Four Cheese Mac and Cheese

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Susan McGreevy

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@smcgreevy

I make this when I'm feeding a crowd. Holidays, large family dinners, or sports dinners. Everyone loves it! This recipe doubles well and you can use different cheeses or all the same. It all works.

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The cheesier the better with mac and cheese and this recipe has four types of cheese. The combination of Muenster, cheddar, Velveeta, and Monterey Jack gives this casserole a savory flavor. Velveeta adds the melty cheese you want in mac and cheese. The Panko crumbs on top of the dish are the perfect topping. In each bite, you get the soft noodles, creamy cheese, and a buttery crunch. Yum! Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

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Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
35 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 16 oz
    elbow macaroni or small pasta
  • 9 Tbsp
    butter
  • 1/2 c
    Muenster cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 c
    mild cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 c
    sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 c
    Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 1/2 c
    half and half (fat-free works too)
  • 8 oz
    Velveeta
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1/8 tsp
    pepper
  • TOPPING

  • 3/4 c
    Panko crumbs
  • 3 Tbsp
    butter

How to Make Four Cheese Mac and Cheese

Step-by-Step

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook according to package directions - al dente. Do not overcook.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cheeses and mix well. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Drain the cooked pasta.
  4. Add 9 Tbsp butter and stir into the macaroni until butter is melted. Then add the half and half and 1 1/2 cups of the cheese mixture. Mix together and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Lightly grease a deep casserole dish with vegetable oil. Transfer pasta mixture to the casserole dish. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese mixture.
  6. I sometimes toast about 1/2 - 3/4 cup Panko with a couple of tablespoons of butter and put that over top for added crunchiness.
  7. Bake in preheated oven uncovered for 35 minutes or until hot and bubbling around the edges. Enjoy.

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About Four Cheese Mac and Cheese

Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Collection: Casserole Crazy
Other Tag: For Kids



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