Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Mac & Cheese Bar Dinner Party (+ my super awesome mac & cheese recipe!)


Mac & Cheese Ingredients:
6 tablespoons of unsalted butter
Bread crumbs
5 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup flour
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
4 1/2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
2 cups grated gruyere cheese
2 pounds of fusilli pasta

Garnishes:
Green Onions
Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Sauteed Mushrooms
Light Sour Cream
Parsley
Real Bacon Bits
Diced Grape Tomatoes

Mac & Cheese Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Butter a lasagna dish and set aside
  3. Heat milk over medium heat.
  4. Melt butter in a high-sided skillet.  When it bubbles, add flour, continuously whisking cook for 1 minute.
  5. Add hot milk to flour/butter mixture, continue whisking until it bubbles and mixture becomes thick.
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Stir in salt, nutmeg, black pepper, cayenne pepper, 3 cups of cheddar cheese and 1 1/2 cups of gruyer cheese until melted and mixed.  Set aside.
  8. Cook fusilli pasta 2-3 minutes less than suggested on package.
  9. Add pasta to lasagna dish, pour cheese sauce on top and stir together.  
  10. Top mac & cheese with remaining cheddar and gruyere cheeses, then with breadcrumbs.
  11. Bake about 30 minutes.











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2 comments:

  1. YUM! I must plan for this immediately :)

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  2. Oh my gosh what a fun idea! I think a party is in my future!

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