Gluten free pasta primavera makes a fantastic weeknight meal. Sunday supper quality on a Tuesday!
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Van's Foods. The contributor and Food Fanatic were compensated for recipe development and promotion. All opinions are the contributor’s own.
I should preface this post by saying that we're not a strictly gluten-free family. None of us has the dietary requirement to do so all the time, but we're kitchen experimentalists in this house. We like trying new stuff for the sake of trying new stuff.
Van's Foods' new gluten free pastas are made with a combination of brown rice flour and either red lentil flour or white rice flour, depending on the sauce you pick up. There's a choice between red sauce, creamy herb and garlic, or ultimate cheddar. Since someone in this house isn't a fan of cheesy or creamy sauces (it's not me), I immediately gravitated towards the red sauce, since I knew it's something the whole family would eat.
However, my kid is a tried and true carnivore. If there's not meat on the plate, he didn't eat. And his daddy pretty much feels the same way. So I knew I had to jooj our Rotini & Red Sauce with some extra protein and veg to round out the whole meal.
I also must warn you that we're huge fans of garlic. This sautéed chicken is all about the garlic. I actually left any seasoning beyond salt and pepper off the vegetables because the chicken more than makes up for it. I was even a little worried this chicken would overpower the red sauce provided by Van's.
Let me just say, I was super happy and pleasantly surprised to find the red sauce provided in the box to be incredibly robust and bright. The tomatoes shine, with just the right hint of Italian spices and garlic throughout. Hooray for a weeknight shortcut that tastes fantastic!
Fresh vegetables and chicken can really take a quick boxed meal and make it something special for your family, without tons of extra work. And let's face it - if I'm honest (and I always try to be) - I'd rather spend extra time and energy on dessert. Like caramel apple pie or chewy caramel bars. (Can you tell I have a thing for caramel?)
This is a easy dinner that's nice enough for Sunday, but quick enough for Monday. Gotta love that!
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