Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Spaghetti Carbonara With a Kick (Gluten Free & Vegan )

Spaghetti Carbonara & Creamed Greens
Gluten Free Vegan Spaghetti Carbonara is comforting as well as satisfying; the sinuous noodles bathed in the dreamy, creamy sauce is to live for!

Brown Rice Spaghetti works wonderfully to make fabulous carbonara! I had given up spaghetti but brown rice spaghetti made my day; it cooks up firm and al dente just like its gluten counterpart! 

Aqua Faba (garbanzo bean cooking broth) is amazing as a substitute for eggs! In this recipe, it helps to makes the sauce rich and creamy! The cooking broth from garbanzos can be frozen so I always have a supply stashed in the freezer.

Crushed red pepper flakes maybe substituted for the fresh jalapeño chile.

Serves 4


8 ounce Brown Rice Spaghetti
1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1-2 cloves Garlic, minced
1 Jalapeño chile, cored and minced
1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary leaves
1/2 cup Aqua Faba (garbanzo bean cooking broth)
2 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast
Fresh cracked black pepper to taste

Optional Toppings:
1/4 cup Toasted Nuts/Seeds, coarsely chopped or ground
1/4 cup Toasted (gluten-free) Breadcrumbs
2 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast


In a large pot, bring 3 quarts of water to a rolling boil. Add salt if desired. Cook pasta according to the package instructions.

While pasta is cooking, whisk together the aqua faba and nutritional yeast. Set aside.

In a large skillet, sauté the garlic, jalapeño, and rosemary in the oil over medium-low heat until the garilic is soft and pale gold. Turn off heat.

Just before draining the pasta, remove about 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking liquid and set aside to use later.

Warm the garlic mixture with about 1/4 cup of the pasta liquid on medium heat about a minute, then add the pasta to the skillet.

Tip in the aqua faba and nutritional yeast mixture along with the freshly cracked black pepper to taste and toss and mix until evenly coated. Add more of the pasta cooking liquid if needed to make the pasta moist. Remove from heat.

Transfer the pasta to the serving bowl and serve hot topped with one or more of the optional toppings.

Spaghetti Carbonara & Creamed Greens

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