Originally posted by Libationbrew
Does anyon have an exceptionally delicious mac & cheese recipe that's baked nice and crispy on top? I would appreciate it!!
On a professional level, I would never do this, but at home Velveeta makes an appearance.
I make it with a basic white sauce, adding whatever cheese needed to move. So if I was to make it this week, I would use Swiss, some mozzarella and mostly my Mexican cheese mix. Oh yeah, I also do have some Velveeta.
Sometimes I feel that it lacks the 'cheesy' color one sees in maybe a Stouffer's product, so I add a little paprika, but have always been disappointed in turmeric.
Sherry or beer can help flavor this mix.
A splash of hot sauce and black pepper are essential.
You want it nicely brown and crispy on top? Use a mixture of bread crumbs, butter and cheese. I like Parmesan, but the mix should be sort of dry and crumbly.
As I said, I use whatever is in the fridge, and truth be told, mac-n-cheese is on my menu for dinner this week. This means that I may also be adding ham to it. I also have some meat chili, as chili-mac is also a winner.
If you add broccoli, you cover two food groups with starch and veggies....It's great for Thanksgiving.