6 Gluten-Free Comfort Foods

When carb cravings strike, it can be hard to find a gluten-free solution. The good news? These picks are every bit as satisfying as their carb-heavy relatives.


Banza Rotini Chickpea Pasta


This curly pasta has a pleasant nutty flavor and al dente texture when cooked. Plus, it has double the protein as traditional pasta (about as much protein as steak), four times the fiber, and half as many carbs.

To buy: $28.50 for six 8-ounce boxes, amazon.com.

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Williams-Sonoma Gluten Free Chocolate Lava Cakes


Pop one of these ooey-gooey treats in the oven or microwave for an instantly decadent dessert. The cakes come frozen, and last for up to one year in the freezer, or five days in the refrigerator.

To buy: $35 for six 4-ounce cakes, williams-sonoma.com.

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Chebe Gluten-Free Pizza Crust Mix


Adding just a few simple ingredients to this mix yields a stretchy dough that’s easy to work with and doesn’t need to rise. And unlike other offerings on the market that turn out hard and dense, the resulting 14-inch crust manages to be crispy and chewy all at once.

To buy: $3 for one 7.5-ounce box, thrivemarket.com.

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Salem Baking Co. Gluten Free Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies


These crisp wafers melt in your mouth, thanks to a high concentration of caramel, milk chocolate chips, and semi-sweet chocolate chips (plus a sprinkling of sea salt, for balance).

To buy: $6 for one 7-ounce container, salembaking.com.

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Castleton Gluten Free Cheddar Crisps


Made with the Vermont Farmstand Cheese Company’s award winning Governor’s Cheddar cheese, plus cayenne and mustard, these addictive snacks pack a kick. They’d be delicious on a cheese board or served with tomato soup.

To buy: $5 for one 4-ounce package, cheeseboardvt.com.

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Frontier Soups Connecticut Cottage Chicken Noodle Soup Mix


This handy bag contains almost everything you need (gluten free mini lasagna noodles, carrots, leeks, and dill) to make a healing bowl of soup that tastes just like Mom’s. Simply add stock and chicken.

To buy: $6 for one 4.5-ounce package, frontiersoups.com.

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