Gluten-Free Mushroom Carbonara With Brie
Very simple and fast to make Mushroom Carbonara With Brie. This gluten-free pasta dish is made in under 30 minutes, with lots of mushrooms, a little garlic, melted Brie and using less than ten ingredients. A mouthwatering meal in minutes!
the main goal for carbonara is creaminess without adding cream,
For carbonara sauce, you will need two ingredients, eggs and cheese. The sauce is super easy. The only difficulty is to make sure that the eggs aren’t overcooked, or they will look like scrambled eggs instead of a creamy sauce.
let’s discuss the ingredients,
To make the carbonara sauce, you will need eggs and preferably pecorino Romano cheese. This cheese is salty with a sharp taste—a classic for carbonara sauce. If you don’t have pecorino Romano cheese, you can use parmesan.
I wanted to keep this gluten-free pasta dish vegetarian, so I replaced Guanciale, the most commonly used meat for the dish in Italy, with mushrooms and garlic.
And to add extra creaminess and cheesy flavour, I topped the mushroom carbonara with brie cheese. A little unusual, but the Brie sealed the deal.
So the last thing you will need is gluten-free pasta. I used spaghetti. However, you can also use short-cut gluten-free pasta.
the mushroom carbonara details,
Start with boiling a large pot of salted water. Add the pasta and cook until al dente. Do not overcook the pasta. It should be tender but firm to bite.
the best way to cook spaghetti,
You want to cook the spaghetti without breaking them. To do this, hold them in a bunch vertically and immerse them in a large pot of salted boiling water. Let go, and they will fall out in all directions.
As they soften, with the help of a fork, let them sink, then stir. And always cook the spaghetti al dente, following the cooking time found on the pasta packaging.
While the pasta is cooking using a large skillet, saute the mushrooms in butter. Once the mushrooms are tender and lightly browned, add the garlic and cook until the garlic becomes fragrant—about a minute.
Prepare the sauce by whisking the eggs with the porcino Romano cheese.
By now, the pasta is ready. Drain the pasta and reserve 1 cup of pasta water. Remove the skillet from the heat and toss the hot pasta with the sauteed mushrooms and garlic.
Adding the egg and cheese mixture is a crucial step to making the sauce creamy. By now, the skillet is filled with pasta and mushrooms, and everything is still hot.
Add the egg and cheese mixture and toss very quickly (to ensure the eggs do not scramble), creating the sauce.
Stir in the reserved pasta water as needed for desired consistency. The sauce may seem thin to start, but don’t worry. It will thicken up very quickly and keep everything saucy.
Insert the brie slices between the pasta, leaving some of the cheese exposed. If you were using an oven-proof skillet, place the skillet under a broiler for a few minutes until the Brie starts to melt.
Then, the pasta carbonara is ready. I like to add a sprinkle of fresh parsley just before serving.
If you don’t have an oven-proof skillet or would like to serve the mushroom carbonara in a pretty dish, transfer the pasta with the mushrooms into a baking dish, add the Brie and place the dish under a broiler.
Is brie cheese rind safe to eat?
The rind of brie cheese is an essential part of the flavour. And yes, it is safe to eat. The rind on Brie encases the cheese and adds a mild, earthy flavour. The rind is soft with a tender texture and complements the soft cheese.
The mushroom carbonara should be served immediately. Creamy, garlicky served with melted Brie throughout—the simplest weeknight-style gluten-free pasta meal for your family and friends.
I like to serve the mushroom carbonara as a main, but it makes a great side to Gluten-Free Crispy Baked Ranch Chicken, or Stuffed Pork Tenderloin With Spinach And Goat Cheese.
I don’t know what it is about the cooler months, but they always leave me craving pasta and cheese. This simple gluten-free mushroom carbonara recipe may not be one of my healthier dishes or fancy looking, but you can whip it up in minutes and satisfy hungry appetites.
With US Thanksgiving coming up and early Christmas shopping, November is a busy time of the year. So having an easy pasta meal ready when you need it is perfect.
With some help from mushrooms and cheese, you can create a mouthwatering gluten-free pasta dinner in minutes. I call this meal a weeknight essential. Enjoy!
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