|December 19, 2023

Gluten-Free and Keto-Friendly Mac and Cheese

By Jordan Pie
Reviewed for Scientific Accuracy

Gluten-Free and Keto-Friendly Mac and Cheese

This easy Gluten-Free Mac and Cheese recipe will satisfy your comfort food cravings. Plus, it comes together in just 15 minutes—almost as fast as the boxed stuff, with way more nutrients. The secret is in the sauce, which is loaded with fiber and quality fats from pumpkin and cashews.

Even better? It’s easy to make this recipe fit your lifestyle. Add diced, crispy bacon to take this Gluten-Free Mac and Cheese to the next level. If you’re friends with dairy, stir in a cup of high-quality, organic cheese. And use your noodle: This recipe uses shirataki macaroni, but you can also sub in steamed cauliflower florets for a lower-carb option. (It’s already keto-friendly, though!)

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Gluten-Free Mac and Cheese

This easy Gluten-Free Mac and Cheese is as delicious as it is nourishing. Make it your own with diced bacon, cheese or your favorite noodles!
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Prep5 minutes
Cook10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
CourseMain Dishes
Servings6 servings


  • 1 ½ cups steamed pumpkin (hot)
  • ? cup cashews , soaked and strained
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1-1.5 tsp mustard powder
  • 450 grams gluten-free macaroni
  • 3-4 tbsp Bulletproof Grass-Fed Ghee , melted
  • ¼ cup coconut cream
  • 2-3 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ cup organic bacon , diced and cooked (optional)
  • 1 cup organic cheese , grated, if you tolerate dairy (optional)


  • Boil some water in a large saucepan. Once boiling, add the macaroni pasta.
  • Meanwhile, add the steamed pumpkin, strained cashews, garlic and mustard powder, ghee, coconut cream and a good pinch of salt into a food processor. Blitz until completely smooth and creamy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and re-blend.
  • Taste the mixture and add in more salt and apple cider vinegar to taste until the flavours are well balanced. Re-blend until desired.
  • Once the pasta is cooked, strain the water off (save ¼ cup of the pasta liquid).
  • In the large saucepan you’ve used to cook the pasta, add the strained pasta back in and cover it with the sauce and stir it together gently. If you’re adding in the bacon and/ or grated cheese, stir these in now, the heat from the pasta and sauce should melt the cheese beautifully. If the mixture is too thick, add a little pasta water to loosen it.
  • Serve with fresh herbs on top and enjoy.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 311
  • Fat: 10.4 g
  • Protein: 5.4 g
  • Fiber: 0.8 g
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 48 g
  • Sodium: 619 mg

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