No surprise, like everyone, we’re big fans of macaroni and cheese. I’ve shared a stovetop real food mac and cheese in the past. This one is gluten-free, too, but it’s also baked and has a brown-rice thickened cheese sauce with smoked paprika. It’s worth the extra time to make the sauce and bake the dish. It’s absolutely scrumptious with the toasty oven-baked cheese.
Also? Though it’s gluten free, the organic brown rice noodles leave nothing to be desired. Absolutely no one can tell the difference and everyone is completely satisfied. So good. If you haven’t already, you should try them in lasagna, spaghetti, or… macaroni and cheese. Seriously, even if you’re not gluten-free.
Sausage Macaroni and Cheese (Gluten-Free)
- 1 pound grass-fed sausage or ground meat
- 1 onion diced
- 2 12- ounce packages organic brown rice macaroni noodles *
- 1/4 cup grass-fed butter or other traditional fat
- 1/4 cup sprouted brown rice flour or sprouted flour
- 2 cups raw whole milk or nondairy milk
- 2 cups cheese shredded
- 1 teaspoon dry ground mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper plus additional
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Cook noodles until still somewhat hard (about 2/3 to 3/4 of the usual cooking time).
Drain noodles, then place back in pot and cover to keep warm until needed.
While noodles are cooking, brown beef and onion over medium heat until cooked.
Remove from heat and set aside.
In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
Add flour and stir well.
Bring to a simmer and let simmer until it just starts to thicken.
Turn off heat.
Add shredded cheese and all spices.
Mix until cheese is melted and it is smooth.
Pour into pot with the noodles.
Add browned beef to mixture.
Toss noodles and meat with sauce to coat.
Transfer to 9-inch-by-13-inch or 11-inch deep square baking dish.
If you have extra mixture, just put it in a smaller casserole dish to bake, too.
Sprinkle with pepper.
Cover and bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
*Tinkyada brand recommended.
Hope you like this! How do you dress up your macaroni and cheese?
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