Recently I was sent a range of gluten free Garofalo pastas to try, an Italian pasta brand available through Ocado. The first recipe I made with the Mafalda Corta pasta was a Chilli King Prawn Pasta. It was so delicious! I have since been trying a few different pasta recipes and I am pleased to share one of my new favourites, a Courgette and Bacon pasta. I’m a huge fan of courgette as it’s low FODMAP, versatile and is always a great addition to pasta dishes, particularly in the form of courgetti. And let’s be honest, you can’t wrong with a bit of bacon!
This dish works really well with the Garofalo Casarecce pasta as its unique shape adds a great texture to the dish. It also looks impressive to serve, and the combination of corn, brown rice and quinoa means that you honestly wouldn’t even think it was gluten free. The entire Garofalo gluten free range is available from Ocado, and if you’d like to shop their range just click here.
The recipe below is really quick and easy, and has a great taste. I’ve suggested turning the courgette into ribbons as this enhances the texture and flavour of the courgette in the dish. I’ve used rashers of bacon in my recipe, however bacon lardons would work just as well.
Courgette and Bacon Pasta
- 3 Courgettes
- 8 Rashers Bacon (unsmoked and cut into small pieces)
- 100 ml Lactose-free single cream (creme fraiche could be used instead)
- 1 tbsp Garlic-infused oil
- 25 g Parmesan (grated)
- Pinch of salt
- Black Pepper
- 400 g Garofalo Casarecce pasta
- Heat the garlic-infused oil in large pan and fry the bacon pieces.
- In a separate pan of boiling water, add the Garofalo Casarecce pasta. Leave this to boil for nine minutes.
- While the bacon cooks, create courgette ribbons using a vegetable peeler (peel vertical strips from the whole courgette to form ribbons).
- Once the bacon has been frying for five minutes, add the courgette ribbons. This will seem like a lot of courgette but they will shrink during cooking.
- Once the courgette has softened, remove from heat, stir in the Garofalo Casarecce pasta and add the single cream. Season well with a pinch of salt and generous amounts of black pepper.
- Stir in half of the parmesan (dependent on your preference), then serve. Top with the remaining parmesan and enjoy.
I hope you enjoy this creamy pasta dish, if you give it a try let me know over on Instagram, or in the comments below.
This is a sponsored post in partnership with Garofalo.