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Homemade Gluten-free vegan pasta (eggless recipe)

A quick, easy and so tasty vegan and gluten-free homemade pasta recipe. I’m talking the ultimate eggless pasta dough recipe that can replace any kind of pasta. Because there’s nothing better than a big bowl of homemade pasta or a plateful of delicious cozy gluten-free lasagna. This easy Gluten-free pasta dough recipe makes light and delicate pasta that has the same delicious pasta texture as regular pasta. I’m talking the ultimate Italian cuisine worthy fresh gluten-free pasta with real homemade pasta dough texture. This wonderful recipe is good news for all the pasta lovers. Imagine tender pasta noodles bathed in a creamy sauce featuring sweet tomato paste, juicy cherry tomatoes, a hint of roasted red peppers, fresh garlic and almond milk, coconut milk or dairy free milk of your choice. And for extra cheese-sauce flavor; a couple of tablespoons nutritional yeast to enhance the creamy texture. Yum!

Gluten free pasta recipe without xanthan gum

This delicious homemade vegan pasta doesn’t require any fancy tools, and no pasta machine or even a food processor is needed. It doesn’t get much easier than this basic gluten-free pasta recipe that you can make into pasta noodles, lasagna noodles, ravioli, or anything else you want. With a handful of ingredients, a quick prep time of 10 minutes and a cooking time of only 1-2 minutes, this is one very easy dairy-free pasta.

Making homemade gluten-free pasta with that regular pasta dough texture is finally a reality. It’s the best gluten-free egg noodles for easy meals pasta recipe ever. As soon as the pasta floats to the top of the large pot it’s ready to serve. It’s so simple to make. Whether you’re making gluten-free noodles for the first time or the fifth time this week this easy recipe will give you a good pasta in no time and with minimal effort. Ready to serve with your favorite gluten free pasta recipes just like a classic Italian pasta dish. 

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With this easy eggless pasta recipe, you will be ready to enjoy a bowlful of creamy vegan pasta in no time. You don’t even need a pasta maker. So, grab my vegan pasta dough recipe and whip up your favorite pasta sauce because you’re about to make the best fresh vegan pasta ever. It’s the perfect homemade gluten-free dough for any gluten-free diet. Now there’s no longer a need to avoid pasta just because you have celiac disease. Get ready to enjoy pasta primavera, vegan cacio e pepe, spinach pasta and all your favorite vegan pasta recipe the entire family will love. All gluten free and all great options for your next dinner party. 

The best vegan pasta dough recipe

This “how to make vegan gluten-free pasta guide” has been a long time coming. I promised I would make it a while ago and I’ve been working on perfecting the gluten-free pasta, making it into different types of pasta (spaghetti, linguine, shells, and tortellini) to make sure it was the very best gluten-free pasta recipe I could make. And I’m happy to say this recipe has passed the test time and again in every pasta version I have made. Now you don’t need to make zucchini noodles, or grab chickpea pasta at the grocery store.

This great recipe for egg free and gluten-free just like traditional fresh pasta recipe is here to save your pasta salad with great flavor and delicious texture. Whether making a thicker noodle or turning them into lasagna plates this delicious homemade vegan pasta recipe is my favorite! Just add your favorite sauce, a little Italian seasoning, and get ready for real gluten-free spaghetti deliciousness. You can now enjoy all your favorite pasta dishes guilt free. Just add your favorite veggies and make all your family favorite vegan pasta recipes!And there’s no need to wait for special occasions to make this simple recipe. This gluten free pasta tastes like heaven but only takes a bare minimum of time and effort to make. So, grab your favorite pasta dinner recipes and serve them with this easy gluten free version of pasta that the whole family will love. 

You can make this easy eggless dairy-free and gluten-free pasta with or without a pasta machine in just a few simple steps…and with only 3 simple ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. Yes, that’d right. It only takes 3 simple ingredients to make fresh noodles. Making your own pasta has never been easier.

