All About Gluten-Free Pastas

From traditional base ingredients like corn and brown rice, to newer varieties like those made from edamame, buckwheat and chickpea, there are plenty of delicious gluten-free pasta options out there. Here’s a look at some of them.

Posted on Apr. 3, 2017
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1. Corn Pasta

Dedicated and recommended for people with gluten allergies, Viva Mais Corn Conchiglie (sea shell pasta) is made with corn flour and is specially produced in a laboratory where only corn flour is worded to avoid any kind of contamination.

2. Brown Rice Pasta

Made in Italy from brown rice, Doves Farm Brown Rice Fusilli is great for those avoiding wheat and gluten. Apart from being gluten-free and organic, this pasta has the additional benefit of being wholegrain. To cook this pasta al dente style, boil pasta in a large pot of water for 8-10 mins, and then rinse with cold water in a colander after cooking.

3. Buckwheat Fusilli

Made from buckwheat flour, Altri Cereali buckwheat fusilli features a smooth texture with a mild buckwheat taste. Perfect for those with gluten allergies, this pasta is a tasty and nutritious alternative to wheat pasta. Quick and easy to prepare, simply boil for 8 mins and serve with your favourite pasta sauce. 

4. Edamame Spaghetti

Made with organic edamame, this gluten-free bean pasta is a good source of protein and dietary fibre, offering 42g of protein and 30g of dietary fibre per serving. This pasta is also suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

5. Quinoa Pasta


Made with a blend of organic corn flour, organic quinoa flour, dried organic spinach, dried organic beet and organic red bell pepper, this tri-colour quinoa-corn pasta offers the taste and texture of traditional pasta, but is wheat free and cholesterol free. Light and delicious, this pasta cooks very easily and quickly in 4-6 mins.


6. Quinoa and Rice Spaghetti

Made from organic rice and organic royal quinoa, this gluten-free pasta, which is high in quality plant protein and fibre, features a delightful flavour, as well as a nice and smooth texture. To cook this pasta al dente style, boil pasta in a large pot of water for about 13 mins, and then rinse with cold water in a colander after cooking. Perfect for children and adults with gluten intolerance or food allergies, this pasta goes well with all kinds of pasta sauce.

7. Chickpea Fettuccine

Perfect for those who have gluten allergies as well as those who wish to eat healthy, this pasta, which is made with edamame and chickpea, is a great alternative for pasta or noodle dishes. To cook this pasta al dente style, simmer pasta in a large pot of water for 6-8 mins, or until cooked through, then rinse with cold water in a colander after cooking. This pasta serves well in a salad, or in a nice tomato based sauce. Alternatively, use in a stir-fry noodles dish.

8. Gluten-free Mini Gnocchi

Made with potato, corn and rice, these organic and gluten-free gnocchi pasta contains no added salt or sugar, and is extremely easy to prepare. Boil them for just 2 mins, and toss them in your desired pasta sauce. 

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