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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Saturday Spotlight: Creamy Pesto Pasta - Berconia Gluten Free Pasta

Hello lovelies! Today I've got a delicious pasta recipe to share as well as some fabulous gluten free products!

I have always been a pesto fan, however, for quite some time - my stomach was not. Now my stomach has realise what it was missing out on and it's loving it once more!

This pasta recipe is super quick and can be made for as many people as you like - just simply increase the ingredients!

This Creamy Pesto Pasta is made with favourite gluten free pasta! The brown rice macaroni and spaghetti are the perfect texture - unlike other gluten free pasta choices. 

Berconia's entire range is gluten free and fat free and includes; 
  • Brown Rice Macaroni 
  • Rice Macaroni
  • Brown Rice Spaghetti
  • Rice Spaghetti
  • Rice Vermicelli
Unfortunately, Berconia Pastas aren't as easy to find as others (Coles and Woolworths, you need to stock these!), however, you can take a look at the stockist list to find where you can get some yourself! I have been able to find them at some Franklins and Harris Farm Market stores.

Now onto the delicious pasta recipe. This is one of my favourite dinners - and it's so quick to make, not to mention easy. Generally, as I'm the only gluten free eater in the house, I will just make up a portion for myself - however with Jesse around, we often eat the same dinners and it's as simple as doubling it (or tripling it - boy portions vs girl portions :P) 

Creamy Pesto Pasta Recipe 
gluten free, low fat, sugar free

to make one serve; 
1 serve cooked pasta of your choice 
1 tbsp basil pesto 
2 tbsp low fat cream cheese or ricotta (both work brilliantly!)
~2 tbsp milk or water

In a small saucepan, heat the pesto, cheese and milk. 
Stir frequently as the mixture comes together, heating until the desired consistency is reached. 
Add in the pasta and stir to coat
Pour pasta into serving dishes, adding parmesan cheese if desired.

Optional: try pan frying some chicken with garlic and adding to the pasta - if you're cooking for a man, don't leave this out! ;) 

As you can see - this is hardly even a recipe! 
To multiply it, it's just a matter of using 1 part pesto to 2 parts cream cheese/ricotta and milk (eg: 1/4C pesto, 1/2C cream cheese, 1/2C milk will make a family sized portion of sauce)

So tell me, what's your favourite pasta dish? 

I was always a huge fan of tomato based pastas, however, now that I can't eat tomatoes - I always have creamy/cheesy sauces or avocado pasta!



  1. I love tomato-based sauces the best!

    1. Oh I would kill to be able to eat tomato based pastas ;P

  2. omg this pasta looks delicious!
    i'm going to have to try it over winter break. consider this recipe bookmarked! haha <3

    1. It is delicious - and so easy to make, which makes it even better ;P


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