Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese

about the recipe

Looking to take your comfort food game to the next level? Look no further than this homemade Gouda Mac and Cheese recipe! With a combination of gouda, smoked gouda, and sharp cheddar cheese, this recipe provides a flavor explosion with every bite. Get ready to dive into a bowl of cheesy perfection!

INGREDIENTS

– 16 ounces elbow noodles – 3 tablespoons butter – 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour – 3 cups whole milk – 1 pound sharp cheddar cheese shredded – 1 pound gouda cheese shredded – ½ pound smoked gouda shredded – 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard – 1 teaspoon salt – ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper – ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper Topping – 2 tablespoons butter – ½ cup panko breadcrumbs

– Preheat the broiler to high. – Cook the pasta in salted water according to package directions. Drain. – While the pasta is cooking, melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.

– Add the flour, and whisk until golden brown. Add the milk.

– Cook for 6 minutes, until it starts to thicken.

– Reduce the heat to low, and add all but ½ cup of the cheese. Cook until the cheese melts, about 3 or 4 minutes.

– Stir in the mustard, salt, black pepper and cayenne. – Melt the butter in a large oven-safe skillet and add the panko. Cook for 5 minutes, until lightly browned. Transfer to a bowl.

– Toss the drained pasta and cheese sauce in the skillet. – Top the pasta with the remaining ½ cup of shredded cheese and the breadcrumbs. – Place under the broiler for 2 to 4 minutes until the cheese is melted.