Friday, February 26, 2010

Creamy 4 Cheese Mac and Cheese

Macaroni and Cheese is a comfort food that is a favorite of kids and adults. I realize that most of you probably buy Kraft mac and cheese or simply add Velveeta to cooked pasta. Don't get me wrong, I love that. Let me inspire you to be a little bit more gourmet. The recipe below is a four cheese mac and cheese. We serve this at our parties as a passed "mini meal" or at kids parties as their main course. Try serving it in mini ramekins instead of in a big baking dish. This presentation is fun and contemporary. If you really want to impress the adults add a tablespoon of truffle oil to the mix prior to baking it and POW BOOM BAM !!!!


8 ounces elbow macaroni
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded provolone cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup shredded smoked Gouda cheese
1 egg, beaten
1 cup milk


Cook Pasta in salted water ( al dente). If its a little under cooked that's good.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees . Lightly grease a Pyrex baking dish.
Spread the Provolone cheese over the bottom of the baking dish. Top with a thin layer of macaroni. Top macaroni with Gouda cheese, another layer of macaroni, a layer of mozzarella and a third layer of macaroni. Top with a layer of Cheddar. Pour the egg over all, followed by the milk.
Bake in the preheated oven 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

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