If you love pasta, get yourself to a Trader Joe’s ASAP. The no-frills grocer has so many gluten-free pasta options that it’ll make your head spin.
Trader Joe’s seems to know what the gluten-free community loves and misses most… pasta!
That’s why it offers 10+ gluten-free options to satisfy any and all pasta desires of people with celiac disease and gluten intolerance.
In this article, I share 10 gluten-free pasta options at Trader Joe’s. All of the pastas featured are free from gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye.
I tasted them all (except one) and share below which are must-buys and which miss the mark.
#1 Trader Joe’s Gluten-Free Tagliatelle
In September 2023, Trader Joe’s launched its newest gluten-free pasta, Gluten-Free Tagliatelle, and I’m pretty sure it’s the grocer’s best gluten-free pasta yet!
Tagliatelle comes from the Italian word tagliatare, which means “to cut.”
It comes in long, ribbon-like noodles that are wider and slightly thinner than fettuccine. The pasta is dried into nests that unravel in boiling water.
The thick pasta ribbons are made with yellow and white corn flour, rice flour, and water. The ingredients combine to offer a soft and chewy texture, even without gluten.
And at $2.49 per package, the price can’t be beat. You’ll get eight tagliatelle nests (8.8 ounces) that cook into a generous pot of pasta that will easily serve a family of four.
I absolutely love this pasta and have already stocked my pantry with plenty of bonus packages, just in case there’s a run on it at Trader Joe’s.
The Bottom Line: The Gluten-Free Tagliatelle is a must-buy pasta and my favorite of all the gluten-free noodles at Trader Joe’s. It gets an A+ for taste, texture, and value.
#2: Gluten-Free Egg Fettuccine Pasta
Trader Joe’s also offers fresh gluten-free pasta, which is found in the refrigerated aisle. This thick and hearty pasta feels like you’re eating homemade pasta in an Italian restaurant in Italy, and let me tell you, it’s fabulous!
The Gluten-Free Egg Fettuccini is made with brown rice flour, water, potato starch, tapioca starch, whole egg, egg whites, xanthan gum, salt, and glucono-delta-lactone, a food additive.
Trader Joe’s says the pasta is made in a certified gluten-free facility in Madison, Wisconsin, using small batch production on Italian equipment. It’s also Kosher parve.
This pasta cooks up fast – 3-4 minutes in boiling water – and tastes like a million bucks. Fortunately, it only costs $3.99 per 9-ounce package, a steal for fresh pasta in gluten-free land.
The Bottom Line: The Gluten-Free Egg Fettucchine Pasta is a home run. It gets an A+ for taste and texture, but because it’s double the price of the Gluten-Free Tagliatelle, it comes in a close second place.
#3: Trader Joe’s Gluten-Free Cheese Ravioli
The gluten-free community rejoiced when they discovered Trader Joe’s made a gluten-free cheese ravioli. I know I did!
This beautiful 8-ounce container of gluten-free cheese ravioli costs $4.49, again a steal in gluten-free land where brands inflate the price of gluten-free foods because they can. (Read: 6 Reasons Why Gluten-Free Food is So Expensive.)
Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Cheese Ravioli offers a wonderful al dente bite of pasta with a cheese-filled pocket of goodness.
The pasta dough is made from eggs, rice, corn, and puréed cauliflower, and the creamy cheese filling is made from ricotta, mozzarella, asiago, Parmesan, and Romano cheese.
Enjoy these delightful pasta bites with olive oil, spices, or your favorite pesto or marinara sauce. I also use them to make Gluten-Free Toasted Ravioli in my air-fryer. Yum!
The Bottom Line: The Gluten-Free Cheese Ravioli is a satisfying pasta with the perfect doughy texture and cheesy filling. I give it an A for taste, texture, and value.
#4: Trader Joe’s Gluten-Free Pumpkin Ravioli
In the fall of 2023, Trader Joe’s introduced gluten-free pumpkin ravioli, and let’s just say the gluten-free community instantly fell in love with the seasonal pasta.
The pasta dough has a similar texture to the gluten-free cheese ravioli and is made from a blend of potato and tapioca starches.
The ravioli are stuffed with pumpkin purée, kabocha squash, ricotta, Parmesan, and mozzarella cheese for a delightful seasonal flavor that can’t be beat.
Each 8-ounce package of gluten-free pumpkin ravioli costs $4.49 and contains two servings (200 calories per serving).
It can be found in the Trader Joe’s refrigerated section near the other fresh pasta and ravioli during pumpkin season (fall).
I give a detailed review of this new product in my article, Trader Joe’s Adds Gluten-Free Pumpkin Ravioli.
The Bottom Line: The Gluten-Free Pumpkin Ravioli is the most delicious gluten-free ravioli I’ve ever had. I don’t know how Trader Joe’s gets the dough to taste just right, and the creamy pumpkin filling is totally fall-licious! I give it an A for taste, texture, and value. I only wish it was available year-round!
#5: Cauliflower Gnocchi
The Cauliflower Gnocchi is a staple “pasta” in my freezer and one of my favorite products at Trader Joe’s. For $3.29, you’ll get a 12-ounce bag that will easily feed 2-3 people.
