Catelli Gluten-Free Pasta Contest!

Catelli Gluten Free Macaroni

I recently had the pleasure of attending the launch of Catelli’s new gluten-free macaroni at George Brown College. Hosted by the very charming Chef John Higgins, the school’s esteemed director, judge on the Food Network’s Chopped Canada and former chef for the Queen Mother – the event was a friendly gathering of food bloggers in one of the George Brown test kitchens. Setup like a Tepenyaki table (only with some seriously heavy duty appliances and much more space in which to manoever), the chef and his staff worked their magic in a beautiful kitchen surrounded on three sides by bar height counters topped with lovely place settings, and of course delicious gluten-free tastings.

While most higher quality gluten-free pastas can generally fool most people (the first time my dad had brown rice pasta, his skepticism quickly turned into delightful surprise!), it does take close monitoring and some specific steps. If overcooked, even just for a couple minutes, or not rinsed, it can easily turn into a mushy and starchy mess.

Now I’ve put Catelli to the test before (yes, it was a “test,” and not a mistake because I started watching TV and forgot it was on the stove…). I left the pasta in a pot of hot water significantly longer than it should have been. To my surprise, this stuff held up really, really well. It was still very palatable, and still held good structure without sticking together and surprisingly, did not require a cold water bath. Catelli is the only pasta that I have tried thus far that has been able to withstand this torture test!

The pasta likely gets this unique quality from its blend of four grains – white rice, brown rice, corn and quinoa. Produced in a dedicated gluten-free facility, Catelli’s pasta line (including spaghetti, penne, and my favourite, fusilli) has earned the Canadian Celiac Association’s Gluten-Free Certification – so we can all enjoy without worry!

While I was at George Brown, Chef Higgins shared some great pasta cooking tips which I’ll be sharing in tomorrow’s post. I love the tips on finishing your pasta in sauce, and when you should and should NOT put oil in your water (check back for more!)

To celebrate the launch of this product, I’m also happy to announce that I’m hosting a contest for a 1 Year Supply of Catelli Gluten-Free Macaroni!¬†That’s 60 boxes with an approximate retail value of $170! The contest closes at 11:50pm EST, Friday June 27, 2014 and is open to Canadian residents (except for residents of Quebec) who have reached the age of majority.

You can submit three (3) entries for your chance to WIN! You must use the Rafflecopter form below to register your entries!

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101 Responses to Catelli Gluten-Free Pasta Contest!

  1. Judy van Ryn says:

    I love spaghetti and home made meat sauce with loads of veggies.

  2. hugh says:

    served with a chunky meat sauce

  3. Rick F says:

    Lasagna

  4. penny says:

    with fresh oven roasted peppers, onions, tomatoes, shrooms, drizzled with olive oil and added to your own sauce

  5. Deanna Barkley says:

    I like to add some vegetables and some ground soy.

  6. Don McQueen says:

    I already use Catelli, so this would be great to win

  7. Tammy says:

    We tried the spaghetti and absolutely loved it. Would love to win this prize pack.

  8. GARRY S says:

    BAKE IT IN THE OVEN

  9. Zainab Shaikh says:

    Spaghetti!

  10. MJ says:

    In any way!!! Pasta is scrumptious, it needs to be in everything. However if I had to pick one…chicken soup with noodles. So comforting and nutritious.

  11. Natalie M. says:

    Favourite way to use pasta is with a mushroom and ground pork sauce.

  12. Vesper says:

    with homemade tomato sauce and vegetarian meatballs

  13. Catherine D says:

    I love buttered noodles with parmesean! simple and delicious every time!

  14. Susan says:

    I already use Catelli, I love it!

  15. Mike Mottishaw says:

    i love to bake my pastas in the oven-mmm

  16. tammy ta says:

    At home with my whole family helping

  17. brenda says:

    love this pasta!!

  18. nikki robak says:

    fettucini alfredo

  19. Robert Wise says:

    I love eating pasta with a homemade sauce of ground beef or chicken, zucchini, fresh garlic, onions, red, orange and yellow peppers, tomatoes and lots of spices.

  20. Joan G. says:

    Nothing beats baked macaroni and cheese.

  21. ron says:

    pasta served with herb-infused olive oil

  22. Andrea Amy says:

    I love a good pasta carbonara :)

  23. Victoria Yeh says:

    I’ve rarely baked pasta… but everyone’s baked pasta ideas sound delicious!!

  24. B Wollock says:

    Yay GF pasta!

  25. Orna Soref says:

    I like pasta with tamato sauce with beef meatballs

  26. Tammy Dalley says:

    I love it baked in lasagna

  27. eleanor says:

    I love pasta with meatballs and tomato sauce

  28. Chris Stockford says:

    I like to make Goulash

  29. Eric Hunken says:

    I like to add some vegetables and some ground beef.

  30. Eldon says:

    I serve pasta with tomato sauce

  31. aarone m says:

    al dente with cheese

  32. Rosanne Robinson says:

    I LOVE pasta with tomato sauce, lots of parmesan cheese & hot Italian sausages, it’s scrumptious! :-)

  33. WENDY BARRETTE says:

    I just had a test to see if I have Celiac Disease, still waiting for the results! I think that it’s fantastic that they made a pasta Gluten free! I would love to try some!

  34. Natalie T says:

    With roasted veggies.

  35. Rachelle T says:

    With pureed eggplant mixed into the tomato sauce. Plus some chili for some heat!

  36. Desirea says:

    Tried it. Only gluten free pasta I’ve liked.

  37. Karla Sceviour says:

    I love lasagna,,hmmm!

  38. Gail Wright says:

    I love hot speghetti with Bolonese sauce.

  39. Tiesha D says:

    With meat ball sauce

  40. heidi c. says:

    I love to use pasta in casseroles and salads!

  41. Victoria Ess says:

    I like preparing it with a simple tomato sauce with herbs and parmesan cheese.

  42. sarah sar says:

    I love to make spicy bowtie pasta with sausages!

  43. Amy C says:

    I like to make Lasagna.

  44. I like pasta with tomato sauces

  45. stacey dempsey says:

    My families all time favorite is spaghetti and lasagna and I like both because I can dice up vegetables into them and everyone still loves it

  46. Dale Steele Nicolov says:

    I love pasta in a cream sauce with shrimp!

  47. Jeremy says:

    Boiled for 10 minutes

  48. Cristina France says:

    I’ve discovered the secret to making GF pasta at my house is to add a tablespoon of oil to the water before it boils. And I make sure to use a large pan so the pasta can toss around freely. (I don’t rinse the pasta after cooking when I do it this way, nor do I add more oil after draining… Win-win!) My kiddo prefer GF pasta over wheat pasta now – something I never expected to happen!!! Before going GF we were pasta snobs – Amish egg noodles, Italian specialty pastas… Perfecting the texture was crucial – so glad it finally worked!!!

  49. Zoe says:

    I love Catelli gluten free pasta!

  50. Carol M (Lushka S) says:

    Macaroni & chesse

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