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Smoked Macaroni & Cheese Recipe

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This recipe for Smoked Macaroni & Cheese, by , is from Food Tastes Better Shared With The Ones You Love, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Karen Angel
Added: Sunday, February 8, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 TBSP (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 1/2 cups milk
1 TBSP tomato paste
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
2 cups shredded smoked Gouda cheese
salt and pepper, to taste
pinch of cayenne pepper
4 oz crustless country-style bread
2 TBSP unsalted butter, melted
1 lb rigatoni, cooked until al dente and drained

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 375F. Butter large rectangular baking dish.

In saucepan over medium heat, melt 4 TBSP butter. Add flour; cook, stirring frequently, about 3 minutes. Whisk in milk, cook, stirring frequently, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Whisk in tomato paste. Add 1 1/2 cups of each cheese; stir until melted. Season with salt, black pepper and cayenne.

Tear bread into crumbs. In small bowl, stir together bread crumbs, 2 TBSP melted butter and salt.

In large bowl, combine pasta and cheese sauce. Pour into prepared baking dish. Top with remaining cheeses and buttered bread crumbs. Bake until cheeses are golden and bubbly, about 40 minutes. If top becomes too dark, cover with foil. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Serves 8-10.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8-10
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Tastes great!

 

 

 

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