Monday, March 17, 2008

Smoked Gouda Mac & Cheese

14 ounces macaroni
2 cups chopped spinach
½ block tofu, mashed
1 egg, beaten
2 TB butter
¼ cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 TB flour
2 cups milk
salt & pepper to taste
8 ounces smoked gouda, shredded or cut into small cubes
1/3 cup grated Parmesan
1/2 cup breadcrumbs

1. Preheat oven to 350. Cook macaroni according to package directions.  Place spinach in large colander.  Drain macaroni over spinach & return both to pot.  Stir in tofu & egg.
2. Meanwhile, melt butter in large sauce pan; saute onion & garlic; mix in flour.  Stir in milk; bring to boil, lower heat & cook until thick, stirring frequently. Add gouda, parmesan, salt & pepper; stir & heat until melted.  Add cheese mixture to macaroni mixture & stir well.
3. Spoon mixture into oiled 13 x 9 baking dish; sprinkle bread crumbs on top.  Bake 40 minutes.

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