Gluten-Free Pasta Pleasure


Delicious recipes to make your gluten-free pasta perfect!

Perk up your pasta! There’s so much more you can do with spaghetti than just add tomato sauce. The taste and texture of gluten-free spaghetti will surprise and delight you. We reworked four classic spaghetti recipes to take best advantage of the delicate nuances of different gluten-free pastas. Noodlicious!

gluten free mediterranean pasta recipe

Oksana Charla

Mediterranean Spaghetti with Cherry Tomatoes, Spinach & Kalamata Olives

gluten free and more pasta review


PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 15 minutes


Pretty and tasty, this recipe also works with pasta shells, fusilli or any cut of chickpea pasta. Refrigerate leftovers and reheat in the microwave.

Each serving contains 332 calories, 15g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 114mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate, 6g fiber, 4g sugars, 6g protein, 27Est GL.

Cacciatore-Style Spaghetti with Chicken Sausage & Peppers

gluten free spaghetti cacciatore recipe

Oksana Charla

PREP: 30 minutes
COOK: 30 minutes


Cacciatore is literally “hunter-style” pasta, a hearty, one-dish stew that fills the belly and the soul. In this quick-prep rendition, chicken sausage replaces traditional chicken pieces. The sausage lends a boost of flavor to the tomato and pepper sauce. The sauce can be made a couple of days ahead. Reheat before serving with hot spaghetti.

Each serving contains 491 calories, 16g total fat, 3g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 56mg cholesterol, 531mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate, 9g fiber, 12g sugars, 22g protein, 32Est GL.

Spaghetti with Turkey Bolognese

gluten free turkey bolognese

Oksana Charla

PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 30 minutes


All gluten-free cooks need an excellent Bolognese recipe in their culinary repertoire—and this is the recipe. The traditional version calls for pork, fatty bacon and heavy cream. This healthier option re-creates delicious flavor with turkey, turkey bacon and milk. You will use about half the sauce for this recipe. Leftover sauce keeps well in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

Each serving contains 421 calories, 15g total fat, 4g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 51mg cholesterol, 291mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate, 6g fiber, 6g sugars, 22g protein, 28Est GL.

Spaghetti Primavera

gluten free pasta primavera

Beth Hillson

PREP: 30 minutes
COOK: 20 minutes


Primavera means spring vegetables. This recipe calls for in-season veggies or a medley of any vegetables you have on hand. Colorful and flavorful, this dish is best served in a large ceramic bowl where everyone can enjoy the colors before they dig in. You can also make this recipe with a short cut of pasta like penne. This pasta recipe benefits from cooking the pasta in the sauce and veggies for a couple of minutes to meld the flavors.

Each serving contains 432 calories, 19g total fat, 7g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 25mg cholesterol, 763mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate, 8g fiber, 10g sugars, 12g protein, 34Est GL.

Beth Hillson is a chef and cooking instructor. She is founder of Gluten-Free Pantry, one of the first gluten-free companies in the United States, and author of, Gluten-Free Makeovers and, The Complete Guide to Living Well Gluten Free (DaCapo Lifelong).


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