Gluten Free Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken Pasta

Using simple ingredients from the pantry, this plate full of happiness is a feast for the eyes and the taste buds!  Other than the pasta, the ingredients are naturally gluten free.  A fast easy dinner to enjoy any night of the week!

Dinner for two

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Ingredients:

Preparation:

This is one of those recipes that goes very quickly once you begin, so you want to have all of your ingredients at the ready.  Heat a pot of salted water for the pasta.  Mince the garlic and grate the cheese.

Heat a deep skillet with 1 tbsp. of the olive oil and add the chicken.  Sprinkle it with Italian seasoning and paprika.  Cook for 1 minute each side (longer if you have thicker slices) and remove to a plate.

By now the pasta water should be ready, cook the pasta to a few minutes less than the package directions, it will finish cooking in the sauce.

Next add the sun-dried tomatoes to the pan with their oil.  Cook until they begin to sizzle, then remove and rough chop them or use kitchen shears to julienne.

Return the sun-dried tomatoes to the pan with the minced garlic and 1 tbsp. tomato paste.

Cook for 1 minute, stir it all together and return the chicken to the pan.

Top it with the Gruyere cheese and pour in the half and half.  Add a pinch of red pepper flakes and stir to combine.

Drain the pasta and add to the pan, toss well and cook for one more minute.

Transfer to a serving dish, drizzle with the remaining tbsp. of olive oil and garnish with Italian parsley.

Mmm, mmm, mmm.  This was SO good!  Sometimes I even amaze myself.

Notes ♪♫ For this dish, use sun-dried tomatoes in oil.  The oil in the jar is infused with flavor and gives the entire dish a beautiful color.

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Where to Find Gluten Free Soup Pasta

Updated for 2023

Soup season is here, and the holidays aren’t far behind.  The first few years of my gluten free life, I searched high and low for soup pasta.  If you are struggling to find a gluten free pasta for your holiday soups and winter comfort food, here are a few links that I hope you find helpful.

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Gluten Free Orzo – Probably the most familiar of all soup pastas, now you can have Gluten Free Orzo pasta at home.  Try it in my Venus de Milo Soup.

Gluten Free Anellini – This one makes me nostalgic for my grandmother’s kitchen.  When I was little, she would make it for me, with just a pat of butter.

Gluten Free Ditalini – Another classic shape, perfect for Pasta e Fagioli.


Gluten Free Acini di Pepe – I was especially thrilled to find this as it is the pasta my mother used in her Chicken Escarole Soup.

Gluten Free Stelline (Little Stars) – Who remembers Chicken and Stars?  Recreate this childhood favorite with gluten free stars from Jovial, Get it here!

Right Rice – If you like chickpea pasta, try Right Rice.   It’s high protein, vegan and gluten free.  Stir gently as it tends to break apart in soup.

I hope you found this post helpful.  What other gluten free soup pasta have you found?  Tell me in the comments!

Notes ♪♫ Some gluten free pastas, especially those made with corn flour will release a huge amount of starch into the water when cooked, and it can be a gummy mess.  For that reason, I recommend that these pastas be cooked separately and rinsed before adding to your soup.

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Gluten Free Macaroni and Beans

I’ve been making this fast and easy peasant dish for over 30 years.  Long before I knew I had Celiac!  It satisfies my craving for comfort food with a minimal amount of fuss.  I serve it right in the pan for easy cleanup.

After I was diagnosed, I quickly realized that the pasta was the only ingredient that had to be changed to make this meal gluten free!  I used one of my favorites, Jovial Brown Rice Fusilli cooked to al dente.

The recipe is not difficult, and you probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry!  Here’s what you will need…

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Ingredients:

  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 stalk celery, small dice
  • 2 oz. pancetta or bacon, diced
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • fresh ground pepper
  • 8 oz. gluten free pasta
  • fresh basil
  • fresh Italian parsley
  • parmesan cheese

Preparation:

Render the pancetta or bacon in a deep skillet.  Add a little olive oil, along with the celery.  Cook for 3 minutes then add the garlic.  Cook for 1 minute more, stirring frequently.

