Great Gluten Free Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

One of my favorite foods is macaroni and cheese. When I had to go gluten free, finding a gluten free macaroni and cheese recipe was a high priority.  I actually just modified the recipe found in my book Budget Bash and it was great! Here is the recipe.

1 box of gluten free macaroni (about 2 cups, I used quinoa macaroni)

1/4 cup butter

1/2 small onion

1 clove garlic

1/4 cup of gluten free flour

2 cups of milk

1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard

3/4 cup of cheddar cheese

1/2 cup of Gruyere

1/2 cup of truffle cheese

1/4 cup of Parmesan

Truffle oil and salt and pepper to taste

The first step to this gluten free macaroni and cheese recipe is to preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. On an oven top, cook the pasta per the instructions on the box.  Drain water and set pasta aside.

In a pan, melt the butter and sautee the onions and garlic. Whisk in the flour to make a roux and cook until mixture is smooth. Whisk in the milk and simmer until mixture is thick (about 15 to 20 minutes). I stirred the mixture as well to ensure it didn’t burn.

Once mixture is thick, then add the cheddar, truffle, Gruyere and Parmesan cheeses along with the mustard and stir until melted. You might want to taste your cheese sauce and add some more cheese if desired. At this point, you can add the truffle oil and salt and pepper to taste.

Once your cheese sauce reaches its desired taste, add the macaroni to the pot and stir until well mixed. Pour the mixture into a 13″ x 9″ glass baking dish and sprinkle extra grated cheddar cheese on top.  Cook the gluten free macaroni and cheese in the oven until brown and crusty on top, at least 30 minutes. Serve hot.

If you wish to modify this gluten free macaroni and cheese recipe, you can substitute the truffle cheese for blue cheese and the Gruyere cheese for Jack cheese and leave out the truffle oil. You can also add a little hot sauce or red chili pepper flakes if desired.

For other gluten free recipes as well as party planning tips and advice, click here.  Until next time, remember the Budget Bash mantra: make it simple, delicious, stylish, fun & economical to all!



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