Smokin' Macaroni and Cheese

Total Time
1hr
Prep 25 mins
Cook 35 mins

When I read this recipe to my DH he was practically drooling! Uses smoked Gouda and smoked ham. Can't wait to try! I'd never heard of cellentani pasta, but discovered it resembles a corkscrew, so I'll probably sub some rotini or fusilli. From Southern Living and credited to Heather Markowski of Rochester, NY.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare pasta according to package directions and transfer hot pasta to a large bowl.
  3. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Gradually whisk in flour until smooth; cook, whisking constantly, 3-5 minutes or until thickened.
  4. Whisk in Gouda, cream cheese, salt, and 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper until smooth.
  5. Remove from heat, and stir in chopped ham.
  6. Combine pasta and Gouda cheese mixture, and pour into a lightly greased 13x9-inch baking dish.
  7. Stir together 2 cups crushed cereal, 2 tablespoons melted butter, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon red pepper; sprinkle over pasta mixture.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Most Helpful

3 5

I replaced the gouda with a smoked gruyere and it made for tasty and somewhat spicy dish. I'm not sure the red pepper is necessary in the corn flakes but this is a tasty dish that I will make again.