Make a space in the center of the skillet and drop in the tomato paste.  Toast it for just a minute, then stir in the drained beans and diced tomatoes, with all of their juices.

Sprinkle with Italian seasoning and fresh ground pepper to taste, then simmer on low for 15 minutes.

Cook pasta according to package directions.

Drain the pasta and add it right into the skillet.  It’s peasant food, you don’t need a serving dish!  Toss well and garnish with a drizzle of olive oil and some chopped fresh herbs.  I used Italian parsley and basil from my garden.

Serve with grated cheese if you like.

Notes ♪♫ Is pancetta a part of your gluten free pantry?  I buy the 4 oz. packages of diced uncured pancetta and store them in the freezer.  It adds just the right amount of salt and flavor to dishes like this one!

Originally published July 19, 2022                      Updated August 8, 2023

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Gluten Free Pappardelle with Mushroom Cream Sauce and Veal Meatballs

This plate full of happiness features beautiful ribbons of homemade pappardelle pasta prepared with a tomato mushroom cream sauce.  Tiny veal meatballs complete the dish.

Completely gluten free, I used my favorite, Better Batter Original All Purpose Blend to make the pasta noodles and they were just perfect!  I used my KitchenAid® to roll out the pasta dough and that definitely made the job easier.  You can do it with a rolling pin if you have patience!

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Dinner for 2

Ingredients:

For the pappardelle

For the Veal Meatballs

  • 1/2 lb. ground veal
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp. minced shallots
  • 1 tsp. fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp. gluten free seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp. potato flakes
  • cooking spray

For the Sauce

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 3 oz. shitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 5 oz. baby bella mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tbsp. minced shallots
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp. paprika
  • 2 tsp. garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. fresh Italian parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 2 tbsp. heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tsp. butter
  • 2 tbsp. grated parmesan

Preparation:

To make the pappardelle, combine 70g. flour with remaining ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat with the paddle attachment for 5 minutes to form a soft dough.

Bring the dough together and sprinkle with more flour, then wrap in plastic wrap.  Let the dough rest for 15 minutes.

Divide the dough into 4 sections and work with one piece at a time.  Begin feeding it through the pasta roller, starting with the thickest setting.  Pass it through several times, then begin increasing the roller setting each time until you have a sheet that is thin without tearing the dough.  For pappardelle, this would be setting 3 or 4 on a KitchenAid pasta roller attachment.  Repeat with each section and lay the sheets on floured wax paper.

Note: For a full tutorial on how to make pappardelle refer to this post!

When you have completed rolling the 4 sheets, cut them into 3/4″ ribbons.   Hang them up to dry on a pasta drying rack.

To make the meatballs, combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well with your hands.

Line a baking sheet with foil and mist with cooking spray.  Form 12 small meatballs and arrange on the baking sheet, leaving space in between.

Broil 4 minutes per side, 8 minutes total.  Remove from the oven and set aside.  Set up a pot of salted water for the pasta and bring to a rolling boil.

Now, to put it all together make the sauce.  In a large nonstick skillet over medium low heat, add the olive oil and red pepper flakes.  Add the mushrooms and shallots, season and stir frequently until they begin to release their liquid.

Add the garlic and parsley then add the white wine.

Allow the wine to reduce for 2 minutes then stir in heavy cream.

Finally add the tomato sauce and the veal meatballs with 2 tsp. butter.

Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook for 3 minutes.  You can add a ladle of the pasta water to the sauce if it appears dry.

Use tongs to carefully remove the pappardelle from the water and add to the sauce.  Add another pat of butter and stir in the parmesan cheese.

Carefully fold everything together until cheese is completely melted.

Transfer to a serving platter and garnish with Italian parsley.

Notes ♪♫ Gluten free dough can be so temperamental.  It does tend to stick and tear.  For best results keep the dough and the roller lightly dusted with flour as you work.  I was thrilled to get my pasta sheets to setting #4 on my KitchenAid®, this was an ideal thickness for the pappardelle noodles.  Try to get to at least the third setting, and don’t worry if you have a few tears and odd shaped noodles, they will still be delicious!

