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Gouda White Chocolate Mac & Cheese Recipe

  • Best for: Soul food junkies who want to live dangerously
  • Difficulty level: Moderate
  • Prep time: 45-60 minutes

I know what you’re thinking. Chocolate and mac and cheese?? Yes, believe it. Pair your favorite white chocolate with rich, creamy, nutty cheeses, like aged gouda and gruyère, and you’ve got yourself a savory-sweet match made in heaven.


  • 2 cups of seashell pasta
  • 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • two tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • 1 cup of half and half milk
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Black pepper
  • ⅓ cup of Ghirardelli white chocolate melts (or white chocolates chips of your choice)
  • 1 ½ cups of aged gouda cheese, grated
  • ½ mug of gruyère cheese, grated

Step 1 : In a medium pot, boil the seashell pasta over medium-high heat in salted water, until it’s tender but firm. Drain and set aside.

Step 2: In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. When it’s completely melted, add your flour and whisk together, until a paste starts to form.

Step 3: After whisking for roughly 2 minutes, gradually add the whole milk and half and half, and continue to whisk. The sauce should start to thicken at this point.

Step 4: Add your nutmeg, salt, and a pinch of black pepper. Continue to stir.

Step 5: Add the white dark chocolate, grated aged gouda plus gruyère cheese. Continue to stir.

Step 6: Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

Step 7: Add the cooked pasta to your sauce and mix to combine. (The consistency of the cheese sauce will be quite thick, so make sure to blend well until there’s even distribution. )

Step 8: Transfer the mac and cheese into a buttered baking pan and let it bake for 10 to 15 moments.

Stage 9: (optional): After baking, melt a handful of white chocolate chips and drizzle over the top for bonus presentation points.