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Gluten Free Mac & Cheese Finds



Growing up, mac & cheese was one of my favorite meals. Year after year, I would often request this as the dish for my birthday dinner. Thankfully, there are many brands that produce a gluten free alternative to this comfort meal so we can continue to enjoy this classic while adhering to dietary restrictions.


Here are a few brands that I have tried that offer easy-to-make, gluten free mac & cheese for you to enjoy. This list is in no particular order, but rather to share gluten free options to those looking to satisfy their own mac & cheese cravings.


1. Trader Joe's

Gluten Free Mac & Cheese


Nutrition Facts:

1 container has 600 calories, 19g of fat, 1200mg of sodium, 82g of carbs, 3g of fiber, 6g of sugar, and 23g of protein.


Ingredients:

Cooked rotini pasta (yellow corn flour, white rice flour, lentil flour, quinoa flour, water), reduced fat milk (whole milk, nonfat milk, vitamin A palmitate, vitamin D3), béchamel sauce (reduced fat milk [whole milk, nonfat milk, nonfat milk solids, vitamin A palmitate, vitamin D3], potato starch, butter [pasteurized cream, salt], rice flour, sea salt, white pepper), 4 cheese blend (cheddar cheese [pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, microbial enzyme, annatto {for color}], gouda cheese [pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, microbial enzyme, annatto {for color}], Swiss cheese [pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, microbial enzyme]), rice starch, salt. contains milk.

About:

You can find this in the frozen section at Trader Joe's next to the regular mac & cheese. The price is affordable at $3.49 for a 12 ounce package. The gluten free version is made with the same blend of four cheese as their traditional mac & cheese option. You can prepare this in the oven or the microwave. One thing I noticed about Trader Joe's version was after heating up the mac n cheese, the contents were a little water, so I recommend stirring well before eating!




2. Udi's Gluten Free

Mac & Cheese


Nutrition Facts:

1 cup (there are 3.5 servings per container) is 430 calories, 23g of fat, 650mg of sodium, 45g of carbs, 2g of fiber, 4g of sugar, and 12g of protein.


Ingredients:

Gluten free macaroni (Water, brown rice flour, potato starch, tapioca starch, egg whites, salt, xanthan gum), milk, cheddar cheese (cultured milk, salt, enzymes), cream, gluten free bread crumbs, (rice flour, raisin juice concentrate, honey, salt), butter, water, parmesan cheese (cultured milk, salt, enzymes), corn starch, potato flour, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, spices. contai