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Gluten Free Penne Mac and Cheese

  • Author: Living the Gourmet
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x


  • 12 oz. box of Barilla® Gluten Free – Penne, prepared as directed
  • 1 cup dried apricots – chopped
  • 1 sweet onion – chopped
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 3 oz. bar of cheddar cheese – shredded
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 tbs. butter
  • 34 tbs. Parmesan cheese – grated
  • 23 tbs. gluten free breadcrumbs
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper


  1. Cook pasta as directed and set aside.
  2. Preheat Oven 350 degrees F.
  3. In a sauce pot gently heat the milk with the butter and chopped onion.
  4. Butter a casserole dish and add the cooked pasta.
  5. Add the chopped apricots, shredded cheese and baby spinach to the pasta and toss.
  6. Pour the milk and onion over the pasta and toss. Sprinkle the gluten free bread crumbs and grated Parmesan over the pasta and a few extra pats of butter.
  7. Add a dash of salt and a few turns of fresh black pepper over the top to finish the dish.
  8. Bake 25 – 30 minutes.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Main
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