As I may have mentioned before, my mother and sister-in-law have a gluten allergy, also known as Celiac disease, that prevents them from having anything with wheat in it. They cook with flour and noodles made of corn or rice instead of wheat and over the years have created quite a few tasty gluten free dishes! When Jesse and I started dating they started joining us for Thanksgiving and one of the tastiest dishes that they couldn’t eat was mac & cheese, so I modified a recipe for homemade mac & cheese that was g-f. It wasn’t hard and it is really tasty so I figured I’d share it with you guys!
– 1 1/2 cups of cooked noodles – I use Tinkyada Pasta Joy elbow macaroni (Word of advise on cooking g-f noodles, watch them! Do not follow the package directions because it results in either overcooked or under cooked noodles.)
– 1/2 cup of milk
– 1 1/2 cup of shredded cheese (I like using a mixture of cheddar and mozzarella)
– 3 tbsp butter
– Salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika and parsley
Let’s Get Cookin’
– After you have cooked and drained your noodles, put them back in hot pot and add the butter and salt, pepper, garlic, paprika and half of the cheese. I do just a few shakes of each spice.
– After the butter has completely melted, pour the noodles into a 9×9 baking dish and add the milk and remainder of the cheese.
– Bake uncovered for 25 minutes.
– Add extra cheese to the top and a little parsley to make it look pretty, if you want, and bake for another 10 minutes.
– Let it cool a bit, then enjoy!
Since I made this before running out the door on Thanksgiving I didn’t take any pictures of the finished product, I know shame on me, but it turned out great! And my uncle, who is anything but a health nut or gluten intolerant, actually ate half of the pan!
And if you’re looking for a g-f dessert that is delicious try Gluten-Free Pantry Chocolate Truffle Brownies! They are better than anything Betty Crocker has!
Anyone else have any food allergies in their family? Or just like to cook something really different every now and then?