Saturday, June 4, 2011

Stepped Up Blue Box Mac & Cheese

Stepped- Up Blue Box Mac & Cheese
Serves: 3-4

OBJ: TCW be able to take an ordinary box of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese and make it a show-stopper

1 Box Kraft Macaroni and Cheese
3 slices American cheese, torn into pieces
½ C shredded sharp cheddar cheese
¾  C Italian-Style breadcrumbs or homemade (*see below*)
1 TBS unsalted butter, melted
S & P salt and pepper

1.      Preheat oven to 425 degrees
2.      Make mac and cheese according to package directions
3.      Place mac and cheese in a large casserole baking dish
4.      Toss American and Cheddar cheeses together
5.      Cover mac and cheese with cheeses
6.      Spread breadcrumbs on top of cheeses, sprinkle about 1 tsp S & P over breadcrumbs
7.      Drizzle melted butter over top
8.      Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until lightly browned and bubbly around edges of pan

** Homemade Breadcrumbs**

½ loaf Crusty Italian bread
1 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper

1.      Preheat oven to 425 degrees
2.      Slice bread into chunks, toast in oven for about 15 minutes
3.      Let cool
4.      Place bread and spices in food processer and chop until fine

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