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Smoked Gouda Macaroni and Cheese Recipe | Baked Mac and Cheese

A delicious dish of smoked mac and cheese.

Make this incredible baked macaroni and cheese recipe for a dish the whole family will love!

This isn’t one of your ordinary macaroni and cheese recipes; this phenomenal recipe features classic macaroni, mouth-watering smoked Gouda cheese, and delectable bacon bits. Macaroni and cheese out of the box can taste OK in a pinch, but even the best boxed variety will never hold a candle to a homemade batch.

In this case, you’ll be loading your mac and cheese with the good stuff. Think butter, whole milk, oodles of shredded Gouda and cheddar cheese, and Cajun seasoning. It’s incredible well before the bacon, which takes it to another level altogether! You’ll even add a bottle of your favorite dark beer for some extra special smokiness (don’t worry, the alcohol cooks out!). The recipe takes less than an hour from preparation to cooling, and is so easy to do you won’t break a sweat preparing it.

There’s a lot you can do with the baked mac and cheese to make it your own. Use a few heaping spoonfuls as a delightful side to a juicy steak, or place it in a large bowl for a wonderfully rich, creamy, filling meal. And, of course, you can always tinker with the recipe to suit your family’s tastes, such as by adding some hot sauce for heat or throwing in some extra bacon for those who can never get enough tasty goodness.

Watch the video or read the instructions below to see how to prepare this creamy baked mac and cheese recipe!

Baked Mac and Cheese Recipe

Ingredients you will need:

  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 8 oz. smoked Gouda, shredded
  • 8 oz. sharp cheddar, shredded
  • Pasta, your favorite
  • 1 bottle dark beer of choice
  • Paprika
  • Cajun seasoning
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 lb. cooked and crumbled bacon
  • Chives, chopped for garnish

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Chop 1 small onion and 3 garlic cloves. Cook in a saucepan with 1/2 stick butter until translucent.

Jess chops onion with a Rada French Chef knife.

Add your pasta to boiling water. Cook noodles to less than al dente because they’re going to finish in the oven. Remove noodles from heat and drain.

Jess adds noodles to boiling water.

Add 1/4 cup flour to the garlic and onions. Stir to make a rue and cook 2 to 3 minutes. Afterwards, add 2 cups whole milk and 1 bottle dark beer. Let it come to a simmer.

Add paprika and Cajun seasoning. Add approximately 8 oz. shredded smoked Gouda and 8 oz. shredded sharp cheddar, saving a small amount of each for later.

Add pasta to a greased 9″ by 13″ pan.

Top with sauce and remaining cheese.

Add 1/2 lb. crumbled bacon. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

Serve and enjoy the best baked mac and cheese you’ll ever have. Let us know how it turned out for you in the comments section on this page!

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Macaroni and Cheese Video Recipe

 

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Hi there, Jess in the Rada Kitchen, thanks so much for joining me! Today we are going to whip up one of my most requested side dishes, homemade baked mac and cheese, that I make for holidays and family get-togethers. This is my smoked Gouda mac n’ cheese, and we’re pulling out all the stops by adding beer and bacon to this. Let’s go ahead and get started!

First we’ll prep flavor components for our sauce. On our stove, we have some salted water in a big stockpot that’s just coming up to a boil. While that’s happening, I’m going to prep our onion and garlic. I have kept this in the fridge so it doesn’t make my eyes water. We’ll get rid of the skin, and with my Rada French Chef knife we’ll cut down the middle, keeping that root intact.

Now for our garlic. Smash them. Get rid of the peel, then chop. I started off making this recipe for my kids, but it turns out this is also an adult favorite! Here in my saucepan, I’ve melted half a stick of butter. Then we’re going to add our onion and garlic and sear until they’re translucent.

So here I have my water boiling and it’s ready for our pasta. We’re going to cook these at less than al dente because we’re going to finish them off in our oven and we don’t want them to become mushy. So I’ve taken the noodles out of the hot water and strained them off. Now I’m going to add to our onions and garlic some flour. We’re going to make a really simple rue. Stir with my Rada Non-Scratch Spoon. We’ll cook for 2 or 3 minutes.

We’re going to make a sauce with whole milk and beer. I’m going to whisk this in with my Rada Handi-Stir. We’re going to make sure we don’t have any lumps in our sauce. To this I’m going to add an amber beer. Use any beer that you like! Let this come up to a simmer and we’re going to add our cheese.

We’ll season our sauce with some paprika and some Rada Burger & Fry Seasoning. I’m using smoked Gouda and sharp cheddar, both grated. I’m throwing both in there. I’ll reserve a bit for the top of our mac and cheese for when it bakes.

Let’s prep for the oven. I’ve greased my Rada Rectangular Baker with some olive oil. I’m going to put down our pasta and then top it with our cheese sauce. Get it all in there. Let’s mix it up. Then we are going to top this with our cheese and crumbled bacon. We are going to top this off with the rest of our Gouda and cheddar cheese. Use any combination of cheese that you like, this is just the one I prefer.

Now I’m going to crumble a half pound of bacon that I cooked earlier. Get nice, big chunks. Into my preheated 325 degrees for about 20 to 25 minutes.

So here we have our delicious smoked mac and cheese. Thanks so much for watching! Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more great recipes just like this one!

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