Gluten Free Pasta Giveaway – CLOSED!

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 9, 2009

UPDATE: This giveaway is now CLOSED!

Winner is #149 – Christy J., whose husband is GF and looking for something new to try! Congrats Christy!!!


One winner will recieve three boxes of GF (gluten free) pasta from DiPalo Selects!  Winner will receive 1 box each of Le Veneziane gluten free Fettuccini, Penne, and Tubetti.  These pastas are brand new to the US, and don’t even appear on their website for sale!  We are getting an exclusive look and opportunity at these great new pastas!

Here are the specs on this new corn pasta from Italy:

“Produced in the corn producing region of the Veneto, Italy, Le Veneziane pastas are made with nothing but water and cornmeal, which lends them their vibrant yellow color. Designed specifically for those with a gluten intolerance, Le Veneziane cooks up al dente, just like classic pasta.”

I’ve not tried any type of corn pasta, but would think it would add not only a fabulous color, but also a unique taste to any pasta dish!  So if you’re GF, if you know someone who is GF, if you have thought about going GF, then here’s your chance to try out some new pasta noodles!!!

Giveaway Details

1. Contest ends Tuesday, August 11th at 5 pm EST. Winner will be announced back here on this post, and notified via email with further instructions.

2. Entry #1: Leave a comment just saying you want to win.

3. Entry #2: Leave a SEPARATE comment telling me in what way you promoted this contest (i.e., posting it in a forum, posting about it on your blog, Tweet about it, emailing all your friends, and/or subscribe to my feed by email or in a reader).

4. Entry #3: Leave a separate comment with a helpful hint for cooking GF pastas (rice or corn).  Or what’s your favorite GF pasta noodle, spaghetti, penne, shells, lasagna? 

5. Winner will be selected by

**NOTE: If you receive the email newsletter and wish to enter this giveaway, click on the title of this giveaway to get to the site and leave a comment on the site with your name and email address to be entered!

*Disclosure: I did not receive any products associated with this giveaway, nor did I receive any compensation.

{ 239 comments… read them below or add one }

Melanie Neer August 10, 2009 at 7:49 pm

I would love to win this pasta! I AM allergic to wheat, yet I do love pasta!


Melanie Neer August 10, 2009 at 7:51 pm

To prepare any pasta, it’s best to add some salt to the boiling water to prevent sticking of the pasta


Noreen August 10, 2009 at 7:53 pm

I have a number of friends at church who eat gluten free due to health reasons. If I can create a new dish for them to try at the next potluck, then this could be the perfect product to use. I will be e-mailing those friends as soon as I am done here.


Michelle August 10, 2009 at 8:03 pm

I love corn pasta! Please enter me to win.


Terry August 10, 2009 at 9:43 pm

My son’s girlfriend is over at our house quite often and when dinner rolls around sometimes it’s hard for me to come up with some dinner ideas that she can have, plus make it sound interesting enough to her so that she would even want to eat dinner at our house. Therefore, I would like to win!


Terry August 10, 2009 at 9:45 pm

This is a great idea. I emailed my siliac friends to let them know about your giveaway. Hope they read their emails!


Terry August 10, 2009 at 9:47 pm

Because my son’s girlfriend hasn’t eaten pasta in our home but one time I can’t honestly choose which one is my favorite. We have only had spaghetti. So, I guess I will say, spaghetti!



Charlene Kopchak August 10, 2009 at 10:08 pm

I would love to win this GF pasta, since I love pasta & I’m trying to eat healthier. I didn’t do too well for my 50th year, so on my Aug. 21st B-day, turning 51, I’ll try, try again! Thanks for sharing & I enjoy your site every day! I told several friends and family members about this “deal” on Facebook!! If they win & I don’t, they have to fix me dinner. I thought that was ONLY fair! Don’t over cook pasta. After draining, I just add a little olive oil to the noodles to separate them easier. My best friend (for 50 yrs.) has a 100% Puerto Rican Mother who made lasagne for my B-day & her’s for years & years, as we lived right across the street from each other. It was all I could do to get her “secret” recipe, but accomplished at my bridal shower. Now, I make it for my family on special occasions! We even broke the traditional food menu for our Christmas dinner, it’s now lasagne!! It’s YUMM-O!!!


Sharon August 10, 2009 at 10:44 pm

Wow! I didn’t know they made pasta from corn! This would be great.


Maggie August 10, 2009 at 10:48 pm

Ooh – looks tasty! I’d love to win!


Ann August 10, 2009 at 10:53 pm

I’d like to win this to give to my niece who is GF and she is always looking for new products and recipes.


