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Gluten-Free Baked Macaroni And Cheese

With cooler weather comes comfort food. One of our absolute favorites is baked macaroni and cheese. This recipe is easy to prepare and has a much sharper cheese taste than the typical white sauce mac and cheese. As an added bonus there are no weird flour substitutes in the sauce. 🙂

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Start off by cooking your macaroni (or other desired pasta). I used one box of Barilla’s gluten-free elbows. Drain, and put in a casserole dish.

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Then make one batch of cheese sauce.

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Pour it over your macaroni.

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Mix it all together.

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Top with crushed Chex mixed with a little salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder to taste. And sprinkle with shredded Mexican cheese.

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Bake on 350 until the top cheese begins to crisp. About 10-20 minutes.

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Serve and enjoy!

What are some of your favorite comfort foods?

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Easy Mexican Casserole

Hello everyone!

Today I’m making a Mexican casserole to share with all of you. This is one of our go to recipes for a quick dinner, and it uses the cheese sauce I posted last week.

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Mix up some rice and black beans in a casserole dish.

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Pour about half a batch of cheese sauce over the top.

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Add refried beans, and then any veggies you’d like to add. I love adding jalapenos and/or fried peppers and onions.

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Use the rest of the cheese sauce to top it off.

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Bake until browned.

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And it’s ready to serve!

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Enjoy!

Mexican Casserole

Cheese Sauce

Who doesn’t like cheese? It is often a staple in our house. So what better way to use it than a multi-purpose cheese sauce?

I use this sauce in many different things (recipes will soon follow). But it’s also good on its own as a chip dip. Just chop up some jalapenos (optional), mix them in, and enjoy! You could also mix it with salsa for the more traditional queso sauce taste.

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Start by chopping the cheese into cubes.

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Add it to a saucepan with cream.

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Stir and heat until it’s all smooth and the cheese cubes have melted. (This is where you’d add the jalapenos or salsa for queso sauce.)

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Now your cheese sauce is ready for use. 🙂

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I’d love to connect with you on Facebook. 🙂 What are some of your favorite cheese recipes?