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Gluten-free mac ‘n’ cheese

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Gluten Free Diet

    Excludes foods containing gluten, such as wheat, barley, rye and their by-products.


  • Preheat the oven to 200ο C (392ο F) set to fan.
  • In a pot with boiling water, add the salt, penne, and boil for 10 minutes.
  • Place another pot on heat, add the butter and flour, and mix with a hand whisk.
  • Add the milk, in batches, by stirring continuously until the bechamel sauce thickens.
  • Add the tarragon, remove from the heat, add the mustard, and mix.
  • Add the cheddar, in batches, and mix until the cheese melts and there is a chewy texture.
  • Finally, add the pepper and mix.
  • Drain the penne, add them into the bechamel, and mix very well.
  • Transfer into a 30 cm round baking dish.

For the topping

  • In a blender, add the garlic, almonds, and beat them lightly to crush the almonds.
  • Add the cheeses and beat for a while, until the ingredients are combined.
  • Sprinkle the penne that are in the baking dish, and bake for 10-15 minutes.
  • Serve with olive oil and basil leaves.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
25 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
43 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
80 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
13 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
5 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
42 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
12 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
22 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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