Pasta. I just love pasta. Who doesn’t?!?
Before I was diagnosed with celiac disease, I loved to eat pasta. Not just a little pasta, but I ate gobs and gobs of pasta. I could seriously eat pasta all day if it could sustain me. (I’ve always wondered if my pasta addiction somehow attributed to my celiac diagnosis.)
After going gluten-free, I began to really miss pasta. I don’t really like a lot of the gluten-free pasta substitutes. They just aren’t the same.
Over time, my taste buds have become accustomed to pasta and noodle alternatives like Miracle Noodles, zucchini and edamame noodles, which I love and are so much better for you than carb-rich pasta. Although these alternative gluten-free pastas are so good for you, I still miss regular old pasta.
To know me is to know I miss pasta.
So on my birthday last April, my mother-in-law bought me an electric pasta machine*. She knows me so well – she knows I love pasta but it has never been the same for me since going gluten-free. She told me she figured by making my own, perhaps I could replicate that gluten-full pasta texture I was missing so much.
I never thought I’d ever make my own pasta more or less own a pasta machine to assist me in the process! But now I have my very own pasta making machine (and it’s beautiful!) so it was about time to figure out how to make my own gluten-free pasta from scratch.
Now I was on the hunt for a gluten-free pasta recipe to try (and hopefully fall in love with). I tried a few recipes I found in cookbooks and online – but they were nothing to write about here. I only blog about my good recipe finds.
Then I thought to look up one of my favorite gluten-free flour blends, Cup4Cup* to see if the company had a gluten-free noodle recipe I could try.
Boy did they!
I not only did I find a gluten-free pasta recipe, but also I found a video tutorial – score!
In this video below, you can watch French Laundry Chef de Cuisine, Timothy Hollingsworth, and Cup4Cup co-founder, Lena Kwak, roll some dough and demonstrate just how easy homemade gluten-free pasta can be. Once you make your own dough, you won’t care that it’s gluten-free. In fact, you can hardly tell. Yes, it’s that good!
There is a gluten-free pasta dough recipe posted on the Cup4Cup website that will yield a TON of pasta. I trimmed down the recipe for my family and it worked just fine and still yielded plenty of leftovers. Scroll down to view my revised recipe.
You can buy Cup4Cup on Amazon* in case you don’t have it available at your local grocery store, and I highly recommend adding a pasta machine* to your kitchen toolkit. It’s so much fun to have and you will wonder how you went so long without one! If you don’t have a pasta machine, you can simply roll out the pasta dough and then cut it in strips with a pizza cutter.
Oh, and be sure to top your noodles with my delicious and easy to make homemade marinara sauce recipe! It’s delicious, good for you, and naturally gluten-free!
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