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Gluten Free Macaroni Cheese

Gluten Free Macaroni Cheese

Cook 20 min 4 portions

Nothing says comfort food quite like macaroni cheese, and our take on gluten free macaroni cheese fits the bill perfectly when cravings demand melted cheese. The subtle hints of citrus and nuts of our Castello® Tickler Mature Cheddar, makes it the cornerstone in this wheat-free iteration of macaroni and cheese. With rich layers of flavour, this cheese demands you come back for seconds.

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Homemade, easy-going and extremely comforting, this Gluten Free Macaroni Cheese is perfect at luncheons or get-togethers with friends and family. Rich flavours from the cheese, combined with smooth milk and cream, makes this dish every part as delicious and creamy as the original recipe. Let this be your go-to option, when cravings for feel-good food has you itching for macaroni cheese.

The right combination

Aromatic hints of caramel and nuts from the cheddar enriched by the cream and milk produce a smooth sauce with incredible depth of flavour. Low-effort, fast and easy, our recipe will have you out of the kitchen before you know it. Sway friends and family with a rich and silky-smooth sauce and watch them fall in love with this gluten free macaroni and cheese.


1. Cook the gluten free penne pasta according to the packet instructions in a large pan of boiling salted water until al dente.

2. In a saucepan bring milk and cream to a boil and. Turn down the heat to medium. Mix grated Castello® Tickler Mature Cheddar with corn starch.

3. Gradually add to the saucepan with milk and cream. Continue to stir until the cheese has melted and you get a nice smooth sauce. Season with nutmeg, salt and pepper. Add the baby spinach and stir.

4. Drain the gluten free pasta and add to the cheese sauce, stirring until the pasta is covered in cheese sauce. Continue to stir for an additional 3-4 minutes and serve.

Picking the right cheese

With cheese setting the tone in every macaroni cheese recipe, going for the wrong kind, risks the dish coming off as lacking or plain. Picking a cheddar with enough flavour, without being overpowering, is essential in getting the iconic macaroni and cheese taste. A creamy finish with a lingering and sharp aftertaste, our Castello® Tickler Mature Cheddar takes the lead in our recipe. Standing in perfect contrast to the cream and milk where others might taste saturated, this matured cheese provides a distinct bite and zest to your palate.

Try our other variants

Praised across the globe for its versatility, children and grown-ups alike have favoured macaroni cheese for centuries, producing countless iterations as a result. At Castello® our love for macaroni and cheese knows no bounds, and with our recipes in your collection, you are guaranteed to satisfy your deepest cravings for the ultimate feel-good food. Treat guests to our delightful Crab Macaroni Cheese for evenings in need of something unique or let them take pleasure in our Creamy Macaroni Cheese, rich in both flavour and body. Stuffed with warmth and sweetness, our Buffalo Chicken Macaroni Cheese tickles your tongue with sparks of spice and heat, while our Bacon Macaroni Cheese is the perfect choice for weeknights by yourself. Following our recipes, means setting yourself up for a meal worthy of sharing with friends or having as leftovers.

Complementing the dish

Complementing the dish

Serve up your gluten free Macaroni Cheese with something that compliments the flavours in the dish. Being careful when deciding what to pair your meal with is not just reserved for upscale restaurants or dinner parties. How you appreciate nuances is greatly affected by other aromas and tastes on your taste buds, making wine or beer perfect for preparing your palate. Though you should always cater to the dominant flavour, personal taste has the final say in what you should choose. The sharp and lingering taste of our Castello® Tickler Mature Cheddar is best coupled with the strong notes seen in a Cabernet Sauvignon or a dry Chardonnay, while more delicate aromas from a Pinot Noir also do a great job at complimenting the flavours. When looking at beer, go for ones with acidity, fruitfulness and mild bitterness, i.e. Nut Browns, Pale Ales, etc. Not a lot of recipes deliver such depth of flavour, while requiring the same low-effort in the kitchen, as macaroni cheese. Swapping pasta for wheat-free alternatives means that families with gluten intolerances can take pleasure in the dish as well.