Monday, May 9, 2016

Creamy Cheesy Pasta

In my family, everyone likes to eat pasta. When I replace regular pasta with gluten free pasta, it took me some time to understand how to cook and for how much time. Gluten free pasta takes lesser time to cook than regular one. If you cook more, then it becomes mushy. But once I learned, it was hit. My kids love to eat pasta.
As I named this recipe as creamy cheesy pasta, it has nice flavor of cheese. But It doesn't have cheese at all. And that is the surprise element. So, here is my creamy cheesy pasta recipe
Ingredients :
1 box gluten free Pasta, penne
1 small Onion
1/4 Red / Yellow / Orange peppers
Few florets of Broccoli
Salt as per taste
For Cheesy Sauce
1 Avocado
1 cup Cashews
2 tbsp Lemon juice
Salt as per taste
Black Pepper as per taste
Method :
  1. Soak the cashews for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Cook pasta according to instructions given at box. Add some salt to the water while cooking pasta. Drain the pasta and put it under tap cold water for few seconds.
  3. Prepare cheesy sauce. Put the cashews in blender with little bit of water and make a paste. There should be no cashew chunks left. When you get smooth paste, add avocado, lemon juice, black pepper and salt, blend it till it becomes smoother.
  4. Heat the pan, add onion to the pan and cook until it is transparent.
  5. Add peppers and broccoli to the pan, stir fry it and add some ware. Cover the lid and cook vegetables for almost 5 minutes or until vegetables are cooked.
  6. Add cheesy sauce to the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  7. Add pasta to the pan and mix thoroughly. Cook almost 2-3 minutes. Adjust salt, lemon and pepper according to taste. Serve hot and enjoy.

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