Thursday, January 21, 2016

Smoked Gouda Mac 'n Cheese

The recipe that everyone has requested!

1lb pasta
1/2 stick of butter
1/2C flour
1T salt
1/2 T pepper
4C milk
6C grated cheese - I use 4C smoked gouda and 2C cheddar
Optional: 1C panko crumbs mixed with 4TB melted butter if you would like a crunchy topping.

Preheat oven to 350. Grease 9x13 pan with either cooking spray or butter. Set aside.

Boil pasta as directed on package.  Drain and pour into a large bowl. Pour grated cheese on top so it can start melting.

In a saucepan, melt butter. Add 1/2C flour and cook 30-60 seconds while whisking.  Add milk while continually whisking to prevent any lumps.  Cook on medium-high heat until the sauce thickens.  Add salt and pepper.

Pour white sauce on top of cheese and pasta.  Mix thoroughly.  Pour into greased 9x13 pan.  Add crunchy topping or extra shredded cheese if preferred.  Bake 25mins.