While dairy is one of my four basic food groups, gluten is not. This easy seven-ingredient gluten-free mac and cheese is great for college students on a budget looking to kill a craving. All of the ingredients can be found at Trader Joe's and Whole Foods, two popular chains that are almost anywhere. The two harder to find gluten-free ingredients are the pasta and breadcrumbs. However, your preferred gluten-free noodles and breadcrumb topping will work just was well. 

Gluten-Free Mac and Cheese

  • Prep Time:10 mins
  • Cook Time:20 mins
  • Total Time:30 mins
  • Servings:4
  • Easy


  • 1 box Ancient Harvest Super grain pasta
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 18 oz sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free breadcrumbs
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  • Step 1

    Bring a pot of water to a boil and preheat oven to 350ºF. Add pasta to water and let cook for 6 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Strain pasta and rinse in cold water. Set aside.

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  • Step 3

    In the same pot, add butter, salt, and pepper. Stir until the butter melts. Add milk and stir until it gets warm.

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  • Step 4

    Add 12 oz of cheese into the pot. Mix until the cheese has melted and is fully combined.

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  • Step 5

    Turn off heat and add pasta. Stir until it the noodles are coated well. Add 3 oz of cheese and stir.

  • Step 6

    Pour mac and cheese into a prepared pan. Sprinkle the remainder of the cheese and breadcrumbs on top.

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  • Step 7

    Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool and enjoy.

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This crunchy, cheesy and warm gluten-free mac and cheese is great for the chilly fall season. It can be made one day to treat yourself or for a holiday to show your family and friends how good gluten-free can be!