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Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese

Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese

Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese


I’m fairly certain that if you’ve been reading this here website for a while you know that I’m always up for a good party.  The exception I have is this one time in high school when my sister Molly threw a huge beer bash at our house when our parents were out of town.

Seriously, dude.  Have you seen Sixteen Candles?  We lived it.


Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese


I think I was a senior and Molly was two years behind me.  My parents went on some kind of fancy island vacation and left us behind to run amok behave like responsible adults.  We had the great idea that we would have a small get together, get some beer, and each invite 3 or 4 friends to hang out.  Sounds good, right?


Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese


Not so much.  The plan was for me to go pic up my friend Judi and bring here back to the house to spend the night.  This part happened as planned and when I left a couple of Molly’s friends were already there.


Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese


When Judi and I drove up our long driveway into the woods we found at least ten cars, half the football team, and one of the jocks rolling a keg into my house.  You can probably understand why my head exploded at this point!  Molly was already trashed feeling the effects of her underage drinking and we got into a huge fight.  I said oh hell to the no I am not going down with this ship and left her to her tomfoolery while Judi and I relocated our own juvenile delinquency down the street to meet the rest of our friends.


Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese


When Judi and I came back to the house it was seriously a scene out of Sixteen Candles.  There was no Ted in the coffee table and Sam didn’t trade her underwear (that we know of) to help a geek, but we did find a pair of tidy whities frozen to the front porch and a bottle of bourbon chilling in the snow the next morning.   I’m pretty sure Long Duk Dong was passed out in the front yard babbling about grandpa’s automobile.


Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese


P.S. You may be asking what in the world does this have to do with smoked gouda mac and cheese at this point.  The answer is – not a dang thing.  We served it at our Super Bowl party and it reminded me of Molly’s party.  BTW – she’s still grounded.


Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese

Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese

Author: Rachelle Corson-Webber


  • 1 pound medium pasta shells cooked according to package directions
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 1/3 pound shredded smoked gouda
  • pinch each of salt and white pepper, or to taste
  • Parsley, chopped for garnish, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Melt butter in a skillet or frying pan then sprinkle in flour
  3. Whisk for 3-4 minutes until a brown peanut butter color
  4. Whisk in milk and keep whisking until smooth and thickens, 2-3 minutes
  5. Add cheese and stir until all the cheese is melted and mixture is smooth
  6. Stir in salt and white pepper
  7. Combine cooked pasta and cheese sauce in a large bowl until all the pasta is coated
  8. Coat a casserole dish with cooking spray and transfer macaroni cheese mixture to casserole dish
  9. Bake at 350 for 35-45 minutes at 350
  10. Garnish with chopped parsley if desired


Bacon would also be delicious in here if you cook it up crispy and stir it in when mixing the cheese sauce and pasta - I had no-pork friends over when I made this so I didn't add bacon

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Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese

27 Responses to Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese

  1. Hahahah! Yep – I remember those days…and actually, I had the party while the parents were out and they thought it was safe because my two younger sisters were home. Well – you know how that went – my littlest sister did, however, ask, “Why were people were walking around with big glass bottles of water?” Good times! I could have used this mac-n-cheese when my parents got home! Looks fabulous!

    • Oh my. Yes, indeed I know how that went. I also knew that you and I are soul sisters, Annie! Too funny about the “water bottles” LOL! #missthe80s

  2. Hahahahahahaha! Omg, you always crack me up, Rachelle! I can totally relate to that story, except I was your sister… the ding dong who hosted the party and contributed to the long duck dong shenanigans. Opps. I think im still grounded to this day for replacing the vodka in all my parents bottles with water. 🙂 LOVE this mac n cheese! I mean I can’t say to no cheesy mac in general, but when you pump up the flava with smoked Gouda my heart goes pitter patter! Face plant! Cheers, sweets! Xo

    • OMG! Dude. The water in the parents’ vodka is a total rookie mistake! Sorry you’re still grounded! Long live Long Duk Dong!

  3. Hahaha definitely sounds straight out of a Hughes’ movie 🙂 Also LOVE the looks of this mac and cheese- send some to your sister, being grounded for this many years has to be rough 😉 Pinning!

    • Ha! My life is straight out of a Hughes’ movie! 🙂 Don’t feel sorry for Molly. She totally deserves it. 🙂 Thanks for the Pin!

  4. House parties are no good unless they are at someone else’s house. Something always gets stolen or broken or stolen and broken. Then there’s always some geek who’s asking if he can borrow your underpants for 10 minutes. It freakin’ sucks ass. You know what doesn’t suck ass? This delicious smoked gouda mac and cheese. Hot diggity dog! “If you were here”, you could make this for me and I’ll eat the whole damn pot of it! Oh, I gotta go, Jake just showed up with a cake…

    • OMG! Don’t forget about the guy locked inside the glass coffee table! At least he got to drive the Rolls. I would prefer to make this for you here in the lovely south. It’s too cold where you are. Say hi to Jake. Long Duk Dong sends his love.

  5. Haha too funny! My older brothers’ were the masterminds behind our house party and I tried to be the responsible baby sister and talk some sense into them but they would have none of it. Luckily there was no major damage done but I did freak out a bit when I saw the mess that was left. I definitely could have used a comforting meal like this mac and cheese to calm me down. Looks delicious!

  6. Hahha ha your poor parents and poor Molly! This Mac and cheese looks amazing. Smoked Gouda is just always a good idea.

    • Poor Molly? Not so much. She’s a naughty girl. But my poor parents I can get on board with! 🙂 Smoked gouda is always a win in my book!

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