Try itFeb/Mar 2016 Issue

Gluten-Free Mac & No Cheese. Please.

No time for homemade? Say hello to homestyle comfort food out of a box.

Gluten-Free Mac and No Cheese

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In the Freezer

We tried many varieties of gluten-free, dairy-free mac & cheese to come up with our top picks. One of the best-tasting came out of the freezer section. For this easy-peasy product, all you need is a microwave.

Amy's Rice Macaroni

Amy’s Dairy Free Rice Macaroni & Dairy Free Cheeze

Organic rice pasta topped with a creamy, dairy-free sauce makes a rich and gooey mac & cheese. Note the calorie count (520) per package. It’s so good, it’s worth it.

$4.39/8-ounce package
amys.com, 707-781-6600


Gluten Free Macaroni and Cheese

On the Shelf

With these boxed products, stir in a few extra ingredients (like water, milk of choice, butter or dairy-free buttery spread) and heat. Voila! A quick bowl of gluten-free comfort.

Daiya Cheezy Mac

Made with brown rice pasta and a dairy-free “cheese” sauce, this product comes in three yummy varieties—Cheddar Style, White Cheddar Style Veggie and Alfredo Style. Each serving delivers 5 grams of protein with added vitamin B12. Certified gluten-free and vegan.

$4.99/10.6-ounce box
us.daiyafoods.com, 877-324-9211

Namaste’s Gluten Free Say Cheez Non-Dairy Macaroni & Cheez Dinner

One of our favorites, brown rice pasta contains quinoa and bean flours for a protein punch (5 grams per serving). This is excellent reheated the next day. Certified gluten-free and vegan. Free from the top 8 allergens.

$5.19/9-ounce package
namastefoods.com, 866-258-9493

Pastariso Vegan Mac UnCheddar

Certified gluten-free, vegan and soy-free, this mac & cheese features rice pasta made with pea powder for a whopping 10 grams of protein per serving. Non-GMO ingredients.

$2.99/5-ounce box
pastarisofoods.com, 909-823-8230

Annie’s Organic Gluten Free Vegan Elbows & Creamy Sauce

This delicious vegan sauce, made with pumpkin and sweet potatoes, tops organic rice noodles for a thick, slightly sweet mac & cheese with an appealing pumpkin flavor. Each serving contains 260 calories and 4 grams of protein. High in vitamin A, thanks to the veggies.

$2.89/6-ounce box
annies.com, 800-288-1089

Made on shared equipment that also processes milk and soy.

Road’s End Organics’ Dairy Free Alfredo Mac & Chreese

A nice white sauce tops brown rice macaroni that contains green lentils for 8 grams of protein per serving. Sauce becomes lumpy if over-heated and over-stirred. Gluten-free, certified vegan and USDA organic.

$3.89/6-ounce box
edwardandsons.com, 805-684-8500

Earth Balance’s Vegan Cheddar Flavor Mac & Cheese

With noodles made with corn and white rice and a cheddar-flavored sauce, this mac & cheese tastes just like good, ole’ mac & cheese from your youth. (You know, the familiar one out of the blue box.) Each serving has 260 calories and 4 grams of protein.

$3.99/6-ounce box
earthbalancenatural.com, 201-421-3970

So Delicious’ Dairy Free Mac & Cheese

So Delicious’ Dairy Free Mac & Cheese is a new addition to the gluten-free, dairy-free mac & cheese options. High-protein pasta (10 grams in each serving) contains green lentils. Comes in two delicious varieties—Cheddar and Pizza. Certified gluten-free and vegan.

$2.99/5.5-ounce box
sodeliciousdairyfree.com, 866-388-7853

Produced in a facility that processes tree nuts, peanuts, egg, fish, soy, shellfish and wheat.

Always read labels carefully. Manufacturers can change ingredients without warning. Not every product sold by every company listed is gluten-free or allergy-friendly. When in doubt, confirm ingredients directly with the manufacturer.

Mac with Moo

If you eat dairy, you’ll love Ancient Harvest’s Quinoa Supergrain Mac & Cheese Mild Cheddar with Elbows.

Certified organic, this is our top gluten-free, dairy-full pick for mac & cheese. The pasta contains corn and quinoa for flavor and staying power when reheated. Available in four delicious varieties, including one with kid-friendly llama shapes. $4.29/6.5-ounce box

ancientharvest.com, 310-217-8125
Contains milk.

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