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Gluten Free Pasta Alla Norma

I love this gluten free Pasta alla Norma recipe because it feels good to eat it!  And unlike some pastas, you can’t tell this one is gluten free!

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A close up of the pasta with the veggies on it with boxed pasta, a salad in the background

The Tresomega company generously sent me some of its products. In exchange, I am writing this post from a recipe I made with the pastas! You can learn more about this delicious gluten free pasta here.  You can also find the Tresomega brand locally at Sams Club, Amazon and Walmart.  You can also follow Tresomega nutrition on Facebook and Twitter.

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This is one of the best gluten free pastas I’ve ever tasted.  I love the texture, how it cooks up and that if you follow directions, it won’t break up like some I’ve had in the past!

I always gauge how much I like something by whether I would buy it again.  I would definitely buy Tresomega gluten free pasta again!

High praise, indeed.

One dish that Christopher occasionally gets when we go out for dinner is Pasta alla Norma!!  So, I decided to blog about my version of this delicious recipe using the pastas Tresomega sent me.

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How to make this dish

Three boxes of gluten free pasta ready to be made into gluten free pasta Norma

Tresomega Nutrition sent me four types of pasta: fusilli, penne, elbows and spaghetti.

I chose to use two different types of pasta because Christopher loves fusilli but me, not so much.  I like a lot of bite to my pasta, so the penne was for me.

The first thing I do is grab the graffiti eggplant, shallots and sliced mushrooms.

Graffiti eggplant, shallots and mushrooms on a grey table

I heat my wok on medium and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil in it.  I also set two pots of water to boil for the pasta.

Next, I add sliced shallots and sauté them for 5 minutes.  While the shallots are cooking, I slice up the eggplant in largish chunks!

Shallots sautéed in a wok and cut up eggplant in the background

I add 2 tablespoons of oil and the eggplant, which I sauté for 5 minutes.

Sautéed shallots and eggplant in a wok in front of some mushrooms and gluten-free pasta

The water is boiling so I add the two different Tresomega gluten free pastas each to their own pot.  The fusilli took 11 minutes to cook al dente; the penne took 13.

Back to the vegetables.

I add the mushrooms to my shallots, along with 2 teaspoons of garlic paste, 2 teaspoons each of dried basil and oregano and 1 teaspoon salt. I sauté the mixture for 2 minutes and then I add one large and one small can of diced tomatoes.

I let everything simmer for 10 minutes.

Mushrooms and diced tomatoes added to the shallots and eggplant in the wok

I drain the pastas and set them in separate bowls.

Fusilli and Penne cooked and in little bowls for with the wok in the background and boxed pasta

I spoon some fusilli into Christopher’s bowl and penne in mine.  I dollop some delicious eggplant mixture sauce on the pastas.

Here’s Christopher’s bowl featured.

Vegetables on the pasta with boxes of pasta and the wok in the background

And here’s my bowl of Pasta alla Norma on penne.  Notice I have a nice dollop of the eggplant on the side of the dish.

A close up of the pasta with the veggies on it with boxed pasta, a salad in the background

Doesn’t it look delicious!?

Which do you prefer: fusilli, penne, elbows or spaghetti?  Please leave me a comment to let me know.

I hope you enjoyed this recipe as much as Christopher and I enjoyed eating it.

Please feel free to leave me a comment, what’s your favorite gluten free pasta?

And as always, may all your dishes be delish!

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Gluten Free Pasta Alla Norma

This gluten free pasta alla Norma is delicious and easy!
5 from 7 votes
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Course: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: pasta alla norma
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 438kcal


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 4 shallots chopped in slices
  • 3 small eggplants I used graffiti eggplant, cut in chunks with skins on
  • 10 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 2 teaspoons garlic paste or 2 cloves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 28 ounces diced tomatoes
  • 14.05 ounces diced tomato
  • 8 ounce box of Tresomega fusilli pasta gluten-free
  • 8 ounce box of Tresomega penne pasta gluten-free
  • 2 tablespoons Salt for pasta water


Make it!

  • Put two separate pans of water on to boil, lightly salt water
  • Heat sauté pan on medium, add 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Add sliced shallots and sauté for 5 minutes
  • Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and eggplant and sauté for 5 minutes
  • Add sliced mushrooms and garlic paste and sauté for 2 minutes
  • Add pasta to their own pots and stir as they cook.  The fusilli took 11 minutes and the penne took 13 minutes to get al dente
  • As the pasta is cooking, add diced tomatoes, basil, oregano and salt and let it simmer for 10 minutes
  • Drain pasta and put them in separate bowls
  • Plate the pasta and dollop the veggie mixture on top
  • Eat
  • Sigh
  • Enjoy
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This makes extra vegetables so you have lots of leftovers.  We eat the eggplant mixture as a side dish when the pasta is done.


Serving: 2cups | Calories: 438kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3048mg | Potassium: 1110mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Vitamin C: 26.4mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 3.9mg
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  1. We’re big fans of penne in our house and this pasta alla norma sounds delicious. It’s great that the pasta itself tastes great too.

  2. I love all the new gluten free pastas that are coming out, and I’ve never tried one made with quinoa before, so I can’t wait, ~ Pasta alla Norma is one of my faves!

  3. This looks delish! I don’t think I have tried quinoa pasta before but now I really want to. Fusilli is my favorite shape – probably because my mom used it all the time growing up and I love the sauce gets into all the little crevices

  4. i love pasta in all shapes, sizes, and forms…i had had some really fall apart so i’d be interested in trying this one out. love how pasta alla norma looks so hearty!

  5. Fantastic recipe as always Lainey! I’m also into gluten free pasta at the moment and I love a lot of bite too, when I cook pasta I put the timer on for al dente and my way to the colander must be free this second when they’re ready! I’ll try these gluten free quinoa pasta and make your pasta alla Norma which I never heard of but look so goooood!

  6. Although we don’t have to eat gluten free, hubby prefers gluten free pasta. It has come a long way since the beginning. Most times you won’t see a difference (if you cook it right). There is a great variety now too.

  7. Fusilli is my favorite! Love the way it picks up all the sauce. This pasta dish looks beautiful, perfect thing for a cold day like today. I’ll have to try the gluten free version!

  8. I love quinoa pasta! I am not familiar with this brand but I’ll go searching for them. As you say, a good gf pasta can be very tough to come by but I will take your recommendation. And what a gorgeous recipe ????

    1. The tresomega brand really is high quality. I love a good alternative pasta that doesn’t get mushy!! Thank you Gabby!

  9. Don’t you just love the Tresomega pasta? I made the fusilli last night, but it was nowhere near as pretty as this!

  10. I prefer penne to fusilli, like you. Although this is not the classic pasta alla Norma (sorry, it’s the Italian in me ????), the flavors are really good and it looks delicious. Have to try the quinoa pasta!

  11. I love all things pasta! I don’t follow a GF diet, but I have several friends who do. I’ll definitely be sharing this with them

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