This easy, gluten-free carbonara is a favorite meal in my house. With simple ingredients, it’s no problem to whip this up for dinner!
Easy for the win.
There is almost nothing a busy mom likes to see more in a recipe than ‘easy’… except maybe ‘chocolate.’
Now mind you, my version of “easy” might not be the same as some moms out there. I prefer to keep away from jars of stuff, boxes of stuff, packets of stuff, you know… stuff that masquerades as real whole food, but doesn’t quite make the cut.
Dinner, busy mom version.
I don’t have a problem using bags of frozen organic veggies, or pasta, every now and again, though. After all, we don’t really have the time to make everything from scratch…
So, for those of you who are like me, and want a meal that fits the ‘easy’ and ‘from scratch’ categories, this is for you.
In the recipe card I’ve linked to some of the products from my affiliate partners that I like to use. Purchasing through these links won’t cost you anything extra. Thanks!
Easy, Gluten-Free Carbonara
Free from gluten, eggs, and sugar.
2 pounds of gluten free pasta (I used Tinkyada shells)
6-8 pieces bacon (or more, if you really like bacon, or turkey bacon, if you don’t like pork)
1 recipe white sauce (see below)
1 cup frozen organic peas
Prepare pasta as directed on package. While it’s cooking, fry the bacon to desired crispness. Drain the pasta and the bacon.
Pour sauce over pasta and stir together, along with bacon and peas. Top with extra Parmesan, if you want (and why wouldn’t you?).
You can use whatever kind of gluten-free pasta you wish, and leave out the peas, if you please, or use fresh ones, just make sure you cook them first!
If you don’t have to feed 8 hungry humans, you can totally make 1 pound of pasta and cut the sauce recipe in half. Or make the whole sauce recipe and save some for later! Just remember that gluten-free pasta unfortunately tends to disintegrate when it’s saved for later…
Easy, Gluten-Free White Sauce
Free from gluten, eggs, and sugar.
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup tapioca flour, or some other starch, like arrowroot or organic cornstarch
2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 cups raw or whole milk
1 teaspoon Himalayan salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoons basil
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
While the pasta’s boiling and the bacon’s frying, melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat.
When it’s melted whisk in the tapioca flour and garlic.
Slowly pour in the milk, stirring briskly to keep the clumps away.
When sauce is thickened, stir in salt, pepper, basil, and Parmesan cheese.
If the sauce gets clumpy, pour it in the blender and pulse. The transfer back to the saucepan and add in Parmesan.
You’ll also love these easy, gluten-free dinner recipes! My family sure does…
I love your gluten free carbonara recipe! And like you say, so easy! I saw this on the Foodie Fridays link up! I would be delighted if you’d stop by http://picnicnz.blogspot.co.nz/ and added this to the Pure Blog Love link party too 🙂
Thanks so much for the invite, Nicole! I’d be glad to stop by.
This carbonara looks fantastic! I could see myself adding in some extra bacon 😉
Thanks, Karen! I agree, extra bacon is probably a good idea. 😉
This looks like comfort food at its best! I’m putting this on my menu for next week. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks, Christi! Hope you enjoy it. 🙂
Wow, this looks great! Saw this on the Real Food Friday’s linkup and had to visit. <3
Thanks so much for stopping by, Chelsea!
This is an excellent recipe and looks so tasty. You out did yourself this time Raia. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays.
Haha. Thanks, Marla! 🙂 Glad to share.
Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays Party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂 I can’t wait to see what you share next time!
I’ve had mixed results from gf pasta, but when it’s not overcooked, it’s great! What a nice, easy recipe for any day of the week. Thanks for sharing with Real Food Fridays!
Glad to share, Lydia! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂 I do understand the gf pasta issues, it can be a pain to cook with. Thankfully my kids don’t care when I accidentally overcook it and it turns to mush. 😉
This looks yummy! As I always say, if it’s gluten-free, it’s for ME! 🙂 Visiting from #FoodieFridays 🙂
Thanks for stopping by, Kristen! 🙂
This sounds and looks awesome! I may have to make this tonight. Pinned.
Thanks, Heidi! I hope you enjoy it!
Just a note to let you know that I have chosen your post as one of my features for this weeks Real Food Fridays blog hop that goes live tonight @7pm EST. Thanks for being part of Real Food Fridays and look forward to your new posts in the future.
Thanks so much, Marla!
Thanks for stopping by and sharing your fabulous recipe this week at Foodie Fridays.Hope to see you again tonight!
Glad to share, Shari! Thanks for stopping by!
I’m all about easy and tasty these days, especially with a new baby! Thanks for stopping by and sharing this recipe with us – you’re featured this week on Five Friday Finds! I’m looking forward to what you share this week. 🙂
Thanks so much, CJ! I hope you enjoy it if you get a chance. 😉
I’m making this tonight 🙂 Thank you!
I hope you and your family enjoy it, Renee! 🙂
Thank you for posting on Motivation Monday!
Glad to share, Barb! Thanks so much for stopping by. 🙂
This looks like a great warming meal, yum! Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!
Glad to share, Laura! Thanks so much for stopping by. 🙂
We could all use some more semi home cooked meals. Thanks so much for linking up to Saturday Night Fever, I’ll be featuring this on my site!
Thanks so much, Laura! 🙂