Tuesday, November 5, 2013

A Catelli Gluten Free Pasta Recipe & Giveaway!

Hey loveys,

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
Ingredients
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

Directions
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?

Catelli is offering one of my readers the chance to win a ONE YEAR supply of Catelli Gluten Free pasta!! That's 12 boxes!!! This is pretty insane, but so cool!!! So how do you enter? Well read below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

So exciting!!! I hope you win! :) If you'd like, click here for a link to $1 off your next box of Catelli pasta!

Q: What's your favourite type of gluten free pasta?

25 comments:

  1. I recently found out that I have celiac disease and it has been a struggle avoiding pasta (it's my absolute FAVORITE!). I've tried some other brands but they weren't the greatest. I'd love to try this one out!

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  2. I've tried the Catelli gf pasta before and really liked it! Not too heavy on the corn (have a mild allergy to it) and cooks really well. A year's supply would be amazing!

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  3. I would love to try their gluten free pasta. I have not seen them in stores near where I live!

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  4. Catelli fans in my house. Would love to try this.

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  5. I recently became gluten free so this would be perfect for me!

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  6. I don't need to try it - I currently live it! Catelli Gluten-Free Pasta is the only pasta I eat because I am gluten free, and it tastes like normal pasta. Great for those making the transition over because they can truly realize that gluten free doesn't have to mean tasteless.

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  7. I love when a random, throw it all in dinner turns out and we get to share! I have never had GF pasta before. It's something I wouldn't mind trying :0)

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  8. This pasta looks delish! My favourite gluten free pasta is True Roots Ancient Grain Pasta, made with quinoa, amaranth and brown rice. I find a lot of gluten free pastas don't hold their shape very well and it's difficult to cook them al dente but this one is a winner. I haven't tried the Catelli gluten free pasta yet. Winning the give away would help with that though ;) Fingers crossed.

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  9. I would like to win for my gluten free friend.

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  10. Awesome giveaway! I would love to win! I'm a big fan of GF pasta!

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  11. I love pasta but I also don't like the heavy feeling I get afterwards, but I never thought it would help to go gluten-free. Your review has me intrigued!

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  12. I recently found out I have a gluten AND dairy allergy. *sigh* I love cheese, so this is going to be a challenge.

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  13. Rice noodles typically but definately am up for trying others and providing a review! ! Pick me pick me :)

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  14. My husband and I've been seeing an infertility doctor for the past year and half in hopes of becoming pregnant. I just recently switched doctors and he recommended going on a strict gluten free diet to help.

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  15. My boyfriend can't eat gluten!

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  16. being pregnant, i've craved pasta like WOAH! it would help to have a healthy spin on it! :)

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  17. I used to LOVE pasta but now I find it so hard on my stomach. I know Gluten free pasta would definitely solve that problem!! I actually have never had Gluten Free Pasta and I love Catelli! Win-win!

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  18. i have celaics and have yet to find my favorite pasta. i've found some ok ones but not great ones. i would love to try this one

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  19. Recently became gluten free and this would help out so much!

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  20. I'm always looking for alternatives to my favorite foods!

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  21. I love pasta but it blows up inside me after eating. This looks like a great product and solution!

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  22. I want to try Catelli Gluten Free Pasta because my family is a fan gluten free foods and we would love to try this out =)

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  23. I would like to try this because I'm a fan of Catelli and I have never tried this before.

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  24. I've been eating only gluten free pastas as my son may have a food allergy and eating gluten free seems to help. I'm still on the lookout for the best brand.

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  25. Sounds tasty and never tried it before

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