Macaroni & Goat Cheese

Recipe by Karen in MA
READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boil.
  • Add the macaroni and cook about 8 to 10 minutes, or until just tender, depending on the size of the pasta. Drain.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. When the butter is melted and sizzling, stir in the flour to create a paste and cook 1 minute.
  • Slowly add the milk, whisking to create a smooth sauce. Let cook about 5 minutes or until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and slowly add the grated Parmesan and the goat cheese, whisking to create a smooth sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Use the olive oil to grease the bottom of a medium size gratin or baking dish, about 8 to 10 inches long.
  • Place the drained macaroni in the dish and pour the cheese sauce on top, stirring gently to coat all the macaroni.
  • In a small bowl, make the topping. Mix the Parmesan, breadcrumbs, thyme, and pepper. Spoon over the macaroni and top with the goat cheese.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and bake for about 25 to 30 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbling and the pasta is hot.
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