White Cheddar Mac and Cheese Casserole


The first half of my food career I made healthy comfort food that wasn’t exactly what most people would consider “healthy.” At the time though, I pretty much thought anything homemade was more or less good for you–that a mac and cheese casserole, even if it was laced with too much cheddar, was far better than a bowl of microwaved macaroni in orange cheese powder.

That’s still my philosophy to this day, even if it feels a little weird here to be serving something as unselfconsciously gooey as the below. I developed this white cheddar mac and cheese casserole recipe for Food and Wine’s website a few years back. And since ‘tis the season for game day indulgences, I figured now was as good a time as any to share it with you.

Get the recipe over on the Food & Wine’s website here. To make it gluten-free, simply sub white rice flour and the GF breadcrumb of your choice (I like Ian’s panko for this). And stay tuned for some quick one-offs from my F&W archives. I’ve developed over 100 recipes for them, so it’s time you got some of the crumbs!

And if I’ve gotten your attention, my healthy hedonists, check out these other baked pastas from less “fruitful,” more cheesy times:

How to Make Gluten-Free Jalapeno Mac and Cheese - Easy Healthy Gluten-Free with Scallions
Jalapeno-Scallion Mac ‘n Cheese

Baked Eggplant Parmesan Penne | features oven baked eggplant and pasta
Baked Eggplant Penne Parmesan

Gluten-Free Skillet Lasagna with Zucchini, Arugula and Fontina Cheese
Gluten-Free Skillet Lasagna with Zucchini, Arugula and Fontina Cheese

Check out the other great dishes from Food Network’s #ComfortFoodFeast

Creative Culinary: Green Chile Mac and Cheese
The Wimpy Vegetarian: Bang Bang Cauliflower Mac ’n Cheese
The Mom 100: Creamy Four Cheese Penne Rigate
Healthy Eats: 5 Reasons to Put Down That Box of Mac and Cheese
Taste with the Eyes: Mac and Cheese, Ham, Carrot, Celery, Onion {gluten-free}
In Jennie’s Kitchen: Cacio e Pepe
Napa Farmhouse 1885: One Skillet Mac & Cheese
Red or Green: Three Perfect Mac & Cheese Recipes For Winter
From My Corner of Saratoga: Buffalo Mac n Cheese Recipe
FN Dish: Here’s How to Eat Mac and Cheese for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


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3 Responses to White Cheddar Mac and Cheese Casserole

  1. Excellent roundup Phoebe! We both adore Mac and Cheese (it’s one of those things we got stuck with when we started exploring American food on the Internet), so we’ll be using those for sure:)
    Have a beautiful day, sending you lots of sunshine from Athens!

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