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Pork Panko Crusted Mac N Cheese

  • ½ cup butter
  • 6 cups onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 apples (I used gala) , peeled, cored, and medium dice
  • 5 Tbsp flour
  • 3½ cups milk
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme, chopped
  • 4 cups smoked Gouda, grated
  • 3 cups Muenster cheese, grated and divided (mild white cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese would work fine as a substitute)
  • 1-½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 lb pasta (use a fun shape), cooked and cooled
  • 1 cup Pork Panko crumbs to top the dish
Pork Rind Crusted Mac N Cheese

Recipe courtesy of our friend: @OliveAndMango

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large stock pot , melt the butter over medium heat.

Step 2

Add the onions and cook until golden brown and caramelized, about 20–30 minutes. Next, add and sauté the apples for 1–2 minutes.

Step 3

Stir in the flour until combined.

Step 4

Pour in the milk. While stirring continuously, let it come up to a slight simmer with the milk thickening. Remove from the heat and add the fresh thyme, Gouda, 1 cup Muenster, salt, and pepper, mustard and paprika.

Step 5

Stir until the cheese has fully melted and the mixture is smooth (if needed, put the sauce pot back on low heat until the cheese melts).

Step 6

Fold in the pasta and pour the mixture into a 13” x 9” casserole dish or into minis.

Step 7

Top it with the remaining Muenster cheese and the Pork Panko crumbs and Bake for 45 minutes, or until bubbly and the top is golden brown.