10-Minute Gluten-Free Pasta Romana

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10-Minute Gluten-Free Pasta Romana – Healthy, Plant-Based, Oil-Free, Italian Vegan One-Pot Dinner Recipe

Easy |  Servings: 4  |  Ready In: 15 minutes |  Yield: about  7-8 cups

Need a healthy dinner in 10 minutes?  This one-pot pasta dish uses gluten-free brown rice noodles from Perfect Earth for a satisfying, plant-based vegan dinner.  Italian “Romana” flavors refers to the classic combination of tomato, spinach, and garlic.  Here, both sun-dried tomatoes and fresh tomatoes add even more intense flavor in a simple, oil-free preparation.  This will soon become one of your family’s favorite dishes.

Serve with Rainbow Carrot Walnut Arugula Salad with Oil-Free Fig DressingBig ‘Ole Italian Chickpea Salad, or Lacinato Kale Waldorf Salad with Apples, Walnuts, Raisins.

Ingredients

How it’s Done

To make the Oil-Free Pasta Romana:  Heat a large pot of water of water to a boil.  Add the package of Perfect Earth brown rice noodles.  Cook until al dente, about 5 minutes, a few minutes shy of done.  Use tongs to remove the noodles and set aside in a medium bowl.  Drain off all but about 1/2 cup of the pasta boiling water (usually about 1/2 inch of water in the bottom of the pot).
Add the chopped sundried tomatoes, Italian seasoning, nutritional yeast, and garlic granules.  Increase heat to a simmer and cook 2 minutes, until aromatic.
Add the frozen spinach.  Cook until hot, about 1 minute.
Add the pasta noodles back to the pot, along with the diced tomato.  Cook 1 more minute, just until everything comes together.
Serve immediately and enjoy!

Yield: about 7-8 cups

Serve with Rainbow Carrot Walnut Arugula Salad with Oil-Free Fig DressingBig ‘Ole Italian Chickpea Salad, or Lacinato Kale Waldorf Salad with Apples, Walnuts, Raisins.

10-Minute Gluten-Free Pasta Romana – Healthy, Plant-Based, Oil-Free, Italian Vegan One-Pot Dinner Recipe

Chef Katies Tips:

Gluten-Free Pasta Varieties: There are so many varieties of healthy, gluten-free pastas available now.  I love using the thick, fettuccini (aka “Pad Thai”) noodles for this dish, but you can use whatever appeals to you.  There’s chickpea penne, quinoa macaroni, and even black rice chia spaghetti.  Try them out to decide what you prefer!

Budget-Friendly Tip: If you want to save money, opt instead for traditional whole wheat fettuccini noodles.  Get the generic store-brand of frozen spinach and sun-dried tomatoes.  No need to go fancy here.  Simple ingredients mean simple, delicious flavors


Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Servings 4.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 246
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3 g 5 %
Saturated Fat 1 g 3 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Sodium 67 mg 3 %
Potassium 23 mg 1 %
Total Carbohydrate 48 g 16 %
Dietary Fiber 6 g 24 %
Sugars 4 g
Protein 8 g 16 %
Vitamin A 46 %
Vitamin C 7 %
Calcium 7 %
Iron 14 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Shopping List

    • Frontier Seasoning Blends Salt-free Italian Seasoning, 0.64-Ounce Bottle
    • Perfect Earth Foods Rice Pasta – Pad Thai – 6-Pack 
    • NOW Nutritional Yeast Flakes,10-Ounce

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