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Hi Bold Bakers!
It’s here: 3 Ingredient Gluten-Free Pasta! After releasing Gemma’s incredible 2 Ingredient Homemade Pasta and even a Vegan Pasta recipe, we got lots of requests for Gluten Free Pasta, or pasta made with alternative wheat-free flours. This recipe just like the classic pasta is made 100% by hand, allowing you to create whatever shape pasta and noodles you like.
My 3 Ingredient Homemade Gluten-Free Pasta is perfect for all you pasta lovers that want to cut down on carbs. From classic red sauce or pesto to Asian noodle stir-fries and salads, this Gluten-Free Pasta is a great way to get creative in the kitchen while also staying healthy.
Can You Substitute Tapioca Starch?
If you cannot find Tapioca starch you can swap it out for arrowroot starch 1:1. These alternative flours take the place of gluten in this recipe and add elasticity to the dough which is super important for rolling out the pasta with ease. Additionally, if you would like to make the pasta even lower in carbohydrates, you can use 1 1/2 cup of almond flour, 3/4 cup tapioca starch, and 3/4 cup arrowroot starch.
How to Cut Gluten-Free Pasta
My dough is made just like regular pasta, by hand, incorporating the eggs into the flours. After the dough begins to form a ball I knead it gently and allow it to rest under a damp towel.
Once you’re ready to cut and cook the pasta, you want to cut the dough into 4 pieces and work with one piece at a time. Gently roll the dough out as thinly as possible then cut into strips with a knife or pizza cutter. Since this dough has no gluten it will not bend and stretch just like regular pasta dough. For this reason, I cut the pasta into shorter noodles, about 6 inches long, as I found this made them easier to work with. After cutting the pasta you want to gently separate the strips of dough and cook off in salted boiling water, as you would any fresh pasta.
Is the Consistency of Gluten-Free Pasta the Same?
Depending on how thickly you roll the pasta dough out, the noodles can be slightly heavier than regular pasta. That said, if you get the sheet of dough nice and thin before cutting into strips, the result is a lovely chewy noodle with a very neutral flavor.
How to Cook Gluten-Free Pasta
After cutting the pasta you gently separate the strips of dough and cook off right away in salted boiling water, as you would any fresh pasta. After the pasta is cooked I drizzle it with a bit of olive oil to keep it from sticking together. This pasta is a great blank canvas for all of your favorite sauces.
Note: This pasta is only meant to be cooked from fresh. I would not suggest drying or freezing the raw pasta dough. It just won’t hold up.
How to Store Gluten-Free Pasta
To store the cooked pasta, cover in an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Get More Pasta Recipes!
- 2-Ingredient Homemade Pasta
- 3-Ingredient Homemade Whole Wheat Pasta
- 3-Ingredient Homemade Vegan Pasta
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3 Ingredient Gluten-Free Pasta Recipe (No Machine)
- 1 1/2 cups (6oz/172g) blanched almond flour
- 1 1/2 cup (6oz/172g) tapioca starch
- 2 eggs + 2 egg yolks
- In a large bowl combine the almond flour and tapioca starch, making sure there are no lumps in the almond flour.
- Make a well in the center of the bowl and add in the eggs and egg yolks.
- Using a fork begin to whisk the eggs into the dry ingredients.
- At first, the mixture may seem dry but keep mixing. Once mostly combined and crumbly, begin to bring the dough together with your hands, kneading for about 3-5 minutes until you have a smooth dough. It may seem a bit crumbly at this stage but will get wetter after it rests.
- Cut the dough into 4 equal parts then cover with a damp tea towel to rest for about 15 minutes.
- Dust a large work surface and a rolling pin with tapioca starch. Once the dough has rested, take a piece of dough and roll it out gently until it is between 1/4 and 1/8 of an inch thick. Think thinner the better as it will puff up once cooked so factor that in.
- Using a sharp knife or a pizza cutter cut the dough into thin even strips, or whatever thickness you desire. Carefully lift the strips up and gently separate. I found it easier to work with shorter strips (around 6 inches long).
Gluten-Free Pasta Cooking Instructions:
- To cook the pasta boil a large pot with 8 cups of water and a generous pinch of salt.
- Once the water has come to a rolling boil, carefully transfer the pasta into the water. Allow the pasta to cook 3-5 minutes, or until it floats to the top of the water.
- Remove the pasta from the pot and strain off the water.
- Drizzle the pasta with olive oil or butter to keep from sticking together. Top with your favorite sauce and parmesan cheese.
- I would not suggest storing uncooked pasta as it will dry out and break. To store cooked pasta cover and store in the fridge for up to 3 days.