Smoked Oka & St. Paulin Mac & Cheese

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 h
  • Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp butter, divided 45 mL
  • 1 cup finely diced ham 250 mL
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour 30 mL
  • 2 1/2 cups milk 625 mL
  • 2 cups grated St. Paulin Cheese, divided 500 mL
  • 1 cup grated smoked OKA L'Artisan Cheese 250 mL
  • 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper 1 mL
  • 4 cups cooked small pasta shells cooked (al dente), such as elbow macaroni
    or orecchiette
    1 L
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs 60 mL

Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400˚F (200˚C). Melt 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter in large skillet set over medium heat. Cook ham and onions 3 to 4 min. until onions have softened. Sprinkle in flour. Cook, stirring, 2 to 3 min. until flour and butter are smooth.

  • Step 2

    Slowly whisk in milk. Continue to whisk while bringing to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, stirring constantly, 7 to 8 min. until sauce is slightly thickened. Remove from heat.

  • Step 3

    Stir in 1 cup (250 mL) St. Paulin cheese, smoked Oka, salt and pepper. Mix in pasta; spread in greased 8-cup (2-L) baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining St. Paulin cheese. Melt remaining butter; toss with breadcrumbs. Sprinkle overtop.

  • Step 4

    Bake 20 min. or until golden and bubbly. Let stand 10 min. before serving.

Tip

For vegetarian mac & cheese, switch the ham for chopped broccoli or cauliflower.

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Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description Per serving (1/8 of the recipe):
  • Calories 350
  • Fat 20 g
  • Saturated Fat 12 g
  • Carbs 26 g
  • Sugar 5 g
  • Protein 18 g
  • Cholesterol 70 mg
  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 570 mg