Quinoa “Mac” & Cheese

by Marla on June 30, 2014 · 21 comments

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Quinoa "Mac" & Cheese | FamilyFreshCooking.com #glutenfree

Happy Monday! Hope you had a super weekend. I was all festive at the Telluride Wine Festival & it was ahhhhhmazing! We had perfect bluebird weather & lots of fun people in town to celebrate summer & wine.

I came up with this Quinoa “Mac” & Cheese last week when I was in Beaver Creek. It was a spontaneous creation & one that will become a staple…the styling is minimal ’cause I was on the road, but that’s ok, right?!

Quinoa "Mac" & Cheese | FamilyFreshCooking.com #glutenfree

Are you gluten free? Trying to cut back on the carbs? LOVE mac ‘n cheese? Great! This recipe will cover all those bases & then some.

Quinoa "Mac" & Cheese | FamilyFreshCooking.com #glutenfree

I kept things minimalist here. No toppings or mix-ins (you sure can add some if you wish.) You really don’t need ‘em.

This is in it’s purist form so you get all that creamy, cheesy goodness. Nothing else to get in the way of cheese!

Quinoa "Mac" & Cheese | FamilyFreshCooking.com #glutenfree

Enjoy as a side dish or main course. I have mine with a fresh salad. Serve for July 4th!

While we are talkin’ quinoa here’s a few more recipes for you to dig into…

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Enjoy your Quinoa Mac ‘n Cheese!

Quinoa “Mac” & Cheese

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 2-4 servings

Quinoa “Mac” & Cheese

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Quinoa, cook according to package directions
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) grated Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) grated Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) Mayonnaise
  • Garlic Salt & Black Pepper to taste

Method

  • Cook quinoa & while it's still hot stir in cheese & mayonnaise. Season with garlic salt & pepper to taste. Feel free to experiment with your favorite cheeses & toppings in this recipe.
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