Easy spinach pasta with ‘no cook’ sauce

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I absolutely love gluten free pasta – I eat it all the time, yet I rarely seem to post any of my gluten free pasta recipes on the blog!

I think sometimes I forget to write up the stuff we eat day-to-day, such as easy gluten free dinner ideas, when really this could be the most helpful content I could put out there.

This gluten free spinach pasta recipe with a ‘no cook’ sauce is honestly the BEST dinner for those nights you just cannot be bothered.

You can whip the sauce up using a blender in less than the time the gluten free pasta takes to cook.

gluten free pasta recipe with no cook spinach sauce - easy 15 minute meal speedy dinner idea

A speedy gluten free meal

The best thing about this gluten free pasta recipe? The whole thing takes less than 15 minutes to cook!

 

Perfect for when you’re super tired or it’s too hot to cook (which for me is basically every day) AND it’s pretty healthy too.

How is the sauce so quick, you ask? The answer is simple – you don’t even have to cook it!

You basically blend all the sauce ingredients for this gluten free pasta recipe in a blender, then when the pasta is cooked, pour it over and stir before serving.

gluten free pasta recipe with no-cook spinach sauce

What do I need for this gluten free pasta recipe?

To make this gluten free spinach pasta you’ll just need a few ingredients.

The full recipe is below with instructions (and it’s printable!) but for the shopping list, you’ll need to pick up:

  • 200g gluten free penne pasta
  • 100g fresh spinach
  • 100g cream cheese
  • 1 lemon (juice only)
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 30g parmesan
  • 8 plum tomatoes (halved)

For the pasta I just used the Tesco Free From Gluten Free Penne – but any gluten free pasta shape will do!

I love penne pasta because the sauce hides in those little tubes and it’s just delicious, but use whichever shapes you have in the cupboard – this would also be fab with spaghetti.

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How to pimp your pasta

This gluten free pasta recipe is a great base and I’ve kept it super simple, but feel free to jazz it up a bit if you’ve got more time.

You could add some fried chorizo – like in my creamy houmous pasta – or even pan fry the tomatoes with some peppers, onions and any other vegetable you like.

If you had any leftover chicken from a roast dinner this would also be great added to the mix, and adding it pre-cooked would definitely save on time.

The whole idea of this gluten free pasta recipe is to keep it simple and speedy but if time isn’t an issue then you can add whatever you desire.

gluten free pasta recipe with no-cook spinach sauce

My gluten free spinach pasta recipe

I know time is always precious, so here’s my gluten free pasta recipe for you to crack on with!

This recipe makes enough for two people but you can easily increase (or decrease) the measurements depending on how many hungry mouths you have to feed!

If you make this recipe and love it, please do let me know by tagging me on my Instagram or using #theglutenfreeblogger. I love seeing your bakes!

And if you loved it, please do leave a review to let others know you loved it too! It would mean the world to me. 

gluten free pasta recipe with no cook spinach sauce

Gluten free pasta with 'no cook' spinach sauce

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes

This easy gluten free pasta recipe is ready in less than 15 minutes with a creamy, 'no cook' spinach sauce. Perfect for a speedy gluten free dinner. This recipe serves two people and is best served fresh while still hot.

Ingredients

  • 200g gluten free penne pasta
  • 100g fresh spinach
  • 100g cream cheese
  • 1 lemon (juice only)
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 30g parmesan
  • 8 plum tomatoes (halved)

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta as per the pack instructions (I like to cook mine in salted water). While the pasta is cooking, make the sauce.
  2. Add the spinach, cream cheese, lemon juice and garlic paste to a blender and blitz until it forms a smooth, creamy sauce.
  3. Once the pasta is cooked, reserve 1 tbsp of the water and drain the pasta off. Pour it back into the saucepan, add the reserved water and then pour over the sauce. Add the tomato halves and stir well until the pasta is coated.
  4. Serve straight away sprinkled with the parmesan cheese.

Notes

  • If you're new to cooking gluten free pasta, it's best cooked by placing it into boiling water, give it a bit of a stir and leave it to bubble away. It can go a bit mushy if you interfere too much - as long as there is plenty of water and it's boiling well it should be OK if you stick to the pack timings. If you find it sticks, try adding a little olive oil to the water before adding the pasta.
  • This recipe is best served hot - gluten free pasta tends to go quite hard when cooled down, though it's still safe to eat this way. It can be reheated but the pasta may fall apart a little or become slightly chewy, depending on the brand you use.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 478Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 567mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 7gSugar: 10gProtein: 17g

More quick gluten free meal ideas

Need some more gluten free meal inspiration?

If you want to have a go at some of the other gluten free baking recipes on the blog, why not give some of these a try? They’re perfect for baking away all of your troubles.

If you do make this recipe please let me know! I’d love to see your photos using #theglutenfreeblogger, share them in my Facebook group or tag me on Instagram. 

And if you have any recipe suggestions, please let me know in the comments what you’d like to see next!

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