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.


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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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
To prepare sauce, melt butter in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat and whisk in the flour.
2
Continue whisking and cook for 2 minutes. Slowly add milk, whisking constantly. Cook until sauce thickens, about 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.
3
Add cheeses, salt, chili powder and garlic powder. Stir until cheese is melted and all ingredients are incorporated, about 3 minutes. Set aside.
4
Preheat 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.
5
Combine 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.
6
Bake, uncovered, 20 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

About this Recipe

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