Holiday Series: 2 Macaroni & Cheese

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May. 10, 2012

Ingredients

Cavatappi pasta 1 Pound , boil
Kosher salt 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (Boiled in salt water)
Eggs 3 , beaten
Buttermilk 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)
Half and half 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)
Sharp cheddar cheese 2 1/2 Cup (40 tbs) , grated
Pepper jack cheese 2 Cup (32 tbs) , grated
Muenster cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs) , grated
Goat cheese 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) , crumbled
Unsalted butter stick 1/2 , melt
Garlic powder 1 Teaspoon
All purpose seasoning 3/4 Teaspoon (Grand Diamond)
Black pepper 1 Teaspoon (Optional)

Directions

GETTING READY

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. Prepare a 9 x 11 glass baking dish by spraying it with nonstick cooking spray.

MAKING

3. In a very large bowl, whisk the eggs until slightly beaten. Add the buttermilk and half & half to the eggs and whisk for about a minute just to combine.

4. Bring 2½ quarts of water to a boil in a large pot over high heat.

5. Add ¼ cup of kosher salt to the pot of boiling water.

6. Add the cavatappi to the boiling salted water and stir so the pasta doesn’t stick.

7. Cook the pasta for about 4- 5 minutes.

8. In the meantime add the cheese to the egg mixture, reserve half a cup of sharp cheddar cheese for topping at a later stage.

9. Break up the goat cheese into small pieces throughout the mixture and mix.

10. Add grand diamond all-purpose seasoning and garlic powder. Stir well.

11. Once the pasta is done, drain and set aside.

12. Completely melt the butter in a small sauce pan over medium-low heat.

13. Put the pasta in the egg mixture along with the melted butter and mix well.

14. Pour the mixture into the dish and spread out evenly.

15. Top with the reserved cheddar cheese.

16. Bake in the preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes.

SERVING

17. Serve the macaroni and cheese hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 60 Minutes
Ready In: 60 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 975Calories from Fat 482

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 58 g89.2%

Saturated Fat 32 g160%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 835 mg34.79%

Total Carbohydrates 63 g21%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 3 g

Protein 48 g96%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet