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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Adventures in Gluten Free Cooking: Pesto Pork Pasta

Some evenings I just have to go with what is on hand to make dinner! 
The other day I didn't have much,
but here is what I came up with!
Can you guess by looking at the picture?
2 pork chops cut in to pieces 
GF penne noodles 
(I used quinoa noodles ~ any type would work)
parmesan cheese
can of green beans
some plain cream cheese
salt and pepper

In one pot I cooked the noodles. I use about half a box of quinoa noodles, that is enough for our 2 dinners and lunch for me the next day. In a pan with higher sides, I browned the pork. Once the pork was cooked I added a {large}scoop of pesto, the can of green beans {with about half of the water dumped out}, about 1/3 c. cream cheese, and a few shakes of salt and pepper to taste. Stir to mix and let cream cheese melt {make sure you have turned down the flame on your stove to low, you still want the pan to be heated, but just a low heat}. Once noodles are cooked {and drained} add everything together and mix. Serve with parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.
The Verdict: It was pretty good. I would like to try it again with 
broccoli or asparagus
 in place of the green beans. 
My hubby like it so much that there were no leftovers for me to take for lunch the next day!

Have you ever made a great, new dish using just what you had on hand?


  1. This looks fantastic. I LOVE pesto. Newest reader!

  2. This looks delicious...I love finding new pasta recipes! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  3. This sounds very good and is the kind of cooking I do all the time. Easier to do for just the two of us than when I was feeding a crowd. A bit of this and a bit of that goes farther for just two.

  4. Aaah! Pesto sounds so delicious right now at 11:00 at night! You have such yummy recipes! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  5. I'm on a new recipe hunt and this sounds amazing. And makes me hungry. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Oh my yummy goodness! I would love for you to share with my readers on Blog Stalking Thursday!

  7. I love the idea of trying this with asparagus. Thanks for linking it up to Pomp Party.

    Amanda Joy
    Joy in the Jumble

  8. Thank you for sharing your recipe with us this week on AFW! Be sure to check back next week for reader favorites and hostess picks. Have a great week!

    Be Well,
    --AFW Hostesses

  9. This looks like such a tasty pasta recipe that my family would really enjoy!