From one of the links I gave you, it looks as though it was in October of 2002 that they made the Potato Buds gluten-free, so the site that has the 2002 date that you posted perhaps was written prior to Betty Crocker making their potato buds gluten free.

Personally I have been able to eat them without a problem (as has my daughter). I hope they are something you can enjoy as well!