Go Back
Print

ULTIMATE MAC & CHEESE

Serves 6 Time: 30 minutes
Author The Food Nanny

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup 1 stick butter or black truffle butter
  • 1 3-oz. package cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 3/4 cups Half & Half
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups Penne Pasta
  • 1 1/2 cup white cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 cup Asiago cheese grated
  • Topping:
  • 1 cup crushed Ritz crackers about 25 crackers
  • 1/4 cup melted butter

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Mix in the cream cheese.
  2. Stir in heavy cream, Half & Half, garlic powder, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Decrease heat and simmer 10 to 15 min. stirring often.
  3. Cook the pasta and drain. Add prepared sauce, cheddar cheese and Asiago cheese to the pasta. mix well.
  4. Pour into an 8 x 8 inch baking pan. Mix together Ritz crackers and melted butter and sprinkle over the top. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. or until bubbly.
  5. Serve with: Mixed vegetables.
  6. Variations: Add chopped jalapenos. For a drier mac and cheese, use a 9 x 13 casserole dish and cook for 15 minutes. May also broil the cracker topping after baking for a crunchier texture.