Today on Chef's Advice, we will be sharing our Recipe on how to make a Gluten Free Macaroni and Cheese at Home with minimal ingredients and healthy variants. Mac and Cheese has always been one of my favorite go-to snack, whenever I am hungry or bored :-p
It is a Dish that is very popular in the United States and the UK, it is also known as macaroni cheese or mac n cheese. Regardless, it tastes amazing! with the right amount of Cheese, Boiled Macaroni and some herbs, you might go to heaven after eating it!
How to make Mac and Cheese
1. Take 1 cup macaroni pasta or elbow macaroni (100 grams)
2. Cook the pasta as per the instructions on the package. I first heated 4 cups water, plus ½ teaspoon salt to a vigorous boil and then added the pasta.
3. Cook the pasta until it is just cooked. It should not get too soft.
4. Drain the pasta in a strainer.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
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.
Melt 1/4 cup butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir salt and mustard powder into melted butter and remove saucepan from heat.
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.
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.
Combine remaining 1 cup Cheddar cheese, gluten-free bread crumbs, 1 teaspoon butter, and paprika in a bowl; sprinkle over pasta mixture.
Bake in the preheated oven until top is crunchy, about 30 minutes.