I had left over bleu cheese from updated Danish Cube Steak and wanted to use it up. Here is what I came up with and it too got a 2 thumbs up from hubby!
GROWN UP MAC & CHEESE
12 ounce package pasta
3 tablespoons flour
3 tablespoons butter
2 cups whole milk
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon Frank’s hot sauce
3/4 cup sharp white cheddar cheese
3 ounces bleu cheese crumbles
1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain Well.
- Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Add salt.
- In a small food processor pulse bleu cheese crumbles until fine. Set aside.
- Add flour and whisk constantly over medium heat until smooth.
- Gradually add milk, whisking constantly.
- Add hot sauce. Bring to a slow boil. Simmer for 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat and whisk in all cheeses, salt and pepper to taste until smooth.
- Mix pasta and cheese mixture together until well blended.
- Scoop into a casserole or ramekins.
- Bake 15-20 minutes.
- Top with chopped chives.