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Turmeric Mac and Cheese


This turmeric mac and cheese is gluten-free and extra flavorful. It has creamy yogurt sauce and is made in one pot with seven ingredients.

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This mac and cheese recipe is made with a flavorful twist. It’s made with Manchego cheese, turmeric spice, and mustard.

The Manchego cheese is made with sheep’s milk and has a softer buttery texture. It could be found at Costco or Trader Joe’s or could be substituted with a different type of cheese.

Key Ingredients

ingredients to make mac and cheese

How to Make It

1. Gather the ingredients. Cook pasta according to the directions on the package.  Once cooked, rinse and drain.

cooked pasta draining

2. While pasta is draining in the same pot, make the sauce. Melt the butter on low heat, add yogurt, turmeric, mustard, and salt. Whisk till well blended.

pot with yellow sauce for pasta

3. Add pasta and mix with the sauce. Serve and enjoy!

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Recipe tips

  • Cook your pasta al dente so it holds the shape better.
  • Feel free to add broccoli, fresh green onions for some crunch.
  • To reheat add some liquids to the preheated pan (water or milk) since pasta will absorb the sauce.

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Turmeric Mac And Cheese

Natalia-Flavorful Home
This turmeric mac and cheese is gluten-free and extra flavorful. It has creamy yogurt sauce and is made in one pot with seven ingredients.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 702 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 16 oz gluten free pasta
  • 5 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 2 cups Manchego cheese shredded
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp stone ground mustard
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • Gather the ingredients.
  • Cook pasta according to the directions on the package.  Once cooked, rinse and drain.
  • While pasta is draining in the same pot, make the sauce. Melt the butter on low heat, add yogurt, turmeric, mustard, and salt. Whisk till well blended.
  • Add pasta and mix with the sauce.

Notes

Cook your pasta al dente so it holds the shape better.
Feel free to add broccoli, fresh green onions for some crunch.
To reheat add some liquids to the preheated pan (water or milk) since pasta will absorb the sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 702kcalCarbohydrates: 96gProtein: 23gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 1015mgPotassium: 151mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 405IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 705mgIron: 1mg
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Natalia is a recipe developer, food photographer, and home cook. She started Flavorful Home to document easy real food recipes perfect for busy families. She loves creating flavorful and nutritious meals while keeping the cooking process simple and joyful!

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