Pumpkin Mac & Cheese Toast

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Most people think of toast as just a quick breakfast option, but it can be so much more than that! With endless topping combinations, “fancy toast” actually goes beyond a simple snack and becomes a satisfying meal. Chef Trent Campbell of Shylo’s Mobile Cafe joined us with the recipe. 
 
Pumpkin Mac & Cheese Toast
Ingredients:
  • 1 slice of bread
  • 1.5 slices Gouda
  • 2 slices crispy bacon
  • 1 pats salted butter, room temperature
  • ¼ cup Pumpkin Mac & Cheese (recipe follows)
Pumpkin Mac & Cheese:
  • 1 pound pasta
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 shallot, finely diced
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 3 sage leaves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 ½ cups half & half
  • 2 cups Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup Smoked Gruyère
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Directions:

  1. Cook pasta according to directions and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a sauce pan and add diced shallots, salt, and red pepper flakes. Cook for a few minutes until fragrant and softened. Add sage leaves and cook for another two minutes. Add flour and whisk for another 2 minutes until a roux forms. Once the flour cooks out, add half n half and whisk. Season to taste and then let the mixture cook and reduce for 5-10 minutes. Whisk in Cheddar, Smoked Gruyère and the pumpkin puree. Add honey and once again, season to taste.
  3. Add pasta, stir until evenly combined, then remove from heat.
  4. Grab your perfectly toasted slice of bread. Spread butter evenly onto your slice of toast, top with pumpkin mac & cheese, crumbled Gouda cheese, bacon bits and enjoy!

Find Shylo’s Mobile Café on Facebook: @shylosmobilecafe and call (801) 864-8786 for more information.

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