Monday, March 13, 2006

YUMMY Mac & Cheese

I took this recipe off of another blog a few months back and it is SO Good. Who knew mac and cheese could be this delicious? Personally, I am pretty sure I had never had it unless it was from a box. Maybe that is why I was not a big fan. Till Now!! Hope you enjoy.

I guess the recipe comes from Patti LaBelle courtesy of the Oprah Show, and of course from a fellow blogger and adoptive mom!

  • 1 TBSP Vegetable Oil
  • 1 pound (box) elbow macaroni
  • 8 TBSP (1 stick) plus 1 TBSP Butter
  • 1/2 Cup (2 oz) shredded Muenster Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup (2 oz) Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup (2 oz) Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup (2 oz) Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 2 Cups Half & Half
  • 1 Cup (8oz) Velveeta cut into small cubes
  • 2 Large Eggs, slightly beaten
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lighter butter a deep 2 1/2 quart casserole pan.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the oil, then the elbow macaroni and cook until macaroni is tender.(approx 7 minutes) Do not overcook. Drain well and return to cooking pot.

In a small saucepan, melt the eight tablespoons of butter. Stir into the macaroni. In a large bowl, mix the muenster, mild and sharp cheddar and monterey jack cheeses. To the macaroni add the half and half, 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheese, the cubed velveeta, and the eggs. Season w/ salt and pepper. Transfer to the buttered casserole. Sprinkle w/ the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese and dot with the remaining one Tbls of butter.

Bake until bubbling around the edges and browned lightly on top, about 35 minutes. Serve hot and enjoy!

I usually double the recipe and cook it in a 9 x 13 cake pan. I prepare it the night before and bake when needed.

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