Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins
This is a wonderful recipe that will fill your house with it's smell as it bakes. One of the best kid pleasing recipes in the world too. Thank you for trying it. ENJOY!
- 1 lb elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 cups milk
- 8 ounces mozzarella cheese, grated
- 4 ounces monterey jack cheese, grated
- 3⁄4 cup parmesan cheese, grated, divided
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon paprika (optional)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a medium sauce pan, melt the butter in the olive oil over medium heat.
- Add the flour and cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until it smells slightly nutty.
- Whisk in the milk and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the mozzarella, monterey jack, 1/2 cup parmesan, pepper, salt, paprika, basil, oregano, and parsley.
- Pour over the elbow noodles and mix until combined.
- Pour into a greased square baking dish and bake for 20-30 minutes in the oven or until bubbling.
- Remove from the oven, and sprinkle with 1/4 cup parmesan cheese.
- Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
- Serving Suggestions: Grilled steak, broccoli, boiled potatoes, fried chicken, and honey glazed ham.
Okay, sense it is macaroni month, I decided to try one of my most favorite Chefs mac n' cheese to see if I liked it. I must say that I did change the recipe a little by adding cream instead of just milk and by adding a few more seasonings like curry powder and a little chili powder to just spice it up a by and I also added a little Asiago cheese for more cheese flavor, sense that seemed to be the problem with the other reviewers. In the all and all, this was a great recipe, and I will be making it again.
Really different and cheesy.
I made this for the 'scrap booking' crowd. It was my turn to host & I am not a great cook. I followed the recipie exactly & I have to say it came out great! I didn't want an 'orange' mac & cheese which is why I picked this recipie. The other women who are all fairly good cooks also loved it. The spices really added to an otherwise plain mac & cheese. This is a keeper! Thanks. LAD