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Trader Joe’s Gluten-free Macaroni & Cheese a Hit

Trader Joe’s has a nice variety of gluten-free products available.  These products range from frozen waffles, to granola, Lara bars, brownie mix and bread.  One of the favorites for kids is the boxed macaroni & cheese. 

Trader Joe’s gluten-free macaroni & cheese is very easy to make.  Similar to the Kraft macaroni & cheese, the pasta is added to boiling water and cooked for 10 – 12 minutes.  While the pasta is cooking, the cheese mix is mixed with 1/4 cup of low-fat milk and stirred.  Once the pasta has been cooked and drained, the cheese sauce is poured over the pasta & mixed in.  The box says that it contains 3 servings, but we have only been able to get 2 out of it.  For less than $3.00, this is another great gluten-free product from Trader Joe’s.  

Trader Joe’s has 2 different locations in the Columbus area – one on Sawmill Rd. and one at Easton.  Before heading to Trader Joe’s, make sure to check out their gluten-free list online.  They will also have them in the store for reference when shopping.  

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  • Georgia says:

    Just be careful because a lot of their GF Items are actually made on machinery that also processes wheat, rye and barely. They claim that they take specific caution but cannot guarantee anything!

  • Eliz says:

    Forget the kids! I love the Trader Joes Mac&cheese. It really tastes great. I have tried a few others (Annies and Pastariso) but they just doesn’t taste like “real” Mac&Cheese. Sadly, I have been known to eat the entire box in one sitting, so if you have an adult appetite…. forget 3 servings :)
    Also, I am used to making Mac&Cheese the ‘kraft’ way– and I have done that with TJ’s and it comes out perfectly. Just throw the butter, cheese powder and milk into the cooked pasta. No need to pre-mix as far as I’m concerned! Enjoy.

  • Stacie says:

    This is one of my favorites and have made it for company who can’t even tell it’s gluten-free! I add 1/4-1/2 cup shredded cheese (I use grated Pecorino Romano and melt it with rice milk and the cheese packet) and add cooked, sliced natural chicken sausages. Easy to make this comfort food a grown-up meal! YUM!

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