Oh My Goodness Gluten Free Gouda Mac and Cheese

So I didn’t get a photo of this one, I’m sorry. You know what homemade mac and cheese looks like? Think of that.

Frank and I are huge fans of gouda cheese and there is almost some in our fridge. Smoky, a little salty, just the right creamy but firm texture. I love a little on a turkey burger or melted on a cracker with spicy peanut sauce. Delicious!

I got it in my head several months ago that Gouda Mac and Cheese would be the very best thing ever, but never got around to making it.

Well I got around to it and holy gouda goodness, I was right.

Using a very basic recipe for mac and cheese I found on I had scribbled on a piece of scrap paper, I winged it, crossed my fingers and hoped for the best. Then I checked with Google and my notes seemed pretty spot on.

It seems like a lot, but it’s awesome so you’ll be happy to have a whole pan.

Here’s what you need:

  • 16 oz box of gluten free pasta
  • 1 1/3 milk
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 16 oz gouda
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • salt and pepper to taste

Here’s what you do:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400*F. Grate your cheese if it isn’t shredded yet.
  2. Boil water and cook pasta according to directions. Drain and put back in cooking pot.
  3. In sauce pan, heat milk and cream on low/medium and mix garlic powder and corn starch in.
  4. When its hot and occasionally bubbling, add grated gouda a handful at a time gently whisking and letting each handful melt before adding more. Take your time. Cook about 3 more minutes. Make sure it’s all melted.
  5. When this is done, pour over cooked pasta. It should be sort of thick
  6. Mix cheese sauce and pasta
  7. Pour into baking dish, add your salt and pepper and put in oven for 20-30 min. Its done when a little brown and crispy on top
  8. Allow to cool a little and enjoy.

There you have it. Add a veggie, bacon, whatever you think would be tasty.

Questions? Comments? What would you add?

About Court

I spend a lot of time on the pool deck and making treats in my kitchen amongst other things.
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