Creamy Mac ‘n Cheese with Artisan Granola Topping

Hello FODMAPers!

Everyone likes a little comfort food now and again, and mac ‘n cheese tops the list, right?

I created this low FODMAP recipe with gluten free pasta and a homemade low lactose mustard-infused creamy cheddar cheese sauce. So….good! I topped this flavorful mac ‘n cheese with Case de Sante’s Golden Turmeric Low FODMAP Artisan Savory Granola. This artisan granola blend is a nice mix of corn flakes, puffed brown rice, quinoa, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, pecans, sunflower & sesame seeds infused with turmeric. The granola adds an extra layer of delicious flavor, good nutrition and makes a nice crunchy topping.

Case de Sante’s hand crafted artisan granolas are unique as they are savory not sweet like traditional granola.  The tasty granola adds a good dose of iron and magnesium to your diet which is an added bonus.

There is nothing quite like homemade mac ‘n cheese. It makes great leftovers, a wonderful side dish, and a hearty meal paired with a garden salad.

This post is a sponsored post by Case de Sante but my comments and thoughts about the Case de Sante products are my own.

Creamy Mac ‘n Cheese with Artisan Granola Topping

Ingredients

  • Serves 8
  • 1 pound gluten free pasta, cooked as directed on package. (I used Trader Joe's gluten free pasta)
  • Cheese sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon gluten free flour
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup lactose free milk
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard (without onion or garlic)
  • Topping:
  • 1.6 ounce Case de Sante Artisan Savory Granola--Golden Turmeric flavor
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Prepare pasta as directed.
  3. While pasta is cooking, prepare cheese sauce.
  4. In medium size sauce pan, add butter to melt over medium heat.
  5. Add gluten free flour to melted butter and stir to blend.
  6. Gradually add cheese, milk & mustard to flour/butter mixture and stir to combine. Reduce temperature to low and allow cheese sauce to thicken, stir frequently.
  7. When pasta is cooked, rinse thoroughly and place in medium casserole dish.
  8. Add cheese sauce to pasta and stir to blend.
  9. Top pasta with granola and parmesan cheese.
  10. Bake for 10 minutes.
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8 replies on “Creamy Mac ‘n Cheese with Artisan Granola Topping

    • katescarlata

      Because butter and hard cheese are low FODMAP. If you can’t eat dairy, its possible you could try another alternative cheese and vegetable oil in this recipe…but my recipes on this blog are primarily focused on the low FODMAP diet.

  • Teresa

    I assumed you put the mustard in the sauce? I didn’t have the granola so I looked up the ingredients and created a topping made with low fodmap bread crumbs, ground turmeric, and chopped pecans and walnuts.

  • Emmeline Jihae Kim

    Hi Kate!

    I’ve been following the FODMAPS diet for awhile now, and for the most part have identified my trigger foods. However, I find that I am now way more sensitive to small amounts of certain foods that I was not as sensitive to prior to starting the FODMAPs diet… What should I do? Incorporate small amounts of the food more regularly into my diet to get my body used to it, or say goodbye to those foods forever? 🙁

    • katescarlata

      Tolerance to FODMAPs in the diet can change over time. NO…do not say goodbye to those foods forever! Work with a dietitian to guide you. It’s hard for be to provide individual guidance w/o knowing your history.

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