Delicious Gluten-Free Fettuccine Recipe for A Healthier You!

Are you tired of feeling limited in your pasta choices due to dietary restrictions? Look no further than this delicious and easy gluten-free fettuccine with tomato basil sauce recipe! With fresh ingredients like juicy cherry tomatoes, aromatic garlic cloves, and fragrant basil leaves, this dish is bursting with rich flavor without any gluten or dairy.

Not only is this recipe a healthy and delicious way to satisfy your cravings for traditional Italian pasta dishes, but it can also easily be made vegan for those who follow a plant-based lifestyle. So why restrict yourself when you can indulge in a delicious and nutritious meal that meets all of your dietary needs?

Whether you’re cooking for yourself or hosting a dinner party with friends and family, this gluten-free tomato basil pasta dish is sure to impress everyone at the table. So let’s get started on this easy-to-follow recipe and experience the irresistible aroma and taste of fresh Italian cooking from the comfort of your own home.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gluten Free Fettuccine With Tomato Basil Sauce
Gluten Free Fettuccine With Tomato Basil Sauce

Are you looking for a gluten-free and dairy-free recipe that’s not only easy to make but also incredibly delicious? Then my gluten-free fettuccine with tomato basil sauce recipe is perfect for you!

One of the reasons why you’ll love this recipe is because it’s made with fresh and natural ingredients. You won’t find any artificial preservatives, flavors or colors in this dish. Instead, it’s made with flavorful and wholesome ingredients like fresh basil leaves, crushed tomatoes, garlic cloves, and olive oil.

Another reason why you’ll love this recipe is that it’s versatile and customizable. If you want to make it vegan or lactose-free, simply omit the parmesan cheese from the recipe. You can also add your favorite vegetables like mushrooms, bell peppers or zucchini.

What further makes this recipe special is that there’s no compromise on taste or texture despite being gluten-free. The pasta has a tender bite that won’t leave you feeling deprived of the classic pasta experience. The texture of the basil-infused tomato sauce with freshly grated Parmesan cheese creates a harmonious finish to each plate.

In addition to being delicious and customizable, my gluten-free fettuccine with tomato basil sauce recipe is also incredibly easy to make. With just a few simple steps, a flavorful and wholesome meal can be on your table in under 30 minutes.

So whether you’re living the gluten-free lifestyle by choice or necessity or simply looking for a light flavorful pasta dish without compromising on taste- my gluten-free fettuccine with tomato basil sauce is undeniably worth giving a try!

Ingredient List

 A gluten-free twist on a classic Italian dish
A gluten-free twist on a classic Italian dish

Before starting with the recipe, make sure you have the following ingredients ready to go:

Gluten-Free Fettuccine Ingredients:

  • 1 box gluten-free fettuccine
  • 4 eggs
  • Water for boiling
  • Salt

Tomato Basil Sauce Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, finely diced
  • 2 teaspoons caster sugar
  • Salt and pepper

Optional Serving Ingredients:

  • Parmesan cheese, grated

All of these ingredients are easy to find at your local grocery store or health food store. Make sure to use gluten-free fettuccine to keep this recipe free from gluten. Additionally, note that for tomato basil sauce recipe, it’s important to use fresh basil leaves since they add a rich flavor and aroma to the dish.

The Recipe How-To

 Fettuccine so flavorful, you won't miss the gluten
Fettuccine so flavorful, you won’t miss the gluten

Now, let’s move on to the fun part – cooking the gluten-free fettuccine with tomato basil sauce! Follow these instructions to make your dish absolutely delicious:

Ingredient Preparation

  • Start by preparing all of your ingredients so that they are ready to go. Mince 2 cloves of garlic and set them aside. Cut 1 pint of cherry tomatoes in half and set aside. Finally, chop up a handful of fresh basil leaves and set them aside.

Preparing the Sauce

  1. Heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.

  2. Add the minced garlic to the pan and cook for about 30 seconds or until fragrant.

  3. Pour in 1 can (28 oz) of crushed tomatoes and stir to combine.

  4. Add 1 tablespoon of caster sugar and salt to taste. Stir well.

  5. Bring the tomato sauce to a simmer and let it cook for about 15 minutes on low heat, stirring occasionally.

  6. Finally, stir in the chopped fresh basil leaves just before serving.

Cooking the Gluten-Free Fettuccine

  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil over high heat.

  2. Add 1 box (12 oz) of gluten-free fettuccine and 1 tablespoon of salt to the boiling water.

  3. Reduce the heat to medium-high and let it cook for about 8-10 minutes or until al dente, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.

  4. Drain the pasta and rinse it under cold water to stop it from cooking further.

Combining the Sauce and Pasta

  1. Return the pasta back to the pot over medium-low heat.

  2. Pour in the tomato basil sauce and toss well using tongs or a wooden spoon until fully coated with sauce.

  3. Serve hot with grated Parmesan cheese on top, if desired.

This recipe serves 4-6 and takes about 30 minutes to make from start to finish. It’s the perfect meal for a weeknight dinner or a weekend gathering with family or friends.

