Ever miss Italian food now that you're eating a gluten free diet?!? Well, you SHOULDN'T because there are plenty of gluten free options for you to enjoy and many, various gluten free substitutions that you can enjoy to make so delicious Italian recipes with and you wouldn't even know they're free of gluten!
It's actually really easy to turn a lot of Italian dishes gluten free. The main thing is to change the pasta choice. Instead of wheat containing pasta, you can use gluten free pasta made from various different flours that aren't made from wheat or other gluten containing ingredients.
The other big gluten culprit in Italian recipes is the use of traditional flour. None of the recipes we share below use it, instead they'll use gluten free flour options or flour blends. Be sure to check which option you're using to see if it has a binding agent like guar gum or xanthan gum if necessary. Some blends include it while others don't.
So, with that being said, you may be wondering what safe Italian food you can eat, and that is a great question that we are going to get into today. In this post, you'll find 18 incredible Italian meals you can make. But, first, let's find out if authentic, traditional pasta used in various Italian dishes is gluten free or not.
Is authentic Italian pasta gluten-free?
No, unfortunately, not all Italian pasta is gluten-free. Authentic Italian pasta typically contains wheat and is, therefore, not suitable or safe to consume for those with celiac disease or a gluten intolerance or allergy. But don't get depressed!
However, there are now many brands of gluten-free Italian pastas available in stores and online that are made using alternative ingredients such as rice flour, corn flour, quinoa flour, almond flour, and more.
It's also exciting to know that if you were to visit Italy, you would find gluten free options alllll over the place, both in restaurants and in a grocery store. Many people would think that Italy, known for delicious pasta and fancy Italian food, wouldn't be an easy place to find gluten-free pasta, but it is a lot easier than in many places the United States!
Side note, many of the recipes below are also great if you have other dietary needs or allergies. You'll see many keto approved, low carb, dairy free recipes. You can also find a few vegan and soy free recipes if you need them. Keep in mind that all of these are supposed to be gluten free recipes (as long as the original creator hasn't changed any ingredients at the time we post this gluten free recipe round up).
I hope you enjoyed this collection of gluten-free Italian meals and have found a few new favorites to try out. Are you as excited as we are to try out some of these gluten free Italian meals for dinner this week? Which ones are you adding to your meal plan? Feel free to share your thoughts and what you are excited to make in your kitchen next with us in the comments section below.