5 Of The Best Gluten free Pasta
Tried & Tested
For pasta lovers, going gluten-free can seem far more daunting than a simple diet modification. Whether you’re following a gluten-free diet due to coeliac disease, a sensitivity to gluten or personal preference, you don’t have to give up your pasta favorite dishes.
For pasta lovers, going gluten-free can seem far more daunting than a simple diet modification. Whether you’re following a gluten-free diet due to coeliac disease, a sensitivity to gluten or personal preference, you don’t have to give up your pasta favorite dishes. Though traditional pasta is typically made using wheat flour, there are plenty of gluten-free alternatives available.
Here are my 5 of the best gluten free pasta's
Best Overall Pasta - Barilla Gluten Free Pasta
While many gluten-free pasta makers try to replicate the taste and texture of wheat pasta, Barilla’s noodles come the closest to the real deal. I think that it’s hard to tell that it’s not a regular wheat pasta. Made in a certified gluten-free facility it is popular with Coeliacs and the products are endorsed by Coeliac Australia . It’s made with corn and rice and is super affordable with many supermarkets now stocking it making it readily available.
This versatile gluten-free pasta comes in four different types—spaghetti, rotini, penne, and elbows—so it’s easy to use in all your favorite recipes. It does take a bit longer to cook than wheat pasta, but Barilla fans say it’s totally worth the wait.This versatile gluten-free pasta comes in four different types—spaghetti, rotini, penne, and elbows—so it’s easy to use in all your favorite recipes. It does take a bit longer to cook than wheat pasta, but I say it’s totally worth the wait.
Best Tasting Pasta - Le Veneziane Gluten-Free Pasta
Serve Le Veneziane gluten-free pasta to your dinner guests and they may not even realize they’re not eating wheat pasta. With the look, texture, and taste of regular pasta, it’s a delicious gluten free pasta. Made in Italy, Le Veneziane is a versatile pasta that can be used with a gluten-free pasta sauce, for casseroles, or in a cold salad. Whether you choose spaghetti, penne, fusilli, or fettuccine, you won’t be disappointed with the quality or taste. Like some other gluten-free pastas, the package is smaller and a bit pricier than regular wheat pasta. However, the pasta is hearty and filling, so a little goes a long way. Available at selected retailers.
Best Pulse Pasta - San Remo - Chickpea
Pulse pasta is a newer type of gluten-free pasta that has recently garnered a good deal of attention among health-conscious consumers. It’s very similar to regular pasta but with a hint of chickpea flavor and a slightly more chewy texture. It’s also a high-protein, high-fiber alternative, research shows that chickpeas can improve bowel function and . There are 4 varieties in the range Pulse, Green Peas, Red Lentil, Chickpea and all are gluten free, endorsed by Coeliac Australia and are vegan friendly. Available in Coles, IGA and Woolworths.
Best Brown Rice Pasta - San Remo
Brown rice pasta is one of the most popular varieties of gluten-free pasta due to its mild flavor and chewy texture — both of which work well as a substitute for most traditional pasta dishes. Compared to most other types of pasta, brown rice pasta is a good source of fibre San Remo varieties are endorsed by Coeliac Australia giving you added peace of mind in selecting this type of Pasta Available at Coles, Woolworths & IGA.
Best Quinoa Pasta - Casalare Quinoa Elbows
Quinoa pasta is typically made from quinoa blended with other grains, such as corn and rice. It’s often described as having a slightly grainy texture with a nutty flavor. Its main ingredient, quinoa, is a popular whole grain favored for its rich nutrient profile, mild flavor and extensive health benefits. Not only is this pasta Gluten Free it is also wheat free, dairy free, egg free, yeast free, GMO free, peanut free, tree nut free. Using the time honoured tradition of drying pasta with the sun, Casalare’s advanced technology incorporates a unique drying tunnel engineered and built by Casalare to reduce our carbon footprint and to be environmentally sustainable now and well into the future. We also love that Casalare is Australian owned and operated, located in Goulburn Valley in Victoria. Available at IGA and selected healthfood retailers.
The Bottom Line.....
Though pasta may have once been considered completely off the table for those on a gluten-free diet, there are now plenty of options available. We have given our opinon on the 5 best available and have taken into consideration how they perform in the cooking process and how well they reheat and freeze.
If you have been dianogosed with Coeliac disease be sure to opt for products that are certified gluten-free and double check the ingredients label to avoid cross-contamination and adverse side effects. Additionally, keep intake in moderation and pair your pasta with other nutritious ingredients to maximize potential health benefits and maintain a well-rounded diet.