Today, we’re going to be looking at the infamous Barilla gluten-free lasagna noodles, or you may know them better as Barilla gluten-free oven-ready lasagna. What are they? What are the ingredients? Do Barilla supply more gluten-free products, besides their gluten-free oven-ready lasagna? And what other gluten-free lasagna noodles can we enjoy? We’ll be taking a look at it all!
What Are Lasagna Noodles?
To put it simply, lasagna is a flat, wide pasta sheet. The word lasagna can refer to the noodle-like pasta sheet itself, or the tasty lasagna dish itself. The dish lasagna has several sheets of lasagna layered between meat and cheese. It’s absolutely delicious! It’s been thought to have originated in Italy in the middle ages.
Traditional lasagna noodles are not gluten-free, so please bear that in mind when doing your grocery shopping. Usually, lasagna noodles are made using wheat as the main ingredient; therefore not suitable for gluten-free life.
If your diagnosis is new, and you’re unsure what to avoid when checking ingredients and labels, the ingredients you should be looking out for are:
- Oats (if not gluten-free)
There are many more ingredients that contain one or most of these types of cereal grains, so be sure to keep a watchful eye when purchasing food (and drink) products.
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What Are Barilla Gluten-Free Lasagna Noodles?
Barilla’s lasagna noodles are what we’re calling them in this article. However, they’re better known as Gluten-Free Oven-Ready Lasagna. They are widely accessible in a range of grocery stores and each box is only around $2! These lasagna sheets have the classic taste and texture of gluten-containing pasta! However, these lasagna noodles are completely safe when following a gluten-free diet.
What Are The Ingredients In Barilla Gluten-Free Lasagna Noodles?
There are very few ingredients in the gluten-free oven-ready lasagna. I always like foods that don’t contain too many ingredients – it’s easier to determine how safe it is. The only ingredients in this product are:
“Corn flour, rice flour, mono and diglycerides”
As you can see, it’s a delicious blend of corn and rice flour. Both of which are suitable for gluten-free consumption. However, this pasta dish is also free of many other allergens, including:
- Tree nut-free
- Shellfish free
- Peanut free
- Fish free
This is great, as it means the dish is suitable for a wide variety of dietary lifestyles.
The most reassuring part of this product is that it is certified gluten-free. This means that each product goes through vigorous testing to ensure that there is no gluten. Each product has to meet strict guidelines set by the FDA. This makes gluten-free Barilla product as safe as they possibly can be. Barilla even state that their gluten-free products are made in a dedicated gluten-free plant!
Other Gluten-Free Barilla Products
While Barilla’s oven-ready lasagna is a household favorite, they have an entire range of gluten-free pasta products for celiacs and gluten-free individuals to enjoy! Let’s take a look at some available options. These include:
- Spaghetti (gluten-free)
- Fettuccine (gluten free)
- Elbows pasta (gluten-free)
- Penne (gluten-free)
- Rotini (gluten-free)
You can find the full range here. It may seem strange that I’m writing gluten-free after each pasta type, however, Barilla is not an exclusively gluten-free brand. So when you’re shopping for Barilla products, be sure you’re buying the gluten-free variety. I have almost had a few slip-ups!
GF Lasagna Noodles
Another brand that is worth mentioning that offers gluten-free lasagna noodles, isJovial. Jovial actually has two different types of lasagna noodles. These include:
- 100% organic gluten-free brown rice classic lasagna
- 100% organic gluten-free brown rice lasagna
This brand is slightly more expensive at around $5 a box, but the brand is organic. The only ingredients in Jovial’s lasagna are:
“Organic brown rice flour and water”
Much like Barilla, these noodles are made in a dedicated gluten-free facility and are certified gluten-free. This brand also have over 50 years of experience – so they know their pasta well!
Jovial also have a range of other gluten-free pasta available, including:
- Brown rice spaghetti
- Brown rice penne rigate
- Organic brown rice fusilli
- Organic tagliatelle
- Brown rice farfalle
- Brown rice elbows
- Brown rice shells
- Brown rice penne (single serving size)
Make Your Own
There isn’t a huge range of gluten-free lasagna noodles available to us, so you may decide to make your own. While it may seem difficult, it’s much easier than you may think. It may be more effort, but fresh pasta is definitely worth it. The only ingredients you’ll need for this recipe from Cooking Perfected are:
- Gluten-free plain flour
It only takes around 20 minutes and the recipe makes a large lasagna! However, if you’re like me, and a complete novice in the kitchen – it may be best to stick to shop-bought lasagna noodles. Anyone else hopeless in the kitchen, or is that just me?
I hope this article has helped you to learn more about the Barilla gluten-free lasagna noodles (aka Barilla gluten-free oven-ready lasagna). Barilla is a great gluten-free brand that you should utilize if you’re missing the classic texture and taste of gluten-containing pasta. Hopefully, their gluten-free range will keep expanding, so we’ll have more gluten-free pasta to enjoy in the future! What pasta would you like to see next?
Do you have any other gluten-free lasagna noodles that you think are worthy of mentioning? Or do you have any recipes that you’d like to share with the gluten-free community? Please feel free to leave any suggestions in the comments below. You may be helping out a fellow gluten-intolerant individual. Sharing is caring!
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