How to Make Dietary Restriction Friendly Penne Pasta

Italian food is my favorite. If I could eat it all day, every day, I would. Give me ALL of the carbs. Luckily, there are some healthier alternatives to satisfy my Italian food cravings. While perusing the clearance section, I spotted a box of pasta from a brand I’d never heard of before. DeBoles Gluten-Free Rice Penne is made with brown rice.

A picture of DeBoles Gluten-Free Rice Penne
DeBoles is Delicious (I’m sorry. I’ll see myself out)!

Their website says “wholesome pasta with the cleanest ingredients proudly made since 1932.” The rice penne is made with rice flour and contains no synthetic ingredients. To make it even better, it’s also low fat, cholesterol free, and has zero trans fat. This pasta is also soy- and dairy-free. DeBoles pasta is certified by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization. Just don’t look at the carbs. They don’t exist if you ignore them…right?

A picture of the side of DeBoles box
Important info about DeBoles.

So what does one make with gluten-free rice penne? Glad you asked. We opted for a standard pasta dish to keep it simple. We used rice penne, hamburger, and tomato sauce. That’s it.

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Cook the pasta for 10 minutes. Drain the noodles and run cold water over them. The noodles were perfect. They weren’t chewy or mushy. After frying the hamburger, combine with penne pasta and tomato sauce. Voila! All done.

Nutrition Facts:

Serving Size 2 OZ/56g (serves 4)

210 calories

Total fat: 1 g

Cholesterol: 0 mg

Sodium: 15mg

Potassium: 80mg

Carbohydrates (if you insist): 46g

Dietary fiber: 2g

Sugars: 0g

Protein: 4g

A picture of DeBoles nutritional info.
Fun facts with DeBoles

Final product:

A picture of DeBoles Gluten-Free Rice Penne Pasta.
Eat your heart out.

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25 thoughts on “How to Make Dietary Restriction Friendly Penne Pasta”

  1. Sounds like a yummy recipe and healthy too. Surely, am going to try it out…the 0 cholesterol, 0 sugar nutritional fact is a major ‘yes’ point for those trying to lead a healthier life…thanks 🙂

  2. I am a huge fan of different varieties of pasta and have recently switched to red lentil flour pasta but it has a little grainy texture so I must try this one!

    • I haven’t had red lentil flour pasta before. This pasta has a smooth texture and tastes really good! I found this at Publix, but also saw DeBoles at Healthy Home Market as well.

  3. I promised myself I would start sometimes serving my family gluten-free products. We’re not really allergic to anything. I just need to be more aware of what goes into our diet.

    • It really has a negative connation associated with it. We’ve definitely tried foods that were flat out gross, but a majority of the gluten-free food is good. As soon as we made, I knew that I need to post a recipe for it! 🙂

  4. Most international people think Italian food is unhealthy because is full of carbs. But of course, they mainly talk about pizza and pasta. And… what pizza and what pasta… loaded with fat cheese instead of true mozzarella and fat greasy sauces that are not how Italian usually eat their pasta. Honestly if you look closely the italian diet is not mainly carbs. That is what people choose to eat, because people like carbs. Which has really nothing to do with food’s nationality.

    • You make a very good point, Nati. I’m referring more to the Americanized versions of Italian dishes which aren’t very healthy in most cases. I think if more people used authentic ingredients, we’d have much healthier (and probably better tasting) Italians dishes.


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