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Gouda Mac and Cheese with Peaches and Prosciutto

This savory/sweet recipe marries fresh peaches with crispy prosciutto in a creamy Wisconsin gouda sauce. 

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Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces prosciutto, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 white onion, thinly sliced
  •   Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 yellow peaches, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 pound orecchiette pasta
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) Wisconsin gouda cheese, shredded, plus additional for topping
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt

Directions

In large skillet over medium high heat, cook prosciutto until crispy, 3-5 minutes. (If skillet becomes too dry, add a bit of butter.) Remove prosciutto and set aside. Reduce heat under skillet to medium and melt butter. Add onion with pinch of salt and few turns of pepper. Cook until very soft, about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add peaches and half of prosciutto; cook for about 5 additional minutes. Set aside.

Cook pasta according to the manufacturer’s directions. Drain.

In large bowl, mix cheese, yogurt and pinch of salt and pepper. Fold in hot pasta and reserved prosciutto mixture. Sprinkle additional cheese and remaining half of prosciutto over. Sauce will thicken as pasta cools slightly.

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Semi-soft and semi-hard cheese, like Cheddar, Monterey Jack and Mozzarella, should be very cold for easy grating.