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Baked Goat Cheese Mac and Cheese

Our Original Goat Cheese recipe upgrades classic mac and cheese into something truly special. Pair with a green salad and dinner is served.

Baked Goat Cheese Mac and Cheese
Baked Goat Cheese Mac and Cheese

the details

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Total Time: 50 Minutes
Servings: 4


  • ½ lb macaroni – cavatappi, shells or elbows
  • 2 TB butter
  • 2 TB all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 6 oz LaClare Original Goat Cheese (chèvre)
  • Kosher salt
  • ½ tsp fresh black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ⅛ tsp grated nutmeg
  • ½ cup Italian seasoned panko breadcrumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Bring a large pot of heavily salted water to a boil. Add pasta. Cook to al dente according to package instructions. Drain.
  3. In saucepan on medium heat, melt butter. Once melted, add flour and whisk until flour is incorporated. Cook, whisking continuously, until roux turns golden brown.
  4. Slowly add milk, whisking until all milk is combined.
  5. Add goat cheese, pinch of salt, black pepper, oregano, thyme, red pepper flakes and nutmeg.
  6. Add drained pasta to sauce and stir to coat.
  7. Pour pasta and sauce into an 8x8 baking dish. Top with breadcrumbs
  8. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until breadcrumbs are golden brown.