How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 325º.
  • Butter and set aside a 9x13-inch casserole dish.
  • Place bread in a medium bowl.
  • In the microwave, melt 4 tablespoons of butter and ½ teaspoon garlic powder.
  • Pour melted butter mixture into the the bowl with the bread.
  • Toss and set aside.
  • Melt 6 tablespoons of butter in a LARGE sauce pan over medium heat.
  • When butter melts, add flour.
  • Cook, whisking, for 1 minute.
  • While whisking, slowly pout in milk and and 1-½ teaspoons salt, ½ teaspoon pepper, ½ teaspoon red pepper, ½ teaspoon garlic powder and nutmeg.
  • Continue cooking, whisking constantly, until the mixture bubbles and becomes thick.
  • Remove pan from heat.
  • Stir in 2 cups of Sharp Sheddar, 1 cup White Extra Sharp Cheddar, 1 cup Swiss and 1 cup Romano.
  • Set cheese sauce aside.
  • Blend the remaining cheeses together.
  • Fill a large sauce pan with water and bring to a boil.
  • Add macaroni; cook 2 minutes less than directions, until the outside is cooked and the inside is slightly undercooked.
  • Transfer macaroni to a colander, rinse under cold water and DRAIN WELL.
  • Put into a large mixing bowl.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add 2 tablespoons butter.
  • Stir the cheese sauce into the macaroni.
  • Pour mixture into buttered 9x13-inch casserole dish.
  • Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup White Extra Sharp Cheddar, ½ cup Swiss and ¼ cup Romano.
  • Add bread crumbs over top.
  • Bake until browned on top, about 30 minutes.
  • Cool 5 minutes before serving.
  • Serve with a salad for a complete meal!

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  • mommyluvs2cook 4 years ago
    Mrcooksalot IMI review 5 Star Macaroni And Cheese
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    " It was excellent "
    mrcooksalot ate it and said...
    I added broccoli floweretes and some chopped ham before going into the oven, Great recipe!!!
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  • krumkake 9 years ago
    This sounds exceptional, jaie...I've missed so many posts, and am trying to catch up on a few...glad I found this one! I haven't seen you around in awhile - I do hope all is well in your corner of the world...Krum
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    " It was excellent "
    sparow64 ate it and said...
    5 stars - at least! This is great!
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