Easy Gluten-Free Macaroni and Cheese

Easy Gluten-Free Macaroni and Cheese

Pasta and Noodles Pasta by Shape

Cheesy gluten-free deliciousness that is super easy to make. Kid-approved!

Servings per recipe: 8
Calories per serving: 521
Preparation time: 15m
Total cooking time: 1h


  • 10 ounces gluten-free elbow pasta
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
  • Topping:
  • 2 gluten-free bread slices, toasted and broken into crumbs (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon butter, softened (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika (optional)


  • 1   Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 6   Combine remaining 1 cup Cheddar cheese, gluten-free bread crumbs, 1 teaspoon butter, and paprika in a bowl; sprinkle over pasta mixture.
  • 7   Bake in the preheated oven until top is crunchy, about 30 minutes.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 29.8g 46%
    Saturated Fat 18.0g  
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Sodium 809mg 32%
Potassium 254mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 42.6g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1.4g 6%
Protein 21g 42%
Sugars 6g  
Vitamin A 1065IU  
Vitamin C 0mg  
Calcium 578mg  
Iron 1mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 4mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 30mg  
Folate 24mcg