Smoked Gouda Macaroni and Cheese

2014-10-10
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 35m

Had this gouda and spinach macaroni the other day. Turned out really well, some of the best baked macaroni I’ve had. – Smithist

Ingredients

  • 1 slice whole wheat bread
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded smoked Gouda cheese
  • 1/3 cup (about 1 1/2 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 5 cups coarsely chopped fresh spinach
  • 4 cups hot cooked elbow macaroni (about 2 cups uncooked)
  • cooking spray

Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Place bread in a food processor, and pulse 10 times or until coarse crumbs measure 1/2 cup.

Step 3

Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and garlic; cook 1 minute. Add flour; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add milk, salt, and pepper, stirring constantly with a whisk until blended. Bring to a boil; cook until thick (about 2 minutes). Add cheeses; stir until melted.

Step 4

Add spinach and macaroni to cheese sauce, stirring until well blended. Spoon mixture into a 2-quart baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until bubbly.

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