IRISH MACARONI AND CHEESE

Ellen Bales

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@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

Directions Step-By-Step

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