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Patti LaBelle's Mac and Cheese

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recipe is ready in 2-5 hrs time: 2-5 hrs

serves/makes:   6


recipe id: 26177
cook method: oven, stovetop

Patti LaBelle's Mac and Cheese Recipe
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1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 pound elbow macaroni
1/2 cup butter PLUS"PLUS" means this ingredient in addition to the one on the next line, often with divided uses
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup shredded Muenster cheese
1/2 cup shredded mild Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
2 cups half & half
1 cup Velveeta, cut into small cubes
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly butter a deep 2 1/2 quart casserole.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat, add the oil then the elbow macaroni and cook until macaroni is just tender (about 7 minutes). Do not overcook. Drain well and return to the pot.

In a small saucepan, melt the first measure of butter. Stir into the macaroni. In a large bowl, mix the Muenster, mild and sharp Cheddar cheese and the Monterey Jack cheese. To the macaroni, add the half and half, 1 1/2 cups of the shredded cheeses, the cubed Velveeta and the eggs. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to the buttered casserole. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese and dot with the remaining butter.

Bake until it is bubbling around the edges, about 35 minutes. Serve hot.


926 calories, 58 grams fat, 68 grams carbohydrates, 36 grams protein per serving.
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Heavenly! Rich, cheesy, creamy, everything you can want in a mac and cheese recipe!

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You can't go wrong with this recipe. It makes a great mac and cheese - very cheesy, very flavorful.

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You go girl

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OMG PAtti this recipe ROCKS!!! You are the best! I don't know how you came up with this but it's the best combo of cheeses. Love you and this recipe!!!!

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My daughter-in-laws, mom makes this recipe. I have never been a fan of "mac and cheese" until I tried this. I liked it so much I had to ask for the recipe. It is amazing how delicious it is. I am making it for one of my family gatherings. Thanks Patti, and special thanks to Heather for sharing it and your wonderful daughter with me.DNeal

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While cooped up inside my house due to Tropical Storm Isaac, I was browsing the net, and came upon this recipe. I basically had all the ingredients so I ventured to making it. It was a HIT. IT was creamy and cheesy. My Aunt who is a very picky eater, devoured 2 plates. Thanks Patti for Sharing!

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I have not made this my mom did and I am not a fan of mac and cheese. Well I am now this is fantasic. And the only mac & cheese my family wants now so I guess I have to make it!

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The best Mac and cheese ever,I just made it for the 3rd time,including this year Thanksgiving.

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Was my first time making it this year, is the only way I wiol make it from now on!!

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