Gluten free noodles

Easy Gluten-Free Spaghetti Recipe with Healthy Meatballs

Who doesn’t love a big plate of ooey, slurpable noodles!?

Balancing between eating things I love and my constant battle with food sensitivities is difficult. And among one of the foods I find hard to miss is pasta, and while there are a ton of store bought options, the texture and taste leave something to be desired. Combined with healthy turkey meatballs, this meal is a hit in my household for me and my non-gf partner.

I dug through recipes online and I’ve tweaked some, as well as tested gluten free flours, and I like this recipe best (and I think you will too!)

Homemade easy gluten-free pasta recipe with turkey meat balls

Pasta Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cup of Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 gluten free flour, plus a few tablespoons for prepping your surface
  • 3 eggs
  • A pinch of dried herbs (such as oregano, basil or thyme)
  • Pot of boiling, salted water
  • Tools: standing mixer (optional), pizza cutter or pasta machine, rolling pin

Mix flour and eggs in bowl of standing mixer, or manually mix by hand using a spatula. Once combined, start to gently fold and then knead until a ball of sticky dough forms.

Sprinkle your workspace with a few teaspoons of the flour. Pinch off smaller balls of dough, and roll out to your desired thickness. Personally, I’ve tried a few different sizes and thicknesses, and with this recipe I prefer a thin dough around half or quarter of a centimeter thick. Hand cut the noodles using a pizza cutter to cut noodles to your desired width. Heat your water to a rolling boil, and lightly salt. Drop noodles into water and allow to cook for 2-3 minutes, they’ll rise to the top. Be quick and watch your pot, if you overcook the noodles they tend to stick together.

Meatball Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground turkey 80/20
  • Teaspoon Paprika
  • Teaspoon Oregano
  • Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • Teaspoon Basil
  • Salt and pepper

Combine all ingredients into a bowl. Pinch off golf ball sized pieces and roll between the palms of your hands. In a frying pan, drizzle a bit of oil and heat on medium till the oil starts to move. Cook meatballs on medium, roughly 10-15 minutes, or until meatballs are firm and browned on 2-3 sides.

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