Pasta with “Cheese” like sauce (Carbonara esque)

Ok. An Allergy Friendly Cheese like sauce on Pasta. I whipped this up tonight inspired by a Cheese like sauce created from Savoury Yeast also known as Nutritional Yeast. Basically this is made from yeast but has no active yeast in it. This meal was very yummy and everyone enjoyed it too fast to take any pictures.  I’ll have to edit this post and add a picture next time we make it. This meal cost us just over $11 which is one of the cheapest meals that we have ever made here in Australia. Both cheap and tasty….Wow. I guess it could also be compared to Hamburger Helper.

Ingredients:

  • 500g/1lb Mince /Ground Beef
  • 500g /1lb Gluten Free Pasta
  • 2 Cups Prepared Darifree or Water
  • 1/2 Cup Savoury Yeast Flakes / Nutritional Yeast Flakes
  • 1/2 to 2/3 cup Gluten Free Flour
  • 1/4 cup dairy free margarine (Nuttelex in Australia is the best)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 cups of cut frozen green beans or peas

First fill a pot with enough water (8 litres) to cook the pasta and turn it on high so that it will be ready when you are. While that is heating, brown the mince and then set it aside. Put the green beans or peas into a pot, cover with water and get ready to cook them. The vegetables will likely cook in the time it takes to cook the past so you just need to be ready to turn it on. Now for the sauce.

Combine the yeast flakes, flour and salt in a pan. Then add the darifree/water and turn on medium high. You will want to stir/wisk for most of the time on this one. Once it boils it should be thickened.  (For us it didn’t seem to thicken as fast as I thought it would so I added 1/3 more flour which is how I came to 2/3 cup flour.)  Once it boils, reduce the heat and still stir for 1 minute, then add the margarine. It took longer for this to thicken then it takes for the pasta to boil so I would suggest preparing and setting aside.

Turn the veggies on to cook. Hopefully by now the water is ready for the pasta. If not then you get to wait until it is. If you are really good or you have a helper you could put the pasta in while stirring the sauce. Place the pasta in the water and cook for about 1 to 1.5 minutes less than the package calls for. When the veggies are done, drain and set aside.

While the pasta is cooking, combine the sauce, veggies and browned mince into a single pan and add the garlic. Place on a low heat to make sure it is heated throughout.

When you have cooked the pasta a little less than the package calls for, drain it and combine with the sauce. Carry to the table and Serve immediately. Basically the pasta will finish the final cooking in the time it takes you to get everyone sitting at the table and to say grace.

We hope your family loves it as much as our family did.

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