Easy Weeknight Baked Macaroni And Cheese

I may be a Yankee born and bred, but I think there is a Southern cook in there trying to get out to serve up some homemade macaroni and cheese as often as possible.  As usual, I put together something even those of us with a gluten intolerance can enjoy, wear your eatin’ pants folks, this is good!


  • 3 cups uncooked gluten free elbow macaroni (I like to use white rice elbows)
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter
  • 1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons of white rice flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 pound processed cheese food, or 8 slices of American cheese (check label to make sure there is no gluten)
Pre-heat over to 375*
Cook elbow pasta according to package directions, drain and pour into a greased baking dish (I use a ceramic 13″x 9″ dish).  In a large non-stick saucepan, melt butter, and quickly stir in flour to make a roux, adding salt and pepper and stirring until thickened.  Slowly add milk and bring to a slow boil over medium heat, lowering heat a bit when it bubbles, stir until thickened.  Add cheeses, stir until melted and pour over cooked elbows in greased baking dish.  Stir well and bake for about 20 to 30 minutes or until golden on top. 

Recipe makes 6 good sized servings, or 8 smaller side servings. I double this recipe so we have leftovers for a couple days, and to tell you the truth, I think it tastes even better the next day.

Happy cooking, and don’t forget those eatin’ pants!
xoxo, Tanya 

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  1. That looks delicious! I am pinning this recipe to try out soon. Megan

  2. #1 I love your background! #2 I am terrible at making mac n cheese! I don't know why but I have tried 3 times (with 3 different recipes) and none were fabulous… I am going to try yours asap!

  3. This look so yummy! Thanks for sharing. Also, I'm a new follower!

  4. This looks so good! 🙂 Im following from the GFC blog hop!


  5. mac and cheese is by far my favorite!
    following from the blog hop!

  6. I could seriously eat Mac & Cheese for every meal. By the way- I'm your latest follower via GFC! Hope you have a great week & feel free to swing by some time!

    {Sugar in My Grits}

  7. Wow! This looks delicious!! I'm hungry now! 🙂


  8. OMG looks delish! My mouth is watering! I'm stopping by from the GFC Blog Hop and am now a new follower:) Would love for you to stop by Crazy Mama Drama!

  9. Following from the GFC blog hop! This looks so yum, I may just have to try 🙂

  10. I never had a homemade mac and cheese, we usually buy them in an easy to cook pack box imported from the U.S. since it is not a staple food being served on our table from where I came from.
    I'm a new follower on GFC blog hop, hope you could drop by at my blog at


  11. looks so yummy! new follower! can't wait to read more!


  12. Stopping by from the hop. That looks delicious!

  13. Stopping by from the blog hop! (already a follower) This looks awesome.. I just LOVE mac and cheese!
    Hope you stop by and visit me at http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  14. Hey there! Love all your awesome DIY stuff!! You are super creative! Thank you for cohosting the GFC hop, and I am happy to follow! I'm a fellow thrifter…I look forward to getting some inspiration from you crafy mama!

  15. Mac and cheese is one of my favorite foods and one of the few things I can cook. I am definitely trying out this recipe. Found you through the GFC blog hop!

    Penniless Socialite
    Enter My Bubble

  16. This looks so good! Stopping by from the hop! Newest GFC follower. Hope to see you at Me + the Moon! 🙂

    -Nicole @ http://meandthem00n.blogspot.com

  17. Hi Tanya – following you now thru the blog hop. Lots are linking up today. That mac and cheese looks yummy!

    cute blog with lots of great ideas.

  18. we love baked macaroni! its a family favorite here 🙂

    just found your blog and excited to be your newest follower!
    p.s. drop by and say hi @ lavitaebella-elisabeth.blogspot.com

  19. So happy to have discovered your blog! My kids would actually die for this right now! I haven't been able to find a single food here in Switzerland that they think is as good as what they had in America! (minus the gelato and chocolate, ofcourse!) 🙂

  20. aw looks good!!! thanks for sharing:)
    I would love if you could link it up to my Tell me Tuesday



  21. This looks sooo yummy, much better than regular mac & cheese!

  22. That looks absolutely delicious! I just found you from the GFC hop.

  23. Found you through GCF today. Love your blog. One of your newest follower.

    Please follow back when you can.


  24. this looks so so yummy! LOVE mac and cheese. thanks for sharing it!

    i just found your cute blog through the GFC blog hop – now following and looking forward to reading more!



  25. Oh my goodness, this sounds amazing Tanya! Definitely not a diet meal 😉 I made my own macaroni and cheese once and the sauce tasted like paste! (Not that I've ever eaten paste)


  26. Thank looks delish!
    New follower from the blog hop

  27. Yum! Can you use regular Flour if you can use Gluten stuff? Newest Follower, nice to meet you!

  28. Stopping by from the hop 🙂 Can't wait to follow along!

  29. YUM! Looks delicious. I'm following back!

  30. Hello I am your newest follower from the GFC blog hop

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Thank you so much for reading, and as always, may your heart and home be full of everything you love! xo, Tanya         linking up to: http://www.savvysouthernstyle.net/ And these awesome parties: http://www.twelveoeightblog.com/awesome-link-parties