Wow, has it been a hectic week! If you don’t follow me on instagram (mrszblog), I adopted another puppy! I know, I’m a crazy person. I am planning a full puppy detail post for later this week, so follow me in order to get the inside puppy scoop!
Today’s meal was determined by my need for comfort. I have been battling a cold/ allergies for 2 weeks now, and I am DRAINED. Yesterday, I took a 3 hour nap, and still went to bed before 11 o’clock last night, not a normal Sam thing to do. But it was a much needed time of restoration, and I feel so much better today.
So today, I wanted spaghetti! Working at an authentic Italian restaurant while being gluten intolerant is torture. All of the pizza and pasta smell and look delicious, so today I needed my Italian fix. This spaghetti was nothing fancy, no homemade sauce or meatballs, but it is a great gluten free alternative for those of us who love pasta! I basically follow the directions on the packaging, while adding my own flavor into the mix.
Having a gluten free dietary restriction does not mean that you have to give up on the foods you love. I have spent the last 2 years testing products and today’s spaghetti highlights a few of my favorite pantry necessities.
Easy GF Spaghetti & Meatballs
- Ancient Harvest Spaghetti
- Classico Traditional Pasta Sauce
- Mama Lucia Italian Style Meatballs
- Tony’s More Spice Seasoning
- Morton’s Nature’s Seasoning
- Fill your favorite large pot halfway with water and bring to a boil (I love my copper chef pots and pans!)
- Once boiling, add the whole box of gf spaghetti noodles- broken in half. You can choose to cook half, but I wanted leftovers for lunch for the remainder of the week.
- While the noodles are cooking, pour sauce into a medium sauce pan
- I choose to doctor up my sauce to add the flavors I like- today I chose Nature’s Seasoning, Tony’s More Spice, and rosemary
- Next, add your frozen gf meatballs to the sauce and allow the meatballs to heat (on low/ medium heat, your meatballs should be heated in the same time as your noodles)
- Once everything is cooked, drain your noodles and replace into the pot, mixing in your sauce and meatballs
- *optional* top with an excessive amount of parmesan, like I did, as well as Texas Pete for some added heat