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Smoked Macaroni and Cheese


  • 1/4 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Stick Unsalted Butter
  • 3 1/2 Cups Milk (Whole is best)
  • 1 Tbls Tomato Paste
  • 2 Cups Shredded Smoked Gouda Cheese
  • 2 Cups Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Pinch of Cayenne Pepper
  • 4 oz Crustless Bread torn into small pieces
  • 2 Tbls Melted Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Lb Pasta (Rigatoni Preferred) cooked al dente and drained
  • Butter for greasing pan
Step 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter large rectangular baking dish.
Step 2. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt 1/2 stick butter. Add flour slowly, cook stirring frequently until well blended, about 3 mins.
Step 3. Whisk in milk, stirring until thickened, about 5 mins. Whisk in tomato paste.
Step 4. Add 1 1/2 cups of each cheese and stir until melted. Season with salt. pepper and cayenne.
Step 5. In a small bowl mix breadcrumbs with melted butter and dash of salt.
Step 6. In a large bowl, combine pasta and and cheese sauce. Pour into prepared baking dish and top with remaining cheeses and buttered bread crumbs. Bake until cheeses are golden and bubbly, about 40 mins. Let stand 10 mins before serving.
Serves 8

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