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30 Easy Rice Noodle Dishes For Weeknight Dinner

There are all kinds of reasons folks choose to eat rice noodles instead of classic wheat-based pasta. Perhaps you are celiac or have a gluten intolerance, or maybe you are making an Asian style recipe calls for rice noodles in the first place. Any which way, we are here to show you how delectable rice noodles can be. They are not the poor cousin by any means.

From penne to ziti, spaghetti to lasagna, Asian-style rice noodles, even manicotti – we have your next pasta dinner right here – 30 to choose from. Carbonara, lasagna, lo mein, Bolognese, and of course Mac and Cheese, to name a few. These recipes are all from our sister website FODMAP Everyday®. So each recipe is also low FODMAP and gluten-free!

Pasta Primavera

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Celebrate the flavors of spring with our light and refreshing Pasta Primavera featuring a colorful medley of spring vegetables and delicate rice pasta. A perfect dish for warmer days or as a vibrant side to any meal. Get the Primavera recipe.

Asian Steak & Noodle Salad With Mint & Peanuts

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Embrace the vibrant flavors of Asia with our Asian Steak & Noodle Salad featuring tender slices of steak, fresh mint, and crunchy peanuts tossed with extra-wide rice noodles. Perfect for warm weather gatherings or a refreshing weeknight meal. Get the Asian Steak & Noodle Salad with Mint and Peanuts. 

Hot & Sour Shrimp Lo Mein

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No need to order take-out for low mein. Tender shrimp, crunchy water chestnuts and broccoli for a restaurant-worthy take on a classic. Get the Hot & Sour Shrimp Lo Mein recipe.

Roasted Pumpkin Baked Pasta With Sage

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Indulge in the creamy richness of roasted pumpkin paired with rice penne or ziti, mozzarella, and crispy fried sage leaves in this comforting baked pasta dish. A delightful twist on a classic favorite. Get the Roasted Pumpkin Baked Pasta With Sage Recipe.

Bacon Chicken Ranch Mac n’ Cheese

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Satisfy your cravings with the ultimate comfort food – Bacon Chicken Ranch Mac n’ Cheese. Creamy, cheesy, and irresistibly delicious, this gluten-free delight combines the flavors of bacon, ranch dressing, and tender chicken with rice noodles for a truly memorable casserole experience. Get the Bacon Ranch Mac n’ Cheese Recipe.

Chili Mac

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Spice up your dinner routine with our hearty Chili Mac, where beefy chili meets creamy mac and cheese, all brought together with rice-based elbow pasta. A family-friendly favorite that’s sure to please. Get the Chili Mac recipe.

Skillet Lasagna

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Experience the timeless flavors of lasagna made effortlessly in a skillet, featuring rice-based lasagna noodles and a medley of classic ingredients, promising a comforting meal in no time. I used ground turkey, to lighten it up a bit, and added chopped carrots, zucchini and green bell pepper for color and crunch. Get the Skillet Lasagna recipe.

Easy Stovetop Mac & Cheese

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Savor the creamy goodness of this easy stovetop mac and cheese, featuring lactose-free ingredients and rice-based elbow macaroni, ensuring a delightful indulgence for the whole family. Get the Easy Stovetop Mac and Cheese recipe.

Asian Tofu Noodle Papaya Salad

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This is a salad that is truly a main dish: noodles for carb satisfaction, tofu for protein, papaya for color, texture and sweet flavor and a sauce with sambal oelek, fish sauce, sugar, ginger, soy sauce and lime. Flavor packed! Get the Asian Tofu Noodle Papaya Salad recipe.

Macaroni Slaw

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Experience the best of both worlds with our innovative Macaroni Slaw, a fusion of classic macaroni salad and crunchy coleslaw featuring rice-based elbows. Ideal for picnics, BBQs, or as a satisfying lunch option. Get the Macaroni Slaw recipe.

Pad See Ew

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Delight your taste buds with our flavorful Pad See Ew, showcasing wide Asian-style rice noodles stir-fried with chicken, Chinese broccoli, and a savory sauce packed with umami goodness. Get the Pad See Ew recipe.

Pasta with Clams in White Wine Sauce

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Pasta with clams in a white wine sauce is very quick to prepare. Use a large Dutch oven to concentrate all the aromas and juices. Get the Pasta With Clams & White Wine Sauce recipe.

Four Cheese Baked Penne

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Comfort food, meets easy, meets elegant. And the kids will eat it! And you can serve it at a dinner party or bring to a potluck. All you need is a springform pan – and lots of cheese! Get the Four Cheese Baked Penne.

