This hearty One Pot Gluten Free Italian Recipe makes an easy dinner that the whole family will love. It is bursting with your favorite Italian flavors like garlic, tomato, and basil, and you won’t believe how easy this meal is to make. Garnish with mozzarella and fresh basil.

The top view of a big white soup mug filled with one pot pasta.

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I don’t know about you, but it has been crazy in our house. I am certainly ready for school to be back in person. We are lucky our kids are older. Both are doing online college from their rooms. I like to have ready-made meals on hand so they can just come to grab something to eat between classes.

If I knew how much my kid would love this gluten free one-pot pasta dinner, I would have started making these years ago!

This gluten free Italian recipe is ready in under 30 minutes. This recipe is gluten-free with a dairy-free option. If you love easy one-pot meals, you will also want to try this delicious Gluten-Free Taco Pasta dinner!

I love making one-pot meals. Give this delicious One-Pot Cajun Rice and Beans recipe a try, too!

I tried this recipe tonight and it was really delicious and so easy to make everybody went for seconds. Told them after the meal that the pasta was gluten free and one comment made me smile, someone said it couldn’t be gluten free because it was so good.”

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I have a bunch of great gluten free dinner recipes if you are looking for some tasty recipe ideas.

Ingredient Notes:

This gluten free Italian recipe is made with wholesome ingredients that you can find at your local Safeway or one of their partner stores!

  • O Organics Ground Beef – you can easily use ground chicken, pork, or turkey.
  • Onion – I prefer regular yellow onion instead of purple onion.
  • Bell Peppers – I love using the O Organic mini peppers because they come in three colors, making this recipe nice and colorful.
  • Gluten Free Pasta – I like the Jovial brand best when cooking pasta in a one-pot meal. It holds up better than other brands and doesn’t turn to mush.
  • O Organics Pasta Sauce – I used the tomato basil flavor. If you prefer to make your own homemade sauce, try this easy Gluten Free Marinara recipe. You can get all of the ingredients at Safeway.
  • O Organics Parmesan Cheese – I use grated, but shredded works just as well.
  • O Organics Chicken Sausage – I know it sounds weird for Italian pasta but trust me when I say to get the spinach & feta flavor. It truly adds so much flavor to this recipe.
  • O Organics Mozzarella Sticks – I chop these up and use them as a topper, so they melt into the pasta when you stir it! You can also use shredded cheese.
  • Chicken Broth
  • Light Oil – I used olive oil, but canola oil also works well.
  • Garlic – You can use minced fresh garlic or garlic powder.
  • Salt and pepper

🔑 Sandi says: Feel free to use any flavor of pasta sauce you like in this one-pot dinner. My favorites are marinara, tomato basil, and roasted garlic.

Tips For Sucess:

  • Ensure the pasta is covered with the liquid so it can cook evenly.
  • Feel free to add mushrooms and other vegetables to the pot.
  • Stir the pasta while it is cooking. This will help prevent the gluten free pasta from clumping in this gluten free pasta dish.

You may also love this one-pot Gluten Free Cheeseburger Pasta meal.

Recipe Step-By-Step Directions:

Cooking the ground beef, onion, garlic, peppers, and sausage in a big pot.

Step 1: In a pot, add the oil to a Dutch oven or soup pot with the onion, garlic, peppers, ground beef, and sausage. Cook on medium heat until the meat is browned and the onion is softened.

Pouring pasta sauce into a pot.

Step 2: Pour the pasta sauce over the cooked meat and vegetables. (Sorry for that wobbly picture; my hand was shaking the bottle to get all that yummy sauce out!)

Pouring chicken broth over the dry pasta.

Step 3: Add the box of pasta and pour the chicken broth over the pasta. Stir the mixture so the liquid covers the pasta. Cover the pot until the pasta is cooked, about 10-12 minutes. (*Note that your cooking time may vary using a different pasta brand!)

