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Lobster Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Ingredients

  • Kosher salt
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 pound cavatappi or elbow macaroni
  • 1 quart milk
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 12 ounces Gruyere cheese, grated (4 cups)
  • 8 ounces extra-sharp Cheddar, grated (2 cups)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 pounds cooked lobster meat
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh white bread crumbs (5 slices, crusts removed)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Drizzle oil into a large pot of boiling salted water. Add the pasta and cook according to the directions on the package, 6 to 8 minutes. Drain well.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the milk in a small saucepan, but don’t boil it. In a large pot, melt 6 tablespoons of butter and add the flour. Cook over low heat for 2 minutes, stirring with a whisk. Still whisking, add the hot milk and cook for a minute or two more, until thickened and smooth. Off the heat, add the Gruyere, Cheddar, 1 tablespoon salt, the pepper, and nutmeg. Add the cooked macaroni and lobster and stir well. Place the mixture in 6 to 8 individual gratin dishes.
  4. Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter, combine them with the fresh bread crumbs, and sprinkle on the top. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the sauce is bubbly and the macaroni is browned on the top.

Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter, cubed
  • 3 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can condensed Cheddar cheese soup
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Bring a 2 quart saucepan of water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook for 7 minutes, or until tender. Set aside.
  2. Return the saucepan to the heat and melt butter and shredded cheese until cheese melts.
  3. Combine melted cheese, eggs, sour cream, soup, cream, milk, mustard, and salt and pepper in a slow cooker. Stir in the macaroni and give the entire mixture a couple stirs.
  4. Cook on low for 3 hours.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Macaroni & Cheese Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

I think the credit to this recipe goes to my father-in-law who introduced the idea of a Kraft Dinner Sandwich to Jordon.  Anyways, as funny as it sounds, it isn’t that bad tasting.

Macaroni & Cheese Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 4 slices white bread
  • 4 slices KRAFT Singles
  • 1 package of Kraft Dinner.

Directions

  1. Prepare the Kraft Dinner according to package directions
  2. Butter two slices of bread, and place butter side down in a skillet over medium-low heat
  3. Please a KRAFT single on each slice of bread until bread is lightly browned
  4. Place Mac&Cheese onto one bread slice, and place the other slice of bread on top
  5. Press together, and serve immediately

Smoky Mac and Cheese Bites Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (500 mL) uncooked elbow macaroni (1/2 lb/250 g)
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) panko breadcrumbs, divided
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups (425 mL) whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each smoked paprika, salt and pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups (625 mL) grated Applewood Smoked Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) roughly chopped chives
  • 1 egg yolk

Smoky Mac and Cheese Bites Recipe

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain well.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Brush 24 mini-muffin tins with olive oil. Sprinkle bottom of each cup with 1/2 tsp (2 mL) panko.
  3. In large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour; cook 1 min. Gradually whisk in milk until smooth. Continue whisking while bringing to a boil; simmer 5 min., or until thickened. Whisk in smoked paprika, salt and pepper. Remove from heat and stir in each of the following, mixing in each ingredient before adding the next: 2 cups (500 mL) cheese, chives and egg yolk. Stir in drained cooked pasta; mix well.
  4. Fill prepared mini muffin tins with macaroni and cheese mixture. Sprinkle top of each macaroni and cheese bite with remaining panko and cheese. Bake 15 min., or until cheese is golden brown and bubbling. Cool 10 min. before using small spoon to loosen edges around each bite before lifting out of muffin tins. Transfer to serving tray.

Mac & Cheese Recipe

For those times when opening up a box of Kraft Dinner doesn’t cut it.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups cream-style cottage cheese (or small curd)
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • Paprika, to garnish

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C.
  2. Cook macaroni “al dente” according to package directions. Drain with cold water.
  3. In a bowl, combine cottage cheese, cheese, sour cream, egg, and salt. Fold in macaroni.
  4. Grease a 2-quart casserole dish with coconut oil.
  5. Spoon mixture into casserole dish and sprinkle with extra cheese and paprika.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes.

Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 1 box (16 oz) elbow macaroni
  • 4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (16 oz)
  • 8 oz Velveeta cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2/3 cup panko crispy bread crumbs

Directions

  1. Spray 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In slow cooker, beat milks, melted butter, mustard, salt and peppers with whisk. Add macaroni and 3 1/2 cups of the Cheddar cheese, the cubed cheese and the Parmesan cheese. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 2 1/2 hours or until macaroni is cooked, but not mushy.
  2. Stir to combine. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese on top; cover and let stand about 15 minutes or until melted.
  3. Meanwhile, in 8-inch skillet, heat 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add bread crumbs; stir to coat. Cook and stir about 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Sprinkle over mac and cheese, and serve.