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Gluten-Free Mac & Cheese with Bacon Bits

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Pastas
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 package of gluten free macaroni cooked al dente
  • 4 bacon slices cut in julienne
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • Salt
  • 4 cups cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • In a skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon, until golden brown, about 8 minutes. Drain bacon on absorbent paper towels and reserve.
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and add the cornstarch. Stir and cook for 1 minute, to make a roux.
  • Slowly add the milk and cook stirring constantly for about 5 minutes until the béchamel begins to thicken.
  • Add salt and nutmeg and stir. Remove from the fire.
  • Add the cheese and stir until melted.
  • In a bowl, mix the pasta with the bacon and add the cheese sauce. Stir well.
  • Pour into a 10 x 14 inch pan and bake for 15-20 minutes until evenly browned.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.