18 Grain-Free Pasta Recipes You Can Make in 30 Minutes or Less

We’ve always turned to pasta for an easy weeknight meal—it’s delicious, versatile, and most importantly, fast. But relying on a big bowl of carbs every night doesn’t exactly work wonders for our health, so we’ve turned to grain-free substitutes. These 18 recipes are just as quick as our old standbys, but a whole lot healthier.

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Almond-sesame Kelp Noodles

A nutty, veggie-forward pasta salad that’s ready in ten minutes? (We knew we loved you, Coterie member Phoebe Lapine.)

Grain-free Mushroom, Spinach And Leek Pasta

Channel your inner Popeye—garlicky spinach is the star of the show here.

kale sausage and zucchini pasta with creamy pumpkin sauce recipe
The Simple Veganista

Kale, Sausage, And Zucchini Pasta With Creamy Pumpkin Sauce

We would eat this creamy (and totally vegan) sauce with a spoon.

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Spicy Thai Peanut Chicken Sweet Potato Noodle Stir-fry

We’re always tempted by takeout on a busy weeknight. But this nutritious alternative from Coterie member Monique Volz is so much better.

Veggie Spaghetti

Quality ingredients go a long way in this super-simple dish (so splurge on the fancy farmers market tomatoes).

Zucchini Pasta With Lentil Bolognese

Because some days call for pure comfort food (without any of the fuss or guilt).

spring vegetable noodles with goat cheese and herbs recipe
Healthily Ever After

Spring Vegetable Noodles With Goat Cheese And Herbs

We’re all about “meatballs” made entirely of goat cheese. (In other words, Coterie member Carlene Thomas gets us.)

Kelp And Zucchini Noodle Pad Thai

The most vitamin-packed pad Thai you’ll ever eat.

Shrimp, Chorizo, And Corn Saffron Zucchini Pasta

Coterie member Ali Maffucci is basically the queen of grain-free noodles. We love how she showcases them here, in this quick Spanish-inspired skillet meal.

Whole 30 Pesto Chicken Zucchini Noodles

We thought going grain-free was going to be tough, but Coterie member Liz Flacigno has our back.

Sun-dried Tomato Red Lentil Pasta

We’re all about lentil pasta, which is packed with fiber and protein. Plus, we can’t get enough of that gorgeous red color.

Sweet Potato Noodles With Almond Sauce

How does this vegan, grain-free, veggie-packed pasta dish still manage to feel decadent? The world is full of mysteries.

Kelp Noodle And Cabbage Salad With Seared Tempeh And Carrot Orange Miso Dressing

We found a new favorite dressing, thanks to Coterie member Gena Hamshaw.

Burst Tomato And Zucchini Spaghetti With Avocado Sauce

We love using avocado as a surprising alternative to pasta sauce—it’s creamy and flavorful, and full of healthy fats.

Paleo Beef Broccoli With Broccoli Stem Noodles

We spent too many years throwing away the thick broccoli stems before we saw the light. Spiralize them for a healthy plate of noodles and minimize your food waste.

Korean Beef Zucchini Noodles

OK, so it doesn’t sizzle like an authentic bibimbap. But it has the same flavors, takes less than 30 minutes to make, and won’t put you in a carb coma. We’d call that a win.

Cold Sesame Cucumber Noodles

Add in store-bought tofu, and you have a quick and filling dinner at the ready.

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Pad Kee Mao

The best (and fastest) way to get your takeout favorites on a grain-free diet? Make them yourself.

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