I love making butternut squash lasagna and today’s recipe is a bit different as it uses gluten free pasta.
You might be wondering when we became a gluten free household, and the truth is we’re not. We love gluten! We’ve already shared the spaghetti aglio olio recipe we eat every week and our spring asparagus pasta recipe. But not everyone loves gluten and as May is Celiac Awareness Month, Catelli asked us to try its new gluten free pasta.
We were skeptical.
We’ve had gluten free bread that’s so dense it’s inedible and we weren’t sure what to expect. Could gluten free pasta actually taste good?
We have friends who are gluten free and it’s always a challenge at parties to bring something that they can eat. At our restaurant, Loka, we’ve noticed more and more guests coming in that are avoiding gluten. This isn’t surprising as statistics show that more than 330,000 Canadians are believed to be affected by celiac disease. On top of that there are even more people who are on a paleo or Whole 30 diet.
Lasagna isn’t the only gluten free pasta, Catelli also offers penne rigate, fusilli, macaroni, spaghetti and spaghettini. There’s no cholesterol or preservatives in the pastas, which are produced in Catelli’s dedicated gluten free facility.
It was time for a blind taste test.
Once or twice a week I bring Dave and his sous chef lunch at Loka, more often than not it’s pasta and many times it’s lasagna. Today I made butternut squash lasagna with Catelli gluten free pasta and no one knew! Turns out gluten free doesn’t have to mean gross.
So we figured we’d give gluten- free pasta a shot as it could be the solution for our next potluck. Made with white and brown rice, corn and quinoa I didn’t know if we would be able to taste the difference.
Gluten Free Butternut Squash Lasagna
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