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bowl of gluten free penne with creamy dairy free tomato sauce

Creamy Tomato Gluten Free Pasta (Dairy Free)

  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Gluten free pasta doesn’t have to be mushy! This penne pasta with creamy tomato sauce is the ultimate in gluten free, dairy free comfort food.



  • 3 tbsp olive oil (divided)
  • 1/2 cup diced white onion
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 10 oz gluten free pasta {See notes for the kinds that work best}
  • 8 oz canned Italian stewed tomatoes (drained) * Diced or halves
  • 1/4 cup paleo mayo
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 tsp each kosher salt and black pepper
  • Optional 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • Fresh basil and cracked pepper

optional add-ins

  • diced chicken or chicken sausage.
  • 1/4 cup diced bell pepper


  1. In a small pan, sauté onions and garlic in 1 tbsp olive until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Once they are almost cooked, set aside.
  2. In a large pot, cook your gluten free pasta according to directions.
  3. Drain, rinse the pasta, and place pasta back into pot. Keep on low heat.
  4. Mix in the remaining 2 tbsp olive oil and mix well. Mix gently.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk together the mayo and egg yolk. Add this mix to your pot with the pasta, coating until creamy. Gently mix in the sauteed onion/garlic.
  6. Toss the pasta with the tomatoes, kosher salt and pepper.,
  7. Stir gently over low to medium low heat until creamy and combined.
  8. If using a cooked protein, add it in here.
  9. Plate pasta into bowls. Garnish with fresh basil and cracked pepper.


Gluten Free Pasta Options

Vegan Recipe Option

  • If you are looking to make this vegan, just replace 1/4 cup mayo with my vegan cashew cream sauce and add 1 tbsp nutritional yeast. YUM!
  • Category: main, dinner
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 353
  • Sugar: 4.8g
  • Sodium: 186mg
  • Fat: 17.1g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.7g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 5.2g
  • Trans Fat: 8.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 42.2g
  • Fiber: 3.7g
  • Protein: 9.2g
  • Cholesterol: 77mg

Keywords: gluten free pasta, gluten free pasta recipe, meatless, dairy free dinners


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