easy cheesy chicken pasta recipe

Gluten Free and Dairy Free Easy Cheesy Chicken Pasta Recipe

Are you looking for an easy gluten free dairy free recipe for dinner? Here is one of our favorites that even our picky eaters will eat!

Gluten Free Recipe

When we had to start eating gluten free and dairy free, I thought cooking would never be simple again. This gluten free and dairy free easy cheesy chicken pasta meal has proved that wrong. This meal is simple to prepare and our kids actually love it.

This recipe can be gluten, dairy, and soy-free or not, that’s up to you! This recipe is adapted from a non-gluten free recipe that is a bit more complex. I like to keep things simple. The recipe says it serves 6 but we typically are able to stretch it to 2 nights of meals for the 5 of us, but that includes 3 littles, so you be the judge according to your family.

Easy Cheesy Gluten Free Chicken Pasta

This is a simple and kid-loved recipe that is also inexpensive. What more could you ask for?!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 6 people


  • 1 Box Barilla Gluten Free Elbow Pasta
  • 2 Tbsp Earth Balance Soy Free Vegan Butter Spread
  • 2 Tbsp Bob's Red Mill 1:1 Gluten Free Flour
  • cups Almond Milk
  • 3 cups Shredded Daiya Dairy Free Cheddar Cheese, divided
  • 2 12.5 oz cans Chunk Chicken Breast, drained well


  • Bring water to a boil in a 3 quart pot.
  • Add the gluten free noodles and boil for 7 minutes.
  • Drain water from noodles once cooked and set aside.
  • Melt the butter in a large skillet.
  • Add gluten free flour to the skillet and mix with the vegan butter.
  • Slowly whisk the almond milk into the gluten free flour and vegan butter mixture and cook on medium until thick.
  • Add 1 package (2 cups) of Daiya Dairy Free Shredded Cheddar Cheese and stir until melted.
  • Open and drain canned chicken, set aside.
  • Add the cooked gluten free pasta, drained chicken, and 1 cup of Daiya Dairy Free Shredded Cheddar Cheese and stir until well combined.
  • Season with salt and pepper as desired.
  • Serve warm.


This is a great recipe for all ages! My kids love it and so do my husband and I. 
Keyword chicken, dairyfree, easy, eggfree, glutenfree, pasta, soyfree

Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly Easy Cheesy Chicken Pasta Recipe with picture of meal and text saying dairy and soy free too!

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