This wonderful recipe for the world’s best mac and cheese is from Kurt Beecher Dammeier’s “Pure Flavor” cookbook.
Yield: Serves 4 as a side dish
Butter or vegetable oil, for baking dish
6 ounces penne
2 cups Beecher’s Flagship Cheese Sauce
1 ounce cheddar cheese, grated (1/4 cup)
1 ounce Gruyere cheese, grated (1/4 cup)
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter or oil and 8-inch baking dish; set aside.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Cook penne, according to package direction, for 2 minutes less than recommended on the package. Rinse pasta in cold water; set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix together cooked pasta and sauce gently but thoroughly. Pour pasta into prepared baking dish; sprinkle with cheeses and chile powder. Bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
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