Easy Gluten-Free Banza Pasta Marinara is the answer to gluten-free comfort food! Finally, a pasta that holds its shape and one that tastes really good. Banza’s texture is al dente, tastes like the real deal. And there is a surprise ingredient making this dish full of protein!
Sometimes you just need to eat something gluten-free and easy. Banza pasta is your answer.
Did I ever think I’d find a pasta that I’d love that was gluten-free? I wasn’t worried like some people are. Let’s just say It’s been harder to find a delicious gluten-free bread (and I finally found one, but that’s for another post) over pasta. Pasta is easy. There are so many brands that use different ingredients, like Banza so you don’t have to feel deprived.
Banza’s pasta is made from chickpeas!
Banza’s pasta is made from chickpeas, tapioca, and pea protein. I love it! And I love pasta with tons of sauce and I don’t mind the different textures. Maybe It’s because I am so used to the gluten-free lifestyle as well as the clean eating lifestyle that my palate has changed.
When you venture into the gluten-free world It’s a good idea to keep an open mind. Instead of finding something that replaces an old favorite (which can easily set you up for disappointment), train your palate to seek out new ingredients and new flavors! That is the joy of eating different kinds of food, and it can be an exciting journey if you allow it.
Ok so, my go-to for pasta is Banza. And I’m pretty glad because it’s really easy to find in all the stores. Phew! So that saves me from ordering it online, not being able to find it in stores, having to go from store to store looking for it, and going through that stressful frenzy. I can go to Fairway, Whole Foods, Shop Rite and a bunch of other places and snag boxes of this. Easy.
Another thing I like about making gluten-free pasta? It’s Easy! Easy to find, easy to buy, easy to make – but made with good ingredients and has a great taste. See? Easy.
So when I’m traveling to a place that will have a kitchen, or I have a Sunday/Monday night where I don’t feel like cooking, Banza comes to the rescue.
A while back (back when my photos turned out yellow and I didn’t know how to edit) I was visiting my dad’s house out on Long Island and I knew it was going to be a pasta night, so I headed over to Whole foods and grabbed some shredded Brussels sprouts, organic dried Oregano and Rao’s marinara sauce. Done. Easy! When eating pasta you really want to get those veggies in there too. And really any veggie would work! The sky is the limit on veggies!!
My last favorite point about Banza pasta is how much protein each serving holds! Yup, there are about 25 grams of protein and 13 grams of fiber per serving!! That’s twice the amount of protein and 3 times the amount of fiber that your average pasta would have. So while I’m stuffing my face with pasta, I will actually get full faster and I’d say that’s a win!
Oh and one more thing?! No bloat!
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Easy Gluten-Free Banza Pasta Marinara (Vegan)
- 1 box Banza pasta your shape of choice
- 1 jar Rao's Marinara sauce size: standard jar
- 3-4 cups shredded Brussel Sprout
- a few shakes Dried Oregano
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh curly parsley optional
- Cook pasta according to package, strain and set aside.
- n a saute pan over medium heat, add 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil and shredded Brussels Sprouts until they are slightly browned and cooked through.
- While your Brussels Sprouts are cooking, get ready to warm up your sauce either in a microwave or on the stovetop over low/medium heat, covered until fully heated.
- Divide pasta into bowls, add a heaping amount of the Brussels Sprouts on top, pour as much sauce as you would like and garnish with dried Oregano or fresh chopped parsley.
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