Gluten-Free Mac-n-Cheese

Gluten-Free Mac-n-Cheese

Main Dish Pasta Macaroni and Cheese Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese

Mascarpone makes this cheesy pasta extra creamy, and the addition of potato starch means the sauce thickens without flour.

Servings per recipe: 6
Calories per serving: 620
Preparation time: 10m
Total cooking time: 30m


  • 12 ounces gluten-free pasta (such as Barilla┬«)
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup potato starch
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 3 dashes hot sauce (such as Tabasco┬«) (optional)


  • 1   Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until tender yet firm to the bite, about 7 minutes. Drain and reserve 1/2 cup cooking liquid. Transfer pasta to a serving bowl.
  • 2   Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat; add onion and cook until translucent, about 3 minutes. Stir potato starch into onion mixture until dissolved, about 1 minute. Slowly pour evaporated milk into onion mixture and stir constantly. Bring sauce to a simmer and remove saucepan from heat.
  • 3   Stir Cheddar cheese, mascarpone cheese, and hot sauce into sauce until smooth, adding the reserved pasta cooking liquid if needed to thin the sauce. The cheese sauce should be the consistency of gravy.
  • 4   Mix cheese sauce into pasta and serve while warm and gooey.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 35.6g 55%
    Saturated Fat 21.0g  
Cholesterol 104mg 35%
Sodium 404mg 16%
Potassium 260mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 57.9g 19%
Dietary Fiber 1.3g 5%
Protein 19g 38%
Sugars 7g  
Vitamin A 1058IU  
Vitamin C 3mg  
Calcium 464mg  
Iron 1mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 3mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 28mg  
Folate 16mcg