Ditch the box and make rich and velvety mac and cheese at home. Our Grate-est version is filled with nutty parmesan and cheddar cheese, then gets an extra kick of cheesy, buttery goodness from Grate State Gouda & Chive blend. Trust us, it's a match made in Dairy-land heaven.
The Grate-est Mac 'n Cheese
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
|8 oz.||Macaroni, cooked al dente|
|1/2 cup||Panko Breadcrumbs|
|2 T||Grate State - Cheesy Blend|
|1 cup||Parmesan, grated|
|4 T||Butter, divided|
|1 1/2 T||Flour|
|1 2/3 cups||Milk|
|1 cup||Cheddar Cheese, grated|
Preheat oven to 350°F. In a small mixing bowl, mix together panko, 1/2 T Grate State, and parmesan. Melt 2 T of butter and stir into mixture until combined. Set aside.
Place a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Add remaining butter to melt, then whisk in flour. Continue to whisk for 2 minutes to cook flour, but do not brown.
Remove pan from heat and whisk in milk. Return pan to heat and continue whisking until milk thickens. Sauce should coat the back of a spoon. Whisk in remaining Grate State, cheeses, then pasta.
Transfer mixture to an 8 x 8 glass baking dish and top with breadcrumbs. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until bubbly around sides and breadcrumbs are golden brown. Cool 10 minutes, then serve.