Gluten-free Friday: Pasta with roasted red pepper and artichoke pesto

Jun 22, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. ET

If you follow a gluten-free lifestyle, you know that sometimes it's hard to give up the foods you used to eat or to serve food the whole family can enjoy. Fortunately, there are many companies that offer quality, gluten-free products like pastas and pizzas. Try this recipe for roasted red pepper and artichoke pesto using Conte's Pasta gluten-free potato gnocchi.

Pasta with roasted red pepper and artichoke pesto

What goes great with pasta and gnocchi? Pesto! For something a little different from the standard pasta sauce, whip up a batch of roasted red pepper and artichoke pesto. You'll need a food processor and about 10 minutes to get this great-tasting sauce ready to serve your family.

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Conte's Pasta has a gluten-free product line that includes cheese ravioli, cheese-stuffed shells, spinach and cheese ravioli, gnocchi, pierogies, stuffed shells and more (frozen pizzas are available, too). You'll find Conte's Pasta in restaurants and grocery stores across the country, and Conte's now operates a dedicated gluten-free facility for its gluten-free products.

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Gluten can be found in many different foods and products, from ketchup to soy sauce to candy and seasonings. While tries to ensure these recipes are gluten-free, carefully read the ingredient labels of all food and food products you use for these recipes to ensure they are also gluten-free.

Roasted red pepper and artichoke pesto

Yields 2 cups


  • 12 ounces artichoke hearts, drained
  • 4 to 5 ounces roasted red peppers
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons pine nuts
  • Juice from one-half lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Combine the ingredients in a food processor and puree.
  2. Adjust the salt and pepper to taste. If you prefer a thinner pesto, use a bit more olive oil or lemon juice.
  3. Serve over your favorite pasta.

This pesto sauce couldn't be easier to put together to use with gluten-free pasta!

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