Magnificent Seven Cheeses & Mac

Dianne Hocut

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I adapted this mac and cheese recipe from a Carnie Wilson article years ago and have used it many times to feed a large, hungry, and picky about their mac & cheese crowd. I always get a couple of recipe requests when I serve this!


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Serves:

12-15

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

3 1/2 c
large elbow macaroni, cooked according to manufacturers dicections.
1 1/3 c
heavy cream
1 1/3 c
1/2 and 1/2
2/3 c
sour cream
4 oz
cream cheese
1
egg
3 Tbsp
flour
1 Tbsp
worcestershire sauce
1 tsp
garlic powder
1 tsp
onion powder
1 tsp
mustard powder
1/8 tsp
cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp
nutmeg
1 tsp
salt
1/8 tsp
black pepper
12 oz
velveeta cheese, cut into 1 in cubes
8 oz
white vermont cheddar cheese, cut into 1 in cubes
8 oz
gruyere cheese, shredded
1 c
monterey jack cheese, shredded
1 c
yellow cheddar cheese, shredded
paprika
parsley, fresh or dried
parmesan cheese, grated

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9x11 in baking dish by rubbing butter all over. Set aside.
2
Cook your pasta according to box instructions, drain, pour into the prepared baking dish.
3
In a large mixing bowl combine the heavy cream, 1/2 and 1/2, and sour cream.
4
Break the cream cheese up with your fingers and add it to the cream mixture.
5
Stir in the egg, flour, worcestershire sauce, garlic, onion, and mustard powder, cayenne pepper, nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Use a whisk to further break up the cream cheese but, the mixture will be lumpy. Set aside.
6
Push the Velveeta and White Vermont Cheddar cubes throughout the macaroni. Sprinkle the Gruyere over the top.
7
Pour the cream mixture over it all and shake the baking dish to evenly distribute.
8
Sprinkle the Jack and Yellow Cheddar over the top. Sprinkle with the paprika.
9
Bake about 30 minutes or until brown and bubbly.
10
Garnish with the parsley and sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian