Last night I had a friend come over for dinner because C is gone to Mississauga until tomorrow night. So Jenny and I arranged it so I knew in the afternoon that she was coming. I was looking in my pantry and remembered that I had a box of Catelli Gluten Free pasta and I wanted to use it and see how it is!!
I've never been a big pasta eater because I don't like eating all of that wheat and gluten and I associate pasta with it being such a heavy food and so I figured the fact that it was gluten free would help with that, and I tried to think up a recipe to use that wouldn't be super heavy (like lasagna... I don't remember the last time I ate lasagna.. bleh). So this is what I came up with.. I don't know what to call it... but here is the recipe! :)
Sarah's Not-So-Heavy Pasta
1 box of Catelli Gluten Free Fusilli
1 jar of roasted garlic alfredo sauce
1 package of extra lean ground chicken
1 package of organic frozen peas
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp minced garlic
1. Boil the pasta for about 10 minutes, or until it's a firmness that you prefer.
2. Cook the chicken with the olive oil and garlic until it's cooked through.
3. Rinse/unthaw the peas in the sink and add the peas to the chicken.
4. Add the sauce to the chicken and bring to a boil.
5. Add the cooked pasta and let cook all together for a couple minutes.
6. EAT IT ALL! Haha.
This was super good. I served it with some salad, wine and brie cheese. SO GOOD. The pasta is super cool and tasted exactly like regular pasta...
As you can see on the back of the box, they're blend is a unique 4 grain blend including white rice, brown rice, corn and quinoa. I was super impressed by the quality of the pasta, as I've tasted other gluten free pastas before and they the texture of them have varied so greatly... but I really didn't notice a difference in this pasta, other than I didn't feel super bloated after I ate it! They're certified by the Canadian Celiac Association and they actually produce their pasta in a designated gluten-free facility!
So want to hear something super fun?
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Q: What's your favourite type of gluten free pasta?