Smoked Gouda Macaroni and Cheese
This Mac and Cheese is a little more grown-up than the boxed brand with its smoky flavor of Gouda and bread crumbs on top.
- 16 oz elbow macaroni , cooked and drained
- 4 Tbsp butter
- 2 1/4 cup skim milk
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp dry mustard
- 2 tsp worcestershire
- 1 lb smoked gouda cheese , shredded
- 1/2 lb sharp cheddar cheese , shredded
- 4 slices bread
- 3 Tbsp butter , melted
- Onions (optional)
- Sliced Black olives (optional)
Prepare macaroni according to package directions. Set aside.
In large pot, melt butter over medium high heat. Add skim milk and bring to near boiling. Reduce heat to medium and sprinkle in flour. Whisk vigorously over medium heat for 1-2 minutes. Mixture should be thick and boiling. Slowly add cream, while whisking. Add in salt, pepper, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Reduce heat to low and continue to stir for about 5 minutes.
In food processor, shred Gouda and Cheddar cheese. Add to pot, stir until thoroughly combined.
Add cooked macaroni to cheese mixture. Pour into a 13x9 dish.
In same food processor bowl process 4 slices of bread to a fine crumb. Add melted butter. Sprinkle over macaroni.
Bake uncovered in a 375 degree oven for 25-30 minutes.
Serving: 1g | Calories: 1115kcal | Carbohydrates: 82g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 67g | Saturated Fat: 42g | Cholesterol: 231mg | Sodium: 1926mg | Potassium: 539mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 2135IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 994mg | Iron: 3mg