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Crispy Greens Mac & Cheese

Dairy Farmers of Canada
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  • Course Main Dishes
  • Prep. Time 1 hr
  • Cooking Time 35 - 40 mins
  • Yields 10 to 12 servings

“It’s got a creamy, cheesy noodle inside, with four different Dutchman’s cheeses, and a crunchy broccoli-kale-Brussels sprout crust on top.”
- Chef Andrew Farrell, winner of The Grate Canadian Cheese Cook-Off 2014 Mac & Cheese Edition

  • Course Main Dishes
  • Prep. Time 1 hr
  • Cooking Time 35 - 40 mins
  • Yields 10 to 12 servings

Blue cheeses are perfect for people who enjoy bold, tangy flavours.


Ingredients

1 lb (450 g) macaroni
1/2 cup (125 mL) butter
1 onion, diced
1/2 cup (125 mL) all-purpose flour
2 tbsp (30 mL) cornstarch
4 cups (1 L) whole milk
1 cup (250 mL) 35 % cream
1/4 cup (60 mL) Dijon mustard
1 tbsp (15 mL) Worcestershire Sauce
1 tsp (5 mL) Sriracha hot sauce
1 tsp (5 mL) ground black pepper
1 tsp (5 mL) ground nutmeg
7 cups (1.75 L) That Dutchman’s Medium Gouda, shredded
1 3/4 cups (430 mL) That Dutchman’s Smoked Gouda, shredded
3 1/2 oz (100 g) That Dutchman’s Dragon’s Breath Blue, crumbled

Topping:
2 cups (500 mL) kale, stemmed, torn
1 cup (250 mL) Brussels sprouts, shaved
1 cup (250 mL) broccoli florets, thinly sliced
1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
1/2 tsp (2 mL) pepper
1 cup (250 mL) That Dutchman’s Old Growler Gouda, shredded
1 cup (250 mL) Panko bread crumbs
1/4 cup (60 mL) melted butter

Preparation

Butter a 13 x 9-inch (33 x 23 cm) baking dish. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook macaroni for half the time directed on package. Drain and cool under cold water; set aside.

In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat; add onion and sauté for 2 minutes or until softened. Stir in flour and cornstarch; cook, stirring until smooth. Gradually stir in milk and cream; cook, stirring until smooth and thickened, about 7 minutes. Add mustard, Worcestershire Sauce, hot sauce, pepper and nutmeg.

Remove from heat; slowly stir in Medium and Smoked Gouda and Blue cheeses. Stir in macaroni. Pour into prepared dish; set aside.

Topping:
Preheat oven to 425 °F (220 °C).

In a large bowl, toss together kale, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, oil, salt and pepper; spread evenly over a large rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or until greens are wilted.

In medium bowl, combine cheese, breadcrumbs and butter; stir in greens and sprinkle over macaroni. Place baking dish on rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or until bubbly and golden.

Tips

Cheese alternatives: Canadian Blue cheese, Smoked, Medium and Aged Gouda.

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Blue cheeses are perfect for people who enjoy bold, tangy flavours.

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Blue cheeses are perfect for people who enjoy bold, tangy flavours.

Nutritional Info

Per serving
Energy: 808 Calories
Protein: 36 g
Carbohydrate: 51 g
Fat: 52 g
Fibre: 3 g
Sodium: 1187 mg
Calcium: 843 mg

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