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Product Reviews: Pastariso Gluten-Free Mac’n’Cheese

There are few things in life enjoyed more by a child than macaroni and cheese. How much more American can you get with pasta, gooey cheese, and whatever other additives you might enjoy: bacon, breadcrumbs, tomatoes — you name it!

Unfortunately, most gluten-free eaters are not allowed this luxury.  Sure, Mom can make it from scratch, but I remember never liking homemade, baked macaroni and cheese. Plus, making things from scratch (although amazing) always take longer, so moms, take a look at this product as I review Pastaríso macaroni and cheese that your gluten-free child will be begging for and that will lighten your load for a quick lunch or a dinner side.

Allergy-Related Information: Gluten-Free, Egg-free, Preservative-free


Pros: At first, when I was making this box macaroni and cheese, I was afraid the noodles

Yummy yummy!!

would be incredibly small. However, they soaked in the sauce very well and were traditional-size soon enough. 🙂

Cons: I was a little disappointed with how thin the sauce was, so I would probably have added a little less milk next time. However, I think I’m a little too used to my homemade macaroni and cheese, which I make super-saucy.


Pros: I felt like I was eating Kraft macaroni and cheese, except better tasting! If I had a son or daughter that was restricted to a gluten-free diet, I would most-definitely be serving this macaroni and cheese; it’s so traditional in taste that it’s wonderful for the gluten-free eater who enjoys that comfort food!

**Gluten-free and at college?? This is the late-night snack you’ve been waiting for!

Cons: It wasn’t homemade? What do I say negatively about the traditional taste of boxed macaroni and cheese, besides the fact that if you’re a lover of the boxed macaroni and cheese, you’ll love this one even more because it tastes more homemade than Kraft! My critique is that I’d love for a more authentic cheese taste… and more cheese in general. I love cheese though… slightly an addict. 🙂


Pros: The texture of this macaroni and cheese holds up much better than most boxed macaroni and cheese varieties. The second day eating it is just as good as the first (if not better), so that show quality in my mind!

Cons: As I mentioned before, the first day, the noodles and sauce were a little too moist for my liking. It wouldn’t keep me from making it again–that’s for sure!

What I Love

I love that Pastaríso is offering gluten-free eaters – children particularly with this product – the classic meals I enjoyed growing up! I’m keeping this in mind in case Adam and I have a gluten-free child. Homemade macaroni and cheese can be a very grown-up taste, and this is a great meal for a picky eater or a child who no longer can enjoy the classic taste of Kraft macaroni and cheese.

What I’d Improve

I think I’ve mentioned my main concern with the extra-liquid-y texture of the sauce.  The main thing I would improve is the portion size of this. One box offers about one liberal serving.  I would have to make multiple servings if I had two healthy eating children.  Don’t let this hold you back though, as you can buy these boxes in bulk! 🙂 Yeah!

Overall Rating: A

Buy this tasty macaroni and cheese here!

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