Gluten-Free Italian Comfort Food

I don’t know about you, but the current stormy weather and rapidly approaching Christmas season has made us crave comfort food – Italian comfort food. We mean hearty lasagnes, satisfying bowls of glistening pesto coated gnocchi and rich vegetable filled pasta sauces.
With the dark evenings closing in, it is the perfect time to try out some new recipes.

Many people who avoid gluten tell us that they miss pasta the most. We ask them if they have tried Le Veneziane? Don’t just trust our recommendation, it’s the number 1 Gluten-Free pasta in Italy. Italians know their pasta and it seems you agree, the range has 5 star reviews from customers on Ocado praising the range’s superb taste and authentic texture. Unlike many Gluten-Free pastas, Le Veneziane maintains a firm ‘al dente’ texture on cooking. Coeliacs rejoice – real pasta is back on the menu!
The range is diverse, you can choose from Penne, Fusilli, Spaghetti, Lasagne, Tagliatelle or Ditalini (a small pasta perfect for children or traditional Italian soups and stews). There are also two varieties of Gluten-Free gnocchi, the traditional Italian potato dumpling, and a crisp and crunchy Gluten-Free mini grissini – perfect to serve with antipasto while you are cooking.
Why not try the pasta or gnocchi with a simple nutritious pesto made using kale and olive oil?
Gluten-Free Gnocchi with Kale Pesto
A quick and easy weekday supper.

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Ingredients1 whole Pack of Le Veneziane Italian Classic Potato Gnocchi
For the pesto50g Kale50g Toasted pine nuts50g Parmesan (or vegetarian alternative)70ml garlic infused olive oilA squeeze of lemon juice
Method

1. Blitz the pesto ingredients in a food processor.

2. Bring salted water to the boil, cook the Gnocchi for 1-2 minutes until they float on the surface.

3. Drain, coat in the pesto.

4. Serve with some fresh Kale, a sprinkle of toasted pine nuts and a few shavings of parmesan.

This pesto keeps for up to a week in the fridge so we used the leftovers for pesto pasta using Le Veneziane Gluten-Free Penne.
You can buy Le Veneziane online from Ocado, Holland & Barratt and Amazon.
Next we are planning to make a naturally vegetarian Gluten-Free Aubergine Lasagne. We’ll post the recipe soon. In the meantime, happy cooking! Please share your thoughts on Le Veneziane, gluten-free cooking and your recipes with us via twitter@LavidaFood or through our facebook page.