Delicious Gluten-Free Pasta Recipe for a Healthy You

Welcome to my gluten-free pasta recipe! If you’re looking for a way to enjoy pasta without the gluten, then you’ve come to the right place. I know firsthand how hard it can be to find good gluten-free pasta, and that’s why I created this recipe.

In this recipe, you’ll be using a combination of gluten-free flours and xanthan gum to create a pasta dough that tastes just as good as traditional pasta, if not better! This homemade pasta is also free of dairy, making it a great option for those with allergies or dietary restrictions.

I’m excited to share my recipe with you because I believe that eating healthy doesn’t have to mean sacrificing taste. You’ll love how easy it is to make and how delicious it tastes. Plus, you can customize it to suit your preferences by adding your favorite sauce or toppings.

So let’s get started on making this yummy gluten-free pasta together!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Yummy Gluten Free Pasta!
Yummy Gluten Free Pasta!

My dear foodies, get ready to fall in love with this easy and deliciously creamy gluten-free pasta recipe! Let me tell you why you will love it.

First of all, it is gluten-free, which means that everyone can enjoy it, regardless of their dietary restrictions. Whether you have celiac disease or just choose to avoid gluten, this pasta recipe is perfect for you.

And let’s talk about taste – this homemade gluten-free pasta tastes like it was made by an Italian grandma. The blend of flours (brown rice, cornstarch, potato starch, and tapioca flour) together with xanthan gum creates a unique texture that feels smooth and velvety in your mouth.

But wait, there’s more! This pasta recipe is so versatile that it can be used in any pasta dish your heart desires. From classic spaghetti with tomato sauce to fettuccine alfredo or vegan pesto pasta, the options are endless.

Are you looking for a kid-friendly gluten-free option? Look no further! Even the pickiest eaters will love this flavorful appetizer.

Last but not least, this recipe’s simple ingredients list makes it easy to prepare from scratch. No need to run to the store for exotic items. All the necessary ingredients can be found in most households.

In conclusion, this easy homemade gluten-free pasta recipe checks all the boxes – tasty and creamy texture, versatile use, kid-friendly and easy to make with simple ingredients. You will undoubtedly fall in love with it after just one bite!

Ingredient List

 Dive into a hot plate of Gluten Free Pasta heaven!
Dive into a hot plate of Gluten Free Pasta heaven!

Before we start cooking, let’s gather all the necessary ingredients for this delicious gluten-free pasta recipe. Don’t worry, none of them will be hard to find, and you may already have some of them at home!

Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • Gluten-Free Flour: 2 cups (
  • You can use brown rice flour or a mixture of cornstarch(1/4 cup), potato starch(1/4 cup), and tapioca flour(1/2cup).
  • Make sure it’s labeled as “gluten-free.”
  • Xanthan Gum: 1 tsp
  • This gluten substitute helps bind the dough together, giving it the elasticity that wheat flour provides when making traditional pasta.
  • Salt: 1/2 tsp
  • Add more or less according to your taste.
  • Eggs: 2 large egg yolks + 1 large whole egg
  • Olive Oil: 1 tbsp
  • Water: as needed
  • For kneading the dough, up to about 1/4 cup.

That’s it! Gather these ingredients and let’s move on to the next step.

The Recipe How-To

 The perfect plate of pasta for gluten intolerant folks.
The perfect plate of pasta for gluten intolerant folks.

It’s time to get started on making this delicious gluten-free pasta! With just a few simple steps, you’ll have a tasty bowl of pasta in no time.


Before we begin with the recipe, let’s get our ingredients ready. Take out 4 large eggs and 1 teaspoon salt. We also need 2 cups gluten-free flour, which can be made by mixing together 1 1/2 cups brown rice flour, 1/2 cup tapioca flour, and 1 teaspoon xanthan gum.

Making the Dough

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs and salt until they are well combined. Add in the gluten-free flour and stir until a dough forms. Use clean hands to knead the dough for 5-10 minutes, or until it is smooth and elastic.

Rolling Out the Dough

Once your dough is ready, it’s time to roll it out. Either use a pasta maker or a rolling pin to roll out your dough to your desired thickness. For fettuccine or tagliatelle-style noodles, you can use a pasta cutter to slice them into thin strips.

Cooking the Pasta:

In a pot of lightly salted boiling water over high heat, add in the pasta noodles and cook for about 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally so they don’t stick together. The cooking time may vary based on the thickness of your noodles and personal preference.

Draining and Serving:

Once cooked, drain the pasta noodles in a colander and run them under cold water to stop them from cooking further. You can now serve these delicious noodles with your favorite sauce or toppings!

By following these easy steps, you now have a batch of scrumptious gluten-free pasta that’s perfect for any occasion!

