IRISH MACARONI AND CHEESE

Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

Can the world stand one more mac and cheese recipe? I think so, yes. Especially this one that is made with THREE cheeses, and the finest butter and cheese money can buy. Yes, it may be a costly dish but aren't you and your family worth it? At least now and then? Splurge a little!
Recipe & photo: Kroger.inspiredgathering.com
02-11-15

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Serves:
8
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 lb
pasta of your choice - penne, macaroni or ziti
2 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp
sea salt
1 c
kerrygold dubliner cheese, shredded and divided
1 c
bread crumbs
6 Tbsp
kerrygold butter, divided
3-1/2 c
milk
1/2 tsp
white pepper
1 c
kerrygold aged reduced fat cheddar, shredded
1/2 c
kerrygold blarney castle cheese, shredded
1/4 c
flat leaf parsley, chopped

Step-By-Step

1Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
2Melt 3 Tbsp. Kerrygold butter. Add flour and whisk over medium heat.
3Pour in milk slowly. Whisk well until incorporated and smooth. It will be thick at first. Add cayenne pepper, white pepper and sea salt.
4Gradually add cheddar, Blarney Castle and 1/2 of the Dubliner cheeses, whisking until incorporated.
5Add drained pasta into cheese sauce. Pour into large casserole dish.
6Mix together 1/2 the Dubliner Cheese, breadcrumbs, 3 Tbsp. melted butter and parsley. Top the pasta mixture with this mixture.
7Bake in a preheated 350ยบ oven for 15-20 minutes or until heated through.
8NOTE: Kerrygold dairy products can generally be found at WalMart stores, and I believe I have seen them at Kroger also.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Irish
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian