7 Paleo Pastas That Make Being Grain-Free Great

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Pasta-holics following the paleo diet don’t have to worry about giving up their “pasta” dishes. If anything, a whole new world is opened when pasta is removed from the diet. Paleo bloggers have cooked up a number of dishes that make “pasta” out of vegetables, combining a depth of foods and flavors to satisfy any craving.

If you really want to mimic pasta without using vegetables, try Meatified‘s way of making noodles from scratch out of common paleo flour ingredients. However, you’ll need a pasta machine to feed the dough through. Another method is to pair produce with spices and other ingredients to make a completely new version of noodles. To try the variety you can introduce to your diet when you cut out pasta, check out the following 7 recipes.

1. Sweet Potato Pasta

Don’t let the name Paleo Non Paleo intimidate you. Non paleo is reference to the rest of the world, not the recipes on the blog, like pasta made from sweet potatoes.

Ingredients:

2 medium sweet potatoes or yams, long in shape
2 tablespoons grass -­- fed butter, salted
1 to 2 tablespoons sage
1 tablespoon cinnamon
sea salt to taste

Directions: Wash sweet potatoes under cold water and then peel. Carefully, using your mandolin, slice your sweet potato lengthwise into thin strips. Use a knife and cut strips into about quarter-inch thickness and set aside. Melt butter in a large pan over medium heat. Add in all of your sweet potato noodles. Continually stir and cook until the sweet potatoes are cooked through to your liking, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with your sage and cinnamon and mix well. Transfer to a plate and enjoy.

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