Sunday, July 11, 2010

Gluten Free Tuna Macaroni and Cheese

Can I still call it Mac & Cheese if it's made with rotelle?  Pasta is pasta in this case.  I used Ancient Harvest Quinoa Rotelle  but you could make this dish with Ancient Harvest Quinoa Organic Pasta, Elbows  or Ancient Harvest Quinoa Veggie Curls or Ancient Harvest Quinoa Shells.  I am a big fan of the gluten free pasta from Ancient Harvest Quinoa.


1 box  of Ancient Harvest Quinoa Pasta (8 ounces)
1 cup shredded colby cheese
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup Velveeta Cheese
1 stick of butter (1/2 cup)
1/2 cup whole milk
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt

Begin by boiling about 6 cups water a pinch of salt and a tablespoon of oil.  When water boils add the pasta.  I find that Ancient Harvest Quinoa pasta needs to be boiled for twice as long as the package recommends.

While the pasta is boiling, grate the cheeses.

When pasta is finished boiling, drain, rinse, and return to pan.  Add the butter, the milk, and slowly the cheese while continuously stirring.  Add the mustard and spices and stir some more.  Add the tuna last and plate and serve.

Enjoy some home made gourmet Mac & Cheese!  

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