Cooking With Weed: Mac & Cheese

by Jason Peiso

Here is a new recipe and steps to creating mac and cheese with weed, you can watch the video above for better directions on how to create this dish.



1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks)
½ cup water (add more water at any time if needed)
¼ oz ground weed

1. Add ½ cup of water and 2 sticks (½ lb) of butter in a saucepan and bring to a simmer on low to medium heat. Adding water helps to regulate the temperature and prevents the butter from scorching. As butter begins to melt, add in ground weed.
2. Maintain low heat and let the mixture simmer for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally. Make sure the mixture never comes to a full boil.
3. Pour the hot mixture into a glass container, using a cheesecloth to strain out all ground weed from the butter mixture. Squeeze or press the plant material to get as much liquid out of the weed as possible. Discard leftover weed.
4. Cover and refrigerate remaining liquid overnight or until the butter is fully hardened. Once hardened, the butter will separate from the water, allowing you to lift the cannabutter out of the container. Discard remaining water after removing the hardened cannabutter.

Mac and Cheese recipe

1 lb. macaroni
¼ cup cannabutter (½ stick)
¼ cup flour
2 cups half & half
1/2 cup of each cheese - gruyere, smoked cheddar, and smoked gouda
8 oz cream cheese
1 Tbsp smoked paprika
Pinch of salt and pepper
1 cup Panko breadcrumbs

1. Heavily salt a large pot of water and bring to a boil. Add pasta and cook for about 7 minutes, or until slightly less than al dente. Drain in a colander and let cool.
2. Preheat oven to 375°F.
3. Grate or chop the gruyere, smoked cheddar, and smoked gouda cheeses into cubes and set aside.
4. Add the butter to a large pot and melt over low to medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and saute for 3-5 minutes.
5. Add the flour to the butter, onion, and garlic mixture and stir constantly over low to medium heat for 2 minutes, or until the mixture starts to turn a slightly darker color.
6. Whisk in the cream, then add the gruyere, smoked cheddar, and smoked gouda, stirring constantly until the cheese is melted.
7. Add the cream cheese, paprika, salt, and pepper. Stir for 2-3 minutes or until the sauce appears silky and smooth.
8. Add the cooked macaroni and stir to combine thoroughly.
9. Transfer to a deep casserole dish (8”x8” or similar) and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the edges are bubbly and the top is golden brown.

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