Step 4: Sprinkle in the grated parmesan cheese and mix it in. Chop up the mozzarella sticks and add them on top for the garnish. They melt in the hot sauce! Serve hot! Nobody will know this recipe is gluten-free!

This gluten free Italian recipe is so good; trust me when I say you will make this once a week. My kids went bonkers over it…I may add more veggies like zucchini or spinach to sneak more veggies into them!

A blue cast iron Dutch oven full of one pot tomato basil pasta.

You may also love this easy Gluten Free One Pot Chicken Spaghetti recipe or this Gluten Free Cheeseburger Pasta recipe.

Recipe FAQ:

What is the best gluten-free pasta for this recipe?

I really like gluten-free Jovial because it holds up to cooking the meal. Tinkyada brand is a close second.

Can you make this recipe dairy-free?

You can easily make this recipe dairy-free by using a dairy-free sausage and omitting the parmesan cheese.

How do you know when the pasta is done cooking?

You will know this one-pot pasta is done cooking when you have very little liquid in the pot, and the pasta is tender.

How long will this tomato basil pasta keep fresh?

This past dish will keep up to 4 days in the refrigerator. Store leftover pasta in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Can you make this recipe ahead?

You could make it ahead, but you must cook the pasta in the chicken broth the day you plan to serve it.

Serve With:

Two bowls of one pot pasta on a wooden tray.

If the kids have a tight school schedule on some weekdays like mine, you can make bowls for them to eat in their rooms during class.

More Gluten Free Meal Ideas:

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 blue cast iron pot full of one pot tomato basil pasta

One Pot Italian Pasta {Gluten-Free!}

Sandi Gaertner
A hearty one pot meal of gluten free Italian pasta. With ground beef and sausage, this easy pasta dinner cooks in just one pot.
5 from 11 votes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Gluten Free Dinner Recipes, Gluten Free Pizza and Pasta Recipes, Meal Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 451 kcal


  • 1 pound ground beef * see note
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup onion diced
  • cup bell pepper chopped
  • 12 ounces gluten free pasta
  • 25 ounces pasta sauce *see note
  • 1 ½ cups chicken sausage
  • 1 quart low sodium chicken broth
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon light oil


  • In a large pot, add the oil, ground beef, garlic, onion, and bell pepper. Cook until browned, stirring frequently to avoid burning.
  • Add in a jar of your favorite pasta sauce, the uncooked gluten free pasta, salt/pepper, and the chicken broth. Stir to mix it together. The dry pasta should be covered by the liquid.
  • Cook for 15 minutes or until the pasta is soft. Add the parmesan cheese and mix well.
  • Serve hot.



  1. You can use any gluten free pasta, but I highly recommend Jovial or Tinkyada brands because they hold up very well to cooking in a pot of saucy liquid.
  2. Use your favorite jarred pasta sauce or homemade. Make sure to check the label to ensure your pasta sauce is gluten free. I used O Organics Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce.
  3. I used ground beef but if you would like this recipe to be low-fat, use ground turkey or chicken.
  4. This will keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 days in an air-tight container.


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: 1gCalories: 451kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 25gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 1189mgPotassium: 580mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 751IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 68mgIron: 3mg
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Nutrition Disclaimer

Nutritional information is an estimate provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the actual nutritional information with the products and brands you are using with your preferred nutritional calculator.

This post was updated from an older September 2020 post with more recipe details.

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    1. Hi Sherri, I talk about the sausage in the post, and it is pictured with the beef. I will clarify in the recipe card as well, thank you! I know people love the Jump to Recipe button, but I do include a lot of details in the post on making the recipe with step-by-step photos.

  1. 5 stars
    I am so in love with one pot meals these days – especially if they have lots of flavor and still minimal dishes. This fit the bill. And the leftovers were so great for lunch the next day!

  2. 5 stars
    One pot meals are my favorite meals because there is little clean up! Your pasta dish is so hearty and delicious – thank you!