10 Yummy Pasta Recipes Specifically for Delicate, Gluten-Free Noodles (PHOTOS)

gluten free pastaIf you've decided to give a gluten-free diet a try but don't want to sacrifice big flavor, don't worry.

We've found some gluten-free pasta dishes that will have your mouth watering in anticipation. But if you've ever experimented with this type of starch, you probably discovered that if you don't know what you're doing, you can quickly end up with a sticky pile of mush, am I right?


gluten free pastaBecause gluten-free pastas have a tendency to fall apart, you can't just swap them for traditional pastas in your favorite dishes and expect the same results. 

If you want to give it whirl but don't know where to begin, fear not, Elizabeth Barbone, of GlutenFreeBaking.com, shared some of her secrets for preparing perfect pasta every time. 

She recommends using a large pot of salted (no oil added!) water and boiling 6 quarts for every 1 pound of pasta. Then, she says, stand by and keep stirring! The first 3 to 5 minutes are the most important as that's when the pesky noodles are most likely to stick together. (Who knew?) Don't be afraid to disregard cooking times and do your own taste-testing every couple of minutes to avoid overcooking, which causes that mushy texture. 

Now that we've got that out of the way, let's dive into these delicious dishes! We asked food bloggers, gluten-free gurus, and a nutritionist to share the dishes they feel best accommodate gluten-free pasta's delicate nature. These all look so good, it's hard to decide where to begin, but we think we'll start with #3. 

Do you enjoy gluten-free pasta? What's your favorite dish?


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