Creamy Mozzarella & Parm Mac Chse W/ Panko

Rose Mary Mogan

By
@cookinginillinois

I created this version of Mac & Cheese from ingredients I had on hand,because my husband wanted Mac & Cheese & I did not have cheddar.

I wanted it to be creamy & crunchy as well as flavorful all at the same time. He really liked it.

He asked me had I made the recipe before, I replied I created it as I went along, & I then asked why, he said because it was really good. I was happy to hear that.

I figured the cream cheese would make it creamy,the parmesan would add lots of depth, & the mozzarella would make it gooey good. Then adding Panko on top with butter gave it the crunch it neeed.


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Serves:

8 or more depending on portion size

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 lb
elbow macaroni, cooked al dente'
1 stick
butter
1 c
shredded parmesan
1 pkg
8 oz. cream cheese softened, cubed
3 c
shredded mozzarella cheese
1 1/2 tsp
coarse black pepper
1/2 tsp
kosher salt, if needed
3 large
eggs, room temperature
1 large
can evaporated milk (12 oz.)
1 Tbsp
dried parsley or chopped chive

PANKO BREAD CRUMB TOPPING

1 1/4 c
panko bread crumbs
2 tsp
dried parsley
1 tsp
paprika
1 tsp
onion powder
1/3 c
parmesan cheese
6 Tbsp
butter melted

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray or grease a 9X13 X2 inch casserole dish Set aside till needed.

Cook pasta according to package directions until AL DENTE', about 7 minutes or so. Drain and return to cooking pot or large bowl.
2
Add butter & salt and stir.
3
Add cubed cream cheese, shredded parmesan & parsley, then stir to combine.
4
Crack 3 eggs into a bowl.
5
Add large can of evaporated milk to cracked eggs, and beat together to combine.
6
Add black pepper, mozzarella, and egg mixture to pasta.
7
Stir to combine.
8
Pour into prepared casserole dish.
9
Combine panko bread crumbs with parsley, paprika, onion powder, & parmesan, then stir to blend together.
10
Add melted butter, and stir to blend. Then sprinkle over top of macaroni and bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 20 to 30 minutes, until mixture is hot and bubbly.
11
When topping is browned remove from oven.
12
Serve while hot.
13
Serve with your main course and other vegetable side items.Panko Bread Crumbs is a Japanese Bread Crumb, which is larger in texture & much more chrispier than traditional bread crumbs. Best value for your dollar is usually found by ordering on line.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American