Beecher's "World's Best" Mac & Cheese

Flagship Cheese

  • Serves 4
One of our first recipes – and definitely the most popular!

ingredients

6 ounces penne pasta

8 ounces Flagship cheese, grated (about 2 cups)

1-1/2 cups milk

2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 ounces Just Jack cheese, grated (about 1/2 cup)

1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon chili powder

Pinch garlic powder

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350˚F.

2. Cook penne 2 minutes less than package directions. Rinse in cold water and set aside.

3. Melt butter in a heavy bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour. Continue whisking and cook for 2 minutes. Slowly add milk while whisking. Cook until sauce thickens, about 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.

4. Add 1-3/4 cups Flagship cheese, 1/4 cup Just Jack cheese, salt, 1/4 tsp. chili powder, and garlic powder. Stir until cheese is melted and all in¬gredients are incorporated, about 3 minutes.

5. Combine pasta and sauce in a large bowl and mix carefully. Scrape into an 8-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and chili powder.

6. Bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Let Mac & Cheese sit for 5 minutes before serving.