I know my gluten-free friends love their mac and cheese, and the good news is you don’t have to go without mac and cheese just because you can’t eat gluten. Both Annie’s and Kraft make gluten-free mac and cheese box mixes. Let’s talk about what brands make gluten-free mac and cheese mixes and where you can buy them. This post contains affiliate links. Please read my disclosures.
If you love mac and cheese, you’ll be pleased to know that two major brands offer gluten-free mac and cheese mixes, and a handful of boutique brands offer gluten-free mac and cheese too.
Let’s discuss each brand and where you can find them.
Kraft Gluten-Free Mac and Cheese
Kraft is late to the gluten-free mac and cheese game, but better late than never.
In 2020, Kraft finally introduced its gluten-free mac and cheese mixes to grocery stores everywhere, all without little fanfare or warning.
Kraft’s gluten-free mac and cheese is made with gluten-free pasta (which is a combination of corn and brown rice flour), as well as its signature cheese sauce.
My children said it was good. My son said it tasted just like the Annie’s mac and cheese (which I’ll talk about next), and my daughter thought she might like Kraft mac and cheese better than Annie’s.
I also used one of the last of my Nima Sensor capsules to test it for hidden gluten. The Nima Sensor is a portable gluten detecting device. Nima came back all smiles.
[Please note the Nima Sensor went out of businesses in 2020 and the capsules are no longer available.]
You can buy Kraft gluten-free mac and cheese on Amazon, or at major grocery stores including Safeway/Albertsons, Kroger and Target.
Annie’s Gluten-Free Mac and Cheese
While Kraft will likely take a swift lead in the gluten-free mac and cheese marketplace, Annie’s has always been there for the gluten-free community with its line up of gluten-free mac and cheese mixes.
My kids have been eating Annie’s gluten-free mac and cheese for a long time and love it, although my daughter was really excited about Kraft’s gluten-free mac and cheese.
You can find Annie’s on Amazon and at major grocery stores and in speciality stores like Sprouts and Natural Grocers.
Other Mac Brands
Other brands that make gluten-free mac and cheese mixes include:
Banza: Banza makes a chickpea mac and cheese that is gluten free and full of fiber. It doesn’t quite taste like the mac and cheese you know and love, as the noodles are more chewy and not as soft, but it’s certainly a healthier version of this beloved treat.
Daiya: This speciality brand makes a dairy-free, vegan, soy-free and gluten-free mac and cheese mix. Vegans love Daiya products and will remain loyal to this brand. I have not tried it.
Pamela’s: This gluten-free brand makes a vegan mac and cheese made from white rice flour and pea protein. We tried it and enjoyed it, although the noodles weren’t as soft and chewy as I remember mac and cheese being (they were more dense).
Walmart (Great Value): Walmart’s store brand, Great Value, also makes a gluten-free mac and cheese. Three cheers for bargain gluten-free mac and cheese.
O Organics: O Organics is an exclusive brand of Safeway/Albertson’s stores, and they carry a gluten-free and vegan mac mix.
Related Reading: What’s Gluten-Free at Walmart?
Know of any other brands making gluten-free mac and cheese? Please let me know and I’ll add them to this list.