Spanish Mac and Cheese

4 cups rotini pasta or elbows if you want
1 cup manchego cheese or Swiss or cheddar and parm will work if that is all you hav
1/2 cup idiazabal or parm
1 1/2 cup whole milk
1/2 cup goat cheese
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg freshly grated (use what you have)
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoon flour
1 teaspoon of hot sauce
Topping combine
1/3 cup panko bread crumbs
1/3 cup parm
1 Teaspoon chives
8 oz roasted red pepper (optional)

Cook pasta to package directions to al dente don’t over cook it can’t absorb the sauce.

Pre-heat oven at 350

In a large sauce pan on medium heat
Melt butter
Add flour and mix well forming a roux cooking until a light blonde to cook out the flour taste
Stir in milk
Add cheese gradually stirring constantly
Add onion powder and onion powder
Add hot sauce taste and salt if needed
Add pasta to pan combine (if you’re going to add the red peppers do it now)
Put in oven safe dish
Top with topping mixture
Bake for 20 minutes until top is brown

For a strange new way use this to top
The chorizo cornbread stuffing with this in a springform pan and that way you can cut slices out of mold

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