The alfredo-like sauce on this pasta is made with whole milk instead of heavy cream, giving you the same flavor and texture, but not all the unwanted fat and calories. The trick is to start with a simple roux made from butter and flour, then to slowly stir in milk for a thicker consistency. Toss in some diced eggplant and fresh oregano, and you’ve got a delicious and filling vegetarian meal.
Creamy Eggplant Pasta
12 oz. gluten-free pasta
4 Tbsp. butter
1 large Vidalia onion, diced medium
1/4 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
2 cups whole milk
1 large eggplant, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp. fresh oregano
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
2. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and flour; cook for 5 minutes. Add milk; cook for another 8-10 minutes until thickened. Add remaining ingredients.
3. Remove from heat; transfer to a large serving bowl.
4. Serve warm.
Amie Valpone, HHC, AADP is the Editor-in-Chief of TheHealthyApple.com; she is a Manhattan based Personal Chef, Culinary Nutritionist, Professional Recipe Developer, Food Photographer and Writer specializing in simple gluten-free and dairy-free ‘Clean’ recipes using whole foods. Amie recently healed herself from six years of chronic pain, exhausting every doctor in the country and Mayo Clinic; she shares her story of how Clean Eating saved her life and inspires you to Clean up your food, too. Amie lives in Manhattan, NYC where she cooks for a variety of clients including celebrities and people with busy lifestyles who enjoy healthy, fresh food. Visit Amie on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest; she’d love to hear from you!