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5 Star Baked Mac and Cheese

Crispy Top Macaroni and Cheese with Evaporated Milk and 5 Cheeses are for those love that Mac and Cheese "crack"
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Continental
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 647kcal


  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 lb. Macaroni
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups evaporated milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • ½ stick unsalted butter
  • 1 lb. cheddar cheese grated
  • 3 ½ oz. smoked gouda grated
  • 4 oz. pepper jack grated
  • 6 oz. mozzarella grated
  • ½ cup Breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese and chopped into smaller pieces unless using a fine grater


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Spray a 9x12 baking dish with non stick spray.
  • In a skillet, heat oil.
  • Add onion and celery.
  • Once the vegetables are softened, add garlic.
  • Saute until the garlic starts to brown. Set aside.
  • Bring a large pot of well salted water to the boil.
  • Add macaroni and cook pasta according to package instructions, until al dente – about 5 minutes.
  • Drain immediately.
  • Add butter with the thyme, parsley, smoked paprika and cayenne pepper
  • Toss well until butter is melted.
  • Add sauteed vegetables.
  • Toss well until all ingredients are well mixed.
  • In a saucepan, heat evaporated milk and heavy cream, but do not boil.
  • Add 12 oz. of the cheddar, smoked gouda, pepper jack and mozzarella.
  • Simmer on medium-low heat until the cheese mixture is melted.
  • Add the creamy cheese sauce to macaroni and mix well.
  • Transfer macaroni to prepared baking dish.
  • Sprinkle the remaining cheddar cheese on top.
  • Sprinkle breadcrumbs on top.
  • Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top.
  • Transfer to oven and bake for 40 minutes.
  • Transfer to broiler and broil for 5 minutes.



Calories: 647kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 137mg | Sodium: 573mg | Potassium: 344mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1420IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 656mg | Iron: 1mg
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