This dairy free and egg free pasta sauce recipe has been a favourite of mine since I was about 18 years old. When I first left home, pasta became a huge part of my diet. From making spaghetti bolognaise to my favourite pasta and sauce dishes, I have continued to make many pasta dishes over the years. I was asked to write about this dish as a part of the Belling’s Cooking in Style campaign. You can find more wonderful recipes by searching for the hashtag #GoodLookingCooking on social media.
I’ve always dreamed of having one of the Belling range ovens to enable me to create new dishes. I love that these come in different colours too.
The Problem with Pre-made Pasta Sauces
After finally figuring out that I had some food intolerances, I realised that many of the pasta sauces I was using actually contained some of the foods I was intolerant to. I can’t have cows’ milk (unless it is a2 milk), eggs, bell peppers or chilli peppers (including paprika). It is very difficult to find pasta sauces that don’t contain these foods.
As a result, I have spent some time devising my own pasta sauce recipes that are just as quick and easy as the store bought sauces.
Easy Dairy Free and Egg Free Pasta Sauce Recipe
200g dried pasta
Tin of chopped tomatoes
6 rashers of bacon, cut into squares
1 tsp dried oregano
2 tsp vegetable oil
A pinch of salt and pepper
1. Add 1 tsp vegetable oil into a pan of boiling water. Add the pasta and leave to cook until al dente.
2. Fry the bacon in 1 tsp oil.
3. Put the chopped tomatoes, oregano, salt and pepper into the pan with the bacon. Leave to simmer on a medium heat.
4. Drain the pasta and add to the sauce.
5. Stir the sauce to cover the pasta.
6. Serve and enjoy!
A Fantastic Dish for Students, After Work and After School
I found this a great recipe to use as a student. It is also a quick, easy and filling meal to make after work when I have very little time between getting home and starting to work from home again during the evening. My children also love this dish. They always clean their plates when we have this after school.
My children love helping me to measure out the pasta (I am not good at this as I always put way too much in. It’s a good job they are there to help me get it right), as well as to mix the ingredients for the sauce. H often makes sure she taste tests the pasta before I serve it.
Alternative Pasta Sauces to Try
This pasta sauce recipe lends itself to having more vegetables added to it. In the past, I have added grated carrot to it, sliced carrot also works well. Broccoli and chopped onion with a hint of crushed garlic are also tasty additions to this dish. Also, I have, on occasion, swapped the oregano for basil that gives this a different flavour even though the base ingredients are the same.
This dish is so versatile, family and allergy friendly that it is a recipe that we will continue to use again and again throughout the coming years. Maybe one day, it will be a dish that my children can cook when they leave home.
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