Wondering what gifts TODAY editors actually love? These are our favorite gifts from every TODAY gift guide.

Fancy Pants Mac-n-Cheese
Fancy Pants Mac-n-Cheese


    • 2 cups milk
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 10 ounces Gruyère cheese, shredded
    • 10 ounces Gouda cheese, shredded
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (optional)
    • 8 ounces elbow macaroni, cooked
    • 1/2 cup chopped prosciutto
    • 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


1. Preheat the oven to 400°.

2. In a large bowl, microwave the milk at HIGH for 1½ minutes. Melt the butter in a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium-low heat; whisk in the flour until smooth. Cook, whisking constantly for 1 minute.

3. Gradually whisk in the warm milk and cook, whisking constantly until thickened, about 5 minutes.

4. Whisk in the salt, black pepper, shredded Gouda and Gruyère cheeses and red pepper if desired, until smooth; then stir in the cooked pasta. Add the chopped prosciutto and mix well. Spoon the pasta mixture into a lightly greased 2-quart baking dish; top with the shredded Parmesan cheese. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden and bubbly.

Related video

Closed Captioning
apply | reset x

Try bacon-topped baked beans for your Memorial Day barbecue

Play Video - 5:14