Gouda Mac-n-Cheese

Hey there foodies happy Monday! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend and are all ready to take on this week with stride. Speaking of this week, Thanksgiving is on Thursday!!! Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and I am very excited to celebrate with the ones I love and the food I love. I figured while there is still time to sneak in some food shopping, I would share my absolute favorite Mac-n-Cheese recipe! It took me a few tries to perfect it but now it is perfect and would make a great addition to your holiday table.

What you need:

  • 1 16oz box Elbow pasta
  • 2 7oz wheels smoked Gouda cheese, cubed or shredded
  • 1 8oz bag Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 1/2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp salt


  • Bring to boil a large pot of water (around 5-6 cups) and add pasta. Cook until noodles are tender. Drain noodles but do not rinse.
  • In a sauce pan: melt butter and sprinkle in flour. Mix together to create a roux (This helps thicken the cheese sauce).
  • In same pan add in milk, black pepper and salt.
  • Occasionally stir until milk starts to thicken. You can tell its thick by placing a spoon into mixture and milk will stick to the back of the spoon.
  • Cube or shredded Gouda cheese
  • Add Gouda cheese and half a bag of Cheddar to thicken milk and stir. At this time take the sauce off the heat and stir until cheese melts.
  • Pour cheese sauce over cooked pasta and mix well.
  • Pour into an oven safe dish, top second half of cheddar cheese on top and bake in the oven on 375 for 15-20 minutes
  • Let cool and enjoy!

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