World Pasta Day: Making Gut-Friendly Pasta At Home

Please Note: Be sure to check the allergen panel on the packaging as most pasta (unless stated on the pack) will have gluten in it. If you are following a Low FODMAP diet, check the ingredients for allergens such as gluten &wheat.

Did you know there are over 600 shapes and sizes of pasta? They are usually assorted by their size, with these groupings boiling down to 6 main kinds: short (pasta corta), long (pasta lunga), stuffed (ripiena), stretched (strascinati), cooked in broth (pastina), or dumpling-like form (gnocchi/gnocchetti). Interestingly, the names of many types of pasta relate to their shape. For example, rotini means ‘spirals’ in Italian, fusilli means ‘spindles’, conchiglie means ‘shells’ and so on.

Pasta is known as an incredibly versatile component for a wide variety of dishes, and with World Pasta Day upon us, here at Deliciously Different Food, we felt it would be a great chance to explore deeper into why we celebrate World Pasta Day as well as some exciting ways you can celebrate this unique food celebration day with some gut-friendly pasta tips and IBS pasta recipes.


What Is World Pasta Day & Why We Celebrate It?

World Pasta Day was created on the 25th of October in 1995 through the World Pasta Congress. Pasta lovers from around the world were encouraged to join together and celebrate the food. The event held considerable emphasis on the importance of people sharing their knowledge of pasta. To this day, World Pasta Day is used as a way to promote the consumption of pasta and its cultural and culinary significance.

The World Pasta Congress does this by encouraging consumers to try new types of pasta as well as relaying noteworthy information across a variety of institutions, and generally promoting the popular food. Every country is encouraged to celebrate World Pasta Day in their own special way, sharing the World Pasta Day logo and contributing to the international strategy of World Pasta Day.


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IBS-Friendly Pasta Recipe

There’s nothing quite as rewarding as making hearty, FODMAP-friendly pasta dishes from scratch. Although it can be a little more time-consuming, the benefits of creating fresh, homemade pasta is most definitely worth the time and effort. We absolutely love this Low FODMAP spaghetti carbonara from Karlijn’s Kitchen. It is a true Italian classic, perfect for celebrating World Pasta Day. And what’s more, it’s even gluten-free! See this incredible IBS pasta recipe below:


  • 160g gluten-free pasta
  • 100–150g bacon (officially, spaghetti carbonara is made with pancetta, but you can use diced bacon for ease)
  • 40g parmesan cheese (+ extra for serving)
  • 3 egg yolks
  • Black pepper



  • Boil your pasta in water and add a pinch of salt, following the instructions on the packaging.
  • Stir the egg yolks and parmesan cheese together with a fork and add some black pepper.
  • In a frying pan, bake the bacon for about 4 minutes 
  • Drain the pasta, saving some of the cooking water to one side.
  • Combine the pasta with the bacon and stir everything together well.
  • Take your pan off the heat and add a splash of the cooking water to the pasta. Stir it together and add the egg mixture to the pasta. Ensure this is stirred together well before adding some more black pepper. Because the pan is still slightly warm, but not too hot, this will cause the egg mixture to cook slowly, rather than turning the eggs into scrambled eggs. Add some more cooking water where necessary. Your pasta carbonara is done when you get beautiful, glossy pasta.
  • Serve your pasta with some more parmesan sprinkled on top and finish by adding some black pepper.

  • Alternatively, if you are short on time, you simply can’t go wrong with a hearty bowl of pasta to impress your guests as you celebrate. It’s outrageously tasty, incredibly filling, super easy and quick to knock up. All you will require to make this spectacular 5-ingredient recipe is pasta, garlic-infused oil, chopped basil leaves, vegan cheese, and of course, a jar of Slightly Different Tomato and Basil Sauce. Now that’s meal times done right!

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