Substitutions and Variations

 Twirl, slurp, and swirl away with this gluten free pasta.
Twirl, slurp, and swirl away with this gluten free pasta.

As a nutritionist and food blogger, I understand that dietary restrictions and different preferences can make it challenging to find the perfect recipe. Luckily, with this gluten-free pasta recipe, there are plenty of ways to make substitutions and variations to suit your needs.

For those who are allergic or sensitive to eggs, you can easily swap them out for a vegan egg substitute or simply omit them. If you prefer a firmer texture for your pasta, add a teaspoon of xanthan gum to the flour mixture. For those looking for more flavor in their pasta dough, try adding garlic powder or onion powder to the flour mixture.

For a different taste profile, swap out some of the flour with alternative gluten-free flours such as brown rice flour, potato starch or tapioca flour. You could do a 50/50 mix of rice and tapioca flour or a 60/40 mix of potato and cornstarch. And don’t forget about homemade pasta made from scratch with a combination of gluten-free flours like this recipe calls for.

If you’re dairy-free, don’t worry – you can still enjoy delicious pasta dishes by using dairy-free alternatives such as almond milk or coconut cream in place of heavy cream for recipes like fettuccine alfredo. And for a vegan pesto pasta dish, simply use nutritional yeast instead of Parmesan cheese.

These options and variations are what make cooking exciting! Remember that experimentation is key when it comes to adapting recipes to your specific dietary needs and preferences.

Serving and Pairing

 Quench your pasta cravings with this gluten-free option.
Quench your pasta cravings with this gluten-free option.

This gluten-free pasta is so versatile that it can be paired with a variety of sauces and toppings. My personal favorite is a simple tomato sauce made with garlic, onion, and basil. However, it also pairs well with a creamy alfredo sauce or a zesty vegan pesto. The possibilities are endless!

For a complete meal, I suggest serving this pasta dish with a colorful salad filled with leafy greens and fresh vegetables. You can also pair it with some garlic bread or a side of roasted vegetables to make it more filling. Don’t forget to sprinkle some fresh herbs or grated Parmesan cheese on top for an extra burst of flavor!

This dish is perfect for kid-friendly dinners that the whole family will enjoy, but it’s also ideal for hosting a dinner party or special occasion. You can impress your guests by serving this homemade gluten-free pasta alongside some delicious appetizers and drinks.

Overall, the best thing about this gluten-free pasta recipe is that it tastes just like regular pasta but is way healthier! It’s a great option for those who have food allergies or intolerances and still want to enjoy the delicious taste of pasta dishes without any negative side effects.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Who needs gluten when you can have this delicious pasta dish?
Who needs gluten when you can have this delicious pasta dish?

There’s nothing like having leftovers for lunch or dinner the next day, or even saving some pasta for later in the week. That’s why this easy homemade gluten-free pasta recipe is perfect for make-ahead, storing and reheating.

Once cooked, store any leftover pasta in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days. You can also freeze it for longer storage by placing it in a freezer-safe bag and pressing out any excess air before sealing it. Keep in mind that gluten-free pasta tends to dry out faster than regular pasta, so it’s important to store it properly so it stays fresh.

When reheating your gluten-free pasta, you can easily do so in the microwave or on the stovetop. For the microwave, simply place your pasta in a microwave-safe dish and heat on high for 1-2 minutes until warmed through. Stir halfway through to ensure even heating.

To reheat on the stovetop, place your pasta in a pot with a bit of water or sauce and heat over medium-low heat while stirring occasionally until heated through.

You can also take prepared uncooked pasta and freeze it that way. Simply form your uncooked noodles into nests by twisting them together and then place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Put the baking sheet into the freezer and leave them overnight. Once fully frozen, transfer your noodle nests into a freezer-safe bag and keep them frozen until you are ready to cook them.

With this make-ahead option, you’ll be able to whip up delicious dinners with barely any prep work required; just boil some water, add the noodle nests straight from frozen and cook according to instructions.

Whichever method of storage you choose, reheating gluten-free pasta couldn’t be easier. Make sure you have access to last-minute dinners with this convenient tip.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Satisfy your hunger and gluten-free tastes with this scrumptious recipe.
Satisfy your hunger and gluten-free tastes with this scrumptious recipe.

Cooking gluten-free pasta can be quite challenging for many people, but don’t let that discourage you. With a few tips, you will be able to get delicious and perfect results each time. Here are some tips that I suggest you follow to get perfect results when cooking gluten-free pasta.

First and foremost, make sure that you follow the cooking instructions provided on the package of your gluten-free pasta. Unlike regular wheat-based pasta, gluten-free pasta has a shorter cooking time and tends to become mushy and sticky if cooked for too long. Therefore, keep an eye on the pasta while boiling it and take it off the heat as soon as it is al dente.

