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a bowl of homemade gluten free macaroni and cheese

Gluten Free Macaroni and Cheese

Sandi Gaertner
A creamy delicious gluten free macaroni and cheese recipe that the whole family will love!
4.84 from 6 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Meal Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 616 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 12 ounce box gluten free pasta (*See note)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese full fat
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • For Crisp Coating
  • ½ cup gluten free panko
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350º F.
  • In a pot, cook your pasta according to package directions. (*See note) Cook your pasta 1-2 minutes less than the instructions. This will help keep your pasta more al dente after baking in cheese sauce.
  • In a non-stick pot (very importat to make clean up easy!) add the cheese sauce ingredients. (Heavy cream, cheddar, cream cheese, salt, pepper, garlic powder.)
  • Cook on medium low heat, whisking to prevent burning. Cook until the cheese is all melted and warm.
  • Drain the pasta into a collander and rinse in cool water to halt the cooking process.
  • Pour the pasta into the cheese sauce and mix well. Pour into an 8x8 baking pan.
  • In a bowl, add the topping ingredients and whisk to blend. Spoon the panko topping over the macaroni and cheese.
  • Bake for 15 minutes until hot.

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Notes

  1. You can use any gluten free pasta but I highly recommend using Jovial or Tinkyada because they hold up best to being in the sauce a long time.
  2. Every pasta brand has different cook times so be sure to follow the cooking time on the box of pasta you bought. TIP: Cook 1-2 minutes less so that it will hold up to being in the cheese sauce and baking.
  3. Have fun with the toppings! You can use smooshed potato chips, Doritos, pretzels, etc!
  4. Vary the recipe by adding leftover rotisserie chicken, turkey, ham, or spicy green chiles! You can have so much fun changing things up!
  5. This gluten free mac and cheese will keep up to 4 days in an air-tight container.

Nutrition

Serving: 6servingsCalories: 616kcalCarbohydrates: 54gProtein: 19gFat: 37gSaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 943mgPotassium: 97mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1232IUCalcium: 369mgIron: 1mg
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