This pasta has the mouth feel and taste of regular pasta. I cook the Penne a little longer than the package suggests. The Fusilini and Spagetti are also good but don't hold up as well in left overs. They tend to break down easier instead of holding its shape. Don't cook them as long.
Being new to the GF craze I wasn't sure what to expect for pasta. I love pasta. I'm not crazy about wheat pasta as I found it thick and chewy so I was afraid these would be the same or worse. These were soooo much better than the wheat (which is good now that I've given it up! Haha!)
This brand has the taste, look and feel of regular full gluten pasta. It is not gross and mushy after it is cooked like many of the other gf pasta brands. It retains its integrity well! Although I prefer it fresh, this particular shape of Heartland Gluten-Free pasta even tastes good. Enjoy!
This is a great gluten free pasta. As a pasta junkie, this was one of the hardest things about being diagnosed with Celiac Disease! It took a bit of time to find the right replacements, but all of the Heartland Gluten Free pastas are excellent. In taste and texture, they are practically identical to the pasta I was use to eating. The cooking time needed is a bit longer than the regular pastas, but other than that, it's really about the only difference. My only hope is that they expand their product line to include some other pastas types!
This is one of the few gluten-free pasta that is indistinguishable from wheat, when freshly made. Don't nuke the left overs, reheat on the stovetop with a small amount of additional liquid to maintain the quality. I try to only cook what we will use and not have left overs.
This is so close to the real thing I'm not sure I'd be able to tell it apart. Most gf pastas are grainy, and all of them have continued to absorb sauce/liquid to the point that they are mush. Makes for a difficult lunch experience. Well, NOT Barilla! It was not the least bit grainy, had a wonderful chew. Even better, the remaining pasta in the pot did NOT get soggy and disintegrate at all. Another awesome textural quality is that it kept the same texture when cold as when hot. If any of you have tried to make a pasta salad with gf pasta you know what I mean. I can't wait to try the elbows in a pasta salad!
I've tried other GF pasta noodles and hated the way they cooked up, sticky and mushy. I did an internet search and saw a suggestion that corn pasta wouldn't be sticky. Unfortunately, I could not find corn pasta anywhere in the stores near me. But one day as I was passing through the pasta isle, my eye caught your Gluten Free packaging. I immediately stopped and grabbed a package of the spaghetti and penne. I was quite pleased when your GF pasta cooked up just like regular wheat pasta, and the taste was wonderful.