"S-Mac Down" and CheesePosted: Updated:
2T unsalted butter
2T all purpose flour
1 1/2 cup whole milk
1/2 cup smoked Gouda, finely shredded
1/4 cup Parmesan-pecorino Romano blend, finely grated
Kosher salt to taste
Chipotle Tabasco to taste
Smoked paprika to taste
1/2 box or 8 oz. elbow macaroni, dry
Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add macaroni and cook until al dente, 8 to 11 minutes. Drain and keep warm.
In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. When completely melted, add flour and whisk to incorporate, creating a roux.
Add milk to roux and whisk until smooth. Bring to a simmer and allow to thicken lightly, about 4 minutes.
Add both cheeses and whisk until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings with salt, paprika and Tabasco.
Add macaroni to pot and coat completely, or place macaroni in a bowl and toss with cheese sauce. Serve immediately.
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