The 10 Best Gluten-Free Pastas
This wiki has been updated 14 times since it was first published in June of 2018. Just because your stomach can't handle certain ingredients, doesn't mean you should be deprived of pasta. That's why we gathered up some of the tastiest gluten-free options in various shapes ranging from fettuccine to macaroni, so you can make all your favorite Italian recipes and more. Many even boast impressive nutritional profiles. so you can feel good about eating them. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
May 18, 2020:
In creating our list, we understood that it's common for those with gluten sensitivities to also have other food allergies, so we tried to gather products with diverse, but minimal ingredient lists, to suit many dietary needs. With that in mind, we appreciated that Banza Rigatoni is vegan-friendly and soy-free, and that Jovial Foods Farfalle is devoid of most common allergens. Though Tolerant Foods Organic is gentle on stomachs, it lacked flavor and had an odd texture, so it lost its place.
We also strived to add pastas with strong nutritional profiles, so we liked that Cybele's Free to Eat Superfood Purple Rotini helps you get your servings of veggies in, and that Ancient Harvest Red Lentil Rotini is made with nutrient-rich quinoa, along with its B vitamin-rich namesake ingredient. We removed Explore Cuisine Pulse because, even though it's also made with red lentil, we didn't feel it offered as many health benefits as Ancient Harvest Red Lentil Rotini.
Getting as many of the pasta shapes on the list as possible was a priority as well, so we like that the Tinkyada 3-Shape Variety Bundle includes elbows, penne, and spirals. We also made room for Garofalo Casarecce, as it is a pasta variety found in some truly authentic Italian recipes, though perhaps less common in America. Sam Mills D'Oro lost its spot because DeLallo Fusilli offers the same spiral shape, but with a much better texture.
Nuts.com Gluten Free Quadretti Pasta Nuts.com Gluten-Free Quadretti Pasta is made with rice and corn flour, and its small, square shape makes it ideal to add to broth-based soups, as it will easily spread out amongst the other ingredients. It can also be used as a rice replacement in many dishes, like risotto or paella, and is available in an 8.8-ounce or two-pound bag. nuts.com
Mariella Gluten Free Penne Rigate Mariella Gluten-Free Penne Rigate has deep ridges that hold onto sauce well, and a lovely golden color that should make your recipes pop on the plate. It is made in Italy, and the only ingredients are rice and corn flour, making it suitable for many individuals with food allergies. One serving contains 45-percent of your daily recommended intake of iron and 20-percent of your calcium needs, however it does have a bit too many added sugars. italianfoodonlinestore.com