Joan's Macaroni and Cheese

Total Time:
55 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
50 min

Yield:
10 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 pound pasta (elbow macaroni, fusilli, or any shape desired)
  • 2 ounces butter
  • 3 3/4 cups whole milk
  • 6 ounces ricotta or small curd cottage cheese
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 12 ounces Monterey jack, shredded
  • 12 ounces Gouda, shredded, plus 8 ounces
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  • Cook pasta in large pot of boiling, salted water until just tender. Drain well. Add butter, milk, ricotta, cream cheese, Monterey jack, and 12 ounces of the Gouda to the warm pasta. Season with salt and pepper. Gently mix everything together, leaving some chunks of cheese visible. Pour the mixture into 9 by 11-inch baking pan. Top with the remaining 8 ounces of gouda. Bake until beautifully golden, 30 to 40 minutes. Serve hot or room temperature.


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