Pasta Substitutes

The next time you feel a pasta craving coming on, turn to one of our alternatives. Learn all about substitutes for pasta, including gluten-free pasta, veggie noodles, and other grains.

Pasta Substitutes

When cooking with pasta, you can substitute whole wheat or whole grain pasta, brown rice noodles and other gluten-free noodles, zucchini, squash, soba noodles, quinoa, and shirataki noodles in equal amounts.

  • Whole wheat pasta has about double the fiber of white pasta.
  • Cup for cup, zucchini and squash are 90 percent lower in calories and 92 percent lower in carbs than white pasta.
  • When looking for gluten-free pasta, check the packaging to ensure there is no wheat used in the product.

More ingredient substitutions

Healthy ingredient substitutions

A bit of overnight preparation can help you make tasty pasta salad. We'€™ve got a tip that infuses the pasta with lots of delicious flavors.


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