Traditional, Gluten Free Pasta Con Broccoli


I once avoided pasta with rich cream sauces due to my misinformed fear of healthy fats. Now I embrace these foods made with traditional fats.  I use the best ingredients I can find and usually serve with a fresh garden salad and baked wild salmon. Pasta is high in carbohydrates, which can convert to sugar and fat, but the fat in the cream and butter helps to balance this out. By serving with a protein like salmon, the meal becomes balanced and healthy. Try and find tomato sauce or paste in a glass jar to avoid the leaching of chemicals in cans caused by the acid of tomatoes.


  • 4 ounces uncooked pasta (I use Tinkyada organic brown rice noodles)
  • 1 cup organic, pastured cream
  • 2 tablespoons organic, pastured butter
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 2-4 tablespoons marinara; or tomato sauce/paste (Bionaturae organic tomato paste and Muir Glen organic tomato sauce are good brands)
  • 1-2 cups chopped or cut broccoli
  • 1/4 -1/2 cup grated parmesan or Manchego 6 month sheep cheese
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Cook pasta until half done; approximately 7 minutes for Tinkyada noodles
  2. Add cream, butter, garlic, tomato sauce, broccoli, salt and pepper, bring to a boil and lower heat
  3. Stir frequently to prevent burning of noodles until pasta is fully cooked
  4. Remove from heat and add cheese
  5. Enjoy! For more delicious recipes and information on nutrition and holistic healthcare see Holistic Health to Go
Michelle Goldstein
Michelle is a mental health therapist who incorporates holistic principles into her full time counseling practice. She is passionate about holistic nutrition, natural healing and food/ medical health freedoms. After immersing herself into alternative medicine, seeking answers to a family health crisis, she discovered that conventional healthcare recommendations often contribute to illness. She has written for Natural News, Vac Truth and other health news sites, beginning in February 2013. All of her articles and recipes to date can be found at her site Holistic Health to Go,