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Over-the-Top Mac 'n' Cheese Recipe
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Over-the-Top Mac 'n' Cheese Recipe

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This delicious dish is the ultimate comfort food. A blend of five cheeses, it makes a beautiful entree or a special side. I served it at our Thanksgiving dinner, and it received rave reviews. —Connie L McDowell, Greenwood, Delaware
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:7 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 7 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) elbow macaroni
  • 2 ounces Muenster cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup each shredded mild cheddar, sharp cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon butter, divided
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup cubed process cheese (Velveeta)
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1-1/4 cups) equals 585 calories, 33 g fat (20 g saturated fat), 161 mg cholesterol, 550 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 20 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the Muenster, cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses; set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter over medium heat. Stir in the cream, eggs, process cheese, seasoned salt, pepper and 1-1/2 cups of the cheese mixture. Drain pasta; add to the cheese sauce and stir to coat.
  3. Transfer to a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese mixture and dot with remaining butter. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 7 servings.
Originally published as Over-the-Top Mac 'n' Cheese in Country Woman March/April 2007, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1-1/4 cups) equals 585 calories, 33 g fat (20 g saturated fat), 161 mg cholesterol, 550 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 20 g protein.

Reviews for Over-the-Top Mac 'n' Cheese

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Reviewed Apr. 14, 2014

"I didn't find this very creamy as is, either. Maybe using evaporated milk or regular milk instead of half-n-half would have made it creamier. This recipe needs a lot more seasoning as well. I watched my boyfriend sprinkle on the pepper quite a bit. :("

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Reviewed Oct. 28, 2013

"this is or was the best mack and cheese I have ever eaten."

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Reviewed Jun. 22, 2013

"This amazing recipe is one of my staples and I am very picky about repeat recipes. I did however change it just a bit. Instead of normal Velveeta I use the white or Blanco as it is labeled on the package. I do not use seasoning salt at all. The cheeses give it enough salt as it is. I do however in place of seasoning salt sprinkle over the top, approximately 1/4 to 1/2 tsp of each: Paprika, Garlic, and Onion Powder. I also add some fresh ground pepper and a generous squeeze of yellow mustard, about 1.5 to 2 Tbsp. It gives it a very subtle kick my family enjoys. I have been cooking since I was 7 and I absolutely love it as well as constant experimenting that fortunately for my family has only been yucky 3 times. Lol. That is a good record for how long I have been cooking for them. (9 years for my family)I am sure I messed up when I was younger but I followed recipes exactly back then. Happy Cooking!"

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Reviewed Jan. 20, 2012

"thought too many cheeses and hard to warm up and still taste like first day. second day too dry."

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Reviewed Jul. 29, 2011

"I actually added a couple of well beaten eggs in with the liquid and mixed in some well drained spinach! I baked until it was set in the center and add more shredded cheese on the top and it was fantastic!"

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