Eat This: Awesome Mac and Cheese

Mac and Cheese COllage

Even though it’s been in the 80s here, it’s still only February, so I feel entitled to eat comfort food. 😉

A friend made this for me a few years back after I had Ash and it has been a favorite in our house ever since. The kids like to call it “fancy mac and cheese” since it isn’t orange and doesn’t come out of a box. Even better, it’s super easy and FAST!  It’s great as a side dish, or on it’s own.

Yield: 8 servings

Fancy Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese collage
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 oz Wide Egg Noodles
  • 3 C Whipping Cream
  • 1 1/2 C Whole Milk
  • 2T Flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper (i use white pepper so it doesn't ruin the look of the white mac)
  • 2 C grated, packed Fontina Cheese
  • 3/4 C grated paremsan
  • 3/4 C grated mozarella

*optional add green peas*

  • **My tweaks..I TRY to make this a little healthier by making these adjustments:
  • instead of 3 C of heavy cream I use 3C of fat free milk
  • instead of 1 1/2 C of whole milk I use 1 1/2 cups half and half

Instructions

  1. I haven't noticed that switching the ingredients and amounts really makes much of a difference except that it cuts the calories and fat WAY down. 🙂
  2. Cook noodles in Salted water until tender but firm..abou 5-6 minutes. Drain. Do not rinse. Whisk cream, milk, flour, salt, pepper in a bowl. Add 1C of Fontina, 1/2 C parmesan, 1/2 C mozarella. Add noodles and stir. Transfer all to a baking dish. Toss remaining noodles and spread oer top of noodles. Bake until bubbles and cheese browns (about 20-25 minutes) at 450 degrees.
  3. Let stand 10 minutes and enjoy!! 🙂

Enjoy!
Tammy

Tammy

Tammy

Owner at Pink Peppermint Design
Tammy Mitchell is the founder and creative director of lifestyle blog pinkpeppermintdesign.com. Along with being a homeschooling mom of two kiddos, she is also an in-demand prop and event stylist, photographer, interior and graphic designer. Here on Pink Peppermint Design, she aims to share creative DIY projects, easy entertaining and gift ideas, inspiring interiors and events, as well as her life, with thousands of readers every month. She lives in Southern California, with her husband and two children.
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