I love me some good old mac & cheese!!!! Nothing says comfort food to me like a bowl of mac & cheese does. For me it always brings back childhood memories. Nowadays I find myself not eating so much of it because I am more calorie and health conscious but I'll admit these gluten free mac& cheese bites are great for any party that you may be throwing. They aren't difficult to make at all and kids love them for birthday parties. I'm totally going to add these to my Super Bowl menu this year! Enjoy
Rice Pasta (I substituted this for regular elbow pasta)
2 TBSP of Butter
2 TBSP of Quinoa Flour (I substituted this for flour)
1.5 Cups of Milk
2 OZ Cream Cheese
3/4 Cup of Sharp Cheddar Cheese
3/4 Cup of shredded Mozzarella (optional)
1 Packet of Kraft Dinner Powdered Cheese Sauce (optional)
Salt and Pepper (as desired)
1 Egg (whisked)
**You will also need a muffin tray that is sprayed with non stick cooking spray or buttered.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Boil water to make your pasta. Salt the water and throw in your pasta.
In a sauce pan add in your butter. Allow to melt on medium low heat then throw in your quinoa flour. Whisk together until fully incorporated. .
Next add in your milk slowly stirring with your whisk the whole time. Allow milk to come to a simmer before removing from heat and adding in all your cheeses! Whisk together until smooth.
By now your pasta should be ready to be drained. Drain and allow access water to drip off before returning to pot. Add your egg to the pot with the pasta followed by the cheese sauce. Mix together so pasta is evenly covered. You can add pepper and salt now if you wish (remember that the cheese and butter does add salt to the dish already so you dont need much)
Scoop out pasta into your muffin tray (remember it has to be buttered or sprayed with non stick for easy removal later).
Place in oven and allow to bake for 16-17 minutes or until golden on the top!
Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before removing from muffin tin.
They are now ready to serve! Enjoy!!!
I hope you enjoyed this recipe as much as I do. If you have any comments please leave them below and I'll be happy to answer them as soon as I can! Happy cooking!!!