Published by PETA.

There’s no sincerer love than the love for pasta, so why does it get a bad rap? It’s easy to take the guilt out of pasta by opting for a healthy, vegan recipe. (Most pasta is already vegan, but some varieties do contain egg, so be sure to scan the label.)

To help you take pasta night to the next, next level, we created this list of vegan and gluten-free noodles made from quinoa, lentils, chickpeas, and more. Choosing one of these gluten-free “alternative” noodles can be a great way to get more protein and nutrients with every bite. Enjoy!

Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans)

Banza makes vegan spaghetti, rotini, penne, shells, and elbow macaroni from chickpeas. Find it.

Edamame

Explore Cuisine is true to its name with adventurous pastas made from black beans, edamame beans, mung beans, rice, and more. Find it.

Lentils

In addition to all its vegan bean-based pastas, Modern Table Meals also carries two vegan meal kits in Southwest and teriyaki flavors. Find it.

Modern Table Pasta Brands

Quinoa

How strong is your quinoa pasta game? Check out the Ancient Harvest “Supergrain” line of gluten-free pastas. Find it.

Black Beans

Explore Cuisine also offers a protein-packed black bean spaghetti.

Brown Rice

Jovial Foods offers too many brown-rice pasta varieties to list, but it’s safe to say that this brand’s got you covered. Find it.

Rice and Corn

Try the gluten-free penne made from rice and corn by Cucina di Carla. Find it.

Barilla also carries gluten-free pasta varieties made from rice and corn, and is available at most grocery stores.

Feeling the pastabilities? (Sorry.) Be sure to try our delicious basil and red pepper one-pot video recipe with your new pasta!

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