Mmmm mmmm cheesy comfort food! This was a great week night meal. I think I would 1/2 the caraway seeds next time and add more sausage. It is a little time consuming but it is worth it in the end. The steps are many but the taste is outstanding!
1 1/2 cups bread crumbs(pulse in a food processor or use pre made ones, I like fresh better)
2 Tbsp fresh parsley
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
salt and pepper to taste
Mix all together and set aside
Cook 8 ounces of elbow macaroni and drain, set aside
1 Tbsp olive oil
12 ounces of kielbasa cut into rounds
Brown and drain on a paper towel
Melt 2 Tbsp unsalted butter in the same pot as the sausage was browned in
2 Tbsp shallots, minced
1 Tbsp caraway seeds**I would not use this much again**
Cook for 3 minutes until the seeds are toasted
2 Tbsp flour and cover the shallots, cook 1 minute.
2 1/2 whole milk then whisk and cook 5-8 minutes until it is thick. Reduce heat to low and Add
1 cup shredded Gouda and
1 cup shredded Gruyere by the handful and make sure it melts all the way before adding more.
Stir in~ 3 Tbsp dijon mustard and 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
Add the sausage and pasta and stir well. Put in a 2 quart baking dish that is greased. Sprinkle the crumbs over the mac and bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees til bubbly! Let stand 5 minutes before serving!
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