I recently embarked on a huge task with Gluten Free & More magazine. We tested over 40 brands of spaghetti, and a few other non-spaghetti thrown in there just to test the pasta brand, to find the best gluten-free pasta. We found 12 best gluten-free pasta varieties and you can find them all in the Oct/Nov 2017 issue of Gluten Free & More magazine. And trust me, if you’re not already a subscriber, you should definitely subscribe. I am an editor for the magazine and if you like Celiac and the Beast for all the new product finds and research, you’ll love what the amazing editorial staff puts into each and every issue. SUBSCRIBE TO GLUTEN FREE & MORE MAGAZINE HERE.
After our gluten-free bread experiment for the Aug/Sept issue, I knew that pasta was going to be a huge undertaking. Bread was easy to test – take it out, toast one slice, leave another slice out to get to room temperature and taste the two samples. Write notes and compare. With pasta, we had to put water on the stove, heat up the water, cook the pasta according to its unique instructions and then sample the pasta. We also held some pasta back to prepare the next day to see how it held up. It was more time consuming than other taste tests, but it was nice to have ready-made dinner every night! “OH NO WE’RE HAVING SPAGHETTI AGAIN?????”
So what makes the magazine top 12 list of best gluten-free pasta so special? It wasn’t just me taste testing it, it was others across the country. Our whole editorial team pitched in for this. Now, our tastes are a little different. Below, you’ll find my top best gluten-free pastas. These are pastas that I will buy time and time again.
Celiac and the Beast Best Gluten-Free Pasta
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Even though it’s cheap and readily available, this Barilla gluten-free pasta is incredible. Thankfully, it’s also certified gluten-free. This reminds me of regular pasta. It’s made with corn and rice, and it’s delicious and if you need to serve non-gluten-free people, this is the pasta for you. Make sure you double check your box, Barilla makes a lot of wheat pasta that looks like their gluten-free boxes. If you like Barilla, definitely try Ronzoni gluten-free pasta too – tastes just like white pasta.
This pasta contains potato and soy flour, which makes it a unique set of ingredients compared to the other gluten-free pasta. Bionaturae gluten-free pasta is delicious!
Cappello’s is simply the best paleo grain-free fresh frozen pasta.They make fettuchini, gnocchi and lasagna sheets from almond flour. If you like their pasta, make sure you try their pizzas and vegan/paleo cookie dough collections!
CYBELE’S FREE TO EAT SUPERFOOD PASTA
You can check them all out here. While Cybele’s Free To Eat is known for their top-8-free cookies, they recently launched these pastas and they’re on their way to a Kroger near you! These pastas combine JUST lentils and vegetables to create a delicious and high-protein pasta that is free from grains. My favorite is the white box, with cauliflower and parsnip or the orange box with lentils, pumpkin, and butternut squash.
I had never heard of this pasta before, but the Gluten Free & More magazine reader survey mentioned it several times, so I purchased it online. This pasta was so good, it has to be in regular rotation in my house. It’s pricey for shipping, but you can find it in bulk on Walmart (which has better pricing for shipping). This is a must try.
This pasta is the best corn pasta around. I used to buy Sam Mills, but I think that this pasta is better. Thankfully, I can find this in my grocery and natural grocery stores around me, but you can find it for cheap online. They have a ton of different pasta shapes in gluten-free varieties that celiacs haven’t had access to before now.
I hope that you’ve found some pastas that you’ve never tried before! I really think these are some, if not the, best gluten-free pasta around! If you liked this, definitely pick up a copy of the Oct/Nov issue of Gluten Free & More magazine. Become a subscriber and get awesome content all the time!
Some of these brands have been sponsors/are sponsors of Celiac and the Beast. Some of these brands I’ve received for free to review for either the magazine or for my blog. However, it has not affected my undying love of carbs and finding the best gluten-free pasta, period.