7+ Best Gluten-Free Pasta Brands
If you’re on a gluten-free diet but you’ve been craving pasta, you’re going to want to check out this review of the best gluten-free pasta brands. These pasta brands all have great texture and flavor. This list includes vegan and paleo options!
If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, then you know that I’ve been gluten-free since around 2010.
Back then, I started experiencing hives all over my body. It was so crazy, no matter what I ate, my skin would break out into these itchy rashes.
That was one of my first indicators that I had non-celiac gluten sensitivity. So, I went gluten-free to help manage the hives, as well as Hashimoto’s thyroid disease. It’s been about 10 years now, and I stay gluten-free to help manage my symptoms.
Read more about my journey to clean eating, including my experience with hives.
But, sometimes you still crave pasta, am I right?
That’s no problem because there are some GREAT gluten free pasta brands on the market these days. Honestly, there are some really bad pasta brands out there too.
Check out these best gluten-free pasta brands to avoid mushy or overly chewy versions.
What is Gluten-Free Pasta Made From?
Also, just to give you a brief overview, gluten-free pasta means that there is no wheat in the ingredient label. But, there are quite a few ingredients that can be used in a gluten-free pasta.
I’ll be reviewing a range of pastas today that use a variety of ingredients, including rice, lentils, chickpeas, and yams. Other ingredients that can be used include corn, quinoa, and buckwheat.
This blog post and related video are not sponsored. I picked the brands based on my personal experience, plus input from my husband who is also gluten-free and is very picky about his pasta.
Let’s review the best gluten-free pastas!
Best Gluten Free Pasta Brands
1. Tinkyada Rice Pastas
Tinkyada pastas are made from brown rice, although they do have at least one white rice pasta as well.
If you are looking for the brand of gluten free pasta that tastes most like wheat pasta, then this is the brand you want to try.
The Tinkyada brand is also great because it has a variety of shapes including spirals, spaghetti, fettuccini, lasagna, and more.
Just check the pasta aisle of your local grocery store or search for them online. Be sure to read the instructions carefully, the pastas generally need to cook for much longer than regular wheat pasta.
I used the Tinkyada penne for my Gluten-Free Pasta Salad. I recommend the Tinkyada brown rice elbows for my Healthy Tuna Pasta Salad, the spaghetti to serve with my Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs or Beef Teriyaki with Noodles, and the spirals for my Dairy-Free Pesto Pasta.
2. and 3. White Rice Noodles
The next best brands of gluten free noodles come from Lotus Foods and Thai Kitchen. These brands both make excellent white rice noodles that are perfect for Asian inspired dishes like curries and pad Thai.
The ingredients of these noodles are both so simple, just white rice flour or white rice.
These noodles are great for people who are on a paleo diet and generally avoid grains, but do sometimes include white rice products. I love both of these products and they are a staple in my kitchen.
Either of these noodles would work great in my Sweet Potato Coconut Curry or Shrimp Udon recipes.
4. Lentil pasta
Tolerant Organic is #4 on the list of the best gluten-free pasta brands.
Tolerant Foods makes the absolute best lentil pasta on the market. The pasta is tender and the ingredients are so clean.
You’re also going to love the nutritional profile of this pasta. One serving has 21 grams of pure plant-based protein and 11 grams of fiber, so this is a great product for vegan meals. This pasta is also amazing topped with my Vegan Cashew Cheese Sauce.
5. Chickpea pasta
My next favorite brand of gluten-free pasta comes from Banza. As far as I know, they only make chickpea based products, but they offer a ton of different shapes.
I make this pasta at least once a week, and I find it to be really tender and have a nice, neutral flavor.
6. Shirataki pasta
Another favorite gluten free pasta are Shirataki noodles. You will find these in the refrigerator section of your grocery store. There are several versions of Shirataki noodles, my favorite is this White Yam noodle version.
Since there are many varieties of Shirataki noodles, just be sure to read the ingredients labels to make sure you know what you’re getting. Some are made with soy products, and some are not.
These noodles are also very low in carbs. The whole package only has 5 grams of carbs, and of course they are gluten free. And, believe it or not, but the whole package has 0 calories, 0 grams of fat, and 0 grams of protein. So, folks on low-carb, keto, or grain-free diets should check these out (see all of my dairy-free keto recipes).
I think they are best for Asian inspired noodle dishes and noodle soups. They have a neutral flavor and an awesome texture. Be sure to read the directions since they need to be rinsed before they are cooked.
7. Jovial Cassava Pasta
Jovial has been a leader in bringing gluten-free pastas to the market. They have also led the way with their grain-free cassava flour pasta!
This one is great for paleo diets or for people who are sensitive to rice, corn, or other grains that are used in gluten-free pastas.
This one is great in my copycat recipe for Cheesecake Factory Tomato Basil Pasta.
Although these brands didn’t make my top pick’s list, they have been been highly recommended by other people.
I hope you found this review of the best gluten-free pasta brands helpful. Whether you’re new to eating gluten free or you’re very experienced, I hope you discovered something new! And, don’t forget to check out all of my gluten-free recipes.
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About the Author: Carrie Forrest has a master’s degree in public health with a specialty in nutrition. She is a top wellness and food blogger with more than 8 million annual visitors to her site. Carrie has an incredible story of recovery from chronic illness and is passionate about helping other women transform their health. Send Carrie a message through her contact form.
Thanks for sharing. I am GF to help my stomach issues & hypothyroidism. I have really missed pasta. Most GF are terrible. I just don’t bother trying them. I will look for Tinkyada Rice Pastas as I have not tried them. I have tried the tolerant red lentil type but I didn’t like it enough. I hope you have more topics like this and help/recommendations for dealing with hypothyroidism & it’s symptoms.
Great, thanks for sharing that suggestion, Paula! I have Hashimoto’s so I’m always sharing topics and recipes that are good for the thyroid.