Gluten-Free Rice Pasta & Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese

6 oz box

Retail Price: $4.19

Our Price: $2.49 (Save 41%)

6 oz box

Why You’ll Love It

Annie’s Homegrown Gluten-Free Rice Pasta and Cheddar mix uses brown rice to make these tasty shells, which are topped with 100 percent real creamy cheese from cows that have not been treated with growth hormones such as rBST. It not only tastes amazing, but each purchase directly supports food charities and agricultural education.
SKU: 013562610013

About This Brand

Annie Withey started Annie’s Homegrown with a one mission: to create tasty organic food that wouldn’t break your bank. With her partner Andrew Martin, they launched the company in 1989 and are known for providing people with healthy and delicious macaroni and cheese. Almost 30 years later, Annie’s Homegrown has emerged as a clear leader in affordable, natural, organic, comfort foods. The start of Annie’s Homegrown During the 1990s, Annie’s Homegrown got their start by selling their homemade mac and cheese to independently owned natural food shops and regional supermarkets in the New England area. Slowly but surely, the buzz around Annie’s food grew as they amassed a large following by word of mouth. The rise of Annie’s Homegrown Annie’s customers were so passionate, they collectively bought a small minority share of the company in the mid 90s. That influx of cash directly from their fans enabled Annie’s Homegrown to to increase production. Absolute accessibility with...
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Rice pasta shells (white and brown rice flour), cheddar cheese (cultured pasteurized milk, salt, non-animal enzymes), whey, butter, nonfat milk, salt, sodium phosphate.

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Serving Size 2.5 oz (71g) Servings Per Container About 2.5

Amount Per Serving

Calories 270 Calories from Fat 35

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 400mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 17%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 4g
Protein 6g

Contains milk ingredients. Always refer to the actual package for the most complete and accurate information.

Reviews For Gluten-Free Rice Pasta & Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese

Based on 29 Reviews


These are so similar in flavor as the regular pasta (not gluten free) kids loved it.

- kerin

Mac and Cheese

Great gluten free mac and cheese! Doesn't taste "gluten free" at all!

- Flint R.

Gluten Free Mac & Cheese

I think this is a good gluten free product. I have tried others and this is in the top 2 for me. I have ordered and purchased this product at health stores and would recommend.

- Mary

I Love It!

I love this brand of mac and cheese! It is so nice to have this available in a gluten free form!

- Evan

My daughter loves it

seems like you get less per box but taste is very good

- Kate

Just OK

Not very tasteful and needs lots of dressing up. OK for an emergency craving.

- Corinne

Good stuff

My kids love this. It's nice to have a GF option. Quantity is a touch small. My teenager can eat the whole box by himself.

- Judy

Very Good!

I use this in a skillet recipe I make a lot that includes cooked noodles/cheese pack, cooked chicken, 1 can of rotel, sautéed onion/pepper, and more cheese on top. It is very good for this purpose since I am eating gluten free.

- Marilyn

Gluten free staple in my cupboard

Good flavor and texture. Make quite often

- Sally

Returning customer

Always my go to brand for this item

- Heather

Not the cheesiest

The pasta was OK, but there was no cheese flavor. Very very bland. Had to add shredded cheese to make it palatable.

- Genie

Mixed reviews

My 11yr old corn/gluten free daughter wouldn't eat these. I was okay with eating them all up! I thought they were great.

- Gail

Gluten free Mac and cheese

My daughter loves this gluten free option for a favorite

- Connie

Good cheese flavor

This is the only brand of mac & cheese I buy. Like the cheesy taste.

- Sally

Quick and easy

I bought this brand before and I really like them. First time for this specific product but taste great. Quick and easy.

- Danielle

great GF alternative mac and cheese

This is a great cheesy tasting mac and cheese. It doesn't come with much though, It is a lesser portion than the typical brand of non-GF mac and cheese. but it was just as good.

- Crystallynn

Surprised how tasty

Even my husband liked this. Some days I just want an easy Mac and Cheese that is GF. Will be getting this again.

