- Certified Organic
- Certified Gluten-Free
- Certified Kosher
- Sustainably farmed
- Cholesterol Free
- Dairy Free
- Dye and Color Additive Free
- High Fructose Corn Syrup Free
- Low Fat
- Low Sodium
- No Added Sugar or Sweeteners
- No Artificial Ingredients
- No Trans Fats
- Pesticide Free
- Preservative Free
Why You’ll Love It
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Why You’ll Love Organic Quinoa Penne Pasta
Pasta has been a staple for centuries thanks to its ability to pair perfectly with almost any kind of sauce, vegetables, and protein. But for those with celiac disease or gluten sensitivities, it has been off limits—until now. Ancient Harvest Gluten-Free Penne is made without any wheat, so everyone can enjoy this Italian delicacy once again.
A closer look at gluten
Gluten is simply a word for the proteins found in some grains like wheat, rye, and barley. These proteins are what give dough its elastic texture and what helps bind ingredients together in breads, baked goods, even beer. While gluten-free diets have been popular the last few years as a way to cut carb intake, some people don’t have a choice and truly can’t handle eating wheat products because of allergies to gluten.
Celiac disease is the most serious condition, named for an autoimmune disorder that can occur in genetically-predisposed people where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. Some symptoms can include fatigue, nausea, stomach pain, migraines, and bloating. Only a doctor can diagnose celiac disease, but those that experience side effects like those mentioned might have a gluten intolerance, which acts like an allergic reaction. In either case, you can try to cut gluten out to see if things improve.
The difference of Ancient Harvest Gluten-Free Penne
Ancient Harvest Gluten-Free Penne offers a great way to enjoy pasta without worrying about ingesting any wheat. Each box offers plenty of benefits that help it stand out, especially since it tastes just like the real deal:
- Quinoa-based: This penne pasta is made from quinoa, delivering the benefits of this superfood in every single bite, while still being totally gluten-free.
- Organic: Ancient Harvest Gluten-Free Penne is entirely organic, meaning no chemicals are used in growing and harvesting the ingredients used to make this pasta.
- Natural choice: This penne is entirely natural and minimally processed. No preservatives, colors, or flavors are added, so you just enjoy pure, natural flavor.
- Versatile food: These noodles pair perfectly with a plethora of different recipes, making it great option for any type of dish. And the taste is so close to traditional penne pasta that most won’t even be able to tell the difference—especially when it’s tossed with a great sauce.
- Non-GMO: Ancient Harvest Gluten-Free Penne is non-GMO, using grains that come from trusted farmers that don’t use any chemicals in their growing processes.
- Source of complex carbs: Ancient Harvest Gluten-Free Penne provides 15 percent of the daily recommended allowance of carbohydrates, but almost all of these carbs are the complex kind, which are better for you because they provide a good source of energy that breaks down slower in the body, leading to less blood sugar spikes.
- Cooks the same: No need to change anything in the kitchen when preparing Ancient Harvest Gluten-Free Penne. It cooks up just like traditional noodles—simply toss it in a pot of boiling water until it’s a perfect al dente texture.
Great sauces to pair with Ancient Harvest Gluten-Free Penne
Ancient Harvest Gluten-Free Penne is a great match for any sauce. Toss it with olive oil, veggies, and herbs for a light and refreshing pasta salad or blend with any of your favorite sauces and meats for a traditional Sunday night dinner. Here are some sauce options to consider:
Filled with fresh tomatoes and herbs, this sauce is a great take on a classic marinara that is loved by millions. It’s a safe match with Ancient Harvest Gluten-Free Penne, and because of its simple nature, you can add herbs, veggies, and a protein of your choice, and it will taste great.
When it’s time for a break from the traditional red sauce, this vodka sauce offers a creamier, richer, more interesting alternative. Toss in savory capers along with crushed black pepper, to add a slight bite. You can also mix in grilled chicken breast to make it a complete, wholesome meal.
Pesto has plenty of uses in the kitchen, and pairing it up with Ancient Harvest Gluten-Free Penne creates a bright, flavorful dish that’s sure to be a hit. Because of its bold flavor, you’ll want to pair pesto with a more mild protein like chicken or shrimp, and toss with shaved parmesan cheese for the perfect finishing touch.
This take on classic pesto also uses sun-dried tomatoes to add a unique, slightly sweet twist. It’s great with Ancient Harvest Gluten-Free Penne and creates a bold-flavored dish your family is sure to love. To round out this meal, serve with a side of roasted veggies (or mix them in) along with herb-crusted chicken or salmon.
Reviews For Organic Quinoa Penne Pasta
Based on 8 Reviews
Ouinoa pasta is so good and for those who want to cut your carbs, this pasta is a protein instead of high carb. I use all types in all my pasta dishes. Everyone always compliments any dish I make and they do not know it isn't regular pasta. One more way to cut carbs from your diet and add more protein
- Connie Phillips
Love Ancient Harvest!
See my full review of this brand's gluten free pasta on the Elbows page...but to sum it up all their pasta is great, you can't tell it's any different than a gluten full pasta and you can't beat the price here on Thrive!
What a great GF staple! We keep this in the pantry for a quick pasta dinner. It tastes great and is affordable.
Pasta for a "pasta-bender"!
Transitioning to Vegan was nerve wracking primarily because I love my pasta! I cook them for the minimum recommended and I am beyond thrilled with this entire family of pasta!
Corn is the first ingredient. I didn't like that. Also the taste isn't as good as I was hoping! Won't buy again :/
Too bland for me
I switched over from wheat pasta to quinoa, but this first try wasn't as great as expected. The penne is natural that's for sure, with only organic corn flour and quinoa flour as the listed ingredients.
But the flavor is too bland, even compared to wheat pasta, which at least has that nutty grain taste that I like. When I made a tomato sauce, I couldn't really taste the penne, which isn't good. You want to have a good flavor with pasta, no matter what it's cooked with, so I can only muster up three stars for this.
- Tasha Perkins
My sister has a gluten allergy, so cooking for her during the holidays requires me to look out for and try new recipes all throughout November and December to ensure they'll be okay. My family finds it a bit of a scavenger hunt of sorts, so they enjoy helping me find what I need. For our pasta this year, we decided to try this Penne. In the test run, everyone in the family agreed this is a pretty good pasta! It tastes a bit "tougher" than traditional pasta, but if you just cook it for awhile longer, it helps get rid of a lot of that. This is probably a "keeper" from our test runs this year.
- Genna Yarley
Our family has been looking for healthy alternatives to our favorites, so when I joined Thrive Market and happened upon this penne pasta, it was a given-we had to try it.
Upon trying it the first time my kids and hubby both said they loved it and could hardly tell it wasn't wheat pasta, but instead a gluten free alternative. We use penne a lot in our house. I generally use it in place of macaroni, ziti, or rigatoni noodles so it is used in dishes from mac-n-cheese to baked ziti (or penne in this case!) I love it, my kids, love, my husband loves it-is a great quinoa pasta in my book!
- Sammie T.
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