How to Make Gluten Free Pasta

Gluten free noodles have become abundant and widely available. There is no shortage of options when you want an alternative to white flour fettuccine. But from a nutrient density perspective, the boxed gluten-free noodles you find on the shelf are not the best option. Rice noodles are most common and offer nominal nutrition. If you think outside the box though, the solution can be found in vegetables. This video shows you a one ingredient option for gluten free and grain-free pasta.

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Spaghetti Squash Alfredo

Spaghetti Squash Alfredo

This week I brought home the spaghetti squash to feed a village. The thing was at least 12 pounds! Check out the photo is you don’t believe me. It would be a big, blue ribbon winner in any county fair. Needless to say, I needed some recipes to use up all that squash.

First I made Brittany Angell’s Bacon Carbonara sauce with chicken. So delicious! The coconut milk is the perfect substitute for cream and I didn’t even miss the cheese. Now that’s a huge game changer. I thought creamy pasta sauces were expelled from my life, never to be enjoyed again. Coconut milk is saving my taste buds. The carbonara gave me a hankering for more cream-based pastas and I went all in for an old childhood favorite, spaghetti alfredo.

The sauce cooks in less time than the traditional dairy-filled version and is just as rich and creamy. I included heavy amounts of onion and garlic in this so if you’re not a fan just scale it back by half.

Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti Squash
Spaghetti Squash
Spaghetti Squash
Spaghetti Squash Alfredo
Spaghetti Squash Alfredo

Spaghetti Squash Alfredo

Spaghetti Squash Alfredo
Serves 2
Rich, creamy dairy free alfredo sauce.
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  1. ½ cup full fat canned coconut milk
  2. 1 cup water
  3. 2 tbsp sweet onion – minced
  4. 2 garlic cloves – minced
  5. 1 tbsp arrowroot powder
  6. ¼ tsp salt
  7. ½ tsp pepper
  8. ½ tsp dried basil
  9. ½ tsp dried oregano
  10. ¼ tsp lemon
  11. 1 tbsp fresh parsley – chopped
  1. ►Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Prepare the squash. Slice in half lengthways and place skin-side-up in a shallow baking pan filled with a ½ inch of water. Roast for 1 hour until tender and the meat easily pulls away from the skin.
  2. ►For the sauce, place onion and garlic in a food processor and pulse until fine. Set aside.
  3. ►Heat coconut milk and water over medium heat in a small sauce pan, stirring constantly. When it begins to simmer, turn down to low heat. Stir in the minced onion and garlic.
  4. ►Slowly add in the arrowroot a ½ tbsp at a time, stirring constantly to avoid any lumps. Cook for five minutes until mixture begins to thicken. If too thick, add more water and if too thin add ½ more tbsp of arrowroot.
  5. ►Once to the right thickness, add in all spices and mix well.
  6. ►Toss with spaghetti squash and serve topped with parsley. You can add your favorite fish or seafood to this dish for a complete meal. I paired mine with yummy wild caught salmon.
Adapted from Brittany Angell’s Bacon Carbonara
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