Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Butter a large cast-iron skillet, casserole pan, or a 9x13-inch baking dish, and set it aside.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the
Gluten-Free Elbow Macaroni (3 cups)
and cook, following the package directions, until 3 minutes shy of al dente. The pasta should still have a bite to it. Drain, and shake out all the water.
Meanwhile, In a large pot or Dutch oven, melt the
Unsalted Butter (3 Tbsp)
. Saute the
Scallions (1 bunch)
Jalapeño Pepper (1)
over medium-high heat until soft, about 5 minutes.
Whisk in the
Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour (3 Tbsp)
and cook until it is fully incorporated, about 1 minute.
Whole Milk (4 cups)
and whisk gently over medium heat until the mixture has bubbled and thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 10 minutes.
Stir in the
Dijon Mustard (1/2 Tbsp)
Salt (1 tsp)
, and most of the
Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese (3 2/3 cups)
, reserving 1/2 cup. Add the pasta and toss to combine.
Distribute the mixture evenly in the prepared skillet or baking dish, and sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until bubbling and browned.
If the top is not browned and toasty, stick the pan under the broiler for 1 minute.
Serve piping hot from the skillet.