A gluten free pasta recipe can produce a meal as tasty and satisfying as one using pasta made from wheat. Who says a coeliac can't eat macaroni and cheese? Or pasta salad?
Hot or cold pasta is great for quick gluten free meals. Of course there is the always popular macaroni and cheese, but why not also try this delicious dish?
Easily available from a number of gluten free product manufacturers such as Orgran or Glutano you can find it made from various gluten free grains such as corn, millet, rice or quinoa and in all different shapes. I keep a selection in my larder ready for a quick, easy meal.
It tastes good enough that you can create the whole meal with it and no-one will be any the wiser, whether you are cooking for the family or for dinner party guests.
If you are following a non gluten free pasta recipe, remember that you may need to substitute a suitable flour as well as the pasta itself.
Likewise if you are lactose intolerant use rice milk or soya milk instead, if required.
A favourite gluten free pasta recipe of mine is the following adaptation of an Italian classic. I have given quantities for a single serving as a lunch but it is easy enough to adapt for larger number.
To vary this gluten free pasta recipe you could add chopped mushrooms with the bacon, onion and garlic. You could use creme fraiche or soured cream instead of the yoghurt.
One day when all I had in the fridge was natural yoghurt with a layer of honey on top. I skimmed off the honey and the top layer of yoghurt and used the rest. It worked perfectly, with just a slightly sweet hint of flavour that brought out the cheese. Sounds horrible perhaps, but I really liked it.
As I mentioned before it is possible to adapt ordinary recipes to make them suitable for a celiac diet.