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How To Make Mac & Cheese

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Gooey, Hot, and Cheesy....baked with any Cheese you want! This version uses Smoked Gouda, Sharp Cheddar, and Gruyere.
Ingredients
  Elbow macaroni/Penne pasta 1 Pound
  Full fat milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Heavy cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Butter 8 Tablespoon
  Smoked gouda cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs) (or more if needed)
  Gruyere 1 Cup (16 tbs) (or more if needed)
  Sharp cheddar cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs) (or more if needed)
  Eggs 2 Medium
  Smoked paprika 1 Teaspoon
  Dried thyme 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt and pepper To Taste
  Butter 2 Tablespoon (for greasing)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 20 - 25 minutes.
2. Grease a casserole dish with 2 tablespoons of butter.

MAKING
3. In a pot with boiling salted water, cook pasta as per packet directions.
4. Drain the pasta and set aside.
5. In a saucepan, heat together cream, milk and butter, but do mot allow to boil.
6. Once the butter is melted add in all the cheese, reserving little for topping, stir until the cheese melts and the mixture gets thick.
7. Turn off the heat and add in the egg, salt and pepper and stir well to combine.
8. In a casserole dish, place the pasta and pour the cheese sauce on top, toss to mix.
9. Sprinkle the reserved cheese, paprika, thyme on top.
10. Bake in oven for about 20 to 25 minutes or until light brown on top.

SERVING
11. Serve hot as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Feel: 
Cheesy
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Cheese
Restriction: 
High Protein, Low Sugar
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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