Danksgiving Side Dish Recipe: Mac & Cheese Made With CannaButter

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, but for weed lovers the holiday is affectionately known at 'Danksgiving'. Tryptophan comas are the least of your concerns when side dishes are served up with a little extra kick of Sativa.

Matt at RoughHouse Studios put together this recipe for making mac and cheese from scratch rather than from a box. That way you can add the secret ingredient: love canna butter.


Ingredients

Cannabutter:
Make in at least one day in advance using our super simple crockpot method. Or make it Matt's way below...

Wet Macaroni/Cheese Mix:
1/2 pound elbow macaroni
3 tablespoons cannabutter
1/4 Cup flour
3 cups milk
1/2 cup yellow onion, finely diced
1 teaspoon cayenne (optional)
1 large egg
12 ounces sharp cheddar, shredded, divided
1 teaspoon salt
Ground black pepper

Dry Topping Mix:
3 tablespoons cannabutter
1 cup panko bread crumbs


Directions:

STEP 1. MAKE THE CANNABUTTER—DECARBOXYLATE (if you don't do the crockpot method)

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.

Spread ground marijuana evenly into a small oven safe dish, double wrap in foil. Place in preheated oven undisturbed for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.

STEP 2. INFUSE

Meanwhile bring butter to med-low heat in a small boiler. As the white milk fat renders to the top, scoop it out with a spoon. When the foam stop rendering out of the oil remove from heat and strain milk fat out through cheese cloth.

STEP 3. ASSEMBLE/BAKE

Return butter into top of double boiler over medium heat and ample water. Add marijuana, cover over medium heat 30 minutes. Strain through the cheesecloth/strainer. (Separate out 3 tablespoons for the topping.)


STEP 4. MAKE THE MAC & CHEESE

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large pot of boiling, salted water cook the pasta to al dente.

While the pasta is cooking and in a separate med/large pot, Add the remaining melted cannabutter. Whisk in the flour and keep it moving for about five minutes over very low heat. (Do not let it boil or simmer) Make sure it's free of lumps. Stir in the milk and onion.

Temper in the egg. Stir in 3/4 of the cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Fold the macaroni into the mix and pour into a 2-quart casserole dish. Top with remaining cheese.

Melt the 3 separated tablespoons of cannabutter in a saute pan and toss the bread crumbs to coat. Top the macaroni with the bread crumbs. Bake for about 30 minutes or until topping is browned.

Remove from oven and rest a few minutes before serving.