Jaime August 10, 2009 at 11:25 pm

I want it!


Cathy August 11, 2009 at 8:08 am

I want to win because my son is gluten free and we love trying new food.


Ali August 11, 2009 at 8:22 am

I’d really love to win this pasta for my BFF!


Paula August 11, 2009 at 8:34 am

I have been gluten intollerant, anemic, sickly and in pain all my life but didn’t know it until 15 years ago. I discovered my ancestors were too. I learned about it at a time when there was very little information and few products available. My absolute favorite GF pasta has been “Tinkyada” which for me has been foolproof. But I am always open to try the new products coming out and recommend them to friends who also deal with the issue and are new at it and struggling to find their way. I also guide and assist local groceries in what products to carry for customers who are diet challenged. I would LOVE to try this product out. Thank you.


Ali August 11, 2009 at 8:38 am

I posted this contest on my blog.


Jayme August 11, 2009 at 8:54 am

I want to win the Pasta!!


Jayme August 11, 2009 at 8:55 am

Add a little olive oil to the water when you boil it to keep the pasta from sticking together.


elizabeth August 11, 2009 at 9:59 am

i would love to try this pasta and share it with my mom who is gluten intolerant!


elizabeth August 11, 2009 at 10:02 am

oh and i tweeted (ellie88)


Debbie August 11, 2009 at 11:01 am

Just discovered I had celiac disease.


Kaleena Pardee August 11, 2009 at 11:08 am

I would love to win this pasta!!!!


Genevieve August 11, 2009 at 12:44 pm

I’d love to win! I’m a celiac, and GF pastas are expensive!


Genevieve August 11, 2009 at 12:57 pm

I posted about this giveaway on my personal journal, in the LiveJournal celiac community, and on my budget blog:


Percilla August 11, 2009 at 12:58 pm

Would love to win this, just found out our daughter has celiac disease, now she must learn how to feed herself and her family on a gluten free diet.


Genevieve August 11, 2009 at 12:59 pm

Do NOT overcook GF pasta. If you’re going for a firmer texture, make sure to rinse it in cold water immediately after draining. If your pasta sticks, a tiny bit of olive oil while cooking will help with that a little.

GF pasta is a lot more “delicate” than gluten pasta – gluten is what gives pasta and bread it’s flexibility. It is NOT a great choice for cold pasta salads.


Kiri August 11, 2009 at 1:00 pm

I would like to win and have also reposted the announcement regarding this to the local celiac group and in a note on my facebook.


Terra Jones August 11, 2009 at 1:06 pm

I would love to win this! My toddler can’t have wheat.

Thank you!


Michael B August 11, 2009 at 1:14 pm

I would love to win this contest!


Michael B August 11, 2009 at 1:15 pm

I have crossed posted this to my facebook account.


Michael B August 11, 2009 at 1:17 pm

I’ve found that with corn pasta you have to watch it especially closely or it can clump up into thick bundles. Near constant stirring seems to help with this.

Gluten free spaghetti also makes a good substitute for noodles in chicken noodle soup. I’ve found that if the pot simmers a long time the noodles eventually break up into little 1″ long pieces which resemble a certain commercial brands variety of glutinious chicken noodle soup.


whatbluedot August 11, 2009 at 1:50 pm

My husband has Celiac, and we could sure use some free pasta!


whatbluedot August 11, 2009 at 1:51 pm

I emailed two friends, and posted to my facebook, blog, and twitter.


whatbluedot August 11, 2009 at 1:54 pm

The trick I’ve found to rice pastas is to cook it a little longer than you think. The one we usually use firms up after it’s been drained. Your mileage may vary.

I have liked corn pasta, but my husband isn’t a fan. He loves my lasagna though, which has whatever I happen to have on hand in it–usually spinach, olives, bell peppers, and mushrooms.


Paul August 11, 2009 at 1:55 pm

As a Celiac living in an unfriendly area for those with special dietary needs, I would definitely appreciate the gf pasta!


Tara August 11, 2009 at 2:38 pm

i want to win!


Tara August 11, 2009 at 2:39 pm

subscribe to your feed by email


Tara August 11, 2009 at 2:41 pm

I would love to win, I am new to gluten free cooking & am having a hard time adjusting. I have noticed that most gluten free pastas get really mushy so I’ve learned to really watch it & not over cook it. I have never tried corn pasta & would love to try it.


Robin August 11, 2009 at 3:48 pm

I would like to be entered to win the gluten free pasta. Both my mom and I have Celiac spru. We love to share our ideas of new products with a chapter in denver.


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