Post # 1
Okay, Bees, does anyone have any good pasta dishes that don’t require tomatoes? I developed an adult onset allergy to tomatoes and also many other glorious food items (a hypersensitivity to salicylic acid–totally sucks cause no more ‘maters, avocados, berries and a bunch of other cool stuff). But anyway, for an Irish girl, my mom makes the best takes-you-all-day long, simmerific sauce in the whole world taught to her by an Italian family she knew growing up. And God do I miss it! I’ve begged her to make it for me, promising it will be totally worth it and I can just shoot myself with an epipen as I eat, but sadly she refuses. Anyway-kind of got sidetracked there-I just really love pasta, lasagna, etc., and am tired of alfredo sauce and pesto sauce, the only alternatives I ever seem to find.
Any recipes you like with a tomato free sauce that isn’t pesto or alfredo or am I SOL?
This topic was modified 5 years ago by MrsYokiman.
Post # 2
I’ve seen a lot of yummy looking roasted red pepper sauces on Pinterest, not sure if red peppers are part of your no-no list but I sure hope not! One of my favorite “pasta” dishes is actually spaghetti squash with a goat cheese “alfredo”. Get on Pinterest!!
Post # 3
MrsYokiman: I make a really easy pasta salad. Boil a pot of water, add pasta of your choice, when almost done add a bag of frozen veggies, cook until thawed, drain and rinse. Add cubed provolone (or any cheese you like), oregano, salt/pepper, and toss with balsamic vinaigrette.
Post # 4
There is an Italian place in town which makes a garlic, white wine, thick creamy white sauce that is amazing. Try pinterest, I bet they’ll have something similar. I see all kinds of non tomato paste stuff on there all the time.
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Post # 7
Something like a shrimp scampi, would be made with oil, garlic, butter. No cream
Post # 8
How about a fancy Mac n cheese? My Fiance whips up a Mac n cheese with all sorts of cheese…I don’t know how many different types but there’s cheddar, mozzarella, provolone, gruyere…then he bakes it in the oven. So good…dunno if that makes the cut for “pasta” though lol
Post # 9
Goat cheese! Roasted red pepper!
honestly, that sucks. tomatoes are awesome.
i have a sweet potato chicken enchilada recipe I have considered transforming into pasta sauce… And creamy curry sauce is surprisingly good on pasta, too.
What about pasta carbonara with egg and bacon? Or stroganoff?
Post # 10
missoptimism: Yes, I can have roasted red pepper, and that recipe sends heavenly as I also love spaghetti squash and goat Thanks for the Pinterest idea-never even thought about it!
Yummy-thanks for all of the links/ideas ladies! I’m not a person who cooks very often, so it’s awesome to see so many non-alfredo tomato alternatives out there!
Post # 11
littleanchor: Ahh–that looks so yummy and easy to make!
babeba: Stroganoff–I haven’t had that in forever and sour cream is like its own food group to me because I love it so much. Will look up stroganoff recipes right now! (and yeah, it totally bites-I used to eat tomatoes all the time. Now no caprese salads, no pizza, no sauces, no bbq, no ketchup. Those red bulbs of juicy goodness are in everything yummy.)
Post # 12
I love Boscaiola which is a creamy-type pasta with bacon, mushrooms and parsley. The fats from the bacon and a small amount of the starchy water you boiled the fettucine in emulsify when tossed together to make the sauce, which is then thickened with Parmesan cheese. You can always make Putanesca and other tomato based sauces by chargrilling red peppers, then removing the seeds and skins and pureeing them.
If you get sick of pasta try Gnocchi with cheese, thyme and sauteed wild mushrooms, or a leftover lamb ragu. Also experiment with risottos – you can make different flavours by folding pureed vegetables through at the end. Pumpkin and Rosemary is one of my faves.
Post # 13
Aquaria: That sounds good! Love balsamic.
tksjewelry: Mouth watering just reading about it.
Isabelle663: gosh, didn’t even consider any shellfish or seafood options-thanks!
craigslistgirl: I think I might peruse Pinterest for different pesto recipes-a bit burned out on the normal one but I bet there are all kinds of variations out there.
rmsgirl: oh my gosh, yes! I love mac and cheese, and trying different cheeses and toppings would be awesome. Sometimes you forget about an old favorite like that!
relishdead: never even thought about that with the red pepper. And the Bascaiola sounds divine! Will have to find a recipe and try that. And gnocci–I haven’t that in ages! Yum!
Thanks again so much, ladies! These ideas are awesome!!
Post # 14
MrsYokiman: I actually prefer my pizza and pasta noodles with garlic butter sauce and herbs. Olive oil is also a good choice and a lot healther. Last night I made spaghetti with meat sauce for my family. Since I’m a vegetarian, I put some noodles aside for myself, added the olive oil, herbs, and some parmesan cheese. Yum! You can also look for vegetarian lasagna recipe and just omit the tomatoes.
Post # 15
This avocado pasta recipe is SO easy and super delicious. People are always skeptical to try it and then begging for the recipe 😉 I like it best with zucchini noodles but it’s really good with regular pasta, too.
15 Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta