21st Century Macaroni and Cheese

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Sharon123

From the Splendid Table, this serves four and doubles easily.

Top Review by Parsley

This combination of cheeses really works well. It's mild yet very flavorful..... easy to make, too. I made this with elbow macaroni instead of penne, but otherwise I followed the recipe exactly. Thanx for posting this awesome variation of mac & cheese. I'll make this one again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Butter a shallow 1 1/2 quart baking dish, and add cooked pasta.
  2. In a blender or food processor combine egg, milk, and garlic, and process 3 seconds. Add onion, cheeses, peppers, salt, and paprika, and blend about 10 seconds. Turn into dish, folding into pasta. Casserole could be covered with plastic wrap and refrigerated up to 24 hours at this point.
  3. To bake, bring casserole close to room temperature. Melt butter in a small saucepan. Coat crackers with butter and spread over top of casserole. Bake about 20 to 25 minutes, or until thick yet creamy. If top is not golden, slip under broiler for a minute. Remove from oven, let stand about 5 minutes, and serve. Enjoy!

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