Italian Pot Roast and Parmesan Risotto


For the Pot Roast:

One 3-pound pot roast

1 tablespoon dried minced onion flakes

2 tablespoons fresh minced garlic (adjust to your liking)

One 1¼-ounces package of au jus mix

One 1-ounce package of dried Italian salad dressing mix

2 teaspoons of black pepper (adjust to your preference)

A pinch of cayenne (optional for a slight kick)

1½ c of tomato juice

For the Parmesan Risotto:

3 teaspoons of olive oil

6 c of warm chicken broth

1 pound of Arborio rice

1 c of freshly grated Parmesan cheese

1 teaspoon of onion powder

Ground pepper, adjusted to your liking


Italian Pot Roast Recipe:

Start by placing the 3-pound pot roast, into a slow cooker.

Next in a bowl combine dried onion flakes, minced garlic, au jus mix, Italian salad dressing mix, black pepper, optional cayenne pepper and tomato juice.

Pour the mixture over the pot roast in the cooker.

Cook on LOW heat for 8 to 12 hours or on HIGH heat for 4½ hours.

Parmesan Risotto Recipe:

To make Parmesan risotto begin by coating Arborio rice with olive oil in a skillet.

Add 1 cup of chicken broth to the skillet while continuously stirring.

Keep adding broth (1 cup at a time) stirring until each addition is absorbed before adding more.

Once all the broth has been and absorbed, mix in Parmesan cheese, onion powder and ground pepper until the risotto becomes smooth.


To make sure that this ‘Italian Pot Roast and Parmesan Risotto’ stays true to its essence while accommodating a gluten-free lifestyle consider these adjustments:

Au Jus and Salad Dressing Mix: Some pre-packaged mixes may contain gluten or be processed in facilities where gluten products are handled. Look for certified gluten-free versions. Have fun experimenting with homemade mixes where you have control, over every ingredient.

Broth: Check that your chicken broth is free of gluten. Certain broths may contain additives or flavorings derived from sources that contain gluten.

Arborio Rice: Naturally free of gluten. It’s always good to check the packaging to ensure there has been no cross-contamination during processing.

Choosing a path doesn’t mean sacrificing flavor. By making choices about the ingredients you can still relish every bite of this culinary adventure without any concerns, about gluten.

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