Pasta is economical, loved by all, and can be found in every supermarket, but are you sick and tired of spaghetti and meatballs? Mac and cheese is classic comfort food, but do you really want to eat it all the time? Here are 26 ways to get out of your pasta rut, from mains to salads, gnocchi, Asian-inspired, Italian, Mediterranean and more. These noodle dishes put the WOW back in pasta night.
Four Cheese Baked Penne with Greens & Tomatoes
This baked pasta dish can be made in a casserole, but how impressive is it to be able to unmold it and present it as seen in the image above? All you need is a 9-inch (23 cm) springform pan. This Four Cheese Baked Penne with Greens and Tomatoes is comprised of gluten-free penne (we like Jovial), a silky-smooth white sauce, Parmigiano Reggiano, feta, Havarti and cottage cheese with spinach and tomatoes. Present at a dinner party and await the oohs and aahs. Get the recipe for Four Cheese Baked Penne with Greens & Tomatoes.
Baked Stuffed Shells with Meatballs
Pasta shells stuffed with cheese and meatballs and topped with a quick tomato sauce. Sound like a classic? It is! Perfect for parties, potlucks and satisfies kids and adults alike. Just add a big green, leafy salad with a tangy vinaigrette. Get the Baked Stuffed Shells with Meatballs recipe.
Roasted Pumpkin Baked Pasta With Sage
Roasted winter squash (pumpkin) is smooth, creamy and colorful! It pairs beautifully in this baked pasta dish, featuring rice penne or ziti, mozzarella and crispy fried sage leaves. Get the Low FODMAP Roasted Pumpkin Baked Pasta With Sage Recipe.
When we assemble summer rolls, we often switch up the fillings, making some with tofu, maybe some with shrimp, but they always include rice vermicelli and fresh herbs such as mint. We have step-by-step photos to show you how to make them; the technique is easier than you might think! Get the recipe for Summer Rolls.
Mediterranean Pasta Salad
Tender noodles (we used rice-based casarecce), feta, cucumbers, tomatoes and bell peppers. A main dish pasta salad – that happens to be low FODMAP and gluten-free – will transport you to the Mediterranean. Get the Mediterranean Pasta Salad recipe.
Shrimp & Broccoli With Noodles
Extra wide and slurpy rice-based noodles are combined with tender shrimp, broccoli and red bell pepper. An easy and quick weeknight meal. Get the Shrimp & Broccoli With Noodles recipe.
Baked Ziti with Sausage and Swiss Chard
This one-pan Baked Ziti with Sausage & Swiss Chard has so much going for it. It is super easy to make, feeds a crowd, is perfect for bringing to potlucks, is always welcomed on a buffet, and it is gluten-free! Did I mention that it is gooey with cheese? Get the Baked Ziti with Sausage and Swiss Chard recipe.
Manicotti with Kale
Gluten-free manicotti shells stuffed with ricotta, mozzarella, Parmesan and chopped baby kale for added color and nutrition. You might have to order the rice-based manicotti shells, so plan ahead. Get the Manicotti with Kale recipe.
Lobster Mac ‘n Cheese
This gluten-free Lobster Mac n’ Cheese might be the ultimate combination of comfort food and elegant. You get creamy, gooey, cheesy macaroni and cheese, and if that weren’t great enough, there are pockets of tender lobster scattered throughout. Try this dish for an important family get-together like Valentine’s Day, Mother’s or Father’s Day or New Year’s Eve. Get the Lobster Mac ‘n Cheese recipe.
What is noodle kugel? It’s a sweet pasta casserole, except that the word pasta seems so wrong here. Gotta go with noodle. Cooked rice noodles are combined with sugar, eggs and lots of dairy. Sour cream, butter, and cottage cheese – all lactose-free! Sweet, chewy raisins dot the casserole throughout. Get the Noodle Kugel.
Hot & Sour Shrimp Lo Mein
No need to order take-out for low mein. And ours is gluten-free, too, due to the rive based wide Asian-style noodles! Tender shrimp, crunchy water chestnuts and broccoli for a restaurant-worthy take on a classic. Get the Hot & Sour Shrimp Lo Mein recipe.
Spicy Sichuan Noodles & Shrimp Salad
Loads of carrot and cucumber slivers, along with bean sprouts, make this a nutritious, colorful and delicious salad. We used 3mm rice noodles, but you could use any long shaped rice-based pasta you like. The sauce is easy to make with soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, vinegar, rice wine and ginger. Red pepper flakes add heat. Get the Spicy Sichuan Noodles & Shrimp Salad recipe.
Asian Tofu Noodle Papaya Salad
This main dish salad has so much going for it: noodles for carb satisfaction, tofu for protein, papaya for color, texture and sweet flavor and a sauce with sambal oelek, fish sauce, ginger, soy sauce and lime. Flavor packed! Try a long shape rice noodle. Get the Asian Tofu Noodle Papaya Salad recipe.
Pasta with Clams & White Wine Sauce
Pasta with clams in a white wine sauce…low FODMAP? Ours is, and gluten-free, too! And it is very quick to prepare. Make this in a large Dutch oven. Get the Pasta With Clams & White Wine Sauce recipe.
