Upscale Macaroni and Cheese

Recipe by KathyP53
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READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Melt butter in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add bell peppers and celery and saute until just beginning to soften, about 7 minutes.
  • Remove from heat; dseason with salt and pepper.
  • Combine cream, half and half, and blue cheese in heavy medium saucepan. Stir over low heat until cheese melts. Remove from heat.
  • Add celery seeds.
  • Season sauce with cayenne, salt and pepper.
  • Beat yolks in medium bowl to blend.
  • Gradually whisk in half of cheese sauce.
  • Return mixture to saucepan and whisk to blend.
  • Add celery leaves.
  • Butter 13x9" baking dish.
  • Cook pasta in pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite, stirring occasionally. Drain. Return to same pot.
  • Add sauce and vegetables; stir to blend.
  • Transfer to baking dish.
  • Can be made one day ahead, cover and chill. Let stand at room temperature 1 hour before continuing.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Sprinkle Parmesan over surface of pasta.
  • Bake until pasta is heated through, sauce is bubbling, and top is beginning to brown, about 25 minutes.
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