Gluten-Free Vegetarian Mac and Cheese

Updated on June 1, 2020
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Agnes Laurens is a writer for her local newspaper. She is married and has three daughters.

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Gluten-Free Cooking

I've come to believe that my middle daughter may have a gluten allergy or sensitivity; we noticed that every time she ate gluten products she would feel a little bit sick. Since switching her to a gluten-free diet, she's felt much better. Now, when I go to the store, I shop for gluten-free products. I feel lucky that my grocery store in The Netherlands has a gluten-free department. If your local store doesn't carry these types of items, you can find many options online.

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: about 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 head of cauliflower, chopped into small florets
  • 5 tablespoons mild olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground nutmeg
  • 300 grams gluten-free penne rigate
  • 200 grams vegetarian strips of bacon
  • 3 tablespoons gluten-free wheat flour
  • 175 grams aged Gouda cheese, grated

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to boil on the stove and cook the gluten-free penne rigate pasta according to the instructions.
  3. In a separate pan with water, add the chopped cauliflower. Cook until the cauliflower has softened but isn't too soft.
  4. In a bowl, mix the vegetarian bacon and cheese.
  5. Oil a large baking dish. When the pasta and cauliflower are done, mix them together in the baking dish. Add the vegetarian bacon and cheese. Mix well.
  6. Bake for about 35 minutes.

Tips

  • If you don't need this recipe to be gluten-free, you can substitute wheat-based pasta.
  • If you don't need the mac and cheese to be vegetarian, you can substitute real bacon.

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Nutritional Information per Serving

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 825
Calories from Fat369
% Daily Value *
Fat 41 g63%
Carbohydrates 72 g24%
Fiber 7 g28%
Protein 39 g78%
Sodium 1160 mg48%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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4.5 stars from 2 ratings of Gluten-Free Vegetarian Mac and Cheese

© 2020 Agnes Laurens

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    • Pamela99 profile image

      Pamela Oglesby 

      2 months ago from Sunny Florida

      This recipe looks delicious and not too difficult to make. Thank you for this recipe.

    • agneslaurens profile imageAUTHOR

      Agnes Laurens 

      2 months ago from The Netherlands

      Linda:

      My daughter loved it! And that is the most important thing as a mother: that my child ate!

      Thanks for the comment.

    • AliciaC profile image

      Linda Crampton 

      2 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This sounds like a tasty meal. I like the fact that it's both gluten free and vegetarian. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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