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?

This post was linked to Homestead Barn Hop, Titus 2sdays, Teach Me Tuesdays, Domestically Divine Tuesdays, Living Well Wednesdays, Gluten-Free Wednesdays, Healthy 2day Wednesdays, and Feasting in Fellowship. Check out these great blogs for more recipes and other great homemaking ideas!

  • 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!