Hearty Lasagna

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Everyone loves lasagna and we show you how you can have all those classic flavors and textures but with gluten-free rice noodles. Get the Hearty Lasagna recipe.

Buffalo Shrimp Pasta

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The flavors of Buffalo wings – hot sauce and creamy blue cheese – in a fun pasta dish, with shrimp added for good measure and protein. Get the Buffalo Shrimp Pasta recipe.

Roasted Gnocchi with Tomatoes, Basil & Arugula

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Elevate your pasta game with our Roasted Gnocchi featuring shelf-stable gluten-free, rice-based gnocchi roasted to perfection and tossed with juicy tomatoes, fresh basil, and peppery arugula. Get the Roasted Gnocchi recipe.

Thai Basil Steak Salad

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Elevate your steak salad game with an Asian-inspired twist, featuring slippery rice noodles, tender steak, and a medley of aromatic flavors, promising a culinary symphony for the senses. Get the Thai Basil Steak Salad recipe.

Baked Ziti with Sausage & Swiss Chard

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Baked Ziti with Sausage & Swiss Chard has so much going for it. It is super easy to make, feeds a crowd, is perfect for bringing to potlucks, is always welcomed on a buffet, and did I mention that it is gooey with cheese? Get the Baked Ziti with Sausage & Swiss Chard.

Shrimp Pad Thai

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Pad Thai is a delicate balance between the salty fish sauce, tart lime juice, sugar, sweet and tart, fresh herbaceous cilantro, oniony scallion greens, watery crunchy bean sprouts, salty crunchy peanuts and hot spicy red pepper flakes. Use a high quality fish sauce (we like Red Boat brand). Get the Pad Thai recipe.

One-Pan Pasta & Vegetables

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Experience the convenience of a one-dish pasta dinner, brimming with a colorful array of vegetables and delicate rice noodles, offering a wholesome meal ready in just 30 minutes. Get the One-Pan Pasta & Vegetables recipe.

Pasta With Mussels

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Indulge in restaurant-worthy flavors with this quick and easy dish featuring mussels, rice linguine, and a tantalizing white wine sauce, promising a gourmet experience in the comfort of your home. Get the Pasta with Mussels recipe.

Manicotti & Kale

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You might have to order the rice-based manicotti noodles ahead, so plan accordingly. Kale adds nutrition to this family favorite. Get the Manicotti & Kale recipe.

Lemony Carbonara

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Carbonara is a rich pasta dish; the lemon adds a bright note. Getthe Lemony Carbonara recipe.

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

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Tender noodles (we used rice-based casarecce), feta, cucumbers, tomatoes and bell peppers. A main dish pasta salad that will transport you to the Mediterranean. Get the Mediterranean Pasta Salad recipe.

Shrimp & Broccoli & Noodles

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Extra wide and slurpy rice-based noodles are combined with tender shrimp, broccoli and red bell pepper. An easy and quick weeknight meal. Get theShrimp & Broccoli With Noodles recipe.

Bolognese

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Bolognese sauce. Hearty. Traditional. We love this served with a long and wide pasta, like fettuccine. Get the Bolognese recipe.

Zoodles Noodles & Sprouts Salad

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Experience a fiber-rich culinary delight with spiralized zucchini and skinny rice noodles, presenting a hearty salad that satisfies your cravings while nourishing your body. Get the Zoodles Noodles & Sprouts Salad recipe.

Pork & Noodles

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Discover the perfect harmony of ground pork and long, thin rice noodles, offering a quick and flavorful weeknight meal that doesn’t compromise on taste. Get the Pork & Noodles recipe.

Quick Pasta With Chicken, Broccoli & Goat Cheese 

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We love picking up a rotisserie chicken for quick meals and this pasta dish puts it to good use. A little goat cheese and broccoli and you will have dinner made in no time. Get the Quick Pasta With Chicken, Broccoli & Goat Cheese recipe.

Braised Chicken & Mushroom Ragu

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A slow braise, like this ragu, with mushrooms and chicken yields rich flavor. This is a hearty cold winter dish. We like it over a hearty noodle shape such as large ziti. Get the Braised Chicken & Mushroom Ragu recipe.

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    Dédé Wilson is a journalist with over 17 cookbooks to her name and is the co-founder and managing partner of the digital media partnership Shift Works Partners LLC, currently publishing through two online media brands, FODMAP Everyday® and The Queen Zone.

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