Total Time
45mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a truly luscious mac & cheese. It takes a little longer than just tossing everything together but it is well worth it. DON'T skip the "reducing" step or it turns out way too runny. This is NOT a lo-cal mac&cheese hehe

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees and butter a 13x9 baking dish.
  2. Bring the chicken broth to a boil in a medium saucepan and reduce it over high heat to 3/4's of a cup.
  3. Bring the cream to a boil and reduce it to two cups being more careful with your heat with the cream so as to not scorch it.
  4. A reminder; don't skip the reducing of the liquids or you will end up with soup and don't just sub the lower amounts to start out with; the concentrations lend a different flavor.
  5. Melt the butter and olive oil in a large pot and cook the onions and garlic until tender and translucent.
  6. Cook the pasta to desired tenderness.
  7. Add the reduced cream and reduced broth to the onion/garlic mix then add the mustard, cheddar, gouda and gruyere cheeses and whisk until melted and well blended.
  8. Add the pasta to the cheese sauce; mix well and put it buttered baking dish.
  9. Top with the parmesan cheese and bake at 450 for 10-15 minutes.