Gluten Free Recipes Roasted Veggie Party Mix

Gluten Free Roasted Veggies Party Mix

Can you believe that until a few days ago I had never in my life made a batch of Chex Mix? Even after the new Chex cereals came out making it possible to make it a gluten free recipe, I just had never done it.

I had tasted the iconic party mix in my life. In fact I used to love it. My mother never made it however, and we never had it at home. It just is not the kind of recipe she would make, especially when entertaining. She was a pretty proper British woman and a Gourmet Magazine subscriber so I guess Chex Mix just wasn’t something she would ever consider serving to guests and we didn’t really snack when I was growing up – we had breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner and that was that. This may just be one of the reasons that I am now a serial snacker (no pun intended).

I thought it was high time for me to create a gluten free party mix! I looked up the original recipe and as much as I recall liking it, I felt something a little more sophisticated would be in order. Instead of garlic powder, I used fresh garlic, finely grated and I added even more flavor with fresh rosemary, grated lemon zest and parmesan. I ditched the pretzels, nuts, candies and what-not that people seem to love to throw into the mix and kept it fairly simple. I wanted the mix to complement and highlight the delicious freeze dried veggies.

I expected to like this recipe and I even expected for all the other adults to like it – after all, what’s not to like about garlic, rosemary, lemon, parmesan cheese, carrots, peas, tomatoes, corn and red bell peppers? What I didn’t expect was for the kids to like it, and they didn’t – they LOVED IT! And how great is it to see your kiddos munching down handfuls of veggies?

This is not your mama’s snack mix – assuming your mama actually made snack mix.

Gluten Free Roasted Veggie Chex Mix

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Gluten Free Recipes Roasted Veggie Party Mix
Gluten Free Roasted Veggies Party Mix Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 cups
Calories: 160 kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary finely minced
  • 1 lemon zested
  • 3 cloves garlic finely grated or pressed through a garlic press
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 3 dashes hot sauce such as Tabasco
  • 3 cups gluten free Corn Chex
  • 3 cups gluten free Rice Chex
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese finely grated
  • 2 (2.25 ounce) bags freeze dried vegetables
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Melt butter in a small saucepan. Add the rosemary, lemon zest, garlic, onion powder, salt and hot sauce, stirring to combine. Pour the Corn and Rice Chex into a large mixing bowl, add the butter mixture and parmesan cheese and stir well to coat the cereal with the butter and cheese. Place the mixture into an even layer on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 1 hour, stirring once or twice while cooking. Let cool and add the freeze dried roasted veggies, stirring to combine.
  3. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Roasted Veggies Party Mix Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 581mg 24%
Potassium 49mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 16.2%
Vitamin C 9.3%
Calcium 15.3%
Iron 37.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Jeanne
    November 16, 2012

    What a great idea – and a great hand!

    1. Carol Kicinski
      November 16, 2012

      Haha – yes, if only…

  2. Deanna
    November 16, 2012

    I am going to try this – I love Chex mix!

    1. Carol Kicinski
      November 16, 2012

      Thanks, enjoy!

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