Chrissy's Mac n Cheese

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

Photo by cdbos s.
Adapted from thezoereport.com
An irresistible Mac n Cheese made rich and flavorful by Chrissy Teigen

PREP TIME

30

minutes

TOTAL TIME

50

minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

PREP TIME

30

minutes

TOTAL TIME

50

minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

Adapted from thezoereport.com

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

  • Cheesy Garlic breadcrumb ingredients:

  • 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

Directions

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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