5 Cheese Macaroni
By jenifer carnegie jenne
Whether it is a summer picnic or Christmas dinner, all year around, my family asks me to bring the macaroni and cheese. EVERYONE loves how rich and creamy it is!
Now this is some serious mac & cheese! For me, the more cheese the merrier, and this recipe hits just the right notes of cheesy goodness. It's a wonderfully classic dish with a fun modern twist. Try it and it just may become your go-to mac & cheese!
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About this Recipe
Jennifer McConnell Shutterbug81 - Dec 11, 2010
Jenifer, I'm going to have to try this. My mother has always forbid boxed mac n cheese in her house, so growing up we always had homemade...to this day I can't stand the taste of the boxed stuff!!!
She does hers a bit differently, same ingredients without the the Muenster (it sounds wonderful with it though), and uses heavy cream, butter, salt, lots of pepper, and flour to make a rue, adding the cheese to the rue when it's a thick enough white sauce, and then adding to the noodles and baking.........Similar to a sausage gravy white sauce minus the sausage of course.....I love how it tastes, but it's so much extra work that I don't make it very often. Your version seems a little easier to make, and the 3 different cheeses sound delightful together!!! Gonna try this later next week! Thanks!
Stephanie Dodd skeen - Dec 12, 2010
This sounds decadent! Mac and Cheese is on the top five of my favorite foods and all these cheeses blended have to be excellent!!! Thanks for posting Jennifer!
jenifer carnegie jenne - Dec 13, 2010
@Jennifer - Since I found this recipe, my kids wont eat the boxed mac n cheese anymore. I am not typically a proccessed cheese fan (it bothers me that it sits on a shelf and requires no refridgeration) but it is such a great addition 2 this cheese combination.
It was important 2 me 2 find a mac n cheese recipe that was delicious, creamy, easy AND required NO RUE. I tend 2 avoid recipes using rues - I am not very good at making it as mine seems either 2 raw (and u taste the flour) or over done. This recipe is so simple AND its sure 2 make u the rockstar at ur party!
@stephanie - Trust me, once u try this, u will never want another kind of mac n cheese
Let me know what u guys think after u have made it ..... Thnx so much
Jennifer McConnell Shutterbug81 - Dec 13, 2010
lol Jenifer, I actually enjoy recipes that use a Rue, and make them often.... S.O.S., Sausage n Gravy, and even my fabulous fully loaded baked potato soup uses a rue...... But with Mac n Cheese, it just makes things more difficult, as I never measure (rarely at least), and just eyeball everything, and I always tend to make more cheese mixture using the rue than I actually need, and end up wasting a lot of it when I find I've made too much. So much easier your way!!! lol
Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Dec 20, 2010
I shared a photo of this recipe.