Out of all the sides we serve, our Baked Macaroni and Cheese might be the most beloved. It’s creamy, rich and wonderful. We add lobster to ours when requested, and that takes it to a whole new level. It’s a meal unto itself, and we hear from our customers that there are some interesting at-home spats over the leftovers. Now, with our great recipe, you can just make more!
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Some of our customers pick one cookbook up for themselves and a second or even third for future birthdays. And hey, if you’ve got a loved one (Mom, Dad, husband, wife) who loves to cook, this is a GREAT Valentine’s Day present.
Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Makes 3-4 servings
1 1/2 cups Five Cheese Sauce (recipe below)
4 cups cellentani pasta, cooked al dente
1/4 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 cup Gruyere cheese, shredded
3 tablespoons bread crumbs, buttered
Over medium heat, warm the cheese sauce. Once warmed, add the pasta and toss until hot. Pour pasta into a casserole dish. Top with cheese and bread crumbs. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Five Cheese Mac ‘n’ Cheese Sauce
2 cups Half & Half
6 ounces Mascarpone cheese
4 ounces Pepperjack cheese
2 1/2 ounces Gruyere cheese, shredded
6 ounces Cream cheese
2 1/2 ounces Cheddar cheese, shredded
2 tsp. salt
Pinch of white pepper
In a sauce pan, add Half & Half and heat over medium heat. When hot, add the rest of the ingredients and reduce heat to low. Cook over low heat, stirring often until sauce is smooth and thickened. Remove from heat and keep warm.