Macaroni and Cheese~ Crazy Cooking Challenge


I am thrilled to be participating in the Crazy Cooking Challenge.  69 fellow food bloggers and I have all made irresistible Macaroni and Cheese dishes to share with everyone.  Here you will have a chance to view my creation along with all the other creamy and delicious recipes.  Isn’t this fun?  

So how did I come up with mine?  I wanted to do something different for this challenge that combined some of my favorite cheeses; gruyere, asiago, provolone, fontina and sharp cheddar.  They melt together in perfect harmony.  After scouring the internet I stumbled upon the site My Husband Cooks and found a recipe I wanted to adapt.  If you are a cheese lover like I myself, you are in for a delicious treat.  With fall at our doorstep, this is the perfect dish to make for a potluck, or for a weeknight dinner.  Better yet, make this the night before and the next day, add the bread crumb topping, and bake and dinner is served.


Macaroni & Cheese
Adapted from My Husband Cooks


Ingredients

1 pound elbow macaroni, cooked

3 tablespoons butter

¼ cup all-purpose flour

1 ½ cup milk

1 cup Gruyere, shredded

1 cup Fontina, shredded

1 cup Asiago, shredded

1 cup Provolone, shredded

1 cup White Sharp Cheddar, shredded

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon pepper

For bread crumb topping-

2 tablespoons butter, melted

4 tablespoons bread crumbs




Directions


In a large saucepan melt butter.  Stir in flour until combined.  Slowly add in milk a few tablespoons at a time, stirring after each addition until sauce thickens before adding more.  Continue until all milk is combined and sauce is thick.  Add in cheeses and salt and pepper.  Stir until cheese has melted.  

Pour cheese sauce over cooked elbow noodles and mix well.  Pour in to a 9”x13” casserole dish or 4 12oz individual ramekins.  Stir melted butter with bread crumbs and sprinkle on top of casserole.  Bake in oven for 12-17 minutes until top is bubbly.  

Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste if desired and serve.  



Happy cooking!


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Comments

  1. Hi I found your blog on the crazy cooking challenge. You have a great blog looks so yummy :) Check out my food blog

    http://www.thedailysmash101.blogspot.com

  2. Beautiful photos! Love the cheeses you chose too.

  3. Love your cheese combo, sounds wonderful!

    My Crazy Cooking Challenge entry: Velvety Mac & Cheese.

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

  4. This is my first time to your blog… and I love it! What beautiful photos… and of my favorite food! Lovely post… and great cheese combos :)

  5. Your recipe looks delicious! First time here, beautiful blog! I’m making my way through all the blogs in the challenge :)

  6. Great pictures! This recipe is most definitely the ultimate cheesy mac-n-cheese! I love each cheese listed but I have never had them all together. OMGoodness that sounds yum-my!
    P.S. Love your blog name.

  7. Lovely recipe and the photos look wonderful!

  8. Mmmm…..all the cheeses I love! great recipe!
    Come see mine at http://www.willcookforsmiles.com/2011/09/crazy-cooking-challange-mac-n-cheese.html

  9. Your Mac and Cheese looks great, and love all the different cheeses you chose!!

    Thanks for stopping by and checking out my CCC recipe!!
    http://kaylasmalltownlife.blogspot.com/2011/09/crazy-cooking-challenge-1-ultimate.html

  10. mmmm I bet all of those cheeses tasted amazing!

    Stopping by from the MACARONI & CHEESE Linky Party through Moms Crazy Cooking

  11. Love your pictures! This looks delicious!

  12. So many delicious cheeses.. in there! WOW!

    Thanks for joining us for the first month of CCC, stop by and check out my Mac & Cheese Bites!
    http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2011/09/macaroni-and-cheese-bites-crazy-cooking.html

  13. Your recipe looks delicious and your pictures are really beautiful!! I love all the different cheeses in your recipe. I love Gruyere, and all of the others too (can’t lie). I really like your blog, btw.

  14. Thank you all for visiting my site during the Crazy Cooking Challenge! I had a ton of fun and got to meet a lot of new people and new sites to follow! I look forward to Octobers challenge! :)

  15. Mmm, very tasty looks! Good luck in october! :)

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