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Karen in MA's Note:
This version of a classic, combines creamy goat cheese and nutty Parmesan. The macaroni is mixed with the cheesy sauce, and then topped with a Parmesan, thyme, breadcrumb, and goat cheese mixture. Serve with a green salad and loaf of crusty bread. This dish can be made several hours ahead of time; cover and refrigerate until ready to bake.
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- 1/2 lb macaroni
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 2 cups milk
- fresh ground black pepper
- 1/3 cup packed grated parmesan cheese
- 1/3 cup goat cheese
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boil.
- 2Add the macaroni and cook about 8 to 10 minutes, or until just tender, depending on the size of the pasta. Drain.
- 3Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. When the butter is melted and sizzling, stir in the flour to create a paste and cook 1 minute.
- 4Slowly add the milk, whisking to create a smooth sauce. Let cook about 5 minutes or until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
- 5Remove the pan from the heat and slowly add the grated Parmesan and the goat cheese, whisking to create a smooth sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- 6Use the olive oil to grease the bottom of a medium size gratin or baking dish, about 8 to 10 inches long.
- 7Place the drained macaroni in the dish and pour the cheese sauce on top, stirring gently to coat all the macaroni.
- 8In a small bowl, make the topping. Mix the Parmesan, breadcrumbs, thyme, and pepper. Spoon over the macaroni and top with the goat cheese.
- 9Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and bake for about 25 to 30 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbling and the pasta is hot.
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Nutritional Facts for Macaroni & Goat Cheese
Serving Size: 1 (142 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 469.8
- Calories from Fat 175
- Total Fat 19.4 g
- Saturated Fat 9.9 g
- Cholesterol 47.0 mg
- Sodium 393.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 54.3 g
- Dietary Fiber 2.1 g
- Sugars 1.9 g
- Protein 18.7 g
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