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8 Grain-Free Pasta Recipes That'll Make You a Chickpea Convert

by Kate Itrich-Williams June 19, 2019

Lamb and Yogurt KNOW Better Pasta

Grain-free pasta has come a long way. I can remember in the early 2000s trying to find a wheat-free pasta that was actually worth swallowing and, well, I usually came up short. Luckily, the growth of better-for-you products has skyrocketed since then, making it far easier to enjoy pasta night, grain-free.

Of course, we're pretty proud of the pasta we make and sell here at KNOW Foods. We love the fact that it is made from just one ingredient — chickpeas — so it not only tastes great, it also won't leave you wondering about any mystery binders or starches. And while traditional pasta doesn't exactly take a long time to cook, KNOW Better Pasta is even speedier, clocking in at just three minutes, start to finish.

Once you've nabbed a bag or five, test out your new fave pasta using these eight recipes below.

Easy KNOW Better Mac and Cheese

Easiest-Ever Grain-Free Mac and Cheese

This mac and cheese recipe is almost as easy as the stuff from the blue box, but contains zero mystery ingredients and is made with grain-free KNOW Better Elbows. Make it your own by mixing in cooked sausage, veggies, herbs and anything else you can dream up. Me? I just add a big grind of pepper and a generous shake of hot sauce.

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Grain Free Alfredo Pasta

Grain-Free Pasta with Alfredo Sauce

Grain-free KNOW Better Twists work great as a base for this creamy, dreamy Alfredo sauce thickened with cream cheese and flavored with a generous cup of freshly grated Parmesan. The best part? The whole dish comes together in a matter of minutes, making it that much easier to pull off an elegant Wednesday night dinner.

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Macaroni Salad with KNOW Better Twists

Simple Grain-Free Macaroni Salad

Pack a better picnic when you make a batch of our grain-free macaroni salad ahead of time. Made with KNOW Better Twists (or your favorite other KNOW Better Pasta shape) and a touch of KNOW Better Sweetener, our recipe is otherwise just like the classic macaroni salad you'll find in the grocery store.

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Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad with KNOW Better Rigatoni

Roasted Vegetable Grain-Free Pasta Salad

This simple vegetarian, grain-free pasta salad is pure summer. Made with KNOW Better Rigatoni and a slew of summer vegetables, it is perfect for potlucks or alongside a turkey burger on a random Wednesday night. Add whatever vegetables you like — this recipe is super adaptable! You can even make it vegan by substituting your favorite nut-based cheese for the feta.

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Lamb and Yogurt Pasta with KNOW Better Rigatoni

Grain-Free Yogurt Pasta with Mediterranean Lamb

This fragrant spiced lamb and yogurt pasta dish highlights the flavor and texture of KNOW Better Pasta. Our pasta's subtle chickpea flavors are the perfect pair for Mediterranean seasonings, such as cumin, paprika, cinnamon, and olive oil. It's a slightly more complicated dish than other KNOW Better Recipes, but this hearty pasta is a great entree to serve at an intimate dinner party.

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KNOW Better Pasta with Weeknight Bolognese

Weeknight Bolognese with Grain-Free Pasta

Think you can only have bolognese on a weekend? Think again. This quick, grain-free pasta bolognese makes great use of both KNOW Better Elbows and KNOW Better Ketchup — yes, ketchup — for a deliciously rich, beefy pasta sauce that may even fool your grandmother.

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Greek Pasta Salad with KNOW Better Twists

Grain-Free Greek Pasta Salad

This protein-packed recipe is perfect for summer potlucks or casual get-togethers at home. From its hearty hunks of cucumber and broccoli to its briny cubes of feta and tender slices of salami, this salad is truly a meal in a bowl.

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Mac and Cheese Burger with KNOW Better Elbows

Ultimate Mac and Cheese Burger

Mac and cheese meets its new best friend with this decadent burger served on pan-fried mac and cheese buns. Our KNOW Better Elbows and toasted and ground KNOW Better Slices form the basis of these grain-free buns, and a special sauce made with KNOW Better Ketchup is the, er, icing on this cake. 

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