Gluten Free Bolognese Pesto Pasta
Alright guys, I have one amazing gluten free pasta dish coming at ya. Gluten Free Bolognese Pasta with a Sage Kale Pesto. Yes. This is happening.
Our herb garden is bursting with life and I have been coming up with some tasty recipes to use some of those fresh herbs.
Fresh herbs just make everything better. In our garden right now, we have cherry bomb peppers, sweet bell peppers, dill, parsley, thyme, sage, chives, rosemary, and basil. I love going out there everyday to check on my plant babies. I have fur babies all year round but only plant babes in the summer time.
Speaking of fur babes, June is a month of birthdays in our house. (Yes, I celebrate cat birthdays cause they are people too!) Abbie turned 14 last week, Fifi will turn 5 next week, and later this month I will be ….twenty something! Ok… 27.
I absolutely adore June though. Everything is super green, it hasn’t hit the blistering unbearable hotness of July, and it’s perfect for cook outs.
Now back to this pasta dish. As I said in my previous Bolognese post, I try to meal prep mindfully and use one recipe a few different ways to save money and time! I used some leftover Bolognese sauce from the other day to top this dish off.
I also picked fresh sage and used fresh kale from the farmer’s market to create an AMAZING pesto. Adding greens to your pasta makes the pasta so MUCH better! You can use other pestos if you want for this dish, but trust me YOU WANT TO MAKE THIS ONE!
If you are afraid of these two (sometimes over powering flavors) don’t be. They have collided in some sort of way which both sage and kale shine through without a strong flavor. It’s possibly the best pesto I have ever made.
If you are looking for a quick weeknight dish (and I do mean quick because you already made the Bolognese sauce right?) just heat the Bolognese sauce on the stove or nuke it in the microwave, boil the pasta, and pulse the pesto in a food processor. Toss and serve. And eat on the sofa like a grown up watching Game of Thrones.
Can we talk about that for a second? I <3 GOT. I actually read the books before they released the series on HBO. But seriously, who is your favorite story line to follow? I promise no spoilers here because that’s just mean! I hate that! I won’t do that to you. Cause I am cool like that. In the book, Daenerys was and is still my favorite. She commands, conquers, and has dragons. My second favorite is Tyrion. He is by far the most intelligent character on the show and the wittiest! “ I drink and I know things” – Tyrion
So, grab your bowl and fork (with a glass of rose) and watch some Game of Thrones tonight!
Or if you’re like me, you just came home from the gym really sweaty, boiled the pasta really quick, tossed in the pesto (pre-made) and sit on the floor watching tv like a kid because you are too gross to sit on furniture. And there is at least two cats giving you puppy faces because they want what you are eating. Usually trying to paw your bowl away from you.—true story
This is a simple and healthy (in moderation) pasta dish that comes together quickly for the perfect weeknight dinner your whole famly will enjoy!
8 oz of gluten free pasta
1 cup of Bolognese sauce recipe here
1/3 cup avocado oil
2 cloves of garlic, peeled
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
6 sage leaves
1 cup of kale
In a sauce pan, boil water with a pinch of salt (this is the only opportunity you have to season pasta)
Boil pasta for about 10 minutes (al dente)- the pasta should be soft enough to poke a fork through but not doughy looking
Drain pasta and put in a large serving bowl
In a food processor, I use this mini one
Pulse the oil, garlic, salt and pepper, kale, and sage until smooth
Toss pasta with pesto until evenly coated
Reheat Bolognese sauce and spoon over pasta
Serve with a big salad!
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- Serves: 4 servings
- Serving size: ¾ cup
- Calories: 531
- Fat: 10g
- Carbohydrates: 40g
- Sodium: 131 mg
- Fiber: 4.2g
- Protein: 8.2 g
- 8 oz of gluten free pasta
- 1 cup of Bolognese sauce recipe here
- ⅓ cup avocado oil
- 2 cloves of garlic, peeled
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 6 sage leaves
- 1 cup of kale
- In a sauce pan, boil water with a pinch of salt (this is the only opportunity you have to season pasta)
- Boil pasta for about 10 minutes (al dente)- the pasta should be soft enough to poke a fork through but not doughy looking
- Drain pasta and put in a large serving bowl
- In a food processor, I use this mini one
- Pulse the oil, garlic, salt and pepper, kale, and sage until smooth
- Toss pasta with pesto until evenly coated
- Reheat Bolognese sauce and spoon over pasta
- Serve with a big salad!