Ingredient List
For the macaroni:
  • 2 cups dry pasta
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 5 slices of Gouda cheese, 1/8″ thick and chopped into small pieces
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
For the macaroni
  • In a large saucepan, bring 5 cups of water to a boil. Cook the pasta to al dente and set aside.

  • In the same stockpot (after pasta is removed), melt butter on medium heat. When melted, add flour and whisk together. This is a roux!

  • Cook the roux on medium heat for 1 minute, stirring constantly.

  • Add milk to the roux and continue to stir. Let cook for 5 minutes. The sauce will slowly begin to thicken during this time.

  • Remove sauce from heat and add cheeses, salt and pepper. Stir to combine.

  • When cheese is melted, fold pasta into the sauce.

Gretchen's Notes
  • Depending on the type of pasta you decide to use, you may need more or less milk. Also depends on how thick and creamy you prefer your mac & cheese. ?

    Gouda cheese can be substituted for just about any other cheese. Go ahead and get creative! I will usually purchase cheese sliced from the deli and chop this into small pieces at home before adding to the sauce.

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