Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Pasta Please but Hold the Cheese

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I often get kitchen related questions from people over at AskRuth. Sometimes they're about kitchen tools, sometimes they're about cooking. I even have a video clip on what to look for when buying knives and one on chopping. Today I received this email from a pasta lover who's husband is allergic to cheese.
I have a question about pasta dishes. I love cheese, but it takes a lot of imagination and ingenuity to think up tasty non-cheese pasta dishes for my husband who is allergic to cheese. (I even tried making a non cheese pizza for him once. It was an abysmal failure. With pasta dishes, as with pizza, it somehow loses something in the taste bud translation to just leave cheese out of the equation. Do you know of any yummy non cheesy pasta dishes you can post?

How sad is that! So I'm asking everyone out there to help us out. If you have a great, non-cheese (and I'm assuming that also means no milk or cream) pasta dish, let me know and I'll post a special roundup with links to your non cheesy but still delicious pasta dishes.

Here are a few of mine to start the ball rolling.....

BBQ Spaghetti Diablo


Farfalle with Shrimp & Bread Crumbs (my family's favorite)


Spaghetti Puttanesca - MY Favorite


So, please, everyone, help us out with your favorite non-cheese pasta. Just email me the link or the recipe at ruth@4everykitchen.com. I'm also going to post this question at Presto Pasta Gang on Facebook.

10 comments:

Judith in Umbria said...

None of the pasta that contain fish use cheese. It simply isn't done. That includes orecchiette with broccoli or broccoli rabe, because the invisible secret ingredient is anchovies.

Jim said...

That BBQ Diablo looks amazing.

Ruth Daniels said...

Judith, thanks for the anchovy tip. My favorite way to hide them from my squeamish anchovy averse family.

Jim...it is!

katiez said...

Most of my pasta salads don't have cheese - actually, looking back nothing I'v submitted for the last 2 months has cheese.
As for hot pasta dishes mine are about 50-50.
If she stays away from the tradtional red sauces it's easier to stay away from the cheese ;-)

sab said...

I HAVE A PASTA RECIPE WITHOUT ANY CHEESE (except frome the fact that one can add some grated parmesan before serving!!!) so i give you the link of this recipe I made months ago
http://leplaisirdegourmandise.blog4ever.com/blog/articles-108011-111298.html

Hillary said...

What a great cause you have there! Whenever I make pasta with meat sauce, we never use cheese (mostly because we can't - we have a kosher kitchen) but it always tastes just great without it!

Thanks for participating in our Monthly Mouthful Ruth!

Holler said...

I would serve up the classic Arrabbiata or as we call it in my house Penne with tomato and chilli sauce and it really doesn't need to be topped with parmesan! A grinding of black pepper would do!

Ruth Daniels said...

A fantastic site for dairy averse people (actually for anyone, I'm a carnivore and I love it) is Vegan Visitor. Check out her pasta archive here http://veganvisitor.wordpress.com/tag/pasta/

joey said...

Hi Ruth! I emailed you a link to one of my non-cheese pasta dishes :)

Ruth Daniels said...

One of the FaceBook Presto Pasta Night Gang shared this awesome link...it's vegan, so you can be sure there's no dairy here.

http://veganvisitor.wordpress.com/tag/pasta/