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Skillet Farfalle with Diced Ham

I love easy skillet dinners like this one for busy weeknights!  You can make the whole meal beginning to end in about 30 minutes.  Honestly, if you prep the veggies the night before it can be ready in less time than that.  It’s a great way to use leftover ham, or you can purchase a ham steak which is what I did here.  Don’t forget those little finishing touches that can make a meal special, in this case it’s a sprinkle of toasted Pignoli (pine nuts), a favorite at our house!

3-4 Servings

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Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. boneless ham steak, cut into small cubes
  • 4 oz. gluten free pasta
  • 1 cup sweet onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp. garlic, minced
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp. gluten free Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. pignoli (pine nuts), toasted
  • 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • fresh Italian parsley, for garnish
  • grated Parmesan, for serving

Preparation:

Toast the pignoli until lightly browned and fragrant.  I like to use a small saucepan, so they don’t jump all over the place.  Set aside for garnish.

Cook the pasta to 1 minute less than package directions, drain and set aside.  While the pasta cooks, heat a large, nonstick skillet with 1 tbsp. olive oil and cook the ham 3 minutes.  Remove and set aside.

Add a little more olive oil and cook the onions until just beginning to brown, about 3 minutes.  Add the garlic and peas, cook 2 minutes more stirring frequently.  Season with salt and pepper.

Add the tomatoes with their liquid, toss well to combine and cook until liquid almost evaporates.  If the pan is too dry add a ladle of pasta water.  Sprinkle with Italian seasoning.

Add back the ham.

Next add back the drained pasta and toss well.  Drizzle with olive oil, stir and toss to finish cooking the pasta, 1 minute more.  Sprinkle grated cheese.

Transfer to a serving dish, garnish with parsley and toasted pignoli, and serve with grated cheese.

Notes ♪♫ I used Jovial gluten free farfalle (bowtie pasta) in this recipe.  One of my favorites, it has great taste and chew.  The Smithfield ham steak was labeled gluten free.  Always check ingredient labels for hidden gluten, especially in processed foods and seasoning blends.

Originally published 5/16/2020        Updated 12/10/2022

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Gluten Free Baked Penne

Today’s hearty baked pasta dish is pure comfort food!  A great choice for a potluck or casual family dinner, everyone will want to dig into this tasty casserole.  I use a combination of gruyere cheese with its superb melting qualities and parmesan cheese in the topping for a crispy contrast.  I sneak a few healthy veggies into the mix for even more flavor and texture.  Who’s hungry?

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup grated Gruyere cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/2 sweet onion, cut into large dice
  • 6 cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 small zucchini 1/2″ dice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • olive oil
  • 8 oz. ground beef
  • 8 oz. ground veal
  • 3/4 tsp. Tuscan seasoning, divided
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. basil
  • 8 oz. gluten free penne
  • cooking spray
  • 1/3 cup gluten free seasoned breadcrumbs
  • Italian parsley for garnish

Preparation:

Grate the cheese and set aside.  Add olive oil to a large nonstick skillet over medium low heat.  Cook the onions until they are translucent, then add the mushrooms, zucchini and garlic.  Sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. Tuscan seasoning.  Remove from the pan and set aside to drain in a colander to remove excess liquid.

In the same pan, add more olive oil along with the ground beef and ground veal.  Season with 1/4 tsp. Tuscan seasoning.

Break up the meat with a spatula and stir until completely browned.  Clear a space in the center of the pan and add the tomato paste.

Let it toast for 1 minute then stir it into the browned meat.

Add the tomato sauce, sugar, oregano and basil.  Cover and bring to a low simmer for 10 minutes.

Heat water for the pasta and cook according to package directions.  Stir the cooked and drained veggies into the meat sauce.

Drain the pasta and add to the pan with 1/2 cup gruyere cheese.  Toss to combine.

Mist a casserole dish with cooking spray and fill with the pasta and sauce mixture.  Drizzle the top with olive oil and top with 1/3 cup breadcrumbs and 1/3 cup parmesan cheese.

Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes at 350º.  Use tongs to carefully remove the foil and broil for 2 minutes to crisp up the top.

