This healthier gluten free mac n cheese is a more nutritious spin on classic mac n cheese from a box!
Are You Craving More Comfort Food Right Now? If you are like most people, you are craving more comfort foods during this time of uncertainty in our world. It is totally normal to want warm and deliciously cheese pasta in our bellies when our world has turned upside down.
If you want a healthier version of mac n cheese I got you covered! This recipe is super easy and takes the same amount of time to make as the blue boxed version.
What Do You Need to Make this Healthier Mac N Cheese?
Here’s the best news! You only need a few ingredients to make it and no crazy kitchen gear either!
You will need:
1 Cup of Milk
4 TSP Flour- I used my gluten free flour blend
1/4 TSP of Salt
1/3 Cup of Packed Cheddar Cheese- That means you squish as much as you can into the 1/3 measuring cup.
A Pinch of S&P.
1 Box of Banza Protein Pasta– You can choose the shape. There is also a red lentil pasta with similar amounts of protein that would work perfectly.
Who doesn’t love getting 23ish G of Protein from the pasta alone!
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Ways You Could Make This Even BETTER!
I know it’s hard to imagine ways to make this better, but trust me there are a few options!
Here are a few of my favorite without sounding like Forrest Gump Haha!
You could add:
Chicken and Bacon
Any other veggies you like
Fajita meat with peppers and onions
Pureed Butternut squash- Your kids won’t even know
The list goes on and on and on…. mac n cheese… mac n cheese…
Here’s The Video On How to Make This Healthier Mac N Cheese
Here’s The Recipe:
Healthier Mac N CheeseAre you looking for a healthier version of Mac N Cheese that is easy to make? Look no further!
I hope you love this healthier version of mac n cheese! Hopefully you and your family are staying safe and healthy!
Remember this won’t last forever.. keep your chin up
Best Wishes for Gluten Free Dishes!
Gluten Free Chicken Bacon Mac Mac or macaroni and cheese with chicken and bacon is a delicious comfort food no matter how you word it!
Happy Friday Everyone! It is a beautiful day here in AZ! We are supposed to get rain this weekend so that is always fun! A change from sunny weather!
EATING OUT CAN BE SHITTY!
I ‘m not feeling super well today after being “glutened” last night at Carrabbas. I ordered off of the gluten free menu, told the server I had Celiac and made sure she knew it was to be gluten free. The kitchen staff however, did not cook my food gluten free. They cooked the broccoli in the pasta water and gave me a hidden piece of pasta under the broccoli to boot!
So- my Christmas dinner out with my ladies was not very Merry for the rest of the evening! I had a food baby and gurgling belly. Frequent trips were made to the bathroom. I had a headache and felt airy headed.
The manager apologized and said it’s hard to cook for people like me. He gave me a $25 gift certificate for my next visit. That was nice but I was still upset about the comment. If they don’t want to cook for people like me they shouldn’t offer a gluten free menu! PERIOD! If they do offer a gluten free menu they should make darn sure the kitchen staff know what that means! Needless to say my evening was spent in discomfort.
HUMOR HELPS ME THROUGH CRAPPY SITUATIONS!
I love my friends though as they have a sense of humor about it! When asked if the restaurant could get me anything, my one friend said 2 ply toilet paper lol! I have eaten at Carrabbas many times and not gotten sick however it will be a long time before I venture back again… Here’s What I do when I get “glutened“.
I must be on a roll with comfort food this week! Here is my recipe for Chicken Bacon Mac Mac. It is a family favorite mostly because who doesn’t love mac n cheese with Bacon! This was a quick meal I through together with some leftover fridge items. It has now become a requested meal! Haha!
CHICKEN BACON MAC MAC:
2 packages Annie’s Gluten Free Mac and Cheese- You can make your own homemade if you want, however this has been a crazy week so I used boxed. It is not organic and that makes me sad but I haven’t found a gluten free organic mac n cheese yet…I am still looking!
1/2 lb bacon- slice into bite sized pieces
1 yellow onion chopped
1 precooked chicken breast or 2 thighs. Chopped into bite sized pieces. Or you can use rotisserie chicken! I also had some ham steak so I added that too.
1. Cook mac n cheese according to the box.
2. Cook bacon in a frying pan. Add onion once bacon is nearly cooked and brown. Put chicken into pan to warm it up.
3. Combine Mac n Cheese once finished and the bacon, onion and chicken mixture.
This is the bacon, onions, ham and chicken cooking. Smells so yummy!
YUM!!! If you are looking for a Healthier Version of Mac and Cheese I got you!
Best Wishes for Gluten-Free Dishes!
Gluten Free Pumpkin Lasagna is a fall favorite! It brings all the fall flavors of pumpkin and spice with delicious creamy ricotta cheese in one dish! Yummy!
Happy Veteran’s day! I am very thankful for the men and women who have served! This year we had the privilege of visiting Pearl Harbor. It was a very humbling experience. We watched the movie first and after seeing the area first hand I could not imagine what it was like on that December day! So once again Thank you!
Today I made Pumpkin Lasagna. It is soooo yummy! It is easy to throw together and cook when you need it. I premade mine in the morning and cooked it in the evening for supper. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
HERE’S HOW TO MAKE GLUTEN FREE PUMPKIN LASAGNA:
Gluten Free Pumpkin Lasagna:
1 box of Gluten Free Lasagna noodles.
3 jars of Pumpkin Pasta Sauce.
1 large bag of shredded mozzarella.
1 large container of Ricotta Cheese.
2 Chicken Breasts Chopped. (you can omit this if you want a vegetarian option. I used a rotisserie chicken :))
1. Pour a small amount of sauce on the bottom of your deep dish pan.
2. Layer the noodles in the bottom of the pan.
3. Top with Ricotta, Chicken, Sauce and Cheese.
4. Repeat noodle layer.
5. Repeat Filling layer.
6. Repeat noodle layer.
7. Repeat Sauce layer and top with cheese. I also add about a cup of water over the top since I didn’t pre cook my noodles.
Bake in a 375 degree oven for 45 min- 1 hour. I served this with a fall salad and some red wine:)
IF YOU LIKE THIS RECIPE, YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE:
Gluten Free Healthier Mac N Cheese
Gluten Free Seared Scallops over Arugula
Gluten Free Pumpkin Lasagna
Best Wishes for Gluten-Free Dishes!
I am so glad you are here!