Mac & Cheese

The combination of three cheeses makes this mac extra rich and creamy.

Mac & Cheese
Mac & Cheese

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    box (1 pound) penne rigate

  • 3/4

    pound sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

  • 1/2

    pound Gruyere cheese, shredded

  • 1/4

    cup Asiago or Parmesan cheese

  • 3

    tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 3

    tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 3

    tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2

    cups milk

  • 1/4

    teaspoon onion powder

  • 1/2

    teaspoon salt

  • 1/8

    teaspoon cayenne pepper

Directions

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 2-quart broiler-safe oval baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. 2. Once water boils, add penne. Cook 6 minutes, then drain. In a large bowl, toss together cheddar, Gruyere, and Asiago. Set aside. 3. Meanwhile, melt butter in medium-size saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour until smooth and slightly bubbly. In a thin stream, whisk in milk. Stir in onion powder, salt, and cayenne. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer 3 minutes. Remove from heart; whisk in 2 1/2 cups of the cheese mixture. 4. In pasta pot, stir together the cooked penne and cheese sauce. Pour half into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with a generous cup of the cheese. Spoon remaining penne into dish and top with remaining cheese. 5. Bake at 350 degress for 20 minutes. Increase oven temperature to broil and cook 3 minutes, until top is slightly browned. Cool slightly before serving.

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