Garnish with Italian parsley and bring to the table.  Serve with extra parmesan cheese and marinara sauce.

Notes ♪♫ Not all gluten free pastas are created equal.  I used Jovial Brown Rice Penne in this recipe.  My favorite brand, it holds up especially well in casseroles, where even after boiling and baking it maintains a great al dente consistency.

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Gluten Free Rigatoni Pasta

I’m really excited to be using my KitchenAid® so much this year!  Just look at this beautiful Rigatoni pasta!

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I made it with my KitchenAid® pasta press attachment, using the gluten free Artisan Flour Blend from Better Batter.

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When making extruded pasta, the consistency of the dough is everything!  Too dry and the dough will not hold together, too much liquid, and you will have trouble extruding the pasta and the rigatoni will collapse with the weight.  I’ve made these before, but it took a few tries to get the hydration just right.  It’s a bit finicky, like pie dough.

Below I have provided the exact ingredient measures that I used for this 2-serving recipe, and it’s my “go-to” for extruded pasta.  Like any dough, it may vary a bit from batch to batch.  Once you know what the dough should look like, you can adjust by adding a bit more flour or water as needed.

Note that you can double or triple the recipe for a larger family.

2 Servings 

Ingredients:

Preparation:

Place all of the ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment.  Mix on low speed to incorporate.  You should have a crumbly mixture, like this.  Do not add water.

To test the consistency, pinch a piece of the dough.  It should hold together, like this.

Use a stiff spatula to gather the dough together into a ball.

It’s important to give the dough time to hydrate.  Wrap it in plastic wrap and rest at room temperature for 20 minutes.

When ready, set up the pasta press attachment.  I’m using the rigatoni plate, one of six that comes with the pasta press.  It’s very hard to find gluten free rigatoni, so this is going to be a special treat!

Cut the dough into sections, you want to break off pieces about the size of a walnut.  Set up a tray lined with wax paper, and sprinkle with gluten free flour.  Turn on the mixer and begin feeding small pieces of dough into the press.

As the pasta extrudes, cut it to the length you prefer.  You can make mezzi rigatoni or full size.  Spread the rigatoni out on the floured tray in a single layer.

See how the rigatoni have held their shape, with nice defined ridges?

*Remember to follow food safety guidelines, fresh egg pasta should be refrigerated (or cooked) within one hour.

To cook, bring a large pot of salted water to a rolling boil.  Add the pasta and cover until it returns to a boil.  Fresh pasta cooks very quickly, no more than 3 minutes total!

Use a spider strainer to gently remove the pasta and place in serving bowls.

Aren’t they beautiful?  Top with your favorite sauce and serve it up!

Notes ♪♫ Curious about that meat sauce?  It’s actually a Beef Guazzetto, or Italian Beef Stew.  It is a perfect accompaniment to the hearty rigatoni pasta.  Get the recipe here.

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Gluten Free Trofie Pasta

Trofie are a thin, twisted pasta shape popular in Liguria, Italy.  They are formed by rolling small pieces of dough on a flat surface, or between the palms of your hands.  Twisting into the final shape can be done using a wooden skewer, or a bench knife.

To make the Trofie Pasta, it was important that the dough be smooth and supple, easy to roll and shape.  A tall order for gluten free!  I created this gluten free Trofie with the Artisan Flour Blend from Better Batter.

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The pasta was delicious!  The color and texture of the dough are reminiscent of whole wheat pasta.  Look closely and you can see flecks of grain in the dough.

The ingredients for this recipe will make a small batch, more than enough for 2 people.  We had it for dinner and there were leftovers.  You can double or triple the recipe for a large family.

Ingredients:

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Preparation:

Whisk together the flour and the salt.  Add the wet ingredients to the bowl of a stand mixer and whisk thoroughly.  Then add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix with the paddle attachment on low until the dough comes together.

Increase the speed and mix for 6-8 minutes until a smooth dough forms.

Press the dough into a ball, cover with plastic wrap and rest for 1 hour.

Divide the dough into 4 pieces.  Work with one section at a time, and keep the rest covered to prevent it from drying out.

