Thursday, January 1, 2009

Mac n Cheese 1

I am trying to find the perfect recipe for mac n' cheese, so I began experimenting with some different ingredients (this was my first attempt). I like this recipe but will continue to try different cheeses, pasta, etc. until I find my favorite.

Serves 6
1 small bag of elbow mac
4 oz Velveeta, room temp
4 oz Cream cheese, room temp
1/2 cup sharp cheddar shredded
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella
1 T. Parmesan

In a large sauce pot bring water to a boil and cook pasta for about 7 minutes or to aldente according to package directions. Pre-heat oven to 350.
Drain and return to pot. Add Velveeta, cream cheese, cheddar, mozzarella and Parmesan to hot pasta, turn on very low heat and stir constantly until all cheese is melted and ingredients are well combined. Add milk 1 T at a time up to 4 T for desired texture, add pepper to taste. Pour into a casserole dish and cook, uncovered, for 25-35 minutes or until top is golden.


Joelen said...

It looks delicious! I'm like you and still looking for the perfect mac & cheese... but I wouldn't turn away a plate of this!

Anonymous said...

Oh my, that looks so delicious. Have you tried making mac and cheese with mascarpone? It's to die for.

Also, try adding a bit of truffle oil--it really brings it to the next level.

Beth G. said...

Thanks guys!! Pinkstripes- I will definitely try the mascarpone- that sounds AWESOME!! Thanks for the suggestion, the quest for "favorite mac n' chee" continues!

Karen said...

The combination of cheeses you used in this dish sound like they'd be great together! I'd love a mac & cheese with a gorgonzola or other type of bleu cheese. Mmmm!

MaryBeth said...

I love a good mac & cheese, wow... yours looks fabulous.

Joy the Baker said...

I am such a sucker for mac and cheese. Yours looks totally out of this world! Looking for perfection will be one delicious journey!