Sunday, March 15, 2015

Baked Macaroni and Goat Cheese - SRC

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
Serves 4
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!


  1. I'm a sucker for any kind of mac and cheese. I've never had it with goat cheese though. I'll so have to try it!! :-)

  2. Sounds like a great variation on mac and cheese - although I'm not sure if my traditionalists would go for it! Thanks for another good SRC post.

  3. Hi Julie! I'm so glad you liked the macaroni and goat cheese - it's been a while since I've made it, and now I'm craving it!

  4. We love mac & cheese too but I haven't used goat cheese before. I'll have to try it out. Great choice for the SRC!

  5. I've made homemade mac & cheese hundreds of time and many variations but I don't think I've ever tried it with goat cheese - sounds delish!

  6. I am such a sucker for mac and cheese, I would have chosen the same recipe! :-)

  7. Sounds so yummy! I'm an absolute mac 'n' cheese fanatic and have never tried goat cheese in it. Happy to bake/cook with you in group C!

  8. This sounds so much better than your everyday mac and cheese. Love the addition of the goat cheese. I better go stock up.

  9. I wish I could love goat cheese but it just hasn't happened yet :) I do love a good mac n cheese, though, and the green onions are a great idea!


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