Substitutions and Variations

 Vibrant colors and fresh ingredients make this dish a feast for the eyes
Vibrant colors and fresh ingredients make this dish a feast for the eyes

Are you looking to switch things up in the kitchen and add a little creative flair to your gluten-free fettuccine dish? One of the greatest things about cooking is the ability to experiment with substitutions and variations of ingredients. Here are some ideas to try out in this recipe:

1. Swap out the fettuccine pasta for a different type of gluten-free pasta. Bow tie pasta, penne pasta, or farfalle pasta are all great alternatives that will pair well with the tomato basil sauce.

2. For those who prefer a creamier sauce, try adding a bit of heavy cream or coconut milk to the tomato basil sauce. This will provide a rich flavor and creamy texture to the dish.

3. Turn up the heat with a spicy tomato basil sauce variation. Simply add some crushed red pepper flakes or diced jalapeno peppers to the sauce while cooking.

4. Looking for a vegan option? Replace the parmesan cheese with nutritional yeast, and omit the eggs. This will result in a dairy-free and vegan-friendly dish.

5. Add in some extra veggies such as chopped spinach, mushrooms or bell peppers to elevate your dish’s nutritional value.

Regardless of which substitution or variation you choose, make sure you stick to using fresh basil leaves, crushed tomatoes, garlic cloves, olive oil, caster sugar, salt and Parmesan cheese as essential ingredients for this recipe’s tomato basil pasta sauce base for utmost taste-flavor experiences!

Serving and Pairing

 Perfect for a cozy night in or a dinner party with friends
Perfect for a cozy night in or a dinner party with friends

Now that our delicious gluten-free tomato basil pasta dish is ready, it’s time to serve it up and enjoy the fruits of our labor. But what’s the best way to present it and what should we serve with it? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered.

Firstly, if you want a creamy touch, add a dollop or two of sour cream on top of the pasta. It’s especially wonderful for those who can tolerate dairy. You could also shave some fresh parmesan cheese over the top for an extra touch of richness.

If you want to change things up a bit and add some more flavor, try sprinkling some chopped fresh basil leaves and cherry tomatoes on top. This will give your gluten-free tomato basil pasta a burst of freshness and color.

As for pairing, this pasta goes well with a variety of dishes. A side green salad tossed in olive oil and vinegar dressing will provide the perfect crisp and tangy contrast against the hot pasta dish. If you’re looking for something more substantial, garlic bread is always a classic choice.

Feeling adventurous? Why not try serving this pasta with my favorite vegan pasta dish — spaghetti Bolognese made without meat. It’s hearty and filling while being entirely plant-based.

Lastly, don’t forget a glass or two of wine. A light Italian red wine like Chianti pairs nicely with tomato-based sauces.

Overall, there are so many ways to present and pair this gluten-free tomato basil pasta dish. Use your imagination and experiment with different flavors to find what works best for you!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Finally, a gluten-free pasta option that doesn't sacrifice taste
Finally, a gluten-free pasta option that doesn’t sacrifice taste

As a busy nutritionist and food blogger, I know the benefits of planning and preparing meals ahead of time. That’s why I love this gluten-free fettuccine with tomato basil sauce recipe! Not only is it easy to prepare, but it’s also perfect for making ahead and storing for later.

If you’d like to make ahead, simply cook the gluten-free fettuccine according to the instructions on the packaging. Then, make the tomato basil sauce and let it cool to room temperature. When everything has cooled, mix the sauce and pasta together in an airtight container, cover with a lid and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

When reheating, simply transfer the pasta and sauce mixture into a microwave-safe bowl and heat it up in the microwave on high for 1-2 minutes until heated through (stirring occasionally).

For those who prefer using a stove top, heat up a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and let it heat up for 30 seconds. Add the cold pasta and sauce mixture along with 2 tablespoons of water. Cook it while stirring occasionally for 3-4 minutes until heated through.

This dish is perfect for meal prep since it can be easily reheated. The longer the flavors marinate in the fridge, the richer they become.

If you have leftovers or are looking make-ahead meals for busy weekdays or even a party, this dish is an excellent choice! It’s compact enough to bring to work or school as well.

Don’t forget: store your leftover or prepared dish in an airtight container in the fridge to keep it fresh longer!

Tips for Perfect Results

 The sauce is bursting with summer flavors of tomato and basil
The sauce is bursting with summer flavors of tomato and basil

When cooking gluten-free pasta, it can be tricky to achieve the perfect texture without getting it too sticky or mushy. Here are some tips to help you cook a delicious and perfectly textured Gluten Free Fettuccine with Tomato Basil Sauce:

1. Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water. Make sure you use plenty of water, at least 4 quarts per pound of pasta. If necessary, cook the pasta in batches.

