Making a gluten-free meat sauce recipe is quite easy to do. I’m a busy, working mom, so I often find that when I make gluten-free pasta with gluten-free meat sauce, I’m able to make a quick meal everyone will love in a matter of 30 minutes or less.
So let me tell you, it doesn’t take a big, complicated recipe to get the job done in the kitchen! Rather, with a few shortcuts and a little planning, you can make this delicious gluten-free pasta and meat sauce dish for yourself.
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When you grocery shop for the week, you’ll want to get:
Gluten-Free Pasta by RP’s Pasta
This stuff is golden! I have been craving it ever since my first bite.
While I love my own two-ingredient gluten-free pasta that I make from scratch, for store-bought pasta, RP’s Pasta takes the cake! The pasta is fresh and requires you to cook it for only a few minutes. That’s how fresh it is!
If you can’t find RP’s Pasta (it’s hard to find – I found it in Natural Grocers in Denver), you can try other great pastas including Explore Cuisine’s bean pastas, Miracle Noodles, or Tinkyada brown rice pasta (it has the best texture of dried gluten-free noodles that I’ve found to date).
Jarred Pasta Sauce
You’ll also want to purchase jarred pasta sauce. Look for a good quality pasta sauce (avoid the Ragu’s and Preggo’s of the world). Stick with Muir Glen or even the private labeled jarred sauce brand in your local natural grocery store (always check for gluten-free labeling and ingredients).
Misc. Pasta- and Sauce-Making Items
You’ll also want to grab organic ground turkey (or beef), a white or yellow medium onion, garlic floret and some fresh basil while you’re at the store.
How to Make Gluten-Free Meat Sauce
When you get home from the store, you’ll want to chop the onion into tiny bits. I finely chop my onions so they blend nicely into the sauce. You’ll also want to finely chop some garlic cloves. Two or three cloves will do the trick, but add more if you like garlic like me!
In a hot pan with some avocado oil (or other high heat oil – mind your smoke point!), you’ll want to add the onions until they start to soften, about three minutes. Then add the garlic and mix for 30 seconds. Next add the turkey breast. Cook it until it’s no longer pink.
Add an entire jar of pasta sauce and simmer for 4-5 minutes before serving. You can add the fresh basil at the end for garnish (and added deliciousness). You’ll get bonus points if you use fresh basil from your garden.
Don’t forget to boil water and cook your pasta in between minding the gluten-free meat sauce!
There you have it, dinner is served in less than 30 minutes – and it’s darn tooting delicious!
See, dinner doesn’t have to be complicated (nor do recipes). When you can’t do homemade marinara sauce, this really is the next best thing!
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