Gluten-free Pasta with Mint and Peas Print Recipe Print Recipe


I’m on a major pasta kick, watch out.

The crazy thing, my pre-pregnant self doesn’t like pasta and hasn’t eaten it for years. Maybe that’s because we ate so much growing up. My sister feels the same.

Now, all I really need is a little olive oil and Parmesan cheese. It’s like the adult version of the pasta you make your 5 year old – noodles and butter.



I’m constantly experimenting with different gluten-free pasta. I don’t have a favorite type or brand, just yet.

My parents who don’t need to be gluten-free, are always stalked up on various Tinkyada [a rice] pasta.

If you have a favorite gluten-free pasta brand, please share. I’m sure others are also interested.



These days, I can’t seem to have a meal or snack without a slice or sprinkle of cheese. I guess that’s what happens when you don’t eat dairy for almost 13 years, your body all of a sudden makes it mandatory okay to eat when you’re pregnant. This baby wants its calcium.

I know several of you don’t do dairy, so I’ll do my best to create dishes that give it as an option.

Only 16 more weeks until my normal appetite returns. Fingers crossed.



Peas had great color [and nutrition] to this dish. If you prefer, you can add fresh asparagus, spinach, or broccoli instead.

Whatever you need to do to get in some veggies.



I had some leftover mint from the weekend and thought I’d throw it on in. That’s kind of how I roll.

Instead of a rich or sugary sauce, I just drizzled a little olive oil and hefty amount of Parmesan cheese, which made it nice a creamy.

It’s so simple, perfect for an easy dinner or leftover lunch.



Gluten-free Pasta with Mint, Peas & Parmesan Cheese

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  • 1/2 pound gluten-free pasta, dry – Spaghetti or fettucini noodles
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup peas, fresh or frozen – defrosted if frozen
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped – plus more for garnish
  • salt + pepper
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese


In a large pot, cook pasta according to directions. Be sure to salt water before adding the pasta.

In a separate pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add shallots and cook for 2-3 minutes.  Then add peas and once heated through, about 2 minutes, add mint. If the pasta isn’t finished cooking, remove from heat once the mint has slightly wilted.

Once pasta has finished cooking, transfer directly to the pan with a pair of tongs. If you need to add a little liquid, use a tablespoon at a time of the pasta water.

Remove from heat and plate immediately.

Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle about 2-3 tablespoons of cheese. Serve immediately.



*Please do not copy & paste this recipe. Thank you!

*gluten-free *vegetarian

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  • Katie Katie

    Loving. those bright green peas in there. Loving you being pregnant and piling up on the pasta. <3

  • Shannon Heart’s

    I’m going to make this for dinner tonight!  Looks amazing!

  • Katie @ Gluten Free Blondie

    Beautiful! I was on a corn pasta only (i.e. Schar) kick for about 1.5 years until I discovered Jovial pasta – it’s the only brown rice pasta I’ve found that has just the right texture. Now I’m hooked!

  • Heather

    the addition of mint sounds awesome – a great way to lighten up the flavor of pasta!

  • Lauren | Seventeenth & Irving

    This sounds REALLY good right now. My favorite brand of pasta is Jovial. It’s a brown rice pasta that’s whole grain, and it’s the only one I can get even my gluten eating friends & family to eat and enjoy.

  • Nhwarden

    Wow! I have everything for this recipe in the house. How cool. Dinner is practically made.

  • Warm Vanilla Sugar

    This looks so yummy! Awesome recipe!

  • Bev @ Bev Cooks

    This is sooooo my jaaaaam!

  • Rita Barton

    This looks so good!  I just learned that peas have a surprising amount of protein so I’m excited to try this. 

    I REALLY prefer corn based pasta to any other GF version I have tried.  I’m not necessarily partial to any brand but I usually buy at Trader Joes and I only buy corn pasta.  The rest of my gluten eating family can’t really tell the difference.

  • Sara @ The Little Bite

    This looks delicious!  I’m a big fan of simple buttered pasta with peas (or broccoli, or asparagus – I guess any green veg, really).  I’ve only tried Jovial (brown rice pasta) since I’m recently diagnosed, but I really like it, especially the caserecee shape.  I cook it for exactly 8 minutes so I can finish it in the sauce for a minute if I’m doing a tomato or cream based sauce.  {}

  • g.

    This looks yummy! I like the Schar Penne.  My husband and daughter can’t tell the difference.

  • Baking Serendipity

    Pasta, olive oil and parmesan cheese is my summer go-to meal. I love the mint in yours!

  • AndreA

    I have a really simple pasta and peas recipe for you! Just heat some olive oil and sauté sliced garlics. Don’t let them brown! Add a can of Le Seur peas with all the juice. Sprinkle some oregano. Voila! Pour onto pasta. You will love it!! Let me know if you try it.

  • Adina | Gluten Free Travelette

    Yum. Noodles and butter is so soothing! My favorite dried gluten free pasta is Ancient Harvest – its a corn and quinoa blend.

  • Heather Lite

    This looks delicious! I like the Ancient Harvest brand(corn & quinoa).

  • Teresa

    This looks so yummy Lisa!
    I love anything with peas!
    Thought of you when we drove through Portland on the way to Carmel!
    Hope all is well with you and the little bundle.

  • Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola

    Ohh this looks simple and delicious– sometimes you need pasta! I too have been doing a lot of pasta with olive oil (sadly no cheese) because my doctor has me on a white diet– I miss veggies! 

  • Whitney Cosgrave

    yum!! I want to eat this right now. 

  • Jerry Carroll

    I’ve made pasta similar to this, but never thought about adding some mint. Genius!! That took it to another level.

    Thanks for the share.


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  • Anonymous

    hope you enjoyed carmel – I have such wonderful memories of that place!

  • Anonymous

    sounds delicious & will definitely give it a try, thank you!

  • Anonymous

    Oh we live off the trader joes corn pasta – definitely a good one!

  • Anonymous

    I think of you every time I make a new pasta dish 🙂

  • Anonymous

    it was meant to be!

  • Mdaniel

    Melaina here from Rudi’s Gluten Free Bakery,

    This pasta looks delightful! So fresh, so healthy, the absolute perfect summer meal for anytime of day. I love the idea of pairing peas with mint! Thanks for sharing this beautiful recipe, we’ll be sure to give it a try! 

  • Shayla Parker

    Quinoa/Corn pasta is my favorite.  It has a little more protein and it’s so yummy!  Ancient Harvest is the brand that I use.  Yummy!