Mac & Cheese - Cass's

Cassie *

By
@1lovetocook1x

It had been awhile since I made this. I had a recipe I tweaked and made my own many years ago. I went by what I could remember from making it so many times...I actually think I out did the original..So cheesy
good.

I usually take the leftovers ( if there are any) and make deep fried macaroni and cheese balls..oh my! To die for..


Enjoy!!


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Serves:

6 - 8

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Ingredients

1 lb
cooked macaroni ( i used cellentani) drained, do not rinse
1 c
butter
2 c
grated pepperjack cheese
1 c
shredded, sharp cheddar cheese
3/4 c
shredded muenster cheese
1/2 c
shredded, parmesan cheese
1/2 c
real bacon bits ( optional)
2 c
half and half
2 c
cream
4
eggs, blended
1 tsp
tony chachere's creole seasoning ( optional)
1/2 tsp
pepper

FOR THE SAUCE

4 Tbsp
butter
4 Tbsp
all purpose flour
2 c
milk
1 c
shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp
ground nutmeg
2 tsp
ground mustard
1 tsp
salt
1 tsp
pepper

TOPPING

3/4 - 1 c
italian bread crumbs or panko crumbs
1/2 c
shredded, parmesan cheese
1 tsp
paprika
1 1/2 tsp
hot pepper flakes ( optional)
1/2 tsp
garlic powder
1/2 c
butter, melted

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350.

Grease a 13 x 9 baking dish, set aside.

Prepare macaroni as manufacturers suggest on the package, drain, do not rinse.
2
Make sauce:

In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat, when melted; slowly whisk in the flour, stirring till smooth.

Slowly add the milk and stirring constantly until thickened, stir in the cheese, nutmeg, pepper, mustard powder and salt. set aside.
3
In a small saucepan, melt the 1 cup of butter. In a large bowl place the cooked macaroni and stir in the butter.

In a bowl, mix the muenster, pepper jack, parmesan and sharp cheddar; stir this into the macaroni.

Next, add cheese sauce prepared above stir; then add the cream and half and half, eggs, then the spices. Stir together till well blended.
4
Stir in the bacon
5
Pour this into a 9 x 13 prepared baking dish.

Mix the topping ingredients, all but the butter. Evenly spread the crumbs over the macaroni and drizzle the butter evenly over the crumbs.

** I forgot to get a pic after drizzling the butter, but you get the picture.
6
Bake till cheese begins to bubble and top is golden brown, about 45 minutes.

I hope you enjoy it as much as my friends and family have.

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