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Upscale Macaroni and Cheese

This got 5 forks on Epicurious.

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  • 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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  1. surus
    I got this recipe from Epicurious in 2002. I just made it again to go with ham on Christmas Eve. It is truly wonderful. Changes I made were using more cream and less half and half because I needed to use up the cream. I also added only 2 red peppers. I used half blue cheese and half cheddar and it was still delicious. This fed 8 adults including three large men with big appetites. There was even some left over. Good to throw in some diced leftover ham and make a casserole the next day. By the way, the green and red peppers in this looked nice on the Christmas table.
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  2. KathyP53
    This got 5 forks on Epicurious.
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