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Gourmet Mac & Cheese Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jessen Gregory
Added: Thursday, September 20, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3-1/2 cups large elbow macaroni
10 oz. Velveeta cheese, cut into 1" squares
10 oz. white Vermont cheddar cheese, cut into 1" squares
15 oz. Gruyère cheese, shredded
1-2 cups of jack and cheddar cheese (combined), shredded
4 oz. cream cheese (at room temp.)
2/3 cup sour cream
1-1/3 cups heavy cream
1-1/3 cups half-and-half
1 egg
2-2/3 Tbsp. flour
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. dry mustard powder
1/8?1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp. nutmeg (fresh if you have it)
1 tsp. kosher salt
A pinch of paprika
3 Tbsp. fresh green onions (for garnish)

Directions:
Directions:
1. Grease a 13" x 9" nonstick metal baking pan with 1 Tbsp butter. Preheat oven to 350. Prepare macaroni according to the package directions, but make sure it's al dente. Be sure to add a pinch of salt and a dash of olive oil to the boiling water while cooking. Drain pasta well and pour into the baking pan.

2. In a large mixing bowl, add the heavy cream, half-and-half, and sour cream; break the cream cheese into little bits with your (clean!) fingers as you add it to the bowl. Add the egg, flour, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and onion powders, 1/2-1 t salt, dry mustard, cayenne pepper, and nutmeg; combine very well with a wire whisk to break up that cream cheese. It will look lumpy.

3. Starting at the corners of the pasta dish, place and push down the Velveeta and white Vermont cheddar cubes. Work your way around and toward the middle (they won't push down completely, but just smoosh them down a bit). Now sprinkle the Gruyère cheese evenly over the top — gently and evenly pour that mixture on it, covering all areas. Gently shake the pan afterwards to make sure the liquid is even. Push down and make little holes into areas of the mixture with your fingers.

4. Sprinkle the jack-and-cheddar combo over the mixture and sprinkle the paprika on top. Put casserole in the oven (make sure your oven rack is right in the middle) and bake until brown and bubbly

5. Sprinkle green onions on top

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
Enough for an army!!
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is awesome Mac & Cheese, but make sure you have a lot of hungry people to feed!

 

 

 

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