Easy Gluten-Free Banza Pasta Marinara is the answer to gluten-free comfort food! Finally, a pasta that holds its shape, and tastes really good. Banza's texture is al dente, tastes like the real gluten deal, and coated in the best marinara sauce. hidden veggie inside this pasta is chickpeas! Chickpeas are full of flavor, and protein making this pasta dish nutrient-dense and delicious!
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.
WHAT IS BANZA PASTA MADE FROM?
- Pea Protein
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.
A while back (back when my photos turned out yellow and I didn't know how to edit) I was visiting the family. Since the family isn't gluten-free friendly, I knew it would be a pasta night. Banza pasta to the rescue. So I headed over to Whole Foods and grabbed 3 ingredients that would make this dish soar!
- Ready made shaved brussels sprout
- organic dried oregano
- Rao's Marinara sauce
Most pasta that is made from wheat does not contain a lot of protein. 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. Another plus? NO BLOAT.
Combining the sprouts, oregano, marinara sauce, and chickpea pasta proved to be a hearty, protein-filled meal. The pasta was made by the direction on the box. During the cooking of the pasta, I sauteed the shredded brussels sprout. As the smell of oregano filled the kitchen, I knew I had created the perfect comfort meal!
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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.
Love, and health,