Decadent Mac & Cheese

This Mac & Cheese recipe uses 3 different types of cheeses which might seem like a bit much but is necessary to create this decadent dish. The Gruyere adds complex flavors, the cheddar adds a nice tangy taste and the American cheese add the perfect ooey-gooeyness you'd expect from a great mac and cheese dish. Enjoy!

Photo by Jahel N.

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

50

minutes

SERVINGS

8

Servings

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

50

minutes

SERVINGS

8

servings

Ingredients

  • 3

    cups short pasta (macaroni or cavatelli)

  • 4

    tablespoons (1/2-stick) unsalted butter

  • 2

    (12-ounce) cans evaporated milk

  • 1/3

    cup skim milk

  • 2

    eggs

  • 1

    teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/4

    teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • Pinch cayenne pepper

  • 8

    ounces processed American cheese slices, torn (about 2 cups)

  • 8

    ounces Gruyere cheese, grated (about 2 cups)

  • 8

    oz. sharp cheddar cheese, grated (about 2 cups)

Directions

Preheat oven 375°F. Cook pasta and drain, returning it to hot pot. Add butter, tossing until melted. Whisk together the milks, eggs, salt, nutmeg, and cayenne in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, combine all the cheeses. Spread 1/3 of the pasta in the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish. Top with 1/3 of the cheese mixture. Repeat with the remaining pasta and cheese, then pour milk mixture over the top. Bake until warmed through and golden, about 20-30 minutes.

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