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Hemp Pasta Alfredo is healthy gluten free pasta week dinner recipe with creamy Alfredo daughter sauce done under 20 minutes! Perfect for two!

Hemp Pasta Alfredo is healthy gluten free pasta week dinner recipe with creamy Alfredo daughter sauce done under 20 minutes! Perfect for two!


During working days, arriving home late, especially after holidays, we all make a dinner for us and family. Something healthy, quickly done, tasteful, slightly different than the usual meals.
Hemp pasta seemed to be the perfect solution to make a change.

It is a nutritious kind of pasta. Hemp pasta contains fatty acids, essential amino acids, and minerals. Also, it’s rich in antioxidants, high-quality protein, and fiber, helping to maintain low cholesterol levels. These fusili spirals I used are gluten free and have fine nutty taste. For more reasons to implement it into your diet, please look  here  .

 

 Once you look for hemp pasta in your supermarket, please check if gluten free on the back of the box!

Hemp Pasta Alfredo is healthy gluten free pasta week dinner recipe with creamy Alfredo daughter sauce done under 20 minutes! Perfect for two!

 

When preparing pasta, you cannot go wrong with Alfredo sauce! It’s perfect to coat warm pasta! While preparing this pasta Alfredo to publish I decided to make Alfredo daughter sauce.

Alfredo is Italian classic made from butter, heavy cream and parmesan cheese. This makes it a basic mother sauce for millions of daughter sauces. I added some chopped smoky pancetta. You may also add mushrooms, dried tomato, garlic powder, prosciutto, herbs or whatever you prefer.

What are mother sauces ?

Alfredo sauce, bechamel, mayonnaise, veloute, espagnole, tomato, hollandaise and demi glace. Besides being tasty, they also serve to create as many daughter sauces as there are matching ingredients!

 

Do you save pasta water ?

If not, please change the habit.

Why do chefs use pasta water?

The pasta releases some of its starch as it cooks, and that salty, starchy water makes a great thickener for sauces.

 

Should you drain pasta water?

Don’t drain all the pasta water: Pasta water is a great addition to the sauce. Add about a ¼-1/2 cup or ladle full of water to your sauce before adding the pasta. The salty, starchy water not only adds flavor but helps glue the pasta and sauce together; it will also help thicken the sauce

 

Do you add pasta water to Bolognese?

Pasta water works best when added to sauce made in a pan—that means noodles enjoyed with marinara sauce or Bolognese don’t really have a need for the starchy cooking water. … Think a step ahead: Catch yourself before you drain the pasta in a colander and ladle a cup or two of water from the pot.

 

Can you use pasta water for soup?

Use it as a base for soups and stews.

When you plan to use up pasta water in a soup, be gentle with the salt as you build the soup base — leftover pasta water can be quite salty. Making a quick gravy for pork chops? Use the leftover pasta water to deglaze the pan for a quick pan sauce or in place of broth for gravy.

 

Here  you will find everything you need to know about pasta  water !

Hemp Pasta Alfredo is healthy gluten free pasta week dinner recipe with creamy Alfredo daughter sauce done under 20 minutes! Perfect for two!

 

 

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Hemp Pasta Alfredo

Hemp Pasta Alfredo is healthy gluten free pasta week dinner recipe with creamy Alfredo daughter sauce done under 20 minutes! Perfect for two!

Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword Hemp Pasta Alfredo
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author 2pots2cook

Ingredients

  • Hemp pasta package (400 grams)
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 3 Tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 slices pancetta, finely chopped, fried
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley leaves to taste

Instructions

  1. In a pot, boil the pasta according to the instructions. It takes about 8 minutes but check your pasta instructions for correct boiling time.

  2. In a saucepan, on medium heat, stir butter and heavy cream for two minutes.

  3. Add garlic, Parmesan, pancetta, salt, and pepper and boil the sauce whisking quickly. If necessary, add some pasty water.

  4. Gently fold hemp pasta to your Alfredo sauce and serve garnished with chopped parsley leaves and Parmesan to taste.

Recipe Notes

Don't throw away your pasta water. Keep some for thickening your Alfredo sauce if necessary !

 

 

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