Kicked Up Mac and Cheese by Emeril Lagasse

Kim Biegacki


When I am in a hurry and need a potato dish this one has never failed me. It is quick and easy and very pleasy. hehe

I have taken this to work parties, church gatherings, family functions and the list goes on...

My husband is the one that makes the killer mashed potatoes and gravy but if I'm making potatoes and need to get it done this is my choice of dish.

Not much to this one but if you are short on time it is a yummy alternative option.

Hope you enjoy.


★★★★★ 2 votes

6 - 8 people
20 Min
40 Min


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  • 2 tsp
  • 2 large
  • 2 c
    whole milk
  • ·
    salt and white pepper (or black pepper)
  • 2 c
    grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 c
    grated white cheddar cheese
  • 2 lb
    bag of tater tos, thawed

How to Make Kicked Up Mac and Cheese by Emeril Lagasse


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x9x2-inch square baking dish with the butter. In a mixing bowl, whisk the eggs and milk together. Season the mixture with salt and pepper. Add 1 cup of the Cheddar cheese, 1 cup of the white cheddar cheese and the tater tots. Mix the mixture thoroughly. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and sprinkle the top with the remaining cheese. Place in the oven and bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until the top is golden brown.

    (Sometimes I add a little Cayenne to it for another kick. hehe)

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About Kicked Up Mac and Cheese by Emeril Lagasse

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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