Living without allergens can feel like you’re on another planet, one where there are rules you don’t know and don’t understand! And it’s really hard to learn these rules when you’re always hungry!!
There are lots of decisions to make…recipes to search for…and you might find yourself wondering if anything is safe at times.
There are safe foods…and if you can’t find them on the grocery store shelves, we can prepare those safe foods for you ahead of time.
Today’s amazing convenience food is the Fastest Mac’n Cheese I know of. Hold on tight to something, and say this with me…
Mac ‘n Cheese is Back!
That’s right! We have a convenience food that cooks up quickly, without gluten, dairy, egg, corn, soy, peanut, tree nut, or other typical allergens. And you can make it at home with ingredients you can get at a regular grocery store or online.
Seriously! Some grain free macaroni, nutritional yeast, tapioca starch, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and , salt. That’s it. No special equipment, no special techniques. If you can boil water, and use a measuring spoon, you got this!
Are you ready to Break a Recipe? Let’s Go Shopping!
If you’re looking for equipment or ingredients, here’s what I use in my kitchen.
- Nutritional Yeast
- Dairy Free Butter
- Tapioca Flour
- Grain-Free Elbow Macaroni
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
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Enough With the Words, Let’s Break A Recipe!
Fastest Mac’n Cheese (Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, & Vegan)
- Measuring Spoons
- Colander / Strainer
- Wooden Spoon
- Liquid Measuring Cups
- 1 Cup Grain-Free Pasta
- ¾ Cup Dairy-Free Milk
- 2 Tablespoons Dairy-Free Butter
- 1 Tablespoon Nutritional Yeast
- 1 teaspoon Tapioca Flour
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- ¼ teaspoon Paprika
- ¼ teaspoon Garlic Powder
- ¼ teaspoon Onion Powder
- In a large sauce pan, bring 2 quarts of water to boil add pasta and boil 1 minute less than package directions.
- While pasta is boiling, assemble seasonings in a small bowl, toss with a spoon.
- Drain pasta and return to pan. Immediately add dairy free butter and gently stir until melted.
- When pasta is coated in dairy free butter, sprinkle seasonings over pasta. Gently stir until pasta is coated with seasoning.
- When pasta is coated in seasoning, pour milk over pasta. Return pasta to stove and turn burner on low. Bring milk to a simmer. Gently stir pasta while sauce simmers 1-2 minutes.
Let’s See It Happen!
The first time I made this Mac’N Cheese, I was speechless. I haven’t scarfed Mac’N Cheese that fast since I was cramming for finals!! I nearly ate the whole batch out of the pan with the wooden spoon! The next night I made another batch, and it disappeared almost as quickly. It looks like Mac’n Cheese, it tastes like Mac’n Cheese, and it’s free of grains and the top 8 allergens!!! I’m totally making it to go with my Grain Free Fried Chicken this week!
Are you excited? Because I am! Busy night, Fast Mac’n Cheese! Friends drop by unannounced and stay for dinner…Fast Mac’n Cheese for an extra side! Forgot you were supposed to send the kids with lunch? Fast Mac’n Cheese! A side dish, a meal, a snack, or a breakfast food. However you enjoy it! Pin this recipe, you’re gonna want it later!
Before You Go…
Thank you for reading, for trying this recipe, and for taking a chance on a recipe made with unique ingredients!
You’ll find it’s easy to make, and your body will feel much better after eating it. You will find your gluten-and grain loving friends going for seconds!
If you’re cooking this for someone with allergies, thank you again for supporting them. You’re an amazing friend. Pin this recipe so you can share it with those who need it, and find it later!
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What would a good substitute for paprika be for those with allergies or sensitivities?
Hi Rebecca! What a great question! Recipes are made to be broken. I love it when I can break my own recipes to make them safe for you…Paprika gives color and flavor to this recipe so a little turmeric maybe 1/4 tsp and a drop of liquid smoke and you’d have the paprika affect without paprika. What do you think? Will this work for you?