Gluten-Free Caprese Mac and Cheese Bites

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This is a deluxe gluten-free version of classic macaroni and cheese served as mini bites. Serve them up as finger food at parties or as a snack for kids. They are creamy, cheesy little morsels that are always popular

Ingredients

  • Gluten-free, non-stick cooking spray
  • ¼ cup gluten-free breadcrumbs
  • 1 ¾ cups uncooked gluten-free elbow macaroni pasta
  • 2 tbsp. gluten-free cornstarch
  • 1 cup organic milk
  • ½ cup chopped organic green onions
  • 1 cup grated white cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • ¾ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. organic, gluten-free ground nutmeg
  • 1 organic tomato, quartered and thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup freshly chopped organic basil leaves
  • Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F
  • Cook the pasta as per package instructions
  • Spray 36 mini muffin tins with cooking oil and evenly sprinkle with gluten-free breadcrumbs
  • In a large saucepan, whisk together milk and cornstarch. Add Cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese, green onions, salt and nutmeg, and bring to a low simmer
  • Cook until sauce starts to thicken.
  • Stir in pasta until well coated and turn the heat off.
  • Spoon mac and cheese into the prepared muffin tins and gently press down. Top each muffin cup with tomato, basil and remaining mozzarella cheese
  • Bake for 10 – 12 minutes or until golden brown
  • Cool for 10 minutes, then remove from the pan, by loosening the edges first.


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