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30 Gluten Free Pasta Recipes That Are Actually Good For You

Eat your gluten free pasta and be healthy too! These 30 gluten free pasta recipes are as tasty as their gluten filled versions. Perhaps even better!

Did you know that October 25 (2020) is World Pasta Day? As a diehard pasta lover, even though I’ve been following a gluten free diet 10+ years, I can think of no better way to celebrate that with one (or more!) of these nourishing gluten free pasta recipes.

Before I share my favorite gluten free pasta recipes with you, let’s talk about tips for choosing the tastiest gluten free pasta. And, the healthiest versions too!

What is the best brand of gluten free pasta?

variety of different dry gluten free pasta shapes.

Honestly, this is a hard question to answer. The best brand of gluten free pasta really depends on your taste, as well as your nutrition preferences. That being said, here’s a list of gluten free pasta brands I keep on rotation in my pantry, fridge, and freezer.

If you try one of these gluten free pastas below, and don’t like it, keep trying. Keep in mind, too, some of these pastas (especially bean based ones), may taste a little funny plain. Add some sauce, and you’re whole family will happily scarf it down!

Bean & Lentil Based Pastas (my go-to’s for extra protein & microbiome friendly fiber)

Whole Grain Gluten Free Pasta

Fresh & Frozen Gluten Free Pasta

  • Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi (frozen section)
  • Capello’s Gluten Free Pasta (made with almond flour)

Tip! I recommend stocking up on your favorite gluten free pastas. I’ve linked to some of them that are available to purchase at a discount through Thrive Market.

Tips for Cooking Gluten Free Pasta

If you don’t want your gluten free pasta to be mushy or sticky (trust me, I’ve been there too!), follow these tips for cooking your gluten free pasta.

  1. Read the manufacturer’s suggestions first. Depending on the ingredients in your gluten free pasta (see above) there will be a wide range in cooking times. Start by reading the instructions, then adjust as needed.
  2. Just add salt. Like any pasta, you should salt your water before cooking. This will help add flavor to your cooked pasta. According to Bon Appetit, a general rule of thumb is to use 4 teaspoons Kosher salt (i.e. Morton’s) for every gallon of water.
  3. Stir, stir, stir! Be sure to stir your pasta, right after adding it to the pot, and periodically while it’s cooking, to keep it from sticking.
  4. Don’t overcook your pasta! Mushy pasta isn’t good. I know you’re following step one and reading the directions. That being said, if this is your first time cooking a particular pasta, test you pasta ~ 2 minutes before the cooking time on the instructions, then test again every 2 minutes.

Let’s eat some gluten free pasta!

Thanks so much to my dietitian and food blogger friends for sharing their favorite gluten free pasta recipes. There’s something delicious for everyone, including vegan and vegetarian gluten free pasta recipes, grain free pasta recipes, cold pasta salad recipes, and vegetable “zoodle” pasta recipes.

Grab a fork and dig in!

Vegetarian & Vegan Recipes

Easy Baked Enchilada Pasta

baked enchilada pasta
This baked enchilada pasta is an easy and delicious twist on traditional enchiladas. It’s vegetarian and gluten free, and hands on time is only 20 minutes~perfect for a busy weeknight dinner!
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Roasted Red Pepper Pasta with Goat Cheese, Mushrooms and Spinach Flavor the Moments

Roasted Red Pepper Pasta with Goat Cheese, Mushrooms and Spinach is a gluten-free vegetarian pasta tossed in a creamy homemade roasted red pepper sauce!
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Gluten-free Avocado Tahini Pasta – Vegan Yack Attack

Here, creamy avocado and iron-rich tahini come together to make a delicious, super-simple, dish! This avocado tahini pasta is great for a quick dinner, make-ahead lunch, or a side.
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Arugula Pesto Pasta Bowl with Broccoli (Gluten Free Vegan) • Bakerita

This Arugula Pesto Pasta Bowl with Broccoli is one of my favorite quick and easy go-to meals! It’s filling, nutritious & simple to make in just 30 minutes.
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Easy Vegan Alfredo Sauce With Mushrooms & Pasta | Gluten Free on a Shoestring

This rich, creamy vegan alfredo sauce is made with cashews and coconut milk, and no nutritional yeast. It even reheats beautifully, and has become a new staple in my house! Why vegan? Ever since having children, I’ve been pretty conscious …
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Vegan Rasta Pasta Dish _ That Girl Cooks Healthy

This Jamaican rasta pasta recipe is a one pan vegan Caribbean style pasta dish with a medley of bell peppers, seasoned with the infamous jerk marinade and cooked down in a creamy coconut sauce.
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Cold Gluten Free Pasta Salad Recipes

Tip! Cooked and cooled pasta is a good source of microbiome friendly resistant starch-good for gut health!