In this easy homemade pasta guide we’re covering

Why I’m obsessed with the super easy pasta dough recipe we’re working with today

  • Easy to make
  • Requires only 3 main ingredients; flour, flax egg, and boiling water 
  • Takes 15 minutes to make and 2 minutes to cook 
  • Vegan, gluten-free, and nut-free pasta recipe 
  • A great pasta dough recipe that can be made into spaghetti, linguine, ravioli, lasagna sheets, and more
  • Kid-friendly recipe
  • So quick and easy to make that it’s also weeknight friendly 
  • Freezer-friendly vegan and gluten-free pasta dough
  • Meal prep-friendly pasta

How to make vegan gluten-free pasta noodles

I wanted this recipe to be as simple and easy to make as possible while also using easy-to-get ingredients. No xanthan gum or other additives, no agar agar, and no need for specialty ingredients. Just easy, straightforward, and something you can make in less than 30-minutes. And of course, this vegan version still had to taste amazing. And that’s exactly what this easy gluten-free pasta recipe is. We’re talking real good quality pasta where the texture of the dough feels like regular pasta. It’s perfect to use in your favorite pasta recipes. Or make a simple tomato sauce, add a few fresh herbs, a pinch of salt and black pepper and you’re ready to enjoy a large bowl of delicious homemade pasta that tastes like traditional egg pasta. 

Ingredients to make vegan gluten-free homemade pasta and spaghetti 

Gluten-free flour – I like to use regular all-purpose gluten-free flour to make GF pasta. It has the same consistency as regular flour and gives the pasta the same bite and flavor. It’s the easy recipe secret for making the best homemade vegan pasta recipe. 

Gluten-free semolina flour – gluten free semolina flour isn’t actually made from semolina as semolina is a very high-gluten type of flour. Gluten-free semolina flour is typically made using either rice flour or some type of cornmeal to give the flour the same consistency. You can use any type of GF semolina option to make a delicious semolina pasta copycat version, or simply replace it with more all-purpose Gluten-free flour.

Flax egg – the flax egg works as a natural binding agent in the pasta, keeping the ingredients together and making the pasta dough pliable and extra pasta-like. You can easily make your flax egg by combining 1 tablespoon of ground flax seeds with 3 tablespoons of warm water. Leave the flax egg to thicken for 3-5 minutes and it will be ready to use. It’s the best easy egg substitute in any egg free fresh pasta dough recipes.

Water and olive oil – the all-important step to creating the right pasta texture is a little olive oil and water. Blend with the dry ingredients and knead the dough well. 

Tips and tricks to making the best homemade Gluten Free pasta dough 

Kneading the pasta

a great pasta texture is 50% ingredients and 50% kneading. You can knead the dough in a mixer or knead it by hand. Either way, the pasta dough needs to be kneaded for 5-10 minutes to give it that result real pasta texture we all adore.

How to dry homemade pasta

Drying homemade pasta is surprisingly easy. Just leave the pasta on a flour-covered plate or hang it from hangers for around 24 hours.

How to know when the pasta is dry:

Once the pasta is dry you should be able to easily snap a spaghetti, without the pasta bending out of shape. Your pasta is now dried and ready to be stored.

For how long can homemade pasta be stored?

– Homemade dried pasta can be stored in a clean airtight container for up to one month.
– Homemade vegan pasta can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.

How to make homemade vegan gluten-free pasta dough

In a large mixing bowl, mix gluten-free flour, gluten-free semolina, and salt. Push the flour towards the edges to make a hole in the center of the flour. Pour water, flax egg, and olive oil into the center of the bowl, and gently begin combining the wet and dry ingredients.

Once the ingredients are well combined and form a ball, dust a clean working surface with flour. Place the pasta ball on the floured surface and knead the dough well for 5 minutes (note: if the dough is too sticky just add a little more flour if the dough is too dry simply add a little water or olive oil).

Cover the dough with cling film and place it in the refrigerator for 1/2 hour or more.

Making gluten-free lasagna plates

  • Make the gluten-free pasta dough and chill it for at least 30-minutes. Once the pasta has rested, remove it from the fridge and unwrap it.
  • Lightly dust a clean working surface with gluten-free flour. Use a rolling pin or pasta machine to roll the pasta dough out into a thin sheet. Place the pasta sheet on a floured surface and carefully cut the pasta dough into lasagna sheets. I like to cut my lasagna sheets into 3”x5” sheets but you can cut into any size you prefer.

Note: you can also freeze the pasta sheets or dry them for later if you’re not making all of them immediately.

How to make homemade ravioli by hand

  • Dust a clean working surface with gluten-free flour. Roll out one sheet of pasta and space your filling of choice around two finger spaces apart.
  • (Note: The amount of filling will depend on the size of the ravioli you want to make. For large ravioli use more filling). Place 1 heaped teaspoon of filling in the center of each ravioli.
  • Next, lay your second sheet of pasta directly over the first. Gently cup your hands around the ravioli filling, pressing lightly to seal whilst pushing out any air. Press the edges together.
  • Finally using a pasta wheel cut the sides of the ravioli, then cut each ravioli into individual squares. You can neaten them up and use a fork to make indentations around the edges.

