Macaroni and Cheese

  • Prep Time: 30m
  • Cook Time: 30m
  • Total Time: 1h
  • Serves: 10 people
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound macaroni
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 3/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1 stick salted butter (reserve 1 tablespoon)
  • 1 3/4 cups sharp cheddar cheese (reserve ¾ cup for topping), hand-shredded
  • 6 ounces Velveeta cheese, cut into cubes
  • 1/3 cup Havarti cheese, hand-shredded
  • 1/3 cup Monterey Jack cheese, hand-shredded
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325F and prepare an 8 x 8-inch pan with cooking spray.
  2. Boil the macaroni according to the package directions until al dente, being careful not to overcook. Drain the cooked macaroni.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the first 3 cheeses, plus 1 cup of shredded cheddar. Then add 7 tablespoons of butter and heavy cream.
  4. Pour the hot macaroni over the cheese mixture, cover, and let sit until the cheese is soft but not completely melted.
  5. In a separate large bowl, beat together the egg, salt, and pepper. Add this to the macaroni mixture and combine thoroughly.
  6. Pour the macaroni mixture into the prepared pan. Top with the reserved 3/4 cup shredded cheddar and panko bread crumbs, and dot with the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter.
  7. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.