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Yankee Doodles' Macaroni with Goat Cheese

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Category: Pasta

 Ingredients List

  • Stephen Ceideburg
  • 2 qt Milk
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1/8 ts Cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 ts White pepper
  • 1 lb Small elbow macaroni
  • 1/4 c Butter (1/2 cube)
  • 1/2 c All-purpose flour
  • 6 oz Shredded Monterey jack
  • -cheese (1 1/2 cups)
  • 3 1/2 oz Goat cheese, cut up
  • 3 tb Olive oil
  • 2 c Day-old bread, torn into
  • -small pieces
  • 1 ts Chopped garlic (1 clove)
  • 3 tb Grated Parmesan cheese


Combine milk, salt to taste, cayenne and white pepper in saucepan. Cook
gently over medium heat until milk comes to simmer. Remove from heat.

Cook macaroni in boiling, salted water until al dente. Drain and aside.

Melt butter over medium heat and whisk in flour, stirring frequently, 1 to
2 minutes. Remove from heat and cool slightly.

Whisk in milk mixture until well-blended. Simmer 4 to 5 minutes.

Over low heat, whisk jack cheese and goat cheese into mixture until cheese
barely melts. Combine cooked macaroni with sauce, mix well. Adjust
seasonings to taste, then transfer to 2-quart casserole. Bake at 350
degrees for 15 minutes.

Heat olive oil in skillet over medium heat. Add bread crumbs cook, stirring
frequently, until crisp, about 5 minutes. Add chopped garlic at last
minute. Cool mixture, then crumble coarsely by hand or in food processor.
Toss with Parmesan cheese.

Sprinkle partially cooked macaroni with garlic bread crumbs bake 10 to 15
minutes longer.

Note: For more goat cheese taste, add 1 1/2 to 3 more ounces. In the
restaurant, the cooked macaroni and cheese is not baked but ladled into
individual heat-proof serving dishes, sprinkled with the crumb mixture and
browned under a broiler.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Per serving: 794 calories, 34 grams protein, 35 grams fat, 74 grams
cholesterol, 86 grams carbohydrate, 603 milligrams sod less than 1 gram

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