With so many gluten-free pastas available, it’s hard to know which ones deliver on flavor. This extensive taste test from GFF Magazine will help make your next visit to the grocery store a breeze!
We noodled over and noshed on more than forty bowls of plain spaghetti, penne, tagliatelle, rigatoni, and more to bring you our picks for the best ?fresh and dried gluten-free pastas on the market. Chosen for taste, texture, and national availability, these are the ones that won’t string you along when you’re hankering for the classic carb fix.
Rustichella d’abruzzo Gluten-Free Organic Corn Orzo Pasta: Imported from Italy, organic, and 100-percent corn with good texture, tasty corn flavor, and a shape that’s great ?for soups. ($9)Ronzoni Gluten-Free Rotini Multigrain: With corn, quinoa, and white and brown rice, neutral flavor, and reliable texture. ($3)Schar Bont¨¤ d’italia Naturally Gluten-Free Spaghetti: A great regular-pasta impersonator with a slight white rice flavor and a buttery finish. ($4)RP’s Fresh Gluten-Free Fettuccine: Fresh pasta with excellent, slightly eggy flavor and thick, classic texture. ($6) Jovial Brown Rice Tagliatelle: Imported from Italy and organic, the best of the brown-rice pastas, with great texture and mild wheat flavor. ($5)Barilla Gluten-Free Penne: Neutral flavor, classic texture, about as close as it gets to pasta just like you remember it. ($3)Ancient Harvest Supergrain Quinoa Penne: Organic and non-GMO with a slightly nutty flavor. ($4)Cappello’s Gluten-Free, Grain-Free Fettuccine: Fresh, grain-free, almond-based, and slightly salty with light almond taste. ($44 for four 9-ounce boxes)
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