Snow came to the Pacific Northwest on Friday, so I decided to make some comfort food. One of my favorite comfort foods is Macaroni and Cheese. Not the Macaroni and Cheese from the box, but homemade macaroni and cheese that is creamy in the middle and crunchy on top. It is super easy to make, and it always makes me feel warm and cozy. Here is my recipe.
Gluten Free Macaroni and Cheese
12 oz Barilla Gluten Free Pasta
3 tbsp butter
2 1/4 cup milk
3 tbsp gluten free flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
12 oz sharp block cheddar
1/2 tsp powdered mustard
3 slices gluten free bread ground up into crumbs (1/2 cup to 3/4 cup to sprinkle on top)
Cut the cheese into cubes. Cook the pasta according to the directions on the box, drain, and leave in the colander.
In the same pot, melt the butter and add salt and pepper. In a small bowl, mix together the flour with a little bit of milk. Pour that into the melted butter, and then add the rest of the milk. Heat this mixture up a little bit, stirring constantly. Then add the cheese, powdered mustard, and stir until the cheese is melted. Add the cooked pasta to the cheese mixture and then mix together.
Pour the macaroni and cheese into a greased casserole dish. Top with bread crumbs. Spray bread crumbs with Pam.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until the top is browned to your liking. Turn off the oven, and then leave the macaroni and cheese in the oven with the door closed for 15 minutes to set. Serve while it is still warm.
I hope you enjoy making this for your family or someone you love!