Earlier this year, I shared our recipe for “Grandma’s Macaroni and Cheese.” I told you it was a family favorite, but it’s not gluten-free. Besides the elbow macaroni, there’s also white flour in the cheese sauce. I asked, “Is there a healthy macaroni and cheese recipe anywhere?”
And, now three months later, I’m here to tell you that it is possible to make delicious macaroni and cheese that is also gluten-free! I served this recently to my family who LOVES Grandma’s Macaroni and Cheese, and they loved it! Some of them didn’t even notice any difference. One that noticed said the cheese sauce was even better than it usually is! Now, that’s success!
Here’s the recipe:
- 1 ½ cups gluten-free elbow macaroni (I used Mueller’s Gluten-Free Corn and Rice Pasta Blend Elbows, purchased at Publix)
- ¼ cup butter
- 4 Tbsp. gluten-free flour (I used LiveGfree Gluten-Free Multi-Purpose Flour, purchased at Aldi)
- 2 ⅔ cups milk
- ½ tsp. salt
- ⅛ tsp. pepper
- 2 ⅔ cups sharp cheddar cheese
Cook macaroni in boiling, salted water until tender; drain. Melt butter; blend in flour. Add milk. Cook and stir until thick. Add salt, pepper and 2 cups of cheese; stir until cheese is melted. Mix sauce with macaroni. Turn into 1 1/2 quart casserole dish. Sprinkle top with remaining cheese. Bake at 350° for about 45 minutes, until macaroni and cheese is bubbly and browned.