On a floured cutting board, roll each section of dough into a long rope 1/2″ thick.  Cut the rope into 1/2″ pieces.  Be sure to keep the pieces small and uniform, so they will all cook at the same time.

Roll each piece between the palms of your hands into a long thin shape, tapering the ends.  Flour your hands as needed to keep the dough from sticking.

Working with one piece at a time, hold a wooden skewer or bench knife at a 90-degree angle, pressing lightly as you roll it over the dough to twist it into the final shape.

As you form each piece, slide it off the skewer onto a baking sheet lined with floured wax paper.  Can you believe that little ball of dough made all this pasta?

Don’t overcrowd the tray and try to space out the pasta so it doesn’t stick together.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to cook.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a rolling boil.  Add the pasta, stir and cover until the water returns to a boil.  Fresh pasta cooks quickly.  When it floats to the top it’s done, about 3 minutes for al dente.  Don’t overcook it!

To help the pasta keep its spiral shape, use a spider strainer (instead of a colander) to gently remove it from the pot and transfer to a serving bowl.  Doesn’t that look wonderful?

Top with your favorite sauce and finish with grated cheese and parsley.

The twisted shape holds onto sauce beautifully.  Leftovers the next day had excellent texture when reheated in the microwave.  I had so much fun making these!

Notes ♪If you are missing whole wheat pasta on the gluten free diet (I know I was) the taste and texture of this pasta will make you smile.  Always follow food safety guidelines for fresh pasta made with eggs, if you are not going to cook the pasta immediately it should be refrigerated!

Originally posted 05/2019                                               Updated 03/2022

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Easy Gluten Free Pumpkin Pasta

Look at that pasta!  The dough is enriched with egg and pumpkin puree, giving it a beautiful color and texture.  Yes, it is from scratch, and completely gluten free!

In the years before my Celiac diagnosis, I prided myself on my homemade pasta.  I made endless batches both by hand and with my KitchenAid®.  It’s been a while, but with the cooler weather I decided it was time to try it again.  This fall inspired pumpkin pasta was easy to make and I was so happy with the result!

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I don’t make huge batches of pasta anymore, as Mr. Cucina is diabetic and we both watch our diets pretty carefully.  This little test batch was just enough for the two of us.  The recipe is scalable, so you can adjust it to make dinner for two or a feast for the family.  I give you ingredient measures for 2, 4, 6 and 8 servings.

I used a Malloreddus board to create the ridged shape.  You can find them at specialty shops like Fante’s.  Similar to a gnocchi board, it’s a cool little gadget to have in your collection!  Did you know that traditional Malloreddus pasta is made with semolina?  Of course, that is off limits on the gluten free diet!

So, for this pasta I used Better Batter Original Gluten Free Flour, and wow, just wow!  The resulting dough was beautiful and silky smooth.  It was so easy to work with, reminiscent of the Italian 00 flour that I would have used back in the day.  Most importantly though, the pasta cooked beautifully, and had great taste and texture.  Even the leftovers remained al dente.  Now that is a gluten free success story!

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Ingredients:

INGREDIENTS: 2 Servings 4 Servings 6 Servings 8 Servings
Better Batter Flour 70 G 140 G 210 G 280 G
Olive oil 3/4 tsp. 1-1/2 tsp. 2-1/4 tsp. 3 tsp.
Salt 1/8 tsp. 1/4 tsp. 3/8 tsp. 1/2 tsp.
Egg 1 large 2 large 3 large 4 large
Pumpkin Puree 1 tbsp. 2 tbsp. 3 tbsp. 4 tbsp.

Measure your ingredients according to serving size.  Be sure to use a scale to weigh the flour.  Whisk the egg, pumpkin, olive oil and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer.  Add the flour and mix with the beater attachment to form a smooth, soft dough.

Gather the dough into a ball, wrap tightly in plastic wrap and let it rest for 15-20 minutes at room temperature.  This is a good time to wash the mixer bowl and attachments. 😉

Lightly dust a cutting board with flour.  Use a bench knife to cut the dough into 4 pieces.

Roll each piece of dough into a rope.  This is the moment when you know you have a good gluten free dough.  It rolls out beautifully without crumbling or breaking.