Lemony Kale Pasta Salad with Pistachio Nuts

Lemony Kale Pasta Salad with Pistachio Nuts
This Lemony Kale Pasta Salad with Pistachio Nuts is super simple to make, and packed with flavor. Make it with your pasta of choice ~ gluten free, grain free, or legume based for a nutritious boost of protein and fiber. So delicious!
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The Best Gluten Free Pasta Salad | Bucket List Tummy

This Mediterranean Vegan Cold Pasta Salad is a creamy, colorful plant based pasta recipe. Swap out your typical pasta salad recipe for this healthy, roasted vegetable pasta salad.
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Gluten Free Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Basil, & Fresh Ricotta

Quick and Easy Pasta Salad w/ Tomatoes, Basil, and Fresh Ricottta Cheese. Simple, nourishing, and delicious!
This gluten free pasta salad with sweet grape tomatoes, peppery basil, and fresh ricotta cheese is a delicious solution when you need a quick and easy weeknight dinner everyone will love!
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Gluten Free Pasta Salad – Allergy Free Alaska

This Gluten Free Pasta Salad is a beautiful array of complimentary flavors tossed with a savory Greek-style salad dressing that your whole family will love!
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Grain Free & Legume Based Pasta Recipes

Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi w/ Crispy Kale & Pine Nuts

Trader Joe's Cauliflower Gnocchi in a white serving bowl.
You’ll love this EASY sheet pan meal featuring Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi, Crispy Kale, Roasted Onions, Fresh Rosemary, and Pine Nuts. Serve it for a healthy lunch or dinner. SO good!
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Lentil Pasta with Roasted Fingerlings, Baby Kale and Crispy Garlic — Rachael Hartley Nutrition

Make this vegetarian lentil pasta with roasted fingerlings, kale and crispy garlic! It’s packed with flavor despite the simple ingredients list from crispy fried garlic chips, caramelized onion and plenty of fruity, peppery olive oil! Using lentil pasta means it’s also packed with protein for a balanced meal.
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Butternut Squash and Sweet Pea Sage Pasta – Kelly Jones Nutrition

This vegan and gluten free butternut squash and pea pasta can be made in 20 minutes as a flavorful and filling weeknight meal.
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Easy Lasagna Soup | Sweet Cayenne

This easy gluten-free lasagna soup comes together with just a few pantry staples that I always like to have on hand. It’s perfect for a busy weeknight meal!
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Creamy White Bean Pasta – Running to the Kitchen

Fusilli chickpea pasta is coated in a luscious & creamy vegan white bean sauce with sun-dried tomatoes and baby spinach. A comforting plant based meal!
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Instant Pot Pumpkin Black Bean Chili Mac – Flavor the Moments

Instant Pot Pumpkin Black Bean Chili Mac is a protein-packed gluten-free Instant Pot pasta that’s on the table in under 30 minutes!
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Gluten Free Pasta Recipes with Chicken, Meat, & Seafood

Gluten-Free Beef and Mushroom Lasagna – Kiss in the Kitchen

This gluten-free lasagna is hearty, nourishing and will feed a crowd! Packed with both mushrooms and lean beef, it’s great for large families or freezes great if you have leftovers!
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Kid-Friendly Gluten Free Baked Ziti Casserole – Fearless Dining

Your whole family will love this easy baked Gluten Free Ziti Casserole recipe. Hearty meat sauce with Italian sweet peppers, gooey cheese…enjoy!
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Creamy Garden Fresh Pasta Bake – The Honour System

Creamy Garden Fresh Pasta Bake. Rich & creamy with tender pieces of chicken, this dish uses brown rice pasta and Greek yogurt to lighten things up.
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Chicken Sausage Pesto Pasta – The Roasted Root

Chicken sausage pesto pasta makes for a filling, delightfully flavorful and fresh meal. Make it ahead of time for meal prep, or whip it up for the whole family!
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Tuna Pesto Pasta | Abbey’s Kitchen

This easy gluten free tuna pesto pasta is a fast pantry staple recipe that is family friendly, balanced and super simple to make!
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Mediterranean Chicken & Pasta Skillet (GF) – Your Choice Nutrition

Filled with the flavors of olive oil, sun dried tomatoes and fresh herbs, this one-pan Mediterranean Chicken & Pasta Skillet dinner is sure to please.
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Quick & Easy Gluten-Free Lasagna – This Unmilleneal Life

With just a few simple ingredients, this quick and easy gluten-free lasagna is a simple dinner option any night of the week.
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Slow Cooker Asian Chicken Noodle Soup | NeighborFood

This Slow Cooker Asian Chicken Noodle Soup is a spicy, fresh, and comforting gluten free soup that’ll chase away the winter blues!
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Veggie Pasta (aka Zoodles)

Easy Vegan Zucchini Noodles with Avocado Pesto

Zucchini Noodles with Avocado Pesto
These easy vegan zucchini noodles with avocado pesto are just the thing when you’re craving something lighter than pasta, yet equally delicious! Enjoy them alone for a light dinner, or pair them with your favorite protein for a nourishing lunch.
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Quick and Easy Weeknight Oriental Cashew Chicken – PrepDish.com

It’s time to say “bye, bye” to Chinese takeout with my quick and easy Oriental Cashew Chicken recipe! This quick and easy meal is ready in minutes!
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No Noodle Vegetarian Eggplant Lasagna -Champagne Nutrition

Vegetarian, gluten-free veggie ‘noodle’ eggplant lasagna is easy to make an packed full of fiber
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Pad Thai Zoodles Vegan Gluten-Free Recipe | Planted365

Pad Thai Zoodles are tasty, healthy, and easy to make. They have the familiar flavors of regular Pad Thai but the zucchini noodles make it fresh and light.
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Tasty Spaghetti Squash Marinara

Want to make spaghetti squash marinara? This tasty spaghetti squash is one of the best spaghetti squash recipes you’ll ever eat. Enjoy this spaghetti squash with marinara today!
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Keto Zucchini ‘Noodles’ with Creamy Tomato Sauce – In the Kitch

This recipe for keto zucchini noodles with creamy tomato sauce shows that substituting pasta doesn’t mean substituting flavor and satisfaction.
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So there you have it! 30 gluten free pasta recipes that are not only good for you, but delicious too! Which ones will you make first???

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