Four-Cheese Mac and Cheese

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Four-Cheese Mac and Cheese
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Description

The classic comfort food made extra creamy by the addition of cream cheese, and topped with buttery Ritz cracker crumbs. Everyone will be asking for the recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound short-cut pasta
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (or white)
  • 12 ounces sharp cheddar cheese (grated)
  • 4 ounces gruyere cheese (grated)
  • 4 ounces Gouda cheese (grated)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese (cut into ½” cubes)
  • 36 round buttery crackers (crackers, like Ritz)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter (melted)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375° F.
  2. Spray a 9x13” baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. Using a cheese grater or food processor fitted with a grating attachment, grate the cheddar, Gruyere or Swiss, and gouda cheeses. Set aside.
  4. Cut the cream cheese into ½” cubes. Set aside.
  5. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add a generous pinch of salt.
  6. Add the noodles to the water. Cook for 9-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the pasta is al dente.
  7. Drain the pasta in a large colander, and rinse thoroughly with cold water.
  8. In a large pot over medium heat, melt the butter.
  9. Once melted, add the flour. Whisk to thoroughly combine.
  10. Continue whisking for 1-2 minutes, until the roux turns slightly golden and begins to smell toasty.
  11. Slowly stream the milk into the pot while continuing to whisk.
  12. Cook the mixture, whisking steadily for 4-5 minutes, until it begins to thicken and bubble.
  13. Once bubbling, turn off the heat. Add the ground mustard, salt, and black pepper to taste.
  14. Add the cheeses to the pot one handful at a time, whisking slowly after each addition.
  15. Once the sauce is smooth, add the drained pasta noodles to the pot. Stir until combined.
  16. Pour the pasta into the prepared baking dish.
  17. Place the crackers in the bowl of a food processor or blender. Pulse 4 or 5 times, or until they are the texture of coarse sand.
  18. Transfer the cracker crumbs to a large bowl.
  19. Place the butter in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 30-40 seconds, until melted.
  20. Pour the melted butter over the cracker crumbs. Mix with a fork until the crumbs are evenly moistened.
  21. Sprinkle the cracker crumbs in an even layer over the pasta. Transfer the dish to the preheated oven.
  22. Bake the macaroni and cheese for 25-28 minutes, until the edges are bubbling and the cracker crumbs are slightly browned.
  23. Remove the dish from the oven. Allow it to rest for 15-20 minutes before serving.
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NutritionView more

430Calories
Sodium21%DV510mg
Fat48%DV31g
Protein35%DV18g
Carbs6%DV19g
Fiber0%DV0g

PER SERVING *

Calories430Calories from Fat280
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat31g48%
Saturated Fat19g95%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol110mg37%
Sodium510mg21%
Potassium200mg6%
Protein18g35%
Calories from Fat280
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate19g6%
Dietary Fiber0g0%
Sugars5g10%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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