A tasty dietary-restrictable version of a traditional comfort food dish, mac and cheese is made without gluten-free mac. You don’t have to worry about gluten to have a rich and filling lunch with a few easy steps and the correct ingredients. Now let’s get to making this tasty dinner.

Gluten-Free Mac and Cheese


  • Butter or olive oil
  • Milk (dairy or non-dairy)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, or a blend)
  • Gluten-free flour (such as rice flour or cornstarch)
  • Gluten-free pasta (such as brown rice or quinoa pasta)


  1. Cook the Pasta: As directed on the package, start by cooking the gluten-free pasta. Cook it until it’s al dente to avoid it getting too soft.
  2. Prepare the Sauce: Melt butter or warm up olive oil in a pot over medium heat. To make a roux, gradually whisk in the gluten-free flour until smooth. Once the sauce thickens, gradually add the milk while continuing to whisk continuously. Melt and smooth the cheese shreds by reducing the heat and stirring. To taste, add salt and pepper for seasoning.
  3. Mix Pasta and Sauce: Drain and add back to the pot after the pasta has finished cooking. After adding the cheese sauce to the pasta, toss to coat thoroughly.
  4. Serve Hot: While the mac and cheese is still hot and oozy, transfer it to serving dishes and enjoy.


Selecting Cheese: To adjust the flavor, try a variety of cheese varieties. Cheeses such as pepper jack, smoked gouda, or sharp cheddar can give the recipe a special edge.
Additions: To improve the texture and flavor of your mac and cheese, try adding cooked veggies like broccoli or spinach, or proteins like crispy bacon or cooked chicken.

Storage and Reheating

Leftover gluten-free mac and cheese can be kept in the refrigerator for up to three days if stored in an airtight container. To keep the pasta from drying out while being reheated, add a small amount of milk and gently cook it in the microwave or on the hob until it is well heated.

Easy Oven-Baked Gluten-Free Mac and Cheese Recipe

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This recipe is a healthier take on the traditional American “mac n cheese,” and it tastes amazing—creamy, cheesy, and slightly spicy thanks to the hidden topping. The greatest mac and cheese without gluten! It is likely to please both children and adults!

Ingredient Notes

  • Butter: or vegan butter 
  • Salt: more to taste
  • Black pepper
  • Organic milk: or almond milk
  • Gluten-free 1:1 flour: I like King Arthur Baking
  • Monterey Jack & Cheddar cheese: Shredded – feel free to sub vegan shreds from brands like Daiya for dairy-free. Trader Joe’s also makes vegan cheese shreds!
  • Gluten-free elbow pasta: I like Jovial Foods Elbow noodles. Feel free to choose your favorite gluten-free pasta- Penne, farfalle, or fusilli would work well. 
  • Simple Mills sea salt crackers: Instead of gluten-free breadcrumbs, these crackers give this dish the “Ritz cracker” crunchy topping without the gluten! Trust me, and do not skip this ingredient!

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Set oven temperature to 350. Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish very lightly.
  2. Pasta should be boiled in a big saucepan as directed on the package. If available, adhere to the al dente directions. After draining, rinse under cold water.
  3. Prepare the cheese sauce in the interim. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter.
  4. After melting, combine the gluten-free flour and stir to create a mixture known as roux.
  5. Stirring constantly, slowly pour in the milk.
  6. Stir the mixture continuously over medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes, or until it simmers and thickens.
  7. Add the shredded cheese, salt, and pepper.
  8. Mix until creamy and smooth.
  9. To a casserole dish that has been buttered, add the cooked spaghetti.
  10. Cover with your cheese sauce.
  11. Toss to blend.
  12. Top with crushed crackers. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown and the cheese begins to bubble. Have fun!

Expert Tips

  • Variations: To personalize this recipe, feel free to make basic substitutions and swaps. Instead of mild or medium yellow cheddar, use white or strong cheddar cheese. If preferred, top with grated Parmesan cheese. Add some garlic powder or more black pepper and salt to spice it up. And let me know how it works out in the comments below!
  • Pasta: Use your favorite box of gluten-free noodles, but I like the Jovial brand. Additionally, I’ve seen Barilla gluten-free pasta at supermarkets. Don’t forget to read the label!

Serving Tips

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  • There are so many situations when this gluten-free mac and cheese is the ideal side dish! Serve it during your next weeknight supper, holiday gathering, or potluck!
  • Serve this meal on the side with your favorite go-to main dish, steak, or chicken for an added protein boost. You can also use a gluten-free protein pasta like chickpea.

Gluten-Free Mac and Cheese


Does every mac and cheese include gluten?

No, classic mac and cheese recipes frequently call for wheat-based pasta and gluten-containing flour in the sauce. Still, you may simply modify the recipe by substituting gluten-free ingredients.

Which cheese works best for mac and cheese without gluten?

You can use any type of cheese that melts easily, including mozzarella, cheddar, or a combination of cheeses. Try a variety of combinations until you find your favorite.

Is it possible to produce dairy-free macaroni without gluten?

Yes, you can create a dairy-free mac and cheese with substitutes like almond milk, coconut milk, or vegan cheese.

How can I keep my gluten-free pasta from getting too soft?

To avoid mushy pasta, cook gluten-free pasta until it’s al dente and then immediately rinse it with cold water after draining.

Can I freeze mac and cheese without gluten?

Gluten-free mac and cheese is safe to freeze for up to three months. Before reheating, move it to a freezer-safe container and let it defrost in the fridge.


A tasty and comforting food that’s ideal for anyone wishing to have a delicious meal without gluten is mac & cheese made without gluten. It’s easy to make a dinner that will fulfil your demands if you follow this recipe and add your favourite components. Try it and enjoy a delicious bowl of creamy, cheesy, gluten-free bliss!

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