Buffalo Shrimp Pasta
The flavors of Buffalo wings – hot sauce and creamy blue cheese – in a fun pasta dish, with shrimp added for good measure. All low FODMAP and gluten-free. Choose rice-based spaghetti or linguine. Get the Low FODMAP Buffalo Shrimp Pasta recipe.
Bacon Chicken Ranch Mac n’ Cheese
Bacon. Ranch dressing. Mac and cheese. Any one of these alone is a crave-able food, so we thought, why not combine them in a low FODMAP, gluten-free, rice noodle casserole? Get the Bacon Chicken Ranch Mac n’ Cheese Recipe.
A lighter pasta dish, this version features spring vegetables and rice pasta. Get the Pasta Primavera recipe.
Another one of our super popular “mash-ups”. This time macaroni salad and coleslaw are combined for an all-new side-dish that might become the most requested. Bring this to a summer cookout featuring rice-based elbows and be prepared to be asked for the recipe. Makes a great light main dish lunch, too. Get the Macaroni Slaw recipe.
Pad See Ew
This bowl of slurpy, wide Asian style rice noodles is flavor packed with umami ingredients, like soy sauce, oyster sauce as well as low FODMAP garlic replacer and vinegar. Chicken and Chinese broccoli make this a hearty dish. Get the Low FODMAP Pad See Ew recipe.
Roasted Gnocchi with Tomatoes, Basil & Arugula
We always keep a package (or two) of shelf-stable gluten-free, rice-based gnocchi around. And once we roasted them, instead of boiling them, we never went back! You gotta try this recipe. Get the Low FODMAP Roasted Gnocchi recipe.
Thai Basil Steak Salad
We love a good steak salad with tomatoes and blue cheese, but how about an Asian vibe? Here you get to indulge in the flavors of fish sauce, lime juice, sambal oelek, toasted sesame oil, ginger and Thai basil. All with slippery, slurpy rice noodles and tender steak, too. Get the Thai Basil Steak Salad recipe.
One-Pan Pasta & Vegetables
This one-dish pasta dinner is complete with squash, tomatoes, carrots, red bell peppers and kale. The rice noodles are lightly dressed with butter, garlic-olive oil and Parmesan and finished off with fresh basil. Get dinner on the table in 30 minutes. Get the One-Pan Pasta & Vegetables recipe.
Pasta With Mussels
In 20 minutes you can make this restaurant worthy dish with mussels, rice linguine, white wine, Pecorino and parsley. Get the Pasta with Mussels recipe.
Zoodles Noodles & Sprouts Salad
Zoodles are spiralized zucchini and here they pair with skinny rice noodles for a slurpy, hearty, fiber rich salad. Enjoy as a main dish! Get the Zoodles Noodles & Sprouts Salad recipe.
Pork & Noodles
This is a quick weeknight meal featuring ground pork and long, thin, rice noodles. Get the Pork & Noodles recipe.
Asian Steak & Noodle Salad With Mint & Peanuts
Another main dish salad that we love, especially in warmer weather, when the mint is plentiful in our garden or the farers market. Noodles, tender steak, fresh mint and crunchy peanuts combine beautifully with extra-wide rice noodles. Get the Asian Steak & Noodle Salad with Mint and Peanuts recipe.
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At FODMAP Everyday® we define “Quick” as a dish that can be on the table, ready to eat, in 30 minutes or less. “Easy” recipes have 15 minutes or less of prep time. All of these recipes are low FODMAP and free of gluten so they can be served to tender tummies too! Click for 30 Quick & Easy Recipes For A Happy Gut: Low FODMAP and Flavor Packed
Grab A Rotisserie Chicken On Your Way Home And Make Any Of These 18 Delicious Meals In Minutes
Grabbing a rotisserie chicken at the supermarket is not “cheating” by any stretch of the imagination. Having cooked chicken ready to use is a great jump-start to all sorts of creative recipes – from salads to main dishes, lunches and dinners – and is a brilliant move, in our book. Click for Grab A Rotisserie Chicken On Your Way Home And Make Any Of These 18 Delicious Meals In Minutes
Easy and Tasty: 34 Sides to Serve with Rotisserie Chicken for a Stress-Free Meal
We buy a rotisserie chicken every week – and enjoy the bounty for days. But we like to mix it up; potatoes, veggies (hot and cold), pasta – there are many ways to enjoy that chicken and to turn it into a meal. Here are our 34 community favorites. Click here for Easy and Tasty: 34 Sides to Serve with Rotisserie Chicken for a Stress-Free Meal
Potatoes! White, red, yellow, starchy russet, sweet potatoes – even blue and purple potatoes – can be a main meal in the form of double stuffed baked potatoes, a weekday side-dish, a potluck salad, or they can add richness to soups. And don’t forget breakfast casseroles and home fries! We have 23 recipes for you to try and potatoes are often economical, too, so dive in! Click here for 23 Easy Potato Recipes: Which One Will You Try First?