Saturday, July 02, 2005

Smoked Gouda Macaroni and Cheese

Smoked Gouda Macaroni and Cheese

1 (1-ounce) slice whole wheat bread
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups fat-free milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded smoked Gouda cheese
1/3 cup (about 1 1/2 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
5 cups coarsely chopped fresh spinach
4 cups hot cooked elbow macaroni (about 2 cups uncooked)

Preheat oven to 350

lace bread in a food processor, and pulse 10 times or until coarse crumbs measure 1/2 cup. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and garlic; cook 1 minute. Add flour; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add milk, salt, and pepper, stirring constantly with a whisk until blended. Bring to a boil; cook until thick (about 2 minutes). Add cheeses; stir until melted. Add spinach and macaroni to cheese sauce, stirring until well blended.

Spoon mixture into a 2-quart baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until bubbly. 4 servings


  1. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! I just posted my version of this recipe on my blog, Engineer and an Oven, and wanted to let you know it was every bit as good as it sounded here. I always enjoy reading your blog and trying your recipes and would love if you could check out my version of your dish! Thanks again for a great recipe!

  2. Caroline - Thanks for the feedback! I'm glad you liked the dish.