An important tip to remember is to never skip adding salt to the water while cooking gluten-free pasta. Salt helps in enhancing the taste of the pasta and also improves its texture. Use at least one teaspoon of salt for every four cups of water.

Another essential tip to make gluten-free pasta smooth and non-sticky is by rinsing it with hot water after draining out all the hot water used for cooking it. Rinsing helps in removing excess starch from the pasta making it much smoother.

When using any flour mix in your homemade gluten-free pasta dough or recipe, it’s best to use a blend of cornstarch, potato starch, and tapioca flour in equal parts with xanthan gum mixed with them to create better binding agent that most recipes call for.

To give your gluten-free dishes a much better taste, it’d also be great if you try incorporating different ingredient combinations like gluten free fresh tomato sauce made with fresh herbs from your kitchen garden or vegan pesto sauce made using nuts like pecans, cashews, almonds or sunflower seeds. As well as fettuccine alfredo — one of my personal favorite recipes — using dairy free cream alternatives like coconut milk or hemp milk instead of dairy-based products.

Now you have it, cooking gluten-free pasta dishes is not as daunting as it seems. With these few simple tips and proper ingredients, you’ll be able to whip up yummy gluten-free pasta dishes that will impress your family and friends.


Before we end this recipe article, I would like to address some of the frequently asked questions. Whether you are new to cooking gluten-free pasta or have been struggling with pasta dishes for a while, these questions and answers will clear up any doubts or concerns you may have about the dish.

How do you make gluten-free pasta taste nice?

When cooking gluten-free pasta, it can lack the same depth of flavor as regular pasta. However, adding a generous amount of salt to the cooking water can really help enhance its taste. A good rule of thumb is to use around 1 to 1 1/2 Tablespoons of salt per pound of pasta. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you for it.

What’s the trick to cooking gluten-free pasta?

A crucial element for achieving delicious pasta, whether it contains gluten or not, is to properly salt the cooking water. It is also recommended to add a splash of olive oil into the pot after the water starts boiling but before incorporating the pasta, as it helps to prevent the noodles from clumping together.

What gluten-free pasta tastes the most like pasta?

Looking for a gluten-free pasta option that rivals the taste and texture of traditional Italian pasta? Look no further than Garofalo Gluten-Free Penne Rigate. This pasta is crafted using a precise combination of brown rice, corn, and quinoa flours to achieve a delicious and authentic taste.

Bottom Line


It’s time to ditch the gluten and switch to this delicious gluten-free pasta recipe! Not only is it easy to make, but it also tastes just like regular pasta. You won’t even notice the difference, except for the fact that you’ll feel better after eating it!

I hope this recipe has inspired you to try something new and explore the world of gluten-free cooking. Don’t let dietary restrictions hold you back from enjoying delicious meals. With a little creativity and the right ingredients, you can create amazing dishes that are both healthy and tasty.

Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy meal or something more elaborate, this gluten-free pasta recipe will satisfy your cravings. So why not give it a try? I promise that once you taste it, you’ll be hooked!

Thank you for reading my article and taking the time to learn about this fantastic recipe. I wish you all the best on your culinary adventures, and I’m confident that this gluten-free pasta will become a staple in your kitchen. Enjoy!

Yummy Gluten Free Pasta!

Yummy Gluten Free Pasta! Recipe

Ok so this recipe is from Bette Hagman's Gluten Free Gourmet. It was so easy and yummy I had to share it with the rest of you. I made this into Ravioli and lasagna and both were amazing! I would recommend using a pasta maker because this dough is tough! It would be hard to roll by hard! I doubled, and tripled this recipe and it was fine. On it's own it does not make too much, maybe enough for 1 small lasagna. This is done best with 2 people...also a bottle of red wine helps the process!
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Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Calories 167 kcal


  • 1/3 cup tapioca flour
  • 2 tablespoons potato starch
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon xanthan gum (I used Guar)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon oil


  • Combine dry ingredients.
  • Beat eggs lightly, add oil and mix into dry ingredients.
  • Work into a ball and kneed for a a few minute.
  • Put through your pasta maker following its instructions.
  • (Stuff with filling if you are making ravioli).
  • Cook pasta in boiling water with salt and oil.
  • The book says it needs 10-20 minutes, I found 5-8 worked for me.
  • If you want to save pasta for later freeze before boiling. Flash freeze raviolis individually before putting into a bag so they don't stick together.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 45gCalories: 167kcalCarbohydrates: 18.8gProtein: 4.7gFat: 7.9gSaturated Fat: 1.6gCholesterol: 141mgSodium: 439.2mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 0.5g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Free Of..., Lactose-free
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