Whole Wheat Pasta?

We eat pasta at least once a week. In an effort to eat more whole grains, I am searching for a whole-grain pasta that actually tastes good. My problem with these pastas is that they are too grainy or coarse. The only success I have had is with a pasta made from spelt. Anyone have brand suggestions or cooking tips?

They are trading their good-for-you rigor for warm, nutty flavor.
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8 thoughts on “Whole Wheat Pasta?

  1. isaiah43123 25 January 2012 at 11:34 am

    I’m glad I’m not the only one having issues with the texture of whole wheat pasta and like you am interested to know what brands other readers recommend.

  2. greg42 25 January 2012 at 2:58 pm

    This is probably not helpful because I don’t think the distribution is very wide, but I find Delallo’s whole wheat pasta pretty good. It’s been pretty long since I’ve bought any other brand I think. It’s organic as well but made in Italy, which doesn’t help its carbon footprint. 😉 You can buy online but the price is a little high perhaps at $4/pound. For comparison I usually pay $3 or less I think in local stores here in the Pittsburgh area. (The company is based here in southwestern PA.) http://www.delallo.com/catalog/organic-whole-wheat-pasta As you can see they make it in almost all of their usual shapes, which is another plus.

    It’s not the same as using the typical pasta, no, but I’ve grown to like this flavor well enough. I haven’t gone through tons of brands because I found this one, but I have tasted ones I didn’t like as well, that I’m sure of.

  3. Lee Ann 25 January 2012 at 4:19 pm

    I like brown rice pasta the best…but found that whole wheat angel hair didn’t seem as grainy…

  4. Liz 25 January 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Tinkyada brown rice pasta is excellent. Schar gluten free pasta takes just like regular pasta, but it is made of corn, another ingredient many of us try to avoid.

  5. Shannon 26 January 2012 at 8:45 am

    Thanks for all the suggestions! I will look for these brands to try.

  6. Tiff & Ash 31 January 2012 at 3:38 pm

    I have had the same issue. I keep trying but have not found one I really like. I have switched to using spaghetti squash as my pasta until I find one I love.

  7. Hedgy 12 April 2012 at 12:28 am

    I have yet to find a whole wheat pasta I enjoy as well but I have found that mixing whole wheat pasta with regular pasta makes it much more tolerable, and delicious. The difference in texture also seems to improve the meal too. By doing this, I’ve incorporated whole wheat into my diet much more. I usual cut up the regular pasta once its cooked so it doesn’t look so strange amongst all the broken pieces of whole wheat pasta 😄 this could work for you if you eat pasta frequently

  8. whatnicolelearnedtoday 26 April 2012 at 9:16 pm

    I agree that angel hair pasta is the best choice. Most of the whole wheat pasta is so grainy I’d rather not eat pasta at all. Berillo makes a multi grain pasta, Berrillo Plus and it is pretty good. I’m not sure if it is as healthy as whole wheat, but the word “enriched” isn’t on the label, and I read over and over that is a good sign.

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