Wow, I improved on our our http://kellerville.com/2010/10/22/pasta-with-cheese-like-sauce-carbonara-esque/ recipe. This is even better. Occasionally the original one would have a bit dry powdery texture. Here is the modified improved recipe.
- 300g / 10-12oz Ham or Bacon pieces (pre-cooked for the most part)
- 500g /1lb Gluten Free Pasta (we have noted that twists work better than tubes for GF pasta)
- 2 Cups Prepared Darifree
- 2/3 Cup Savoury Yeast Flakes / Nutritional Yeast Flakes
- 1 Tbs Arrowroot Powder
- 1 tsp Xanthan gum
- 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. Put the green beans or peas into a small pot / saucepan, cover with water and get ready to cook them. The vegetables will likely cook in the time it takes to cook the pasta so you just need to be ready to turn it on. Now for the sauce.
Combine the yeast flakes, xanthan gum, arrowroot powder and salt in a pan. Then add the darifree and turn on medium high. Using a wisk I was able to froth it a bit and then stirred until near boiling. As it looks like it is going to boil it should be thick enough. Reduce the heat add the margarine and stir it till margarine is all melted and integrated. Add pre-cooked meat, stir and set aside.
Add pasta to boiling water. 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 with meat and the veggies 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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