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Macaroni and Cheese

And now, time for something easy. After making far too many desserts during the holidays, I thought it might be good to share a recipe for a quick meal. Children and adults alike enjoy this simple, yet decadently rich pasta dish.

Macaroni and Cheese
Serves: 2 to 4
  • 1 box papadini rotini lentil bean pasta
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup cream
  • 1 tablespoon kudzu
  • ¼ water
  • 2 cups steamed broccoli
  • extra grated cheese to drizzle over pasta
  1. In a large pot, bring 12 cups of water to boil, then add 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil and pasta
  2. Reduce to slow boil, stirring frequently and cook uncovered 7-9 minutes
  3. Drain pasta in a steel colander
  4. In a small saucepan, heat cheese, butter and cream over low heat and stir until melted
  5. In a small bowl, dissolve kudzu into water and mix well
  6. Stir kudzu mixture into pot of melted cheese
  7. Whisk cheese mixture vigorously by hand or with a hand blender
  8. Drizzle cheese sauce over pasta
  9. Serve with broccoli and a sprinkle of extra cheddar

My boys never fail to devour this classic child-friendly dish –old time comfort food with a new gluten-free twist. They usually end up mopping the remains of the cheese sauce off their plates with the broccoli. I hope you enjoy this rich and creamy gluten-free macaroni and cheese recipe as much as they do.