Quick and Easy Gluten Free Margherita Pasta Recipe

Gluten Free Margherita Pasta Recipe

If you love the flavors of margherita pizza then this gluten free margherita pasta recipe is sure to be a winner!

With just a handful of ingredients, very little time, and even less work, it is my kind of weeknight dinner.

I have made this recipe using both mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses and love it both ways. If you are dairy free, then simply omit the mozzarella and use a dairy free Parmesan substitute.

I get asked all the time what my favorite gluten free pasta is and here is my opinion – I like a combination of rice and corn. The flavor is more neutral than just corn pasta and it stays al dente, unlike plain rice pasta. Make sure you look for gluten free pasta made with non-GMO corn, such as Sam Mills.

Easy gluten free margherita pasta recipe

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Quick and Easy Gluten Free Margherita Pasta Recipe
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Gluten Free Margherita Pasta Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 561kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • Kosher or fine sea salt
  • 12 ounces gluten free Sam Mills corn and rice pasta any shape you prefer
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 large garlic cloves minced
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese plus more for serving
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  • Bring a large pot of heavily salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to the package directions. Drain.
  • While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add the tomatoes and cook until they barely start to break down, about 2 minutes. Add the basil and red pepper and toss. Add the pasta and cheeses and toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve immediately with extra Parmesan, if desired.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Margherita Pasta Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 561 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 294mg12%
Potassium 434mg12%
Carbohydrates 94g31%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 895IU18%
Vitamin C 27.7mg34%
Calcium 228mg23%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Tags: Basil Cheese Easy Gluten-Free Gluten-Free Recipes Margherita Mozzarella Cheese Parmesan Cheese Pasta Sam Mills Tomatoes
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  2. September 25, 2017

    That’s my favorite type of gluten-free pasta too! Thanks for sharing the recipe, can’t wait to try it =)

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