Top Tip: If you don’t have a pasta wheel you can use a pizza cutter or knife to cut the pasta dough.

How to make and fold homemade tortellini 

  • Dust a clean working surface with gluten-free flour. Roll out one sheet of pasta. You can use a pasta roller machine or a rolling pin for best results. Cut the pasta sheets into squares 11/4 inches by 11/4 inches. Place 1 small teaspoon of filling in the middle of each square, then fold the square into a triangle. 
  • Next, roll up the pointed edges of the triangle and join them together creating the typical shape of the tortellini.
  • Top tip: to keep the pasta from drying out as you work (which will make it more difficult to fold the tortellini) place a clean damp cloth over the pasta or a piece of cling film.

Making gluten-free vegan pasta without a pasta machine

Remove the cling film from the pasta dough and cut the dough into equal halves. Dust a clean working surface with gluten-free flour. Dust a rolling pin with flour and gently roll the pasta out. Keep rolling the pasta out until it’s a thin sheet. 

Now, dust the pasta with more gluten-free semolina or regular flour, and loosely fold it over itself a few times. Use a sharp knife to cut the pasta into strips (very thin strips for spaghetti, wider for linguine, and so on.)

Gently unfurl the pasta noodles and roll them loosely into pasta nests, or hang them on a hanger to dry. 

Repeat the process with the second half of the pasta dough.

Using a Pasta Machine for Vegan Gluten-Free Pasta:

1. Preparation:

   – Unwrap the pasta dough from the cling film and divide it into equal halves. To avoid sticking, generously dust a clean working surface with gluten-free flour.

2. Rolling Out the Dough:

   – Take one portion of the dough and dust it lightly with more gluten-free semolina or regular flour. This prevents sticking during the rolling process.

   – Set your pasta machine to its widest setting. Roll the dough through the machine, gradually reducing the thickness setting with each pass. Continue until you achieve a thin, even pasta sheet.

3. Additional Dusting and Folding:

   – Sprinkle additional flour on the rolled-out pasta sheet and loosely fold it over itself a few times. This step adds texture to the pasta.

   – Run the folded pasta sheet through the machine again, maintaining the desired thickness.

4. Cutting the Pasta Strips:

   – Adjust your pasta machine to the desired cutting attachment, whether for spaghetti, linguine, or other shapes.

   – Feed the folded pasta sheet through the cutting attachment to create your preferred pasta shape. For thinner strips like spaghetti, or wider ones like linguine, adjust accordingly.

5. Unfurling and Drying:

   – Gently unfurl the freshly cut pasta noodles. You can either roll them loosely into pasta nests for immediate use or hang them on a pasta hanger to dry.

6. Repeat for the Second Portion:

   – Repeat the entire process with the second half of the pasta dough, ensuring consistency in thickness and shape.

7. Cooking or Drying:

   – Your fresh vegan gluten-free pasta is ready to be cooked immediately or allowed to dry. Cooking times will be shorter than store-bought pasta, so keep a close eye for that perfect al dente texture.

By incorporating a pasta machine, you achieve precision and consistency in thickness, resulting in delicious homemade vegan gluten-free pasta. Enjoy your culinary creation!

How to cook homemade fresh pasta

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the fresh pasta and let it cook for 1-2 minutes or until the pasta is Al dente (it should still have a little tender bite to it). Drain the pasta water away or pour the pasta into a sieve to remove the water. Serve the cooked pasta with your favorite pasta sauce. Enjoy.

Easy way to cook homemade dried pasta

Dried pasta usually needs to cook for 5-8 more minutes than fresh pasta, depending on the size. 

To cook homemade dried pasta, bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the fresh pasta and let it cook for 8-10 minutes or until the pasta is Al dente (it should still have a little tender bite to it). Drain the pasta water away or pour the pasta into a sieve to remove the water. Serve the cooked pasta with your favorite pasta sauce. Enjoy.

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Is gluten free pasta kosher for passover

Yes, gluten-free pasta can be kosher for Passover. This homemade gluten-free pasta recipe, free from wheat flour, aligns with Passover dietary guidelines, making it a suitable choice for those observing the holiday’s restrictions. Its versatility and ease of preparation contribute to a friendly addition to Passover meals, accommodating various dietary needs while maintaining kosher standards and a religious practice. Enjoy this gluten-free pasta as a delicious and inclusive option during the Passover season and any other time of year.

In creating this easy homemade gluten-free pasta recipe, I made sure it aligns with Passover dietary guidelines, making it a suitable choice for those seeking kosher options. Utilizing a blend of gluten-free flour and semolina, this recipe caters to individuals with celiac disease or those following a gluten-free diet. It’s a versatile option, accommodating various dietary needs, including vegan preferences by incorporating a flax egg.

