This homemade Gluten Free Cheeseburger Pasta is pure comfort food. The creamy cheese sauce, hamburger meat, and gluten free pasta all cook together in one pot, making it so easy! Make this family meal in under 30 minutes.

A black serving spoon in a pot of cheeseburger pasta.

If you are looking for an amazing new gluten free dinner recipe, you have got to try this Gluten Free Cheeseburger Pasta. It is so full of flavor! This gluten free cheeseburger pasta dinner recipe cooks in one pot, so there is almost no cleanup! It is an easy meal that is perfect for those busy weeknights.

My whole family loved this meal. If you are looking for even more dinner inspiration, I have a lot of great gluten free dinner recipes waiting for you to try.

If you love one pot meals, try this Gluten Free Italian Pasta recipe.

Allergen Information:

This recipe is gluten-free, egg-free, soy-free, and nut-free.

Ingredient Notes:

  • Ground Beef – I used 90% lean ground beef.
  • Gluten Free Pasta – I like the Jovial gluten free brand as it holds up well to cooking in one-pot meals.
  • Beef Broth – Use chicken if you use ground turkey for this recipe.
  • Diced Tomatoes – I used fire-roasted canned diced tomatoes. Regular diced tomatoes also work well.
  • Onions – I recommend using yellow onions.
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Sour Cream – I used full-fat sour cream, but low-fat is also okay.
  • Ketchup
  • Seasonings – Powdered garlic, salt, and ground black pepper.


  • Swap Greek yogurt for sour cream.
  • Use any ground meat or vegan meat.
  • I have not tested a dairy-free version, but if you want to try one, use VioLife cheese shreds and Kite Hill Sour Cream.

You may also enjoy this Crock Pot Gluten Free Mac and Cheese recipe. We love making one-pot meals of all kinds.

A plate full of gluten free cheeseburger pasta. A dollop of sour cream is on top as a garnish.

Tips For Sucess:

  • Use a hearty gluten free pasta brand like Jovial or Tinkyada. Some brands can turn to mush when used in one-pot meals.
  • Use shredded cheddar cheese or freshly grate it into the pot after the pasta has cooked. If you add the cheese in cubes, it can be harder to mix in and melt.

If you love pasta but hate when it gets mushy, check out these Gluten Free Pasta Cooking Tips.

This recipe is best cooked on the stove. It is possible to use your Instant Pot. I haven’t tested it, but you will want to cook it similarly to this Gluten Free Tuscan Pasta recipe.

Step-By-Step Directions:

Photos of steps 1 and 2 making the cheeseburger pasta.

Step 1: Heat a pan with medium heat. Add oil to a pot or Dutch oven. Add the diced onions and ground beef.

Step 2: Cook on medium heat, frequently breaking up the ground meat. Cook until the hamburger meat is browned and cooked.

Photos of steps 3 and 4 making the pasta.

Step 3: Add the seasonings to the pan. If you want to drain the fat, now is the time.

Step 4: Add the can of diced tomatoes. I used fire-roasted diced tomatoes, but plain will also work well.

Photos of steps 5 and 6 making the one pot pasta.

Step 5: Add the beef broth and the rest of the seasonings. Cover and bring it to a boil. Let it boil for 3 minutes, then reduce the heat to low. Let it simmer until the pasta is cooked.

Step 6: Add the cheese and sour cream to the cooked pasta. Stir until the cheese has melted into a sauce.

Serve hot with a small dollop of sour cream on top. Make a batch of these Gluten Free Dinner Rolls or these Gluten Free Garlic Knots. They are made for dipping into a sauce!

Serving Suggestions:

Serve this delicious meal with one of my favorite side dishes:

Recipe FAQ:

Can you freeze cheeseburger pasta?

Technically, you can freeze this cheeseburger pasta. Gluten free pasta can get weird when frozen, so it may not have the same texture when you thaw it out.

How do you store cheeseburger pasta?

Store leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

A serving spoon full of cheeseburger pasta.

More Gluten Free Comfort Food Dinner Recipes:

Love This Recipe?

If you made and enjoyed this recipe, I would be incredibly grateful if you could leave a comment below. Include which flour blend you used. This helps others know this recipe is delicious. Thank you!

A plate full of gluten free cheeseburger pasta. A dollop of sour cream is on top as a garnish.

One Pot Gluten Free Cheeseburger Pasta

Sandi Gaertner
An easy one-pot gluten free cheeseburger pasta dinner recipe. This is a great recipe for busy families!
5 from 6 votes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Gluten Free Dinner Recipes, Meal Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 335 kcal


  • 1 pound lean ground beef * see notes
  • ½ cup diced yellow onion
  • 14.5 ounces diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups beef broth low-sodium
  • 12 ounces gluten free pasta * see notes
  • ¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder or two minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  • In a large pot or Dutch oven, add the oil. Heat for 30 seconds over medium heat. Add the diced onions and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the ground beef and cook until it is browned about 4 minutes. Use a wooden spoon to break the beef up as it cooks. Drain the fat.
  • Add the pasta, broth, diced tomatoes, ketchup, and seasonings. Stir and cover.
  • Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to simmer. Cook until the pasta absorbs the water.
  • Remove the lid and add the shredded cheese and sour cream. Mix well and serve hot.


  1. Use any ground meat, including vegan meat, in this recipe. If you use ground turkey or ground chicken, use chicken broth.
  2. I recommend Jovial or Tinkyada gluten free pasta brands because they tend to hold up better to one-pot meals.
  3. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will keep fresh for up to 3 days. I don’t recommend freezing leftovers because gluten free pasta can get mushy when thawed.


Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 335kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 20gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 415mgPotassium: 386mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 285IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 117mgIron: 3mg
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  1. 5 stars
    I made this recipe tonight.. MY husband has celiacs disease SO HE IS TOTally gluten-free. I only added a Few spices,,,basil. Cumin and Greek seasoning and some real bacon bits. It was awesome. Will put on our monthly list to make. Thank you.

  2. 5 stars
    I made this for dinner tonight and my kids couldn’t even tell the difference!!! they always complain about my GF pasta falling apart but this had just the right cooking time.

  3. Thank you for this recipe. I’m trying to eat more gluten free so I’ll definitely be adding this delicious recipe to my list!