Monday, January 7, 2013
Smoked Gouda Macaroni and Cheese
The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen posted her version not long ago but she included kale and cheddar. Although I love those ingredients, I wanted a purer version of that wonderful smoked gouda taste. My version is creamy and crunchy and completely addictive. And, for the sake of our new year's resolutions, it's a good thing it was portion controlled. Enjoy!
1/2 lb. Elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
2 Cups milk
1/2 lb. Smoked gouda, grated
2 Tablespoons seasoned panko breadcrumbs
1 Teaspoon olive oil
Salt & pepper to taste
In a small bowl, combine the breadcrumbs and olive oil and mix together with a spoon or your fingers. Sprinkle over the pasta and bake in a pre-heated 400 degree oven for 15 - 20 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Makes 2 servings.