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When pasta is on the menu, everyone waits with excitement for dinner. It’s high on many people’s ultimate comfort food lists until the whisper of gluten intolerant/allergic or celiac threatens to ruin the mood. One of the first things gluten-free diets kick from the kitchen is pasta, however, there are ways to save the menu. You can either try, store-bought gluten-free pasta or this awesome homemade gluten-free pasta recipe.
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Today, stealing the show is guest writer, Shristi Patni. So, read on to hear her tips on making the perfect homemade gluten-free pasta. Shristi’s recipe is simple and only a few ingredients, so if you’re not sure about dinner – pair this nongluten pasta with our delicious Italian Pasta Sauce or Savory Mince, and enjoy!
Homemade Gluten Free Pasta Recipe
By Shristi Patni
Because pasta is an important staple in most homes, gluten-free pasta is a must. This reliable homemade gluten-free pasta recipe guarantees to please even the fussiest kids or critics.
I’ve always had a soft spot for pasta and a few years ago, when I decided to host a luncheon, a friend asked me to make her some gluten-free pasta.
So, I sat down to browse recipes but I wasn’t impressed. 8 ingredients or more, mixing your own flour…um, no thank you. I also didn’t want to buy arrowroot, potato, maize, rice, and ‘whateverelse‘ flour and then mix it together to make a blend. I bet you don’t want to go through that either.
Because time is short we all want a quick and easy gluten-free pasta recipe made with simple ingredients we have in our kitchens. So, here you go: this recipe makes 70 g nests (4 x 2 ½ oz) gluten-free tagliatelle which is enough to feed 2-4 people at a time (depending on how hungry they are).
So, I used a pasta machine for this recipe but you don’t have to go ahead and buy one. Instead, you can simply replace it with elbow grease and a rolling pin.
Homemade Gluten Free Pasta Recipe
Three-Ingredient Gluten-Free Pasta RecipeCourse: Lunch, DinnerCuisine: Italian, Gluten-freeDifficulty: Medium
2 – 4servings
3 Medium-Sized Eggs
1 tsp Xantham Gum
200g Gluten-free Flour, plus a little for kneading and dusting
- Mix xanthan gum and gluten-free flour in a bowl until evenly distributed.
- Create a well in the middle of the mixture and one by one, crack in the eggs. Mix well until a slightly sticky dough is formed. If your dough feels soft or wet, add a little more flour.
- Generously dust the kitchen surface and knead the dough for 3-5 minutes until a smooth dough is obtained.
- Roll out and cut the pasta by hand or using a pasta machine.
- Boil for 7 – 8 minutes with salt and enjoy!
- Follow the directions below for step-by-step instructions.
Directions to make the dough:
- First, mix the xanthan gum and gluten-free flour in a bowl until properly distributed.
- Next, create a well in the middle of the mixture and then one by one, crack in the eggs. Mix well to form a slightly sticky dough and if your dough feels soft or wet, then add a little more flour.
- Then, generously dust the kitchen surface with flour and knead the dough for 3-5 minutes until a smooth dough is obtained.
Directions to roll out the dough:
- Use a sharp knife to cut the dough into four equal pieces, then wrap the remaining three pieces using cling film to ensure that they don’t dry out.
- Flatten the piece of dough you’re using and dust it with flour on both sides before passing it through the pasta machine. Also, check that the machine is on the widest setting (of about 2 mm thick).
- Fold the rolled-out dough into a few layers and dust the outsides again then turn this piece by 90° and feed it through the machine. Repeat until you have a velvety smooth sheet of gluten-free pasta. For me, it’s usually folding and rolling 5 times before I get a smooth sheet.
- Dust the sheet again and then feed it through a narrower setting (of about 1 mm thick).
Directions to cut and shape the pasta:
- Use the cutting setting on your pasta machine (or a sharp knife) to cut into a tagliatelle shape of about 1 cm wide.
- Toss all the cut pasta into some flour before shaping it into nests.
Directions to dry the pasta:
- When drying, place the pasta nests on a drying/cooling rack near a heat source. Then leave them to dry for 12-24 hours.
- If it still feels damp then leave it for a few extra hours or overnight.
Directions to store the pasta:
Store the pasta in an unsealed container during the first few days. After that, store it in a closed container in a dry place away from the sunlight. It can keep for up to three weeks.
Directions to cook the pasta:
- To cook fresh pasta, boil it in water seasoned with a dash of salt and a teaspoon of oil for 7-8 minutes before removing from the heat.
- To cook dried pasta, boil it in water seasoned with a dash of salt and a teaspoon of oil for 8-10 minutes before removing from the heat.
Because this gluten-free pasta is easy to make and stores well, it’ll help you add healthy pasta recipes to your meal plans. It’s important that your family enjoys variety as well as nutrition. It’s also a simple make-ahead dish you can impress guests with at a party or celebration.
Another thing I’m willing to guarantee is that once you’ve gotten used to making pasta from scratch, you’ll never go back to store-bought pasta!
We’d love to hear what you think, so let us know in the comments if you try my gluten-free pasta recipe!
Author Bio: Shristi Patni
Shristi is a content writer and owner of F and B Recipes. She enjoys writing about Intuitive Counseling and Spiritual Mind Treatment. Formerly the Chief Content Officer at Raletta, she is currently working on her second cookbook.
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