Spaghetti Aglio, Olio, E Peperoncino

It’s almost dinner time. A quick and easy recipe for dinner is pasta. I love putting pasta dishes together because they are SO easy and 9 out of 10 times, you always have some pasta and sauce in your pantry somewhere.

Spaghetti Aglio, Olio, E Peperoncino translates to spaghetti with garlic, oil, and chili pepper flakes. I KNOW we ALWAYS have these ingredients in my pantry at home. This is a delicious and simple dish that your whole family is sure to love.

Spaghetti Aglio, Olio, E Peperoncino

Spaghetti aglio, olio, e peperoncino is a traditional Italian pasta dish. It’s well loved by many because it’s so easy and inexpensive to make. This is a perfect solution whenever you’re pressed for time, stumped on what to have for dinner or just looking for something nice and simple. 

Ingredients

  • 7 ounces of your favorite gluten free spaghetti
  • 2 large or 3 small garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of chili pepper flakes
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
  1. Cook spaghetti according to the directions on the package, until it is al dente.
  2. Strain spaghetti and place in a large serving dish.
  3. Add minced garlic, chili pepper flakes, olive oil, salt, and pepper, and mix together very well. (You want every bite of spaghetti to be covered)
  4. Serve warm or at room temperature.

ENJOY!

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Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Ground turkey is one of my favorite meats to use in cooking because turkey is a rather bland bird so you can add any flavor you want to it! Turkey isn’t just for Thanksgiving and Christmas anymore! These turkey wraps remind me of the P.F. Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps.

Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps 

These wraps can also be done with ground chicken (just like at P.F. Chang’s) or with ground beef or ground lamb

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 lb ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions (4 medium)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons gluten free soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons garlic and red chile paste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (or more if you like the spice like I do!)
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/3 cup chopped salted peanuts
  • 12 medium Bibb lettuce leaves, rinsed, patted dry with paper towel (Bibb lettuce is the best because of its sturdiness)
  1. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook turkey over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked and nicely browned; drain and return to skillet. Stir in green onions, cilantro, mint, lime juice, soy sauce, peanut butter, garlic paste, chile paste, sugar and red pepper flakes. Cook 3 to 4 minutes longer or until hot.
  2. To serve, spoon 2 heaping tablespoons turkey mixture, 2 tablespoons carrots and 1 teaspoon peanuts onto each lettuce leaf; wrap around filling. Serve warm with a spicy peanut sauce.