|Gluten Free Organic Quinoa, Amaranth, Brown Rice Penne. Delicious!|
Yesterday was meatless Monday...well we went with 'almost meatless Monday' instead. :)
Gluten Free Penne Carbonara
1 lb GF Penne, cook as directed
1 Tbsp. Oil
1 Onion, diced
3 Cloves Garlic, minced
1 Cup Bacon Bits
1 Tomato, diced
2 Cups Heavy Cream
1 Cup Parmesan Cheese (fresh grated, or powdered)
Cook pasta as directed (if using gf pasta, do NOT overcook, this can happen quickly so it pays to stay close to the stove for the 6-8 minutes it takes to cook!).
Fry onion in oil until translucent, then add garlic and mix together. Add bacon bits and tomato and fry for 1-2 minutes until tomato softens. Remove from heat until pasta is ready.
Lightly beat eggs in a bowl and add heavy cream and parmesan cheese and mix together.
Strain pasta and put back into pot. Add onion mixture. With pot over low heat, slowly add cream and egg mixture. BE PATIENT! If you try to heat it up too quickly by raising the temperature, you will just end up with cooked eggs on pasta! Stir together and slowly heat through, stirring often.
This was wonderful! I think next time I would add some spinach in at the end too, just to add some colour, but it was great just the way it was too!
I know it has bacon so it's technically not 'meatless', but I think this will make it into our meatless monday rotation on a regular basis!!