Monday, October 5, 2009

Gluten Free Casein Free Macaroni and Cheese

Besides being GFCFSF, this macaroni and cheese recipe is also vegan. I haven't had macaroni and cheese in a while, but parents frequently ask me for a gluten free/dairy free mac n'cheese recipe to replace their Kraft Mac N'Cheese when they give up gluten and dairy. I used to say there were only two things I couldn't make gfcf--macaroni and cheese and challah--well now there is only one thing I can't make--challah. The only bad news about this recipe is you need a vita-mix to get this to be creamy. You could try using macadamia nut butter, instead of macadamia nuts if you don't have a Vita-Mix or just try it in a blender and let me know.

I used this cheese sauce on a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich as well as on some sliders .(I will post on the sliders later!) I now keep a jar of this sauce in the fridge to use whenever I want to make a little mac n'cheese or make something a little cheesy.

Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

1 cup macadamia nuts (I used organic roasted macadamias)
1/2 cup pimentos
3/4 tsp garlic salt
3/4 tsp onion salt
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp white pepper
1 tsp agave
1/4 cup coconut milk

optional: 1/2 cup sauteed onions

Puree in a blender or Vita-Mix until smooth and creamy. Boil a pound of Tinkyada elbow pasta in 1 tsp of salted boiling water until al dente. Drain well and mix "cheese" sauce with pasta. Serve with red pepper flakes for adults.


Claudia said...

Thanks for the recipe. Do you think a food processor would work OK to puree the sauce?

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gfcfmom said...

It depends on how powerful the food processor was. The sauce would be orange, but it might be a little grainy and not as creamy. Please let me know how it turns out if you try it.

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Amanda said...

I tried this recipe with a regular blender, and it was a little grainy, but still creamy and my son ate the whole bowl! Very creative way to make a cheese-like sauce - thanks!!

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Anonymous said...

Daiya makes an excellent DF "cheese" that melts really well and tastes great, if you're ok w/ spending $5 per bag. Makes a pretty good mac & cheese if you're short on time!

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