• The Easiest Healthy Mac & Cheese (gluten-free)

    The Easiest Healthy Mac & Cheese made with all gluten-free ingredients and some of my favorite organic bone broth for extra flavor and nutrients! 

    The Easiest Healthy Mac & Cheese made with all gluten-free ingredients and some of my favorite organic bone broth for extra flavor and nutrients!

    The Easiest Healthy Mac & Cheese made with all gluten-free ingredients and some of my favorite organic bone broth for extra flavor and nutrients! 

    You can thank my random craving for mac & cheese a couple weeks ago for this recipe.

    I grew up eating mac & cheese a lot. There was some homemade mac and a whole lot of Kraft because that is all this girl would eat. Except no elbows or traditional noodles. I only liked the cartoon shapes (so weird).

    Now that Ezra is officially eating everything in sight, I want to make sure I am feeding him wholesome ingredients (when I can control it). But I also want to make sure he is getting those childhood classics we all love and crave.

    Plus this mama was randomly craving some classic mac & cheese a couple weeks ago, so naturally the craving had to be satisfied.

    What I never realized about making mac & cheese is how easy it is. And I’m talking the homemade kind. It sounds 10x more intimidating than it actually is. For starters you only need a few ingredients to make a cheesey sauce (we will get to that soon) and it was ready in less than 10 minutes!

    What we need to make the easiest healthy Gluten-free Mac & Cheese:

    • CHEESE. The most important component in mac & cheese. I went with organic white cheddar for this. Any cheese you are craving works though. I used shreds so it was easier to melt together when making the sauce.
    • Organic bone broth. I used Bonafide Provision’s Organic Turkey Bone Broth to add a lot of flavor to this. Instead of water, I love using bone broth for a lot of my savory cooking. Bonafide Provisions makes the most delicious organic bone broth that I have been using for years now. I drink a cup everyday thanks to the extra nutrients it adds to my diet and also cook with it. You can use any of their broths in this recipe. I chat more on bone broth in this blog post.
    • Pasture-Raised butter. Butter is a must in mac & cheese! It gives it that creamy rich flavor.
    • Coconut milk. I use full-fat coconut milk in this for the milk. You can definitely use traditional dairy milk too, but I figured with the cheese and everything, this would be great instead.
    • Gluten-free noodles of choice. Can’t go wrong with any! Make whatever shape you are craving.

    The Easiest Healthy Mac & Cheese made with all gluten-free ingredients and some of my favorite organic bone broth for extra flavor and nutrients! The Easiest Healthy Mac & Cheese made with all gluten-free ingredients and some of my favorite organic bone broth for extra flavor and nutrients! 

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    The Easiest Healthy Mac & Cheese

    The Easiest Healthy Mac & Cheese made with all gluten-free ingredients and some of my favorite organic bone broth for extra flavor and nutrients! 

    The Easiest Healthy Mac & Cheese made with all gluten-free ingredients and some of my favorite organic bone broth for extra flavor and nutrients!

    • Author: Rachel
    • Cook Time: 10 mins
    • Total Time: 10 mins
    • Yield: 4 1x

    Ingredients

    Instructions

    1. In a medium saucepan, warm the butter, milk, broth and cheese together over medium heat
    2. Stir until full melted then add in the flour and continue to stir so there are no clumps
    3. Bring heat to a simmer and make pasta per instructions on package
    4. Strain pasta once cooked and add back to pot and mix in cheese sauce
    5. Serve while warm

    Notes

    *Store leftovers in fridge for 5 days

    *When reheating, add a splash of water or milk to help make the consistency creamy again

     

    xx, Rach

    Thank you Bonafide Provisions for sponsoring this post! It means so much to me to partner with brands I love and believe in and use everyday!

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    10 Comments

  • Reply Ariel Bennett November 5, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    How long did you cook the banza pasta? Every time I use their noodles they don’t retain their shape well and break apart and almost turn mushy if that makes sense?

    • Reply Rachel November 5, 2019 at 5:08 pm

      i usually follow whatever the time says on the box 🙂

  • Reply Emily November 5, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    Why do you cook with gluten free pasta?

    • Reply Rachel November 13, 2019 at 12:57 pm

      i cook with any pasta 🙂 but many of my readers prefer gluten-free due to allergies

  • Reply Erin November 9, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    My sauce never thickened up and stayed pretty soupy. It was still delicious but wondering what I did wrong?

    • Reply Rachel November 13, 2019 at 12:56 pm

      hmmm sounds like the flour was left out! did you follow the measurements exactly??

  • Reply Brittany November 12, 2019 at 10:02 am

    Hey Rachel! I plan to make this tonight – so excited!! Just a QQ – would the Bonafide Provisions chicken bone broth work, instead of turkey? I have some on hand, but don’t want to mess up the flavor. Thanks so much!

    • Reply Rachel November 13, 2019 at 12:55 pm

      absolutely!!! i hope you love 🙂

  • Reply Nicole K November 22, 2019 at 2:16 am

    I would love to make this for my family but quick question, can they taste the coconut milk? Some family members do not like coconut milk! Thanks!

    • Reply Rachel November 22, 2019 at 1:09 pm

      you can totally sub any milk you want!! almond too works 🙂

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