For those who’ve chosen to remove gluten from their diets, pasta is often one of the main dishes missed. Luckily, gluten-free pasta can taste amazing! Here are 10 Gluten-Free pasta dishes that will make you never miss gluten pasta again!
1. Gluten-Free Quinoa Pasta Salad
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This Gluten-Free Quinoa Pasta Salad by Wendy Irene is a healthy recipe that is perfect to make ahead and keep in the fridge for when you need something hearty to satisfy you and keep you on track with positively nourishing your body. The quinoa pasta salad is a no-fuss recipe with an intentionally short list of ingredients, many of which are common pantry items. It takes little effort to make and can be done in a short amount of time.
2. Kale Walnut Pesto Pasta
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If you’re trying to up your meal prep game, making your dips and sauces can be a game-changer! This Kale Walnut Pesto Pasta by Mitra Shirmohammadi is packed with nutrients, full of flavors, and so versatile. You can serve it with pasta, slather it on your toast, use it in sandwiches, serve it with roasted vegetables and proteins, use it in pizza, salads, etc. As you can see the options are endless! The traditional pesto recipe includes basil, pine nuts, and Parmesan cheese. To make it dairy-free I always skip the Parmesan and use nutritional yeast instead for a subtle cheesy flavor and added nutrients such as the vitamin B family, iron, selenium, zinc, and protein. If you’re sensitive to nutritional yeast, you can skip it completely and go for hemp hearts. It will still turn out delicious.
3. Creamy Pasta Salad
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4. Garden Picnic Pasta Salad with Veggies, Herbs, and Orange-Miso Tahini Dressing
This Garden Picnic Pasta Salad with Veggies, Herbs, and Orange-Miso Tahini Dressing by John Mackey is a creamy umami bomb of earthy deliciousness that’s perfect for dinner or lunch — and leftovers the next day! Pasta is tossed with shredded kale, blanched broccoli and zucchini, cherry tomatoes, and plenty of fresh herbs, then topped with a simple, healthy, and citrus-y dressing. It’s easy to prepare and can be done the day before so it’s ready to go when you want.
5. Sauteed Mushroom and Spinach One-Pot Pasta
You may be skeptical of the idea of cooking pasta, its sauce, and all other ingredients in the same pot, but it’s so easy and equally flavorful as cooking the pasta and sauce separately! The Sauteed Mushroom and Spinach One-Pot Pasta by Kirsten Kaminski feature the classic combination of mushrooms and spinach in a creamy sauce. Once you’ve gotten this dish down, you can change up the pasta, sauce, and veggies in an infinite number of ways.
6. Creamy Spinach Pasta
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This pasta is super creamy, rich, satisfying, savory, comforting, very simple to make, tummy-friendly, and just so delicious! The spinach and feta combo gives this pasta that spanakopita flavor. Which is one of the best flavors. This Creamy Spinach Pasta by Stefani Weiss makes a great speedy lunch or dinner and it is perfect for busy days!
7. One-Pan White Wine and Preserved Lemon Pasta
This One-Pan White Wine and Preserved Lemon Pasta by Rebekah Waters is quick, easy, and packed full of green veggies. The preserved lemon provides an unexpected tart-salty kick and the white wine amps up the flavor. It’s the perfect meal for weeknights or date nights in spring.
8. Homemade Lentil Pasta
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Homemade grain-free pasta is no longer just a dream — it’s a reality. This Homemade Lentil Pasta by Simona Malerba is amazingly easy to make and the results are unparalleled. It’s high-protein, high-fiber, and so filling, that you need only a small plate to be satisfied. It has a hearty texture that pairs perfectly with the creamy, yet refreshing spinach pesto.
9. Gluten-Free Cashew Tempeh Pasta
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The Gluten-Free Cashew Tempeh Pasta by Wendy Irene makes a hearty-sized serving. The flavorful, creamy, nutty Asian-inspired cashew sauce with stir-fried tempeh, peppers, and onions, along with the chewy pasta and fresh pop of peas is such a culinary treat. This recipe is a great change-up from the traditional weeknight pasta recipes.
10. Mushroom and Herb Pasta
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This Mushroom and Herb Pasta by Hayley Canning makes a quick and delicious dinner or lunch. Packed full of flavor and is so rich and creamy. It’s an easy way to get in a serving of greens. Hearty, filling, and satisfying this is total comfort food and will satisfy your creamy pasta cravings.
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