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I could not believe how unbelievable this macaroni and cheese recipe is! It looked just like mac and cheese out of a box (which is what my dd knew and loved) and tasted great. As someone who eats dairy regularly, nothing beats the original. But I have to admit that I would be willing to eat this stuff on its own, it tastes that good, but only if I acknowledge it as pasta in sauce, not as mac and cheese per se. But my dd hasn't had cheese in over a year, and she thinks this stuff is manna from heaven. Takes only about 20 minutes to prepare--and all on the stove! Gluten free, soy free, dairy free, casein free, etc. Heck, it's even a vegan recipe if you get the right noodles! Please leave feedback and advice on any variations. Thanks!
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- 1 (8 ounce) box gluten free macaroni noodles (preferably corn-quinoa blend)
- 3/4 cup mimiccreme brand non-dairy coffee creamer
- 3/4 cup almond milk (or rice milk)
- 1 -2 cup of daiya brand gfcf cheddar cheese
- 3 tablespoons gfcf margarine (Earth Balance can work too)
- 3 tablespoons potato starch (or corn or tapioca starch)
- 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/8 teaspoon mustard powder
- 1Prepare pasta according to box directions. (I prefer Ancient Quinoa Harvest gluten free pasta--that stuff tastes better than real wheat pasta.).
- 2Either in a separate pot, or in the same pot (once you remove and drain the pasta), make a roux by melting the margarine and then whisking in the potato/corn/tapioca starch until well blended and you have a thick paste. Use a medium-low flame and work quickly.
- 3Add the non-dairy creamer and the almond/rice milk. Continue to whisk to blend well on medium heat. You should have a nice white sauce.
- 4Add the Daiya cheese. Stir until completely melted (no lumps). This may take longer than expected--Daiya cheese takes much longer to melt entirely than real cheese.
- 5Add the rest of the spices and stir. If you have any other mac & cheese variations, add those ingredients now. If the sauce is too thick, add more milk or creamer; if it's too thin, add more starch (slowly and sparingly).
- 6When the sauce is at the desired consistency, pour in your pasta and coat with the sauce. Serve hot! To reheat leftovers, you may need to add more liquid and reheat on the stove since the "cheese sauce" tends to congeal thickly when cooled.
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Nutritional Facts for Creamy Mac and Cheese Gluten Free, Dairy Free (Stove-Top Recipe)
Serving Size: 1 (101 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 333.4
- Calories from Fat 141
- Total Fat 15.6 g
- Saturated Fat 5.8 g
- Cholesterol 19.7 mg
- Sodium 213.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 37.2 g
- Dietary Fiber 2.1 g
- Sugars 4.7 g
- Protein 11.2 g
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