Over the Rainbow Macaroni and Cheese

Total Time
50mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is a recipe from Patti LaBelle. I changed a few measurements on it. It is always a big hit at any cookout!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly butter a deep 2 1/2-quart casserole.
  2. Bring the large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the oil, then the elbow macaroni, and cook until the macaroni is just tender, about 7 minutes. Do not overcook. Drain well. Return to the cooking pot.
  3. In a small saucepan, melt eight tablespoons of the butter. Stir into the macaroni. In a large bowl, mix the Muenster, mild and sharp Cheddar, and Monterey Jack cheeses. To the macaroni, add the half-and-half, 2 1/2 cups of the shredded cheese, the cubed Velveeta, and the eggs. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to the buttered casserole. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 1/2 cup of shredded cheese and dot with the remaining one tablespoon of butter.
  4. Bake until it's bubbling around the edges, about 35 minutes. Serve hot.

Reviews

Most Helpful

This is a wonderful mac & cheese. It has such a wonderful flavor and the variety of cheese makes this dish outstanding! This was easy to prepare and well worth the effort. My family LOVED it!!!! I will be making this again soon.

onebusymom2013 March 10, 2014

A great mac & cheese, but labor intensive. The extra butter on top just before baking seemed a bit over the top. It took me 45 minutes prep time, not 15 minutes. This makes much more than 4-6 servings. Made for the Cook-A-Thon for Kathy and Liza. Thanks.

Kat's Mom October 12, 2008

I also made this after I saw Patti on Oprah and I have to say that its the best "baked" macaroni and cheese I have ever made. Very creamy and cheesy and had the best flavor I have ever found in a baked macaroni and cheese. And I have made A LOT of recipes!! It does take some work, but Its worth it. You have to try this if you liked baked macaroni and cheese! I save this for special occasions too! Thanks for posting!

Mary N. March 02, 2008

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