2. Stir the pasta frequently during cooking to prevent it from sticking together. Use a long fork or spaghetti spoon to gently separate the strands.

3. Cook the pasta for less time than recommended on the package instructions. Gluten-free pasta cooks faster than regular pasta and becomes quicker tender. Ideally, taste test frequently until cooked to your preference.

4. Once cooked, immediately run the pasta under cold water to stop further cooking and set aside a cup of the cooking water before draining.

5. To add richness and moisture to your pasta, toss it with olive oil right after draining while still hot and spread it out evenly across a tray as opposed to merging into a lump in order.

6. Add reserved cooking water as needed to loosen up the sauce, especially if making for clients with different tastes.

7. Simmering sauce for an extra few minutes helps thicken sauce and improve its overall flavor while accommodating individual preferences.

8. Garnish your dish with parmesan cheese and fresh basil leaves right before serving for added flavor and color.

These tips that I use personally can make all the difference when preparing gluten-free dishes. With these suggestions in mind, you’ll be able to impress even those who doubt gluten-free dishes can be tasty by serving them with perfectly cooked Gluten Free Fettuccine with Tomato Basil Sauce!


As we wrap up this recipe article, I wanted to address some frequently asked questions (FAQs) that you may have about this gluten-free fettuccine with tomato basil sauce recipe. These questions cover a range of topics from ingredient swaps to dietary restrictions and storage tips. So, without further ado, let’s dive in!

Is tomato basil pasta sauce gluten-free?

If you’re looking for gluten-free options, you’ll be happy to know that plenty of tomato and white pasta sauces available in stores don’t have any gluten-containing ingredients.

Is Rao’s tomato Basil gluten-free?

Looking for a delicious gluten-free pasta sauce to liven up your favourite Italian dishes? Look no further than Rao’s Tomato Basil Marinara Pasta Sauce! Made with a special blend of Italian tomatoes and fresh basil, this keto and vegan-friendly sauce is a perfect way to add some pizzazz to your pasta dishes.

Should you put basil in pasta sauce?

Italian cuisine boasts of a classic tomato sauce known as marinara sauce. This sauce is an uncomplicated combination of common pantry ingredients that can be easily procured. To add a delightful zing to the sauce, using fresh basil is highly recommended.

What does tomato and basil pasta do for you?

Tomatoes and basil are not only delicious but also incredibly nutritious. They are both rich in antioxidants, particularly tomatoes which contain high amounts of lycopene. Eating these foods regularly can significantly lower the risk of heart disease and cancer.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this gluten-free fettuccine with tomato basil sauce recipe offers a delicious and healthy meal option that you will enjoy making and eating. With its fresh ingredients and rich flavor, this dish is perfect for those who want to indulge in pasta without the guilt.

By using simple substitutions and variations found in the recipe, you can make it your own by adding or removing ingredients to your taste. Plus, it’s versatile enough to serve at dinner parties or quick family meals on busy weeknights.

So why not give this recipe a try and experience the creamy tomato basil sauce over a warm plate of gluten-free fettuccine? You won’t regret it. And if you have any questions or concerns about the ingredients or cooking process, refer back to the FAQ or tips section for additional support.

We hope this article has inspired you to try new recipes that are healthy, organic, gluten-free, and dairy-free. Remember, food should not only be nutritious but also delicious!

Gluten Free Fettuccine With Tomato Basil Sauce

Gluten Free Fettuccine With Tomato Basil Sauce Recipe

From Supeer Food Ideas and their special diets Italian. Times are estimated.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Calories 161.9 kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 300 g gluten-free flour (plain or all purpose plus extra for dusting)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • parmesan cheese (shaved to serve)

Tomato Basil Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 brown onion (large finely chopped)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 (400 g) crushed tomatoes (canned)
  • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaf


  • Make sauce - heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat and add onion and garlic and cook for 3 minutes or until onion has softened and then add tomato and saugar and season with salt and pepper.
  • Bring to the boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes or until thickened and stir through basil.
  • Meanwhile using a food processor mix oil and eggs until combined and then add flour and salt and process until dough resembles large breadcrumbs.
  • Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 1 to 2 minutes until a ball forms.
  • Divide dough into quarters and roll out each portion into a 2mm thick rectangle and then slice lengthways into 1cm wide strips.
  • Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil and cook pasta for 3 to 5 minutes or until tender (pasta should float to the surface when ready).
  • Drain and serve pasta with sauce and parmesan cheese.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 198gCalories: 161.9kcalCarbohydrates: 12.8gProtein: 6.7gFat: 10.3gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 124mgSodium: 999.6mgFiber: 2.9gSugar: 1.6g
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