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.

3 comments:

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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