My kids agree on practically nothing when it comes to dinner–this recipe for macaroni and cheese included. Our middle son, under no circumstances, will eat pasta. My oldest son practically eats nothing but pasta (with meat sauce). And their sister prefers her pasta to come slathered with a creamy alfredo sauce or cheese. However (embarrassingly) she always liked the boxed mac & cheese more than any homemade version I served her. But they all agree that this gluten-free stovetop macaroni and cheese is pretty much the best thing ever.
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How to Make the Best Gluten Free Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese Evah!
I had given up on homemade macaroni & cheese for a long time. Why bother to make a from-scratch sauce when my kids just turned up their nose? But then I discovered a method to make it on the stove top that everyone (except my one son who refuses pasta) loves–adults included. It’s kind of revolutionary really. And all kinds of crazy awesome. I must warn you, though, this is NOT a health food…you’re not one of those people who thinks being gluten-free will help you lose weight, are you? Good.
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 onion finely chopped
- ¼ teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon gluten-free all-purpose flour blend
- 3½ cups half and half
- 8 ounces about 3 cups dry gluten-free macaroni (I prefer Ancient Harvest Quinoa Pasta)
- 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese freshly grated
Melt the butter in a large skillet or shallow casserole dish over medium-low heat. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until onion is soft and translucent. Stir in the oregano, salt and flour and cook for 1 minute more.
Add the half and half and pasta and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes or until pasta is cooked through.
Add the cheese and stir until melted. Serve immediately.
The one caveat to this gluten free stovetop macaroni and cheese is that it must be served immediately or the sauce can become clumpy. But I think you’ll find that once you set this dish on the table, it will disappear in a few seconds flat.
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Gluten-Free Stovetop Macaroni & Cheese
- Large skillet
- Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until onion is soft and translucent. Stir in the oregano, salt and flour and cook for 1 minute more.
- Add the half and half and pasta and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes or until pasta is cooked through.
- Add the cheese and stir until melted. Serve immediately.
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