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Tuesday, 25 September 2012 17:49

Mom's Gluten-free, Made-from-scratch Mac and Cheese

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  • Ingredients:

     

    1 cup brown rice ziti

    2 Tbsp Lactaid low fat cottage cheese (1% lactose-free milk fat)

    1/4 cup shredded low fat mozzarella cheese

    3.5 oz sharp low fat aged cheddar cheese 

    1/3 cup 2% (Lactaid) milk

    1 slice bacon, cooked and diced

  • Instructions:

     

    Prepare pasta according to package instructions.  Drain and return to pot. 

    Add bacon pieces and all other ingredients except the milk.  Stir to combine.

    Return pan to burner over low heat and then add 1/2 of the milk.  Stir.

    Gradually add remaining milk until cheese sauce reaches desired consistency, stirring constantly.

    Add more sharp cheddar cheese to increase tanginess, as desired.

  • Serves: 3-4
  • Cuisine: American (general)
  • Cooking method: Boil/blanch/poach
  • Special ingredients: no dried fruits, no fresh / raw fruits that don't get cooked by the end of the recipe, no fermented / pickled foods, no seeds, no beans / legumes / pulses, no dried / ground spices, no alcohol
  • Just right for...: Great for kids, Comfort food
  • Top 8 allergens?: gluten-free, egg-free, soy-free, fish-free, shellfish-free, nut-free, peanut-free
  • Active/prep time: 15-30 minutes
  • Total time (inc active/prep): 15-30 minutes
  • Substitution ideas:
    Bacon can be skipped to make this vegetarian / meat-free. Regular milk can be used if lactose is not an issue.
  • Specialty Diets: Vegetarian
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