For Passover, where strict dietary regulations are observed, this gluten-free pasta offers an alternative to traditional wheat flour-based noodles. When adhering to Passover dietary restrictions, one often avoids wheat flour, making this gluten-free option a fitting choice for the holiday.

The best homemade Gluten-free Passover pasta

The preparation method allows for flexibility, whether you have a pasta machine or not. From rolling out the dough to cutting it into thin strips, the process is accessible and adaptable. This homemade fresh pasta, suitable for Passover, can be frozen for later use, providing convenience during the holiday season and days of Passover. Simply freeze the noodle nests, allowing for a quick and accessible addition to Passover meals. It’s the perfect gluten-free Passover foods to add to your gluten-free Kosher recipe rotation.

In Passover preparations, it’s essential to consider various kosher products available in grocery stores and Kosher grocery online stores. This includes a diverse array of kosher cheeses, meats, and dairy products, ensuring adherence to dietary regulations. The gluten-free aspect caters not only to Passover but also to those with celiac disease or adhering to a gluten-free lifestyle.

During Passover seders, this pasta can be a delightful side dish, complementing traditional foods and satisfying dietary restrictions. Its versatility extends to different forms, such as spaghetti or linguine, accommodating various preferences without the need of regular flour and wheat gluten.

Gluten free pasta for Passover tips

If you’re navigating Passover shopping lists, ensuring gluten-free and kosher-certified products is crucial. The inclusion of tapioca starch and matzo meal in the recipe aligns with Passover dietary practices while offering an alternative to gluten-containing grains. A lot of gluten-free products and kosher shelf bakery cakes are great for a passover recipe. 

In exploring the world of Passover kosher foods, individuals may find gluten-free options like this pasta, providing a broader range of choices. Whether you follow Ashkenazi or Sephardic traditions, this versatile gluten-free pasta can be a welcomed addition to your Passover meals.

When considering dietary restrictions, such as low FODMAP requirements, this gluten-free pasta provides a suitable option, promoting inclusivity for diverse dietary needs with gluten free grains. Additionally, if you’re seeking a much lower cost kosher pasta solution, making gluten-free pasta at home can be much more economical than purchasing pre-packaged alternatives like potato starch noodles.

In conclusion, this gluten-free pasta recipe not only caters to Passover restrictions but also serves as a versatile, inclusive, and cost-effective choice for individuals with various dietary preferences, ensuring a delicious and satisfying addition to Passover meals.

Important Note: for some delicious kosher food treats consider fresh fruits, dry fruits, chocolate spreads, or Passover cookies also called Kosher cookies. You can get a lot of great Passover products and gluten-free foods at any grocery store with a large kosher section. Alternatively, you can get most items on your gluten-free Passover shopping list at a good Kosher grocery store online. Add all you need to your shopping cart and don’t forget to get your favorite kosher beverages and unleavened bread. 

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Frequently asked questions about pasta

What is vegan pasta made from?

This easy 5 ingredient vegan pasta is made with gluten-free flour, gluten-free semolina (optional ) flax egg, olive oil, and water.

What can I use instead of egg in pasta?

This easy plant-based pasta dough is made with flax eggs instead of regular eggs. To make flax eggs simply mix 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed with 3 tablespoons hot water and leave to thicken for 3-5 minutes. Your flax egg is ready to use.

Does pasta dough need eggs?

No. Traditionally pasta is made using eggs, but many pasta recipes (including most grocery store pasta) are made without eggs.

What is eggless pasta made of?

This easy eggless pasta dough is made with flour, flaxseed egg, olive oil, and water.

Can I make homemade pasta without a pasta machine?

Yes. You can easily make homemade pasta without a pasta machine. Just follow the step-by-step instructions in this guide.

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How to Make Homemade Gluten-free Vegan Pasta Step-by-step instructions guide

A quick, easy and so tasty vegan and gluten-free homemade pasta recipe. Because there’s nothing better than a big bowl of homemade pasta or a plateful of delicious cozy gluten-free lasagna. This easy Gluten-free pasta dough recipe makes light and delicate pasta that has the same delicious pasta texture as regular pasta. It doesn’t require any fancy tools, and no pasta machine is needed. It doesn’t get much easier than this basic gluten-free pasta recipe that you can make into pasta noodles, lasagna noodles, ravioli, or anything else you want. With a quick prep time of 10 minutes and a cooking time of only 1-2 minutes, this is one very easy dairy-free pasta. As soon as the pasta floats to the top of the pot it’s ready to serve. 
Course Dinner, Vegan
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Gluten-free, vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 180kcal

