One Pot Sharp Cheddar Stovetop Mac & Cheese


One Pot Sharp Cheddar Stovetop Mac & Cheese

Is it mac & cheese, mac and cheese, mac n’ cheese, or macaroni and cheese? Whatever it’s called, this gooey stovetop mac is the ultimate side dish.

Cook Time: 20 MINUTES

Serves: 6 PEOPLE


  • 2 boxes Banza shells, or any shape that grabs sauce
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 5 tbsp gluten free all purpose flour 
  • 2 ¾ cups whole or 2% milk, room temperature   
  • 1 cup sharp white cheddar, freshly grated
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan

  1. Cook Banza: Bring a large pot of water to a boil.  Add Banza and cook according to package directions. Strain, rinse, and set aside, reserving pot for next step.  
  2. Make Sauce: Add butter to pot from pasta and place over medium heat. Once butter is melted, add flour and whisk until flour disappears and clumps, 1-2 minutes. Pour in milk and 1 tsp salt. Increase heat to medium-high and bring the sauce to a simmer, whisking constantly until it thickens, 2-3 minutes more.
  3. Finish Sauce: Remove from heat and mix in white cheddar and Parmesan cheese. Taste and season with salt and fresh cracked pepper. Fold in the cooked Banza and gently toss to coat.