I thought I’d quickly add this recipe to my blog as the sauce I used for the lasagne (in the last post) is my mac and cheese sauce. This is one of my kids favourite meals but I hate buying the packet stuff. To much crap in it. And they love my home made mac & cheese! This can be used with gluten free pasta or normal. Sometimes I make it cheese and chive flavour by adding a tablespoon or so of freshly chopped chives. This is low lactose, block cheese and parmesan cheese has very very little lactose, please asses your own tolerance.
Gluten Free Mac & Cheese
approx 250 grams uncooked gluten free pasta (macaroni or penne, bow tie etc) I usually dont measure and just chuck a heap of pasta in so I am estimating.
60 grams butter
1/2 cup gluten free plain flour
2 cups low fat milk (lactose free or normal)
1 cup low fat cheese, grated
1/2 ts salt
pepper to taste
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
(optional 2 Tbsp fresh chives, chopped)
In a saucepan bring some salted water to the boil and add pasta and cook til al dente. Meanwhile in another saucepan over low-mediuim heat melt butter and add plain flour stiring to combine, add in milk 1 tablespoon at a time stirring continuously so it doesnt get lumpy. Once getting smooth and slightly runnier add in the rest of the milk and stir for a couple of minutes, add in cheeses and salt and stir a further minute or so. Allow to stand while pasta is cooking to thicken slightly. Drain pasta and stir into the cheese sauce. Serve with extra grated cheese.