Steakhouse Mac and Cheese

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by LadyLaura

Cheesy goodness... true comfort food. I updated this recipe based on the review. The cheese sauce is cheesier and there is more of it. This time when I made it, I used 1/2 cup of gorgonzola, but the taste was a little too sharp for my liking. I also added in some garlic powder. Please let me know how the current measurements work out.

Top Review by TLu

We enjoyed this with the addition of a block of cream cheese and taking out the bacon. Yum! Will definitely make again. The topping added an extra flavor factor!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In medium saucepan over high heat, bring two quarts of lightly salted water to a boil.
  2. Add macaroni and cook 10 to 12 minutes or until desired doneness. Strain, cool and rinse. Set aside.
  3. Cook bacon until crispy. Drain, cool and coarsely chop. Set aside.
  4. In a 2 quart saucepan, heat half and half and heavy cream on medium heat just before a simmer, stirring continuously.
  5. Add chopped American cheese until melted, followed by the cheddar. Melt cheese completely in the sauce. Stir in gorgonzola cheese and salt and pepper.
  6. Remove from heat and toss cooled macaroni into the cheese sauce to coat along with bacon.
  7. Pour macaroni and cheese mixture into oven-safe casserole dish. Top with crushed Ritz crackers and Parmesan cheese.
  8. Bake in preheated oven at 400 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes until golden brown and serve.
  9. You can add chives as a garnish.

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