Gluten-Free Garlic and Herb Linguine Recipe

Yields: 4 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz. gluten-free linguine pasta
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional, for a little heat)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (optional, omit for dairy-free/vegan)

Instructions

  • Cook the pasta: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the gluten-free linguine and cook according to package directions until al dente. Reserve about 1/2 cup of pasta water before draining.
  • Make the garlic-herb sauce: While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly, until fragrant but not browned.
  • Season the sauce: Add the oregano, thyme, basil, and red pepper flakes (if using) to the skillet. Stir and cook for 30 seconds, until the herbs are fragrant.
  • Combine everything: Add the drained linguine and a bit of the reserved pasta water to the skillet. Toss to coat the pasta evenly in the garlic-herb sauce. If it seems too dry, add a bit more pasta water.
  • Finish and serve: Stir in the chopped parsley and season generously with salt and pepper. Serve immediately, topped with grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Tips & Variations

  • Fresh herbs: If you have them, substitute fresh herbs for dried. Use about 1 tablespoon of each.
  • Add-ins: Boost flavor and nutrition with sauteed vegetables like mushrooms, spinach, or chopped broccoli. You could also add cooked shrimp or chicken.
  • Vegan: To make this dish vegan, omit the Parmesan cheese and use a vegan alternative if desired.

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