Mac & Cheese - Cass's

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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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Rating:

★★★★★ 5 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6 - 8
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
45 Min

Ingredients

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  • 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

How to Make Mac & Cheese - Cass's

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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