With so many gluten-free pasta brands on the market today, how do you know which gluten-free pasta is best?The Answer: A lot of trial and error over the last 11 years with celiac disease.
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Thankfully, over the last decade, gluten-free pasta brands have improved dramatically. Other gluten-free grains, such as quinoa, red lentil, and even chickpea are now used and blended for delicious gluten-free pasta. And now, I'm happy to report I love eating pasta once more!
So which brands of gluten-free are the best? And how to they compare?
That's the tricky question! In this post, I'm going to share a little about how gluten-free pasta is made, where to buy it, and some of the top brands on the market today.
It's important before I begin this list to remind you that my taste buds are not your tastebuds. I'm going to share my honest opinions here about each brand. And if you disagree, that's okay! I'm sharing this list to help you make the most informed decisions in your weekly food shopping. I want to save you from buying products you end up hating and ensure you can replicate all of your favorite pasta dishes gluten-free, and lead you towards brands that are safe.
Here are eight of the most popular dried gluten-free pasta on the market today and how they compare: their ingredients, their gluten-free status (if they are certified GF or not), and their overall taste/texture. I've tried every pasta brand listed here on multiple occasions.
Let's take a look at these gluten-free pastas!
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extremely helpful because when a server hands you a gluten-free menu, you don't have to ask what is gluten-free. Everything on that menu is gluten-free! That is a big plus when ordering because you don't have to ask the server what is OK to eat, and the server doesn't have to take time to check with the chef. Although this process is fine and I always encourage people to have the server double-check for safety. It's really nice not to have to go through this process and just choose something off a menu.
eating gluten-free can be fun and push us out of our box to explore and create new dishes and desserts. Being gluten-free can even make us an advocate for gluten-free that tastes good!
When you’re out and about, whether shopping or dining, keep this list handy! Although extensive, this is not a complete list of all gluten-containing foods. Your best defense is to be an informed, excellent label reader and check out the label before you buy every time you shop. Don’t ever assume that jar of nuts or trail mix doesn’t have gluten because it says gluten-free on the box. Make sure to read through all the ingredients, then look to see if there is a warning for cross-contamination.
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