Almost Paleo Baked Mac & Cheese

Do you have a favorite childhood meal that just doesn’t fit your lifestyle today? Or perhaps the original ingredients are not foods you eat anymore. Well, I went gluten free when I turned 18 due to my allergy and I watched 90% of the recipes I grew up go out the window. Over the past few years I have been slowly recreating my library of favorites while occasionally attempting to recreate my childhood favorites.

There was one recipe I had almost forgotten all about. Baked Mac and Cheese! But I had some obstacles.

  1. I can’t have regular pasta and most grains bother me
  2. I can only do cheese in moderation
  3. We never use cow’s milk

However, I conquered these obstacles and have brought back a classic! With the help of POW! Mac and Cheese and our easy Paleo Bread recipe for breadcrumbs, this meal paired with some clean protein and a healthy side of veggies allowed my childhood fav to make a comeback!


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Almost Paleo Mac and Cheese
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Childhood Favs
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Childhood Favs
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Make mac and cheese according to box.
  2. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  3. Mix salt and pepper to taste into your mac and cheese. (I LOVE white pepper in mine!)
  4. Place mac and cheese in a baking dish. (I find it fits perfect in the 3 cup glass pyrex rectangle dish. It is 5.5" by 7.5".)
  5. Cover mac and cheese with non-dairy milk.
  6. Cut sharp cheddar into thin pieces and arrange evenly on top of mac and cheese.
  7. Sprinkle with paleo breadcrumbs.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and breadcrumbs are toasted.
  9. Let cool for 5-10 minutes before digging in. When I was a kid I enjoyed it with ketchup, now I enjoy it with a huge side of veggies and clean protein like grilled chicken! It's all about balance!

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