Microwave Magic: Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese
When we’re hungover, there’s nothing we want more than something super cheesy and comforting. These days, our tastes have graduated beyond Easy Mac but we also aren’t looking for an all out cooking session in the kitchen. Luckily enough, gourmet mac ‘n cheese can be made in the microwave. Pretty amazing, right? Keep reading for our gourmet easy mac secrets.
– 2 tablespoons butter
– 2 tablespoons flour
– 1 cup 1% milk
– 1 1/2 cups shredded smoked gouda (about 1/3 pound)
– 2 cups macaroni, cooked
– Salt and pepper to taste
– Applewood smoked bacon (optional)
– Lobster (optional)
Gather your ingredients.
Cook pasta according to package directions. Set aside.
Place butter in a medium-sized bowl and microwave for 1 minute, or until melted. Whisk in flour and return to microwave; heat for 1 minute and then whisk until smooth.
Add ½ cup milk and stir. Heat mixture for another 30 seconds on high. Add remaining ½ cup milk and repeat process. Continue to heat for 30 second intervals until sauce is thickened.
Add cheese and stir until melted and incorporated. Heat for additional 15-30 second intervals if cheese is not melting. Stir in cooked macaroni. Add salt and pepper to taste. Don’t worry if it looks lumpy, we promise it won’t taste that way!
Optional: Add either cooked and crumbled bacon and/or lobster to the mixture after incorporating cheese.