It's my second month participating with Group C in Secret Recipe Club. If you want to learn more about Secret Recipe Club, take a look here!
This month I was assigned the blog Rainstorms and Love Notes. Don't you just love that name? Who doesn't love rainstorms and love notes!! Ashley is the creative blogger behind Rainstorms and Love Notes! She says, "Rainstorms and Love Notes is where I share new recipes, write about life and love, and talk about my obsession with binge-watching TV shows, our 3 cats and the Pittsburgh Steelers."
Ashley has some great recipes on her site, it was hard to choose just one. Since we're big Mac n Cheese fans at our house, her Goat Cheese Mac n Cheese spoke to me!! I've never had goat cheese mac n cheese before and wasn't sure what to expect. The tang of goat cheese makes a delicious mac n cheese. I love the crunchy addition of panko on the top!! If you're looking for a new Mac n Cheese recipe, give this one a try!!!
Baked Macaroni and Goat Cheese
Recipe Courtesy of Rainstorms and Love Notes
2 cups milk
1/4 cup flour, plus 1 tbsp
4 1/2 tbsp butter
1/2 pound macaroni
6 oz goat cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
4 green onions, sliced
1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs
olive oil, for drizzling
Heat the milk in a pan over medium heat just until it starts to bubble, or about 5 minutes.
In a separate pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Meanwhile, boil the macaroni according to package directions.
Add the flour into the melted butter and whisk constantly, until the mixture is slightly thick.
Remove the butter mixture from heat and slowly add in the milk, whisking constantly. Once the milk has been added, set back over medium heat and continue to whisk until the mixture is silky and thick, about 3 minutes.
Add the goat cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, and green onions to the milk mixture and melt over low heat, just until the goat cheese has melted.
When the macaroni has finished boiling, drain and stir in to the goat cheese mixture.
Pour the mixture into a casserole dish and top with the Panko breadcrumbs.
Bake at 400 for 10-12 minutes, or until the breadcrumbs have started to brown.
Drizzle with olive oil and enjoy!