Fleming's Steakhouse Chipotle Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese

Total Time
50mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 25 mins

Is there anything at Fleming's Steakhouse that isn't just wonderful? If it wasn't so expensive I'd eat there more often but when you can make it at home for a fraction of the cost, why not? This was posted in our local newspaper and its directly from the executive chef Russell Skall.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large pot, bring 1 gallon of water to boil. Add 2 teaspoons salt and pasta and cook for 8 - 9 minutes
  2. Drain pasta and cool under cold running water. Pasta should be slightly firm. Toss drained pasta in oil and reserve.
  3. Melt butter in a large sauce pot over medium heat. Add onions and saute for 4 - 5 minute.
  4. Add flour and cook 1 - 2 minute but do not brown.
  5. Add cream, half and half, kosher salt and white pepper.
  6. Bring pot to a simmer. Cook until sauce is thick, about 5 - 6 minute Blend cheese into sauce and add cooked pasta.
  7. Pour pasta and sauce into a 9 x 12" baking dish. Reserve.
  8. In a saute pan over medium-high heat, add oil and chipotle chili powder. Heat for 30 seconds, until pan starts to smoke. Remove from stove and stir in bread crumbs.
  9. Sprinkle bread crumbs over the pasta and bake for 15 - 20 minute until golden. Cool slightly before serving.
Most Helpful

4 5

This is very close to Flemmings but I found it too salty. We are a family that doesn't add much salt other than while cooking. After adding the two tsp. of kosher salt, it was so salty, I threw it out. For us, the saltiness of the cheese would have been plenty. You could add additional salt right before pouring it into the oven dish so next time I will wait for additional salt until that step.

5 5

By far best macaroni and cheese i have ever made. Super easy to make.

Sounds great but the restaurant recipe says it uses leeks. Has anyone tried this with leeks?