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The BEST Gluten-Free Pastas for Every Scenario (with Recipes!)

I’m what you might call “a pasta person.”

In my Northern Italian family, spaghetti was a once per week affair, and at least one additional meal usually included pasta of some sort. So when I found out about my husband’s gluten intolerance, my hunt for the perfect gluten-free pastas for every scenario began.

The list below is the result of more than a decade of research – along the way, I’ve learned a lot and encountered some disappointing but very common problems with gluten-free pastas, including: mushiness, disintegration, cracking, graininess, lack of flavor, and the list goes on.

This was not a simple assignment: There’s no one-size-fits-all brand or formulation. For example, I’ve found that corn or quinoa-based pastas tend to hold up better in soups, while brown rice flour pastas – specifically those by Jovial Foods – cook up to al dente perfection as vehicles for various sauces.

Have a favorite gluten-free pasta brand I haven’t listed below? I’d love to know about it. Email me at liz@octofree.com and I’ll give your recommendation a try.

Cheers!

Please note: This post includes affiliate links to featured products for your convenience. If you make a purchase using one of the links, I may receive a small commission, at zero extra cost to you. Win-win!

Without further ado, the list:

main lemon pasta
Gluten-Free Lemon Spaghetti with Oregano
Gluten-Free Pasta with Tomato “Cream” Sauce
Gluten-Free Orzo Salad with Homemade “Salad Supreme” Seasoning
Good Luck Pork Noodle Soup
Asian-Inspired Chicken Noodle Soup, Photo by Dave Bryce Photography
  • Best Ditalini: Le Veneziane Gluten-Free Corn Ditalini:
    • Why I love it: It’s the only gluten-free ditalini I’ve found that holds up well in a soup, it looks authentic, and kids love the cute shape
    • Ingredients: Corn flour. Emulsifier: mono and diglycerides of fatty acids of vegetable origin
    • Where to find it: In Pittsburgh, at Naturally Soergel’s or at the Amazon link above
    • Octofree recipe featuring this product:
Vegan, Gluten-Free Pasta e Fagioli
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Rice Cooker Mac and Cheese

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Hey there, I'm Liz!

As a former food editor and everyday home cook, I’ve spent the past 15+ years testing, tasting and saving delicious, Octofree recipes for my family. It’s with lots of love that I share the best of the bunch with you, along with tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way.

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