While the Cauliflower Gnocchi is not labeled gluten-free, it contains no gluten ingredients. It’s made from cauliflower, cassava flour, potato starch, extra virgin olive oil, and sea salt.
Trader Joe’s says it’s made from 75% cauliflower, which translates into fewer carbs, less fat, and fewer calories than traditional potato-based gnocchi. Oh, and the gnocchi is made In Italy – wow!
To be sure it’s gluten-free, I tested it with my Nima Sensor, a portable gluten-detecting device. Nima didn’t find any hidden gluten.
(In my article, Testing Trader Joe’s Gluten-Free Products for Hidden Gluten, you can see how dozens of Trader Joe’s products performed when tested for hidden gluten.)
Overall, the Cauliflower Gnocchi offers a crave-worthy soft and squishy texture. I love to saute it with oil in a pan and serve it with sauteed vegetables and parmesan cheese.
The Bottom Line: The Cauliflower Gnocchi is a treat and offers a pillowy texture that I crave and love. It’s why this product has been a long-time favorite. I give it an A.
#6: Trader Joe’s Organic Brown Rice Penne
Trader Joe’s Organic Brown Rice Penne is labeled gluten-free, USDA Organic, and kosher parve. It’s made only from organic brown rice and water.
The pasta cooked up nicely and held its shape well. While it’s a great gluten-free alternative to traditional pasta, I had hoped it would taste more like Jovial or Tinkyada brown rice pasta brands, offering a better texture.
The Bottom Line: The Organic Brown Rice Penne Pasta is decent, but the texture is missing something. I give it a solid B for taste and value.
#7: Trader Joe’s Brown Rice & Quinoa Fusilli
Trader Joe’s Brown Rice & Quinoa Fusilli pasta is made from organic brown rice, organic quinoa, and water, and it costs $3.49 for a 16-ounce bag. It’s labeled gluten-free, USDA organic, and Kosher parve.
The fusilli pasta tasted the same as the organic brown rice penne pasta. It held together well and had a good bite, but the texture was missing something found in Jovial and Tinkyada brown rice pastas.
The Bottom Line: The Brown Rice & Quinoa Fusilli Pasta is a great gluten-free alternative but isn’t as good as Jovial and Tinkyada brown rice pasta. I give it a B.
#8: Organic Brown Rice & Quinoa Spaghetti
Trader Joe’s Organic Brown Rice & Quinoa Spaghetti Pasta is another great gluten-free option the no-frills grocer offers. It costs $3.49 for 16 ounces.
The pasta is thick and holds together well, but I found it a bit gritty in texture. Maybe I needed to cook it longer, I’m not sure.
Overall, it’s a great gluten-free spaghetti alternative but not as good as Tinkyada brown rice spaghetti.
The Bottom Line: The Organic Brown Rice & Quinoa Spaghetti Pasta is a decent pasta, but not as good as other brown rice spaghetti pasta on the market. I give it a B for taste and value.
#9: Trader Joe’s Organic Red Lentil Sedanini
Sedanini is tube-shaped pasta, and Trader Joe’s uses the fun shape to make its grain-free Red Lentil pasta.
The legume-based pasta is made with only organic red lentil flour, and each serving packs 15 grams of protein and six grams of fiber, making it a powerhouse pasta nutrition-wise.
Personally, I didn’t like the taste and texture of the pasta and thought it was too chewy and had too much bite. However, I give Trader Joe’s major points for offering a grain- and gluten-free pasta alternative.
The Bottom Line: While I didn’t like the taste or texture of the Red Lentil pasta, it’s still a fantastic gluten- and grain-free alternative. However, if I’m honest, I must give it a C based on taste and texture.
#10: Organic Yellow Lentil & Brown Rice Spaghetti
Trader Joe’s Organic Yellow Lentil & Brown Rice Spaghetti is a classic, long-cut noodle made from 90% organic yellow lentils and 10% organic brown rice. The brown rice is necessary to help the pasta hold its long shape.
While not entirely grain-free, this low-grain spaghetti noodle offers a satisfying option when you’re following a gluten-free diet. And the price is right at $3.49 per 12-ounce package.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the yellow lentil spaghetti at my local Trader Joe’s, so I haven’t tried it yet, hence why it’s ranked #10. 😉
The Bottom Line: I haven’t tried the yellow lentil spaghetti, so I can’t tell you how it tastes or ranks.
What’s Trader Joe’s Is Missing?
There you have it, 10 gluten-free pasta alternatives found at Trader Joe’s. If you’re following a gluten-free diet, Trader Joe’s is where it’s at!
They don’t jack up the prices of gluten-free food, and they have so many gluten-free options that you’ll rarely feel left out of the fun.
Oh, and if Trader Joe’s is listening, here’s my Trader Joe’s Wish List:
- Gluten-Free Ramen
- Gluten-Free Tortellini
- Gluten-Free Orzo
- Gluten-Free Pastina (Stelline)
Please and thank you, Trader Joe’s!
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