Gluten and Dairy Free Smoked Chicken Sausage Pasta with Garlic Cream Sauce

Hello everyone

I grew up in Stenhousemuir which is a small village near Stirling and inbetween Glasgow and Edinburgh.  When we went to university, my school buddies and I all went in different directions.  I went to university in Dundee to study accountancy (its what all the cool kids picked 😉) and my closest friends went to Glasgow and Cambridge.  We often met up in the holidays and seemed to go to TGI Friday’s a lot (this was prior to my coeliac diagnosis).  I always had the same dish –  a smokey chicken pasta with a garlic cream sauce.

I’m not sure what made me think of that dish but I had some smoked chicken sausages (from Marks & Spencer’s) leftover from a family BBQ and was looking to use them up for dinner.  I remembered that pasta and I’ve had a go at recreating it as best I could.

Whether it tastes like that dish, I’m not exactly sure because it has been a long time since I was a student, but I can say it is delicious.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Smoked Chicken Sausage Pasta with Garlic Cream Sauce

Gluten and Dairy Free Summer Prawn Pasta

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This week has just been really chaotic with a lot of stuff going on.  I’m looking forward to hitting the reset button and starting again next week.  I do have next week’s recipes planned and ready to go so I can promise there are a few exciting things coming up.

I’m a big fan of Italian cooking and love the variety of things you can do with plain simple pasta.  For me, courgette spaghetti doesn’t hit the mark as good as the original  (well gluten free) stuff.  This dish has the best of both worlds, the spiralised courgette and the pasta.  I’ve also added in tomatoes, prawns and a light lemon garlic sauce for the perfect simple summer pasta dish.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Summer Prawn Pasta

Gluten and Dairy Free Smoked Chicken Sausage Pasta with Garlic Cream Sauce

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 gluten free smoked chicken sausages, sliced
  • pinch of chilli flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 pepper, sliced
  • 2 large handfuls of spinach
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 200ml dairy free cream
  • 2 tablespoons dairy free cheese, grated
  • 150g gluten free pasta
  • salt and pepper for seasoning

Directions

  1. Cook the gluten free pasta per the instructions on the packet and set aside
  2. Add the olive oil to a shallow pan over a medium heat
  3. Stir in the sausage, chilli flakes, garlic, paprika, basil, onion and pepper
  4. Saute for 5 minutes
  5. Stir in the cherry tomatoes and spinach
  6. Cook for a couple of minutes
  7. Stir in the single cream and bring to the boil
  8. Turn down to a simmer and stir in the grated cheese
  9. Season with salt and pepper
  10. Stir through the cooked pasta
  11. Enjoy

Gluten and Dairy Free Summer Prawn Pasta

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 150g prepared prawns
  • 150g gluten free pasta
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 courgette, grated
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 2 tablespoons cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • salt and pepper for seasoning

Directions

  1. Bring a pan of water to the boil and cook the pasta per the instructions on the packet
  2. Add the olive oil to a shallow pan over a medium heat
  3. Saute the garlic, courgette, chilli flakes, tomatoes and prawns for about three minutes
  4. Add in the lemon juice
  5. Season with salt and pepper
  6. Stir in the cooked pasta and serve

Gluten and Dairy Free Serrano Ham & Spinach Pasta

Hello everyone

This recipe is the epitome of using up leftovers.  The day before my weekly shopping was due to be delivered I put together this meal from bits and pieces in the fridge and it turned out proper delicious – I would definitely make it again.

It is a lovely mixture of torn Serrano ham, sun dried tomatoes, fresh spinach, red onion and garlic in a delicate creamy cheese sauce within tiny pinch of chilli flakes.  It also made perfect leftovers for lunch the next day.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Serrano Ham & Spinach Pasta

Gluten and Dairy Free Serrano Ham & Spinach Pasta

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 200g gluten free pasta
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • pinch of chilli flakes
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes
  • 4 slices serrano ham, torn
  • 2 large handfuls of spinach
  • 200ml dairy free cream
  • handful of dairy free cheese
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • salt and pepper for seasoning

Method

  1. Cook the gluten free pasta per the instructions on the packet
  2. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large shallow pan
  3. Stir in the garlic cloves, chilli flakes, redonion and cherry tomatoes
  4. Sauté for 5 minutes
  5. Add in the spinach and serrano ham
  6. Pour in the cream and simmer for a couple of minutes
  7. Season with salt and pepper
  8. Stir in the grated cheese and basil
  9. Cook for another minute
  10. Stir in the cooked pasta and serve immediately

Gluten and Dairy Free Salmon Linguine

Hello everyone

This is one of my regular go to pasta dinners.  It has a light creamy sauce, dairy free of course, with beautiful flakes of salmon and fresh herbs.

It is one of those recipes that never fails to disappoint, it also looks and tastes like you went to more effort than you actually did.

To make this recipe I used Tesco FreeFrom Spaghetti and Alpro dairy free cream. I also made the garlic bread in the photo with Warbuton’s gluten free Artisan classic white loaf with crushed garlic and basil mixed into Pure dairy free spread.

What is your favourite go to pasta dish?

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Salmon Linguine

Gluten and Dairy Free Fresh Summer Pasta Salad

Hello

Tdoay’s recipe is for a lovely fresh summer vegetable pasta salad.  It is perfect as a side dish at barbecues, for a picnic or  for your packed lunch at work.  I’ve also had a go at making another little video to accompany this recipe.  It will take me a while to get the knack of making these videos so stick with me while I get them right.

 

Check out the full recipe here: Gluten and Dairy Free Fresh Summer Pasta Salad

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Fresh Summer Pasta Salad

Serves 2

Ingredients

  •  120g gluten free pasta
  • 60ml passata
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon garlic puree
  • salt and pepper for seasoning
  • 1/4 cucumber, chopped
  • 1/2 red pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • fresh parsley

Directions

  1. Cook the pasta per the instructions on the packet
  2. Allow to cool
  3. Stir in the pasta, lemon juice and garlic
  4. Season with salt and pepper
  5. Stir in the cucumber, red pepper, cherry tomatoes and parsley
  6. Divide between two tubs and enjoy at lunchtime

 

Gluten and Dairy Free Chicken and Pepper Pasta Bake

Hello everyone

With all the excitement of posting my first recipe video yesterday I totally forgot I promised to share this chicken and pepper pasta bake recipe this week.  So rather a bit late than never here it is.

It has been an up and down week with the website – for some reason the admin section was broken for a few days and I couldn’t log in to make any changes.  After an hour long phone call to the web site provider it was eventually fixed with nothing lost. It has taught me a lesson to better backup my website.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Chicken and Pepper Pasta Bake