Cast Iron Skillet Baked Gluten Free Mac & Cheese

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  • 2 cups milk 
  • 2 cups water 
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 12 oz. jovial Gluten Free Elbow Pasta
  • 2 ½ cups grated sharp cheddar cheese, separated  
  • ½ cup grated Pecorino romano cheese 
  • Pinch of  crushed red pepper
  • Pinch of dried oregano 


  1. Preheat the broiler of your oven. 
  2. In a deep oven proof fry pan or skillet, slowly bring milk, water, butter and salt to boil. 
  3. Add 12 oz. of pasta, stirring until the water and milk come to a boil again. 
  4. Adjust heat to keep a slow steady boil, stirring occasionally.
  5. Cook pasta for 11 minutes. 
  6. Turn off heat and stir in 1 ½ cups of sharp cheddar and Pecorino Romano until cheese is melted and creamy. 
  7. Sprinkle with a pinch of crushed red pepper and dried oregano.
  8. Top with remaining 1 cup of sharp cheddar.
  9. Place pan in oven and broil for 8 to 10 minutes to melt and lightly brown the cheese, keeping an eye on the pan so the cheese does not burn.
  10. Let stand for 5 minutes, then serve. 

Additional Tips

Note: Crispy bacon crumbles added to the top with the cheddar cheese would be a delicious addition.