Thois recipe is a costly one to make, and ive made it a few times now. Its a bit bland for my tastes. So do yourself a favor and season the heavy cream before adding it to the cheeses. I use salt, crushed black pepper, a pinch of Cayenne and ground mustard. I also boil my pasta in chicken stock for maximum flavor. I actually leave the butter out, it only gives the recipe a greasy feel.
My "economy" version is 1qt half & half, 2 cups evaporated milk, 6 cups extra sharp cheddar, 6 cups assorted pre-shredded blends (like Italian, Mexican and Colby/jack). Use 6 eggs. Otherwise, follow the recipe.
Tasted more like a cheese souffle than macaroni and cheese. It cost waaaaaayyyy too much money to make, and I found it to be pretty bland. Too bad, because I figured anything with this much cheese in it would have to be good.
I used to live just blocks from Delilah's southern cuisine stand in Philadelphia. Her mac and cheese is incredible, but very rich, so watch out!! Delilah's mac and cheese was the first entry I included in my food blog at www.3zestylemons.com. I love making it for friends, it's comfort food that garners rave reviews, every time! Genevieve www.3zestylemons.com
I used all of her cheeses, but the extra-sharp white cheddar, yellow shard cheeddar, and asiagocheese made it dry! Next time I am going to use creamier cheeses, like 2 cups creamy havarti, 2 cups of whole milk mozzarela, 4 cups velveeta cheese, 1 cup muenster cheese, along with 1 1/2 quarts of milk a quart of half and half and maybe some whipped cream cheese. Then, I believe itwould be alot creamier! Overall, it was good, butnot what I expected.
My little brother is a huge noodles and company mac & cheese fan, but I made this for Thanksgiving dinner and he said that noodles and company must step aside cause there is now a better!
Going to make this for Thanksgiving. Saw it on The View. One tip though, while hunting the ingredients I found the muenster cheese at the Deli along with the Gruyere. Since I would have no use for either of these after making this, you can buy them much cheeper if you buy what you need not the prepackaged stuff. I also, messed up and got Extra sharp Yellow cheddar so hoping it turns out good. Crossing fingers, but it looks REALLY REALLY GOOD. Happy Turkey Day
Amazing recipe. I saw the throwdown with Bobby and have wanted this recipe since. It's delicious. Unfortunately, I didn't have ANY of the cheeses in the house and it was quite expensive to buy them all. Oh well... my son doesn't really need to go to college, anyway. :-)
Great mac and cheese but be aware that this recipe makes almost 3 9by2 cassaroles. Lots of mac and cheese to go round.
When this recipe is prepared as written by Delilah Winder is is very good. I submitted several changes to the recipe posted by yooper, I got the recipe from the Food Network sit and it is great!