If you love pasta, this easy creamy gluten free fettuccine alfredo with peperoncini is a delicious meal for any pasta lover!
Garlic, cheese, olive oil, pepperoncini, and cream make this pasta dish perfect for a family-friendly meal. You will also want to try this gluten free alfredo sauce recipe sometime!
Dinner Recipe Ideas for Busy School Nights
Okay y’all, I need to ask you where summer has gone? I just realized school starts back up in two weeks.
Back to the hustle and bustle of busy weeks. Both kids are in high school and the homework loads are crazy high. Do your kids spend hours on homework too?
Well, you are in luck because this year I am going to get really organized with family dinners. Last year our family was lucky to be able to sit down together twice a week. I want to make the most of that family time by creating easy dinner recipes that are ready in under 30 minutes.
The star of this easy gluten free pasta dinner recipe is this Mezzetta peperoncini. Believe it or not, this was the first time I ate pepperoncini. If you have been following my blog, you know I LOVE spicy. I am not sure why I haven’t tried one sooner.
These golden peperoncini make this pasta dish go from average to awesome! (But if you have picky kids, feel free to omit the peperoncini.) I can see this becoming one of our family go-to dinners!
Are you ready to take this journey with me? Feel free to drop by my Facebook Group Gluten Free Recipe Share and let me know what you are making for dinner during the week! We can all get inspiration from each other!
How to make gluten free fettuccine alfredo:
This pasta is so easy to make!! The first step is to chop up the garlic, basil, and pepperoncini.
Heat a pan over medium heat and add oil, leeks (or onion), and garlic. Sauté for 5 minutes until the leeks are soft. Feel free to omit the leeks if you prefer.
Add ricotta cheese and mix in. I love using ricotta in my garlic cheese cream sauce because it makes the sauce thicker and it clings to the gluten free pasta really well!
Add in fresh chopped basil and heavy cream and cook over medium-low heat. Stirring frequently. Cook your gluten free pasta as directed on the package.
Add in the parmesan and turn the heat down to simmer. Stir frequently.
Add in the fettuccine to the cream sauce.
Toss the pasta to coat in the garlic cream sauce and serve hot! My daughter makes a variation with a LOT of bacon. (It is pretty amazing so feel free to adapt this creamy garlic fettuccine recipe to add bacon.)
What kind of pasta is best in this alfredo recipe?
I used a gluten free fettuccine made by Jovial for this recipe. You can really use any pasta you like. Trader Joe’s also carries a gluten free fresh pasta in their refrigerated section near the cheeses. (Just note the fresh pasta has a much shorter cook time than dry pasta!)
Can you use gluten free spaghetti instead of fettuccine?
You can use any gluten free pasta in this gluten free fettuccine alfredo recipe.
More Delicious Gluten Free Pasta Recipes to Try:
- Gluten Free Ricotta Meatballs with Marinara
- Savory Pasta Sauce with Meat
- Alaskan Cod Fettuccine Alfredo
- 1 box gluten free pasta
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup parmesan
- 1 cup ricotta
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons basil
- 3 tablespoons leek
- 6 peperoncini, sliced
- Cook pasta per package directions.
- In a sauce pan, add olive oil. Let it heat for 1 minute over medium heat.
- Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add leek and cook until softened.
- Add ricotta, salt, pepper, peperoncini, and cream. Sautee for 5 minutes, then add parmesan.
- Dump in cooked, drained pasta into the cream sauce. Mix to coat the pasta.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 345Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 1996mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 12g