Thursday, January 7, 2010

Gouda Macaroni And Cheese

I have a lot of recipes that have been sitting in my "drafts" folder for over a year now, which I'm hoping to clear out in the coming months.
This is a recipe I first tried out last winter inspired by what I saw 
here. 

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Ingredients:
1 cup pasta (pipette/elbow macaroni)
1 Tbsp butter
½ onion, chopped finely (optional- I only used this since I had a small piece in the refrigerator)
2-3 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped up
Red pepper flakes
Salt
Pepper
2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1 ½ cups milk (I only buy 2%, so that's what I used)
A sprig of fresh rosemary, chopped
1 cup Gouda cheese, freshly grated (I used
 this)
½ - ¾ cup breadcrumbs

Method:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8 x 8-inch baking dish with foil and grease with oil/butter.

I had a lot of stale Italian bread and decided turn some of it into bread crumbs. For this, just place bread in a food processor, and pulse a couple of times to get coarse crumbs.

Bring a saucepan of salted water to a boil and cook pasta until
 al dente. Drain off excess water and rinse under cold water.

Meanwhile, melt butter in another pan over medium heat. Add garlic, chopped onions, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Cook till onions soften.

Add the flour and cook till its raw smell disappears. Gradually add milk, chopped rosemary, some more salt and pepper, stirring constantly until blended. Cook on medium heat for a while until the roux thickens Add cheese; stir until melted.

Add cooked macaroni to the cheese sauce, stirring until well blended. Pour the mixture into the baking dish. Top with breadcrumbs. Bake at 350° F for 12-15 minutes or until bubbly. Serve hot.


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16 Burps:

Happy cook said...

Wow looks really cheesey delcious. Happy newyear.

Asha said...

My kids' fav dish in regular cheddar cheese. Creamy sauce with Gouda sounds good! :)

DEESHA said...

thatz absolutely delightful

Ranjani said...

Nothing like carbs and cheese to take the edge off!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow...that's an yummy recipe....looks delectable....

Aparna said...

While I make mac and cheese often, I've never used Gouda. Must try it next.
A belated wish for a Happy New Year.

Soma said...

Happy New Year! I am not a fan of Mac n' Cheese.. however this looks like a gourmet kind of mac n' cheese!

My draft is all gone.. used them during the last few months. Now I have none :-(

Homecooked said...

Hmm...looks yummy! All that cheesy goodness :)

Cynthia said...

Ouuuuu, you make me want some mac and cheese!

vegeyum said...

Oh my this looks so very good! I am glad that you got around to posting it.

Parita said...

Wow thats yummy and cheesy macaroni!

Supriya Nair said...

Woww....this macaroni recipe is truly wonderful...the Gouda cheese adds to the flavour I guess...nicely clicked....

TBC said...



HC- A little late wishing you, but straight from the heart- a very happy 2010 to you too.:)


Asha- nice to see you here.:) So have you resumed blogging now? I've kind of lost interest now and have other things that keep me busy. Hope your kids are doing fine. :)


Deesha & Kitchen Flavors- thnak you. :)


Ranjani- I agree. :)
I have to check out your space to see what you've been up to lately! I've just been so consumed by blog lethargy these last few months.


Aparna- thank you. Hope your 2010 got off to a great start. :)


Soma- Bleated wishes to you too.:)
I have sooooooo many drafts- it's just that I don't feel like publishing any of those or even doing any new ones for that matter. :-D


Homecooked, Cynthia, Ganga, Parita and Supriya- thank you! :)


suzan said...

nice article about gouda cheese

Anonymous said...

Made this last night for dinner. The flavors were perfect. My only question is how to get rid of the floury-ness of the sauce?

TBC said...

How about cooking the sauce a little longer?

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