Pasta Recipes are fun to eat and easy to make! I recently tried making Gnocchi for the first time and would have tried earlier if I knew how simple and easy it was.
So far I have tried to make pumpkin gnocchi, sweet potato gnocchi, and cauliflower gnocchi. I think I am going to have to give the basic potato gnocchi a try soon as well!
Typically gnocchi is made with egg; however since we have an egg allergy in the family we are always looking for ways to avoid this ingredient.
My favorite way to eat gnocchi is in soup, it kind of reminds of eating little dumplings. I made butternut Squash soup and of course I had to add some gnocchi, in this soup I used sweet potato gnocchi and it was absolutely delicious, see below for the recipes.
Have you ever made vegetable pasta? Cutting zucchini and squash into thin slices and boiling for a few minutes is a great twist and a fun way to sneak some veggies into your meal.
If you have food allergies or if you are simply looking for wheat free or gluten free pasta there are quite a few products available, as always remember to carefully read the ingredients.
Quinoa pasta and rice pasta are two great options; always checking the label and looking for cross contamination. Just because it says wheat or gluten free doesn't necessarily mean that it is safe to eat, check to see if it is manufactured in a facility that processes other allergens. If you are unsure either call the manufacture or don't buy.
Some people may have a corn allergy and I have seen corn listed in the ingredients of a few boxed pastas; however there are a few without that ingredient.
A few brands of allergy friendly pasta that I have tried are Ancient Quinoa Harvest, Tinkyada Pasta Joy Ready and Lundberg brown rice pasta. What brand do you like? Share with us on Facebook.
Rice and Quinoa pasta cooks a little differently than regular. For best results make sure to carefully follow the cooking times and instructions.