Easy Gluten-Free Macaroni and Cheese


By By Rick Kleinhans (kokodiablo)

Your whole family will love this creamy and cheesy gluten-free macaroni and cheese recipe that is quick and easy to prepare on busy nights.


10 ounces gluten-free elbow pasta

¼ cup butter (Optional)

1 ¼ teaspoons salt

¾ teaspoon mustard powder

4 cups milk

¼ cup cornstarch

4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided

2 gluten-free bread slices, toasted and broken into crumbs (Optional)

1 teaspoon butter, softened (Optional)

½ teaspoon paprika (Optional)


Step 1
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

Step 2
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes. Drain.

Step 3
Melt 1/4 cup butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir salt and mustard powder into melted butter and remove saucepan from heat.

Step 4
Whisk milk and cornstarch together in a bowl until smooth; stir into butter mixture until well blended. Return saucepan to stove; cook milk mixture, stirring constantly, over medium heat until sauce is thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat.

Step 5
Stir 3 cups Cheddar cheese into sauce until heat from sauce melts cheese. Add pasta to cheese sauce and stir well; pour into the prepared baking dish.

Step 6
Combine remaining 1 cup Cheddar cheese, gluten-free bread crumbs, 1 teaspoon butter, and paprika in a bowl; sprinkle over pasta mixture.

Step 7
Bake in the preheated oven until top is crunchy, about 30 minutes.



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