3 cheese mac & cheese


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So, last weekend the hubs and I bought many different cheeses and went to visit my parents and eat, eat, eat. Haha. So, still, we had many leftovers and I decided to use some of the ashed goat cheese to make some of the hubs’ favorite comfort meals: mac & cheese. And believe me, he LOVED it.

So, I used:

  • 1/4 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 small garlic clove, finely chopped or minced
  • 4 oz goat cheese with ash (or w/o, don’t worry)
  • 8 oz + 2 oz sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1.75 oz Parmigiano reggiano cheese, shredded
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp cream
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 6-8 oz cooked penne pasta

Start by cooking your pasta al dente. I place water to boil in a large pot, add the pasta (no salt, butter, oil, anything else!) and wait 11 minutes. Remove from heat and drain. Place back to pot. If you will need more than 5 minutes to use it, then add 1/2 tbsp butter and toss around so it won’t stick.

Now, while pasta is cooking, place heavy cream, garlic and onion to simmer in a deep pot.

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Grab your cheeses. And preheat oven to 350°F.

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Shred the shreddables =)

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When cream is kind-of-hot, remove some tbsp to a separate cup and add flour.

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Stir and add back to the pot. Start whisking (remember, low heat).

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This will thicken the cream (sauce).

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Season with salt and pepper.

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Remove from heat and add cheeses. Whisk until well blended (and cheeses are melted) and add pasta.

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Toss around until all pasta is well covered with cheese sauce… yum!!!

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Place in cast iron skillet, srizzle cream on top and top with extra 2 oz cheddar cheese.

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Bake for 25 minutes, until cheese is melted and brown.

Let it sit for 5 minutes and serve!

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About Gaby Godoy de Porras

I'm a 27 years old housewife that loves to cook and try new recipes, as well as decor our home. I love to do makeovers to old furniture I get (my hubby loves it too!) and I get so excited when my ideas come true! I love to see other people's ideas come true too. I'm a total DIYer (I made almost every detail in my wedding).
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