Steakhouse White Mac & Cheese

I wanted to change up the Macaroni and Cheese vibes as we get closer to the holidays. Normally, when you go to a fancy steakhouse – you will notice that the Mac n Cheese looks nothing like traditional southern Mac n cheese. It’s decedent and usually creamier than traditional macaroni and cheese. This steakhouse Mac n cheese recipe combines 3 white cheese in a béchamel sauce and is topped with breadcrumbs (another classic topping used by most steakhouses in their Mac n cheese ). As always enjoy, and let me know what you think !

Glam Kitchen Tips

  • Use blocks of cheese and shred them
  • If it cannot find all of these cheese then substitute with any white cheese of your choice
  • When making the cheese sauce you can use a whisk to make sure it is smooth
  • Mix in some lobster for a delicious Lobster Mac n Cheese

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound box of macaroni noodles (I used the Barilla Brand )
  • 16 ounces sharp white cheddar cheese block , shredded
  • 16 ounces Muenster cheese block, shredded
  • 8 ounces Gouda cheese block , shredded
  • 3 tablespoon salted butter
  • 2 tablespoon flour
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon bread crumbs
  • Fresh parsley to garnish (optional)

Instructions

1.preheat oven to 375 degrees

2.cook noodles “al dents” according to packaging , drain and set aside

3.In a large pot on medium heat, melt butter (do not allow it to brown)
4.Add flour, stirring constantly. Mixture should thicken

5. When it thickens add half and half, heavy cream , garlic powder , onion powder , and black pepper-stir/ whisk well

6. Allow the mixture to simmer for 5 minutes on medium while stirring

7. Add cheese in portions of 8 ounces at a time , stirring and whisking while adding the cheese- let it simmer while stirring 5 minutes (your sauce should be smooth and creamy)

8. Stir in noodles

9. Add to greased casserole dish

10. Top with remaining white sharp cheddar cheese

11. Sprinkle bread crumbs

12. Bake 25-30 minutes or until browned to your liking

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