Namaste Foods: Say Cheez Pasta Meal

Macaroni and cheese is a no-brainer comfort food. It’s a quick, last minute meal that you never really get tired of having. As a kid the box macaroni and cheese was a meal we made ourselves for lunch at least once a week during summers. Homemade, “real” macaroni and cheese is a recipe that has always been one of my favorites.

I was pretty excited to find Namaste Foods’ allergy-friendly version of a boxed macaroni and cheese mixture. It’s nice to keep something like that in the pantry for nights when I’m too tired to make a whole dinner. I was pleased with the price of this meal, sometimes the gluten-free meals are pretty expensive. It was super easy to make. Just boil noodles and add sauce packet to heating oil and water… mix together.

Namaste pasta package

I was very impressed with the taste and texture of the rice pasta in the Say Cheez Meal. We both thought it was better than any other gluten-free pasta we have tried. The taste of the sauce was good, but really didn’t taste much like macaroni and cheese. I can’t really blame them for trying to make a cheese sauce without the use of any dairy ingredients. We both agreed that we’d like it better if we thought of it as a pasta dish rather than macaroni and cheese.

Namaste finished pasta

I’d definitely buy it again to keep for an easy meal… I just wont make it when I’m craving macaroni and cheese. Have you tried this pasta? What did you think about it?

  • http://debsonelife.blogspot.com/ Deb

    They don’t have that here in South Africa, but I think I will try your traditional recipe of mac and cheese.

  • Kristin

    Good, hope you like it!

  • Paige_cf_94

    My mom is allergic to dairy so i enjoy reading your blog to see what new things you come up with. We to have yet to find a macoroni that actually tastes like the real thing :)

  • http://aboverubies.net/ Far Above Rubies

    My son is allergic to dairy, so thank you for the information. Kristin, I hope to see you next week on Domestically Divine.

    Thanks for mentioning Domestically Divine. ;-)

  • Kristin

    Thanks for reading and thanks for the comment. I tested allergic to dairy, but I’m okay if I have it occasionally. Usually I only have it if it’s part of a recipe. She should try the Namaste brownies, they are SO good!

  • Kristin

    Thanks for being a great place to link posts to.

    That’s tough to be allergic as a kid. I can’t imagine not having gown up eating these foods.

  • quickeasycheaphealthy

    I’ve seen this brand in the stores, but I’ve never bought it. Sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing at Healthy 2Day Wednesday; come back tomorrow and see if you were featured!