• Kristen

Gluten Free Cheesy Tomato Basil Pasta!

Updated: Jan 23, 2021

I don't know about you, but when I want a fancy pasta (aka, anything that's different from plain ol' spaghetti,) I tend to plan a trip to my favorite Italian restaurant. Thanks to this recipe- that no longer has to be the case! Juicy tomatoes, sweet basil, and a touch of cheesiness- this dish will have you coming back for seconds every time!


GUESS WHAT? It is also NUTRITIOUS for you! The tomatoes and basil provide a variety of vitamins and antioxidants, the gluten free (Quinoa) pasta gives you a sustained energy due to it's lower glycemic rate, and the organic ricotta adds a nice dose of healthy fat to feed the brain!



Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup Coconut Oil

  • 5 cloves Garlic (minced)

  • 2 cartons Organic Cherry Tomatoes (cut in half)

  • Handful fresh Basil (chopped)

  • Juice from half a Lemon

  • 1 box Quinoa Noodles

  • 1 cup Organic Ricotta Cheese

  • Sea Salt (to taste)

  • Pepper (to taste)


Instructions:


  • Bring a pot to boil and start cooking pasta noodles according to box instructions.

  • While your noodles are cooking, add the coconut oil and garlic to a pan. Begin to sauté.

  • Before the garlic is finished sautéing, add in the cherry tomatoes and cook until tender.

  • Once tender, add your lemon juice and basil.

  • When the noodles are finished cooking- drain the water and mix in the ricotta cheese.

  • Add your tomato mixture on top and season with salt and pepper.


Enjoy!

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