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We were there recently and DH fell in love with this, it has bacon and mushrooms also. I found a video on line but they just showed a chef putting this and that in the pan and topping it with bread crumbs then into the broiler.

Posts: 1286 | Location: wyandotte, mi. usa | Registered: Jul 23, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I've never eaten there but here is a recipe on the web. Is this similar?

Johnny Carino's Mac and Cheese

1 box elbow macaroni cooked and strained (16 oz for an 8 x 8 pan)
1 jar of Ragu cheese sauce
shredded cheese of any kind
bread crumbs
1 package of pepperoni

Cut the pepperoni and half or leave them whole and layer macaroni, pepperoni, cheese sauce and shredded cheese in an 8 x 8 greased pan (you can even add a little milk to the mix for added creaminess). Sprinkle shredded cheese and bread crumbs over the top.

Bake at 325 degrees (or 350 because my oven runs hot) for about 20 minutes.

It doesn't say how much cheese so I would use your own discretion as to how cheesy you like it.

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We all like Emeril's 4 Cheeses and Macaroni.
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This appeared in our Food Section today and I thought it sounded good. It was adapted from Southern Living magazine. Don't know when I'll get around to trying it.

1/2 c butter
1/2 c AP flour
1/2 t salt
1/2 t ground black pepper
1/4 t cayenne
2 c fat-free Half-and-Half
2 c nonfat milk
2 10-oz blocks sharp cheddar cheese, shredded, divided
10-oz block extra-sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
16-oz pkg elbow macaroni, cooked
3/4 c breadcrumbs
2-3 T melted butter

350 oven. In large pan over med.-high heat, melt butter. Gradually whisk in flour til smooth. Cook, whisking constantly for 2 mins.

Stir in salt, pepper, and cayenne. Gradually whisk in Half-and-Half and milk. Cook til thick, whisking constantly, 8-10 mins. Stir in half the sharp cheddar and all the extra-sharp cheddar, til smooth.

Combine pasta and cheese sauce; pour into a lightly greased 9x13 baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining sharp cheddar. Toss the breadcrumbs and melted 2-3 T butter together; sprinkle over casserole. Bake 20 mins., til mixture is bubbly and melted. For crustier top, bake 15 mins. more. Serves 6-8.
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