Creamy Smoked Mac and Cheese

Creamy Smoked Mac And Cheese

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  • 5 Tbsp
  • 3
    garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 c
    panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 c
    grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp
    chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 lb
    spiral pasta
  • 1/4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 11/2 c
  • 1 c
    heavy (whipping) cream
  • 1 Tbsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 lb
    smoked cheddar or gouda cheese, grated
  • ·
    salt and freshly ground black pepper

How to Make Creamy Smoked Mac and Cheese


  1. Melt 1 T. butter in a skillet over low heat. Add the garlic and cook "til it becomes fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the panko and toast until golden brown. Pour the breadcrumb mixture into a bowl, add the Parmesan and parsley and stir to combine.
  2. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the pasta al dente.
  3. Meanwhile, melt the remaining 4 T. butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the flour and whisk until it starts to foam, about 2 minutes. Slowly add the milk, heavy cream and garlic powder, whisking constantly. Keep whisking until the sauce thickens, taking care not to let it boil. Add the Cheese in small batches, whisking after each until cheese is melted. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Drain the cooked pasta. Toss the pasta and cheese sauce together and stir to mix well. Serve in bowls and top with toasted breadcrumbs.

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About Creamy Smoked Mac and Cheese

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American

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