Roasted Mushroom Mac & Cheese

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The debate of the century… to add mushrooms or to not add mushrooms? For us – and for mycophiles everywhere - the answer is always obvious. YES to all the mushrooms!

 

These roasted mushrooms add a hearty touch to our traditional “World’s Best” Mac & Cheese dish. If you like mushrooms on your pizza or stuffed and broiled, this will be your next go-to favorite. And to make it even better, the roasting process couldn’t be easier. This is one of the quickest (and simplest) recipes that is sure to satisfy all your cravings.

How To Make Roasted Mushroom Mac & Cheese

Mushrooms… what variety should you use?

 

Choosing the perfect mushroom is always tricky. The biggest question to ask yourself – what are you looking for? Chanterelle mushrooms have a firm texture and a subtle peppery note, and tend to pair well with cream sauces. Portobello mushrooms are a larger choice and tend to be muskier in flavor. Hen of the woods mushrooms have a slightly meatier texture, and are our choice when it comes to a risotto or side dish. We stuck to cremini mushrooms for this creation as we love the earthy heartiness and textural difference they bring to the dish.


What about the oil?

 

Using expeller-pressed safflower oil is our first choice when it comes to roasting vegetables. This oil adds a neutral yet slightly nutty note. If you don’t have safflower oil in the pantry, vegetable oil is a neutral-flavor alternative, but has a lower smoke point and will lengthen the roasting time. Keeping an eye on your mushrooms as they roast is crucial if you substitute your oil.

mushroom variety

Serve & Store

Let cool for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy hot. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for 2 to 3 days.

Recipe

Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 40 to 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Serves: 2 to 4 (as a side)

Ingredients

   

1 “World’s Best” Mac & Cheese (20oz pan)

Roasted Mushrooms (recipe follows)

1/4 cup grated Beecher's Flagship cheese (about 1 ounce)


Roasted Mushrooms

Makes about 3/4 cup

8 cremini mushrooms (about 1/4 pound)

1-1/2 tablespoons expeller-pressed safflower oil

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Cook “World’s Best” Mac & Cheese according to cooking instructions.
  2. Immediately after removing the mac and cheese from the oven, fold in the Roasted Mushrooms. Top with the Flagship cheese.
  3. Set oven temperature to broil. Return the pan to the oven and broil for 5 minutes or until the top is nicely browned.
  4. Let set for 5 minutes. Serve hot.

 

Roasted Mushrooms

Makes about 3/4 cup

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Wash and dry mushrooms. Cut off stems and quarter.
  3. In a medium-size bowl, add the mushrooms and toss with oil to coat.
  4. Add salt and pepper and toss again.
  5. Spread the mushrooms in a single layer on a sheet pan (make sure not to over crowd the pan).
  6. Roast in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until the mushrooms are starting to brown.
  7. Let cool for 10 to 15 minutes.
  8. Use immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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