Cut each rope into 1/2″ pieces.

Using your fingers or a bench knife, gently roll each piece over the pasta board to create the ridges.

Line a baking sheet with wax paper and dust with flour.  As you form the pasta place it on the baking sheet.

Important- Always follow food safety guidelines.  If you are not going to cook the pasta immediately, refrigerate until ready.

How to serve it

You can dress this beautiful pasta with a simple brown butter sage sauce that comes together in minutes.  I grew sage in my container garden this year and it is amazing with browned butter.  If you don’t have an herb garden, try to find fresh sage at the market (or just leave it out).

INGREDIENTS: 2 Servings 4 Servings 6 Servings 8 Servings
Butter 1/2 stick 1 stick 1.5 sticks 2 sticks
Fresh Sage Leaves 8 leaves 12 leaves 16 leaves 20 leaves

When ready, set up a large pot of salted water for the pasta.  Bring the water to a boil while you make the sauce.  Melt the butter in a nonstick skillet.

As soon as the butter begins to foam, add the sage leaves.

As you stir the butter, you will notice the white solids beginning to separate.  Use a slotted spoon or spatula to push them to one side of the pan, skimming off as much as possible.  Watch carefully that the butter doesn’t get too dark.  Remove from the heat when it is just beginning to turn brown.  This shade is perfect.

When the water comes to a rolling boil, add the pasta and cook for about 3 minutes for al dente.  The pasta is done when it floats to the top (taste to see if you like the texture).

Use a spider strainer to remove the pasta and add it directly to the sauce.

Toss well to coat for 30 seconds and transfer to a serving platter.

More Serving Ideas:

This pasta is sturdy enough to hold up to a thick and chunky sauce, like my Harvest Pasta Sauce.  Made with tomato, carrot, squash and pumpkin, the flavors pair beautifully with the pumpkin pasta, perfect for a fall inspired dinner.  Enjoy it as a side dish or a main course.

Notes ♪Not all gluten free all-purpose flours are created equal.  In fact, they can vary greatly in terms of ingredient content.  You can try other brands, but I strongly recommend you use Better Batter Gluten Free Original Blend for this recipe.  It was absolutely perfect for making pasta, and what a pleasure to have a smooth silky dough that doesn’t crumble in your hands.  I also used this all-purpose flour to make a gluten free version of My mother’s Italian Wine BiscuitsTry it, you will not be disappointed!

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Gluten Free Italian Chicken Pasta

Can you make an Italian Sunday Dinner in under 30 minutes?  When you don’t have the time or the inclination to make an elaborate meal, this recipe comes together in a flash with common pantry ingredients.  I used chicken tenders to keep prep to a minimum.  A simple sauce made with fire roasted tomatoes and a red wine vinaigrette is rich with flavor.  I finished it off with grated cheese and a sprinkle of fresh herbs from my garden.

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4 Servings

Ingredients:

Preparation:

Boil water for the pasta, add 1/2 tsp. of salt and 1/2 tsp. olive oil.  Cook the fettuccine according to package directions.  Whisk together 2-1/2 tbsp. olive oil, the red wine vinegar and the seasonings.

While the pasta is cooking, heat a large nonstick skillet with 1 tbsp. olive oil.  Add the chicken tenders, turning to brown all sides until cooked through, about 8 minutes.

When the chicken is close to being done, push it to the side of the pan and add the tomato paste in center.

Let it toast for 1 minute then add the diced tomatoes and the vinaigrette.  Lower the heat and simmer for 2 minutes.

Before draining the pasta, reserve a ladle of the pasta water and add it to the skillet.  Add the fettuccine to the sauce and toss well.

Cook for another minute then sprinkle with half the cheese and fresh herbs.

Transfer to a serving platter, sprinkle with the remaining cheese, basil and parsley.

Notes ♪♫  Conventional kitchen wisdom tells us to never add oil to your pasta water, and for regular wheat pasta I would agree.  Gluten free pasta, on the other hand is notorious for sticking together, especially our much loved spaghetti, linguine and fettucine.  I find that adding just a drop of oil to the cooking liquid helps keep the strands separate as they cook.

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