- Diane

Good for a gluten free pasta.

Not as good as Kraft Mac Dinner but Annie's is gluten free and a good choice for those that eat gluten free.


Best boxed Mac & cheese

This brand is the best

- Pamela

Good GF Pasta is hard to find

While Mac & Cheese is always less than a perfectly healthy choice, Annie's GF Mac & Cheese is a better choice than any other I've found, and my child loves it.

- Gina


I made this with grass fed butter a little organic cream and a dollop of cream cheese was delicious. The pasta does not cook to a very soft state it is defineately al-dente which may be of concern to some parents if kids dont like al-dente pasta. I thought it tasted as good or better than wheat pasta.

- shelli

Pasta was good, cheese not so much.

This is my first gluten-free pasta so I can only compare to other options at my local grocery store.

For a healthy pasta, it sure tasted very closely to what I've had before. The texture was a little grainier but still soft. There was not much difference in the taste, which I am glad. I can definitely keep purchasing!

The cheese, however, was not very satisfying. The cheddar taste was quite vague and just overall bland. I heard the aged cheddar flavor from this same brand is great so I will have to give that a try next.

- Dennine

Perfect base for homestyle mac n' cheese!

I grew up on my grandmother's southern-style mac n cheese which comes out more like a casserole than the runnier stuff from the boxes, but that dish takes a LOT of time and isn't the healthiest thing to have on a regular basis. BUT, my husband and I still really love mac n cheese and Annie's provided a healthier way for me to make it! We've been moving away from wheat and gluten when we can and I can definitely feel a difference in clarity in my body. I just feel less gunked up and less sluggish so we're moving more towards that lifestyle. Annie's rice pasta is the perfect alternative and it still tastes great! I'll thicken the sauce with a little more milk and tapioca flour, mix in some of my own spices, combine with the partially cooked pasta and pop it in the oven. I like that Annie's uses real ingredients with no artificial fillers or preservatives. They make great products and I think it's awesome that their items are GMO-free and that their company has solid ethical integrity when it comes to where they source their ingredients.

- D. Garrett

Gluten-Free Goodness!

My father can't eat gluten as of late but, he really liked my macaroni and cheese prior to being diagnosed as allergic. What we used to make was a very cheesy pasta mixed with some crunchy bread crumbs. What I do is make 2 boxes of this and sprinkle some finely chopped almonds on top so its just like the old days!

Made in the USA and gluten-free! My father is in heaven. I bought 4 boxes of this last time I ordered with Thrive. Thrive on!

- Lora Ryan

The best gluten-free mac & cheese!

My son is Gluten intolerant and we have been eating Annie's Homegrown products for a little while now as a family. Those of us who don't have to worry about the allergens typically just add some cheese to our plates. We no longer need to do that, this box makes a perfectly creamy batch and is extremely comparable to most other generic boxes of Mac & Cheeses.

I'd also like to add that this cheese sauce comes in a foil packet and not powder. I was a little weary when I discovered that but I actually like it much more! It's so deliciously creamy and makes it a lot faster to prepare for my impatient kids!

- Ruth

No good

It looks like the same size box as - say - Kraft - but it is only 1/3 full of dry pasta yet still lists the contents as 2.5 servings. It is not even 2 servings for a small child. And it has 700 calories. Not sure how that is possible.

- christine


I absolutely love this stuff, it taste just like Mac & cheese.

- Ashley

Annie's does it again

I've always loved Annie's mac n cheese, and now that I'm avoiding wheat, I'm thrilled that I can still enjoy it! Annie's has done a good job making this pasta convincing, and the cheese is yummy. It makes for a very quick and tasty "comfort food" gluten free meal.

- Chris Lopez


After I developed celiac, I had a hard time finding good quality (nearly instant) Mac & Cheese. This satisfies my Mac & Cheese cravings, leaving me happy and full. Plus, it's a good source of calcium!

- Katherine

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