Saturday, March 15, 2008

Shy's Mac and Cheese



The picture doesn't do it justice but I figured that because I have gotten such overwhelming response to my mac and cheese recipe lately, I'd write it out. I use government cheese in it, but you can use velveeta and cheddar if you want to try and mimick the consistency of the cheese.

2 cups milk
1/2 cup hot water mixed with 1/2 cup cremora or other non-dairy coffee creamer (gradually add the cremora/coffeemate/whathaveyou to the hot water)
1/2 package cream cheese
1 jar alfredo sauce (Ragu)
1 tsp. garlic powder
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 tsp. salt and pepper
2 T butter
1 full block of government cheese or 1/2 block velveeta and 8 oz. shredded cheddar
Box of penne
1 cup seasoned croutons
3 graham crackers

Boil pasta to al dente.
Heat the milk, cremora mixture, cream cheese, alfredo sauce, garlic powder and garlic, salt pepper and butter. Whisk over low/medium heat until everything melts and is incorporated into each other.
Shred in the govenment cheese about 1 cup at a time, whisking.
When all of the cheese (ALL of the cheese) is melted into the milk mixture, pour over pasta into a baking dish. It might seem "soupy" to you, but I promise you that it will be great!
Preheat oven to 350.
In a food processor or blender, put 1 cup seasoned salad croutons and 3 graham crackers and pulse until it is turned to crumbs.
Don't put the crumbs on the mac and cheese yet!
Cover the mac and cheese with foil and bake in oven for 45 mins.
Remove foil, put crumbs all over the top, and return to oven for another 15 mins.
Let sit 10-15 mins before serving.

2 comments:

Shylah said...

"block of government cheese"

Ha! This cracked me up. Do they still make gov't cheese? I used to love that stuff when I was a kid!

Shylah Petkus said...

Yes, they still make it! I was so excited when my mom told me that they still pass it out at food closets. My boyfriend has no had the luxury of the Government Cheese Grilled Cheese.

By the way, who is this!?~?~!

Your name is Shylah too?