If you had doubts on how does gluten free spaghetti taste and if you could make a gluten-free spaghetti sauce from scratch then this recipe is guaranteed to impress.
The creamy, lemon and garlic pasta sauce luxuriously wraps around the pasta and will keep others guessing on the gluten free pasta bit!
This dish was so delicious a perfect kids- friendly dinner pasta dinner that I hope even the fussy eaters in the family will give it a try.
It surely is one of the best gluten free spaghetti recipe you will make. So do give it a try.
Ingredients for Gluten Free Pasta Sauce
This dish is so simple and easy to make that you can whip up the sauce while the pasta is boiling in just 20 minutes.
I added broccoli to spaghetti to make the dish nutritious and wholesome. You can choose to omit using broccoli or use any other vegetable of your choice.
All you need are 7 ingredients that you may already have in the drawer.
FRESH AND PANTRY ITEMS
⇒ Spaghetti ( gluten free or normal)
⇒ Butter /Olive oil
⇒ Lemon juice
SPICES OR SEASONINGS USED
⇒ Italian Seasoning ( for extra flavour)
⇒ Substitute for Milk – Substitute milk with almond milk, hemp milk or lactose free cream cheese.
⇒ Substitute for Italian seasoning – Use any type of herb or herb seasoning that is available
⇒ Use cream or half and half for a more creamy texture.
⇒ Add parmesan cheese for added flavour.
More alternatives and cooking substitute options shared in the cooking tips to make creamy lemon garlic pasta sauce below.
How To Cook Gluten Free Spaghetti (Step By Step Cooking Method With Images)
Below is the step wise guide with images to make this creamy lemon garlic sauce with gluten free spaghetti at home.
Add 2 tsp or more salt in water and bring to boil. Once it comes to a boil add the gluten free or any type of spaghetti.
After the spaghetti is cooked midway add broccoli and boil them together. Both need to be al dente and try not to overcook them. Drain and keep aside.
While the pasta is boiling make the sauce. Heat oil/butter or both and let it melt. Add chopped garlic and saute for a minute until slightly cooked.
Now reduce heat and add in milk mixing well. Next add the Italian seasoning and mix in well and bring back to simmer.
Remove sauce from heat and add lemon juice, stir in well.
Finally add the boiled spaghetti and broccoli to the garlic pasta sauce and stir in well to cover with the sauce.
Your gluten free spaghetti in creamy garlic lemon sauce is ready to be served. Add chilli flakes and Parmesan cheese if you wish!
Here is the recipe video to show you the making in action.
Cooking Tips & FAQ’s
- Follow the cooking instructions of the type of spaghetti pasta you choose . Different types of pasta take different times to cook so make sure you check for the doneness .
- Reduced cooking time by adding the broccoli midway with the boiling pasta. Save an extra pot to wash too!! :-).
- Keep the pasta and broccoli al-dente. It tastes better when it has a bite.
- You can also add lemon rind to the garlic lemon sauce for added freshness.
- If you wish to add a hint of heat add chilli flakes before serving.
How to make a creamy pasta sauce and prevent it from forming lumps?
Keep the tips is mind to help you make a creamy pasta sauce without lumps or prevent it from curdling.
- Remember to reduce heat to low when you add milk and stir it continuously while adding to prevent curdling.
- Remove the garlic sauce from heat when you add lemon juice. If you add lemon juice to boiling sauce there may be chances of the sauce to split.
How to low carb and low fat creamy pasta sauce?
To make a low carb pasta sauce I used milk instead of cream. To make the cream a bit thick add a teaspoon of flour to the sauce, you can also use skimmed cream, low fat yoghurt or half and half is you wish.
How to make the gluten free spaghetti recipe dairy free and vegan too?
I used milk and cream to make the creamy sauce.
For a vegan option of this recipe simply substitute the ingredients with the following:
- Use non-dairy milk such as almond milk, coconut milk, hemp milk for creaminess
- Use nutritional yeast, soya based cheese for cheesiness.
Voila, there you have a low carb vegan gluten free spaghetti recipe .
I do not have Italian seasoning, can I use something else?
If you do not have Italian seasoning you can use any herb based seasoning or single herb such as dried basil, dried thyme or make this easy Mediterranean herby spice blend at home.
What is Gluten Free Pasta Made Of?
A question commonly asked is what type of pasta is gluten free?
There are many types of wheat free pasta , that is pasta that do not have gluten in them.
You can easily find them in supermarkets or specialist gluten free stores.
There are different choices to pick a pasta type that you think you may enjoy the taste better than the others.
Some of the popular pasta without gluten are:
- Brown rice pasta
- Quinoa pasta
- Red lentil Pasta
- Rice and quinoa pasta
- Multigrain pasta made with a mix of different types of grains such as millet, corn,rice, amaranth.
For this dish I used quinoa pasta. One could hardly tell the difference because the spaghetti was drenched well in the gluten free spaghetti sauce made with Italian seasoning.
If you enjoy experimenting with flavours then try this easy prawn pasta recipe in oriental coconut milk pasta sauce.