Whether you are looking for a low-carb alternative, or have a gluten allergy, you may be missing your favorite pasta recipes. Below are some excellent gluten-free pasta and noodle alternatives.
Slice spaghetti squash in half, remove the seeds and pop each side in the microwave for 10 minutes each. Allow to cool for a few minutes, then rake with a fork to create the perfect pasta base. You can also bake in the oven at 375 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes—or until fork tender. Also, consider zucchini squash ribbon noodles.
Gluten Free Pasta has come a long way, but like everything, you may have to try a few before you find one you enjoy. My favorites are the rice noodles found in Asian grocers, egg noodles, and and brown rice varieties designed to be more like traditional Italian noodles. Cooking times for these alternatives must be more precise.
European Wheat Flour
If you have a mild gluten sensitivity or are simply looking for ways to minimize your carbs—try pastas, breads, or cooking and baking with European wheat flour. Wheat crops in North America are degraded and over-farmed, meaning the quality of the grains creates a gluten that is more difficult to digest. Switch to European flour and eliminate many digestive and weight-related concerns.
While your gluten-free pastas may never taste quite the same, you can certainly find some worthy alternatives.