Cappello’s Pasta is Fresh, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Paleo-Friendly

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It was a couple of years ago that I first spotted Cappello’s Pasta at an Expo. I was intrigued, but their booth was packed with so many curious foodies that I couldn’t get close enough to sample. Fortunately, Cappello’s Pasta popped up at a local natural food stores, so I could try it at home.

Cappello’s Pasta is gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free and even paleo. Made with just 5 to 6 ingredients in each variety (almond flour, eggs, tapioca flour, xanthan gum and salt + potato flakes in the gnocchi). Yet somehow, it cooks up into tender fresh pasta goodness.

Cappello's Pasta - Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo and seriously impressive! Comes in Fettuccine, Lasagna Sheets, and some very filling Gnocchi.

Tasting Notes for Cappello’s Pasta

We had a chance to sample three varieties of Cappello’s pasta, and could hardly believe any of them were grain-free! Cappello’s Pasta comes in a couple more varieties that we haven’t tried. I’ve included basic information for those, too.

Cappello's Pasta - Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo and seriously impressive! Comes in Fettuccine, Lasagna Sheets, and some very filling Gnocchi.

Fettuccine

The Fettuccine was first up, and both Tony and I were seriously impressed. One serving didn’t look like much at first. Once prepared, it not only filled our bowls, it seriously filled our stomachs. Cappello’s Pasta is a fantastic option for vegetarians and meatless meals as it’s quite rich in healthy fats and protein on its own. The only two caveats: it easily took twice as long to cook to al dente (but this was still just a few minutes) and I noticed a slight bitterness in the aftertaste that emerged with every other bite, but Tony didn’t. But overall, it was tasty, relatively neutral and had such a wonderful bite.

Cappello's Pasta Reviews and Info - Paleo, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, soy-free pasta in lasagna, fettuccine, spaghetti, gnocchi, and sweet potato gnocchiIngredients: almond flour, cage-free eggs, tapioca flour, xanthan gum, sea salt. contains eggs and tree nuts (almonds).

Nutrition (per 3 ounces): 290 calories, 16g fat, 31g carbs, 3g fiber, 1g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 9g protein.*

Spaghetti

We didn’t try this variety – it was released more recently. However, the ingredients are the same as the fettuccine. I imagine it is very similar in taste and texture, just thinner. It also comes in a smaller package and has a slightly smaller serving size.

Cappello's Pasta Reviews and Info - Paleo, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, soy-free pasta in lasagna, fettuccine, spaghetti, gnocchi, and sweet potato gnocchiIngredients: almond flour, cage-free eggs, tapioca flour, xanthan gum, sea salt. contains eggs and tree nuts (almonds).

Nutrition (per 2.5 ounces): 240 calories, 13g fat, 26g carbs, 2g fiber, 1g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 8g protein.*

Lasagna

Up next was the Lasagna sheets, which worked perfectly! I had a beautiful, tender, “cheesy” lasagna on the table in no time at all, with minimal cooking time since the sheets are fresh rather than dried. They were easy to work with and cut, and once cooked, very tender. Interestingly enough, I didn’t notice the bitter aftertaste on this variety of Cappello’s Pasta, but Tony did! This time around, we both noticed that the meal weighed a bit heavy, too, despite taking what looked like normal servings.

Cappello's Pasta Reviews and Info - Paleo, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, soy-free pasta in lasagna, fettuccine, spaghetti, gnocchi, and sweet potato gnocchiIngredients: almond flour, cage-free eggs, tapioca flour, xanthan gum, sea salt. contains eggs and tree nuts (almonds).

Nutrition (per 3 ounces): 290 calories, 16g fat, 31g carbs, 3g fiber, 1g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 9g protein.*

Sweet Potato Gnocchi

We haven’t tried this variety, but we have tried the classic gnocchi made solely with white potatoes (listed below). The sweet potato variety does have a few different ingredients, but it is still made with regular white potatoes, too.

Cappello's Pasta Reviews and Info - Paleo, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, soy-free pasta in lasagna, fettuccine, spaghetti, gnocchi, and sweet potato gnocchiIngredients: organic potato, almond flour, cage-free egg whites, sweet potato flour, sweet potato juice, tapioca flour, cage-free eggs, potato starch, sea salt, annato seed. contains eggs and tree nuts (almonds). 

Nutrition (per 3 ounces): 230 calories, 8g fat, 34g carbs, 3g fiber, 7g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 7g protein.*

Gnocchi

Finally, the Gnocchi. I was really curious about this one, but Tony needed a dense pasta break. He was probably right to pass as these were tasty, but VERY heavy. Unlike the other two, the Gnocchi is also made with potato flakes. The package lists 6 servings, but the writing on the package says “serves two to three”, so I braved 1-1/2 servings which still looked like a pretty small amount. Wow, tasty, but my stomach was hurting later. I think in the future I would just use a handful as an addition to soup, rather than trying to make them the base of a meal. To note, I had trouble getting the Gnocchi to cook up – a good 10 minutes or more into the cooking, they still weren’t floating. I finally gave up due to hunger!

Cappello's Pasta Reviews and Info - Paleo, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, soy-free pasta in lasagna, fettuccine, spaghetti, gnocchi, and sweet potato gnocchiIngredients: organic potato, almond flour, cage-free eggs, tapioca flour, sea salt. contains eggs and tree nuts (almonds). 

Nutrition (per 4 ounces): 300 calories, 13g fat, 40g carbs, 5g fiber, 2g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 10g protein.*

Cappello's Pasta - Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo and seriously impressive! Comes in Fettuccine, Lasagna Sheets, and some very filling Gnocchi.

The Facts on Cappello’s Pasta

Price: $9 per 5-ounce package; $11 per 9-ounce to 12-ounce package

Certifications: Cappello’s Pasta is Certified Gluten-Free, Certified Paleo, Non-GMO Verified, and Certified Kosher Pareve.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Cappello’s Pasta is dairy-free / non-dairy, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegetarian, and paleo.*

For More Product Information: Visit the Cappello’s Gluten Free website at cappellosglutenfree.com.

*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy. 

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Really good and filling

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July 16, 2020

This is a great option and much more filling than it looks. I love that it is well balanced enough to enjoy as the base of a meal. My only complaint is the slight bitterness I noticed in the taste. And it is a bit out of my budget for enjoying regularly. It’s more of a splurge!

Alisa Fleming

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.