Smoky Four Cheese Macaroni Bake

Smoky Four Cheese Macaroni Bake

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"This rich macaroni combines the savory flavors of Swiss, Monetary Jack, sharp Cheddar and Parmesan cheeses along with sauteed garlic and onion to make a creamy sauce to die for. Add a little liquid smoke for a, well, smoky taste."

Ingredients

1 h 40 m servings 638 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 638 kcal
  • 32%
  • Fat:
  • 37.7 g
  • 58%
  • Carbs:
  • 45.9g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 28.7 g
  • 57%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 111 mg
  • 37%
  • Sodium:
  • 637 mg
  • 25%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  3. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion, and cook for 3 minutes until it begins to soften. Add the garlic, and continue cooking until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 2 minutes more. Slowly stir in the flour, and cook, stirring constantly for 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the half-and-half and milk, and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low and stir in mustard powder and liquid smoke; simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add 1 cup of Parmesan cheese, along with the cream cheese, Swiss, Monterey Jack, and Cheddar cheeses; stir until melted. Season to taste with salt and pepper, then stir in the drained macaroni noodles. Pour into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs over the macaroni
  5. Bake in preheated oven until bubbly and brown, about 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Reviews

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Some wise advice when making this recipe would be to make sure you have all your ingredients out and all your cheeses shredded before beginning,because you need to stir the flour mixture continu...

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I followed this recipe. It came out WAY to dry and I had to add ALOT more milk. The flavor was just OK.

Some wise advice when making this recipe would be to make sure you have all your ingredients out and all your cheeses shredded before beginning,because you need to stir the flour mixture continu...

This. Is. Awesome! I wanted to sneak some veggies in for my kids, so I cut the macaroni in half and did a 12 oz. package of cauliflower I blanched for a couple minutes. I also sauteed a couple ...

WOW, this was really good, I used provolone in place of the swiss, because I really dont like swiss. I bet gruyer would be nice, anywhoo, I did not use the liquid smoke, but i did use roasted g...

This was a wonderful mac and cheese recipe! I followed it exactly, w/one exception...i did not use the liquid smoke simply bc I did not have any. It was still delicious...it reminded me of my ...

I try a lot of mac & cheese recipes and really enjoyed this one. I've never used cream cheese before, but it really gives the sauce a smooth creamy texture. To enhance the smokiness I added 1/2 ...

This Mac and Cheese is the BEST!!!!!!! I usually make changes to all my recipes but there was no need for this one! This is PERFECTION! Thanks for such an amazing recipe! Will be using this tast...

I made this along with meatloaf tonight and it was amazing! I don't know what those 1 star raters are talking about. I did make a change or two. The first change I made was to the roux. I did no...

This recipe was only ok for me, but my husband loved it so it got 4 stars. I really liked the addition of the liquid smoke. The texture left a little to be desired for me, a little too thick. ...

This was SOOO good!!! I followed the recipe pretty much except that I didn't have Swiss, so I used a "fiesta" mix of shredded cheese (Monterey Jack, Asiago, etc.), and I didn't top it with brea...