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    Maclaren's Imperial Cheese and Macaroni

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    Lori Mama's Note:

    I purchased some Maclaren's Imperial Cheese at Costco, which was a super deal, not really knowing what to do with it. I searched the Kraft site for some recipes, but they didn't really have much I wanted to try that was for everyday use. I set out to try my hand at something myself and I hope you like it. My husband, who loves mac 'n cheese, really did.

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. 2
      Spray a 3 quart dutch oven, or equivalent with non stick spray and set aside.
    3. 3
      In a medium sized pot, over medium high heat,.
    4. 4
      fry bacon until just crisp.
    5. 5
      Drain on paper towel.
    6. 6
      Set aside.
    7. 7
      Saute the mushrooms in the remaining bacon drippings until tender.
    8. 8
      Remove and set aside.
    9. 9
      Add the butter to the pot and melt.
    10. 10
      Stir in the garlic and onion.
    11. 11
      Add the flour and cook for 1 minute.
    12. 12
      Do not brown.
    13. 13
      Heat the milk in the microwave on high until hot.
    14. 14
      approximately 3 minutes.
    15. 15
      Pour in the milk and whisk smooth.
    16. 16
      Cook until it starts to thicken.
    17. 17
      Add the cheese, mustard powder, salt & pepper to taste.
    18. 18
      Mix until melted.
    19. 19
      Combine the cooked macaroni, bacon, mushrooms and sauce.
    20. 20
      Pour into the prepared casserole dish.
    21. 21
      Toss together the butter and crumbs and sprinkle on top.
    22. 22
      Bake 30 minutes or until bubbling.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 11, 2009


      This takes comfort food to new heights! Loved the bacon and mushrooms in this, and the topping, which I wouldn't have thought of on mac and cheese. I subbed Kaukauna sharp cheese spread for the MacLaren's, which isn't available here. Thanks, Lori, for a great take on Mac n' Cheese!

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    • on March 27, 2009


      Made this for our "Saturday Lunch at the Farm" on Saturday. I pulled out a bit for me to try, and also for Dennis as he was standing right over my shoulder. Yum! I thought the mushrooms in this dish were just perfect! A great taste to balance the bacon and the garlic and coupled perfectly with the cheese. I did not have Maclaren's cheese though :( so I used some freshly grated sharp cheese instead. I didn't use the full amount of butter, as I just simply forgot to, and it was absolutely perfect the way it was. The panko on top is a wonderful addition, and will make this again. This is a great dish, especially since we are going to be working hard all day! Thank you for posting this...:) Made for *PAC* Spring 2009.

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    Nutritional Facts for Maclaren's Imperial Cheese and Macaroni

    Serving Size: 1 (185 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 787.3
    Calories from Fat 393
    Total Fat 43.7 g
    Saturated Fat 21.9 g
    Cholesterol 93.4 mg
    Sodium 950.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 72.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.7 g
    Sugars 8.9 g
    Protein 25.7 g

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    2% evaporated milk

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