Gluten Free Easy Weeknight Pasta
This gluten free pasta recipe is so simple and easy and the whole family will love it! Its no fuss and quick to make, utilising ingredients you will definetly have at home. Make this recipe a staple weeknight meal in your family!
- Dried gluten free spaghetti noodles
- Half a white onion, finely diced
- 2 Large garlic cloves, finely diced
- Half a red chilli, diced
- 2tbsp Balsamic vinegar
- Half a tin of pealed plum tomatoes, blended
- Sprig of rosemary
- Handful of cherry tomatoes, halved
- 2 Sausages
- Handful of fresh basil, chopped
- Salt and pepper
- Chop all of your vegetables, blend your tinned tomatoes, and de skin your sausages.
- Fill a large pot with boiling water and place over medium-high heat. Salt the water generously and add your pasta and cook to packet instructions. Stir your pot regularly while cooking.
- Place a large frying pan over high heat and drizzle in around a tbsp of oil. Add your onion, chilli and a pinch of salt to the pan to sweat.
- Once your onions begin to look translucent add the balsamic vinegar to break the fry. Now add your sausage meat and break up with a spatula.
- Once your sausage begins to develop some colour add your garlic to the pan and fry for 1 minute before adding your blended tinned tomatoes and your rosemary sprig. Stir regularly.
- After cooking the sauce for around 2 minutes add your cherry tomatoes.
- Try your sauce and season to taste.
- Once your pasta is finished cooking add around 4-5tbsp of the pasta water to the frying pan, along with the pasta. Add in your chopped basil and stir so that the sauce coats all of the noodles and the basil is dispersed.
- Serve in a pasta bowl with a grating of your hard cheese of choice (optional), and enjoy!
About This Recipe
No one has the time to cook up a fancy meal every night for dinner. We all have busy lives and sometimes we just want something quick and easy. But we don’t have to sacrifice good, tasty food in order to have a quick and easy meal! This recipe is a perfect weeknight meal for those days where you don’t have the time to cook, or for those days where you just can’t be bothered. This pasta is a balanced meal that can be whipped up in around 20 minutes.
If you do not have all of the ingredients don’t worry! Swap out the fresh rosemary for dried rosemary or just whatever herbs you have got! Oregano, or just mixed herbs will do. If you don’t have sausages, use some chicken or ground beef. This recipe will make a delicious pasta, but if you don’t have all the ingredients just use it as a sort of guideline and use what you’ve got. Pasta + herbs + protein + tinned tomatoes + onion. You could even add some spinach to sneak in some greens and for some added fibre.
Question: Why do I need to add pasta water into the sauce?
- Adding pasta water into the sauce will loosen it up and make a nice silky sauce that will coat all of your gluten free spaghetti noodles.
Question: Can I just add the garlic in at the same time as the chillies and onion?
- No, you really should not in my opinion. Garlic cooks very very quickly and if you add it in at the same time as the onion and chilli it is very likely to be burnt by the time the onions and chilli are cooked. You should add your garlic to the pan just before your plan to break the fry with a liquid, in this case the blended tomato.
Question: How do I know when my dried pasta is cooked?
- Try it! When you bite into it, it should be soft but still have a slight bite to it. If you look at its cross section it should have a small dot od white or lightness in the centre. This means it is cooked al dente.
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Hey! I’m Caroline, I love baking and cooking and finding new ingredients to create better gluten free alternatives. In 2015 I found out I had coeliac and since then it has been my mission to find great ways to make gluten free food better.
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