Featured Wisconsin Cheeses: Pleasant Ridge Reserve
Oh-so-Elegant Macaroni & Cheese
Serves 6 as a side
1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs, from about 1/2 dinner roll, crust on
2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary
1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) Wisconsin Pleasant Ridge Reserve, grated and divided
2 tablespoons butter, plus more for buttering baking dishes
2 tablespoons flour
2 cups whole milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups (6 ounces) penne pasta, slightly undercooked and drained
Preheat oven to 350°F. Generously butter six 1/2-cup ramekins or crème brulée dishes
and set on a baking sheet. Toss together bread crumbs, rosemary and about 1/2 cup of cheese
in small bowl and set aside.
Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Once butter begins to bubble,
add flour and stir to combine. Continue stirring for a minute until bubbly again; then add milk and salt.
Stir until it thickens and bubbles form around the edge of the pan. Remove from heat and stir in
remaining cheese. Mix in cooked pasta.
Divide pasta mixture among baking dishes and sprinkle with bread crumb and cheese mixture.
Bake in the center of the oven until golden and bubbly, about 20 to 25 minutes.
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