Beecher's "World's Best" Mac & Cheese

Judy Kaye

By
@paintedcookie

We love Mac and Cheese at our house. I just love excellent cheese so when I saw this on Yahoo news today I had to copy it. I am posting at the request of some of my friends here at JAP. Hope you will try it. I don't have access to this brand of cheese and won't pay to have it shipped but I will try it with some of the excellent cheeses made in my area.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2 Tbsp
butter, unsalted
3 1/2 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1 1/2 c
whole milk
7 oz
about 1 3/4 cups of flagship cheese
1 oz
about 1/4 cup just jack cheese
1/2 tsp
coarse salt
1/4 -1/2 tsp
chipotle chili powder
1/8 tsp
garlic powder

PASTA

6 oz
penne pasta
1 oz
flagship cheese grated
1 oz
just jack cheese grated
1/4-1/2 tsp
chipotle chili powder instructions

Step-By-Step

1To prepare sauce, melt butter in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat and whisk in the flour.
2Continue whisking and cook for 2 minutes. Slowly add milk, whisking constantly. Cook until sauce thickens, about 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.
3Add cheeses, salt, chili powder and garlic powder. Stir until cheese is melted and all ingredients are incorporated, about 3 minutes. Set aside.
4Preheat oven to 350F. Butter or oil an 8-inch baking dish. Cook penne 2 minutes less than package directions. (It will finish cooking in the oven.) Rinse pasta in cold water and drain well.
5Combine pasta and sauce in a medium bowl; mix carefully but thoroughly. Scrape the pasta into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle top with cheeses and then the chili powder.
6Bake, uncovered, 20 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy