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Chrissy's Mac n Cheese


I got this recipe from March 7, 2016 People magazine. This is Chrissy Teigen's recipe.

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  • Cheesy Garlic breadcrumb ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 pound uncooked medium pasta shells
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 5 Teaspoon flour
  • 5 cups whole milk
  • 3/4 pound processed American cheese, roughly torn
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 3 cups shredded Gruyere cheese, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 slices day-old white bread, torn into pieces
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese


Servings 12
Preparation time 30mins
Cooking time 50mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Preheat oven to 425˚F

Grease a 13X9 in. baking dish with butter.

In a large stockpot of salted boiling water, cook the pasta until al dente, about 11 minutes. Drain, rinse, and toss with oil to prevent sticking.

Melt 1/2 cup butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the flour and cook, whisking constantly, until mixture turns a light and toasty brown, 5 to 6 minutes. Gradually which in the milk and bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and whisk constantly until thickened , 4 to 5 minutes.

Gradually add the American cheese, 2 1/4 c. cheddar & 2 1/4 c. Gruyere to sauce, and cook, whisking constantly until smooth, about 5 minutes. Whisk in the cayenne, black pepper and salt.

Stir in cooked pasta and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes.

Transfer mixture to prepared baking dish. Top with remaining cheese and sprinkle with breadcrumbs.

Bake until topping is bubbly, browned and crisp, about 8 minutes.

Cheesy Garlic Breadcrumbs

Process the bread in a food processor until finely ground, yielding 4 cups.

Heat butter in a large skillet over medium-low until foamy. Add the garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant but not brown, 1 to 2 minutes.

Add breadcrumbs, increase heat to medium and cook, stirring often until toasty and browned, 7 to 9 minutes. Stir in salt and pepper, remove from heat and transfer to a large plate. Cool 5 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese, and toss to combine.

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