Ingredients

  • cup (150g) Gluten-free Flour more for dusting
  • 1 cup (150g) Gluten-free Semolina Flour or more regular gluten-free flour
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¾ cup (150ml) Water
  • 1 Flax Egg (1 tablespoon ground flaxseed + 3 tablespoons water)
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, mix gluten-free flour, gluten-free semolina, and salt. Push the flour towards the edges to make a hole in the center of the flour. Pour water, flax egg, and olive oil into the center of the bowl, and gently begin combining the wet and dry ingredients.
  • Once the ingredients are well combined and form a ball, dust a clean working surface with flour. Place the pasta ball on the floured surface and knead the dough well for 5 minutes (note: if the dough is too sticky just add a little more flour if the dough is too dry simply add a little water or olive oil).
    Cover the dough with cling film and place it in the refrigerator for 1/2 hour or more.

Making gluten-free vegan pasta without a pasta machine

  • Remove the cling film from the pasta dough and cut the dough into equal halves. Dust a clean working surface with gluten-free flour. Dust a rolling pin with flour and gently roll the pasta out. Keep rolling the pasta out until it’s a thin sheet. 
  • Now, dust the pasta with more gluten-free semolina or regular flour, and loosely fold it over itself a few times. Use a sharp knife to cut the pasta into strips (very thin strips for spaghetti, wider for linguine, and so on.)
  • Gently unfurl the pasta noodles and roll them loosely into pasta nests, or hang them on a hanger to dry. 
    Repeat the process with the second half of the pasta dough.

Using a Pasta Machine for Vegan Gluten-Free Pasta:

    Preparation:

    • – Unwrap the pasta dough from the cling film and divide it into equal halves. To avoid sticking, generously dust a clean working surface with gluten-free flour.

    Rolling Out the Dough:

    • – Take one portion of the dough and dust it lightly with more gluten-free semolina or regular flour. This prevents sticking during the rolling process.
    • – Set your pasta machine to its widest setting. Roll the dough through the machine, gradually reducing the thickness setting with each pass. Continue until you achieve a thin, even pasta sheet.

    Additional Dusting and Folding:

    • – Sprinkle additional flour on the rolled-out pasta sheet and loosely fold it over itself a few times. This step adds texture to the pasta.
    • – Run the folded pasta sheet through the machine again, maintaining the desired thickness.

    Cutting the Pasta Strips:

    • – Adjust your pasta machine to the desired cutting attachment, whether for spaghetti, linguine, or other shapes.
    • – Feed the folded pasta sheet through the cutting attachment to create your preferred pasta shape. For thinner strips like spaghetti, or wider ones like linguine, adjust accordingly.

    Unfurling and Drying:

    • – Gently unfurl the freshly cut pasta noodles. You can either roll them loosely into pasta nests for immediate use or hang them on a pasta hanger to dry.

    Repeat for the Second Portion:

    • – Repeat the entire process with the second half of the pasta dough, ensuring consistency in thickness and shape.
    • By incorporating a pasta machine, you achieve precision and consistency in thickness, resulting in delicious homemade vegan gluten-free pasta. Enjoy your culinary creation!

    Cooking or Drying:

    • – Your fresh vegan gluten-free pasta is ready to be cooked immediately or allowed to dry. Cooking times will be shorter than store-bought pasta, so keep a close eye for that perfect al dente texture.

    Cooking the pasta – Fresh Pasta

    • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the fresh pasta and let it cook for 1-2 minutes or until the pasta is Al dente (it should still have a little tender bite to it). Drain the pasta water away or pour the pasta into a sieve to remove the water. Serve the cooked pasta with your favorite pasta sauce. Enjoy.

    Cooking the pasta – Dried Pasta

    • Dried pasta usually needs to cook for 5-8 more minutes than fresh pasta, depending on the size. 
      To cook homemade dried pasta, bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the fresh pasta and let it cook for 8-10 minutes or until the pasta is Al dente (it should still have a little tender bite to it). Drain the pasta water away or pour the pasta into a sieve to remove the water. Serve the cooked pasta with your favorite pasta sauce. Enjoy.

    Notes

    You can freeze this pasta. Start by placing the noodle nests on a floured freezer-safe plate and freeze for 1-2 hours. Once the noodles are mostly frozen, transfer them to a freezer bag or sealed container and freeze them for up to 3 months.

    Recipe originally published December 30, 2022

    Recipe updated March 3, 2024

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