White Mac and Cheese



Before I start talking about the mac and cheese I'd like to give a shout out to Kim at Stirring the Pot.
I hope you are feeling better!! You just need a nice Nigella dish prepared for you...that is just what you need :-)

Okay...on to the dish..........

For Magazine Monday we prepared chicken Parmesan with pasta as the side. Good combo if may say so myself.
Since the pasta was consumed, except a small portion that was snipped into soup, I whipped up a side of mac and cheese to go with the leftover chicken Parmesan.


Having announced that I'd be preparing this for the side dish, I was committed to it and I had my mouth set for it. Ooey, gooey cheese...nice warmer-upper, comfort food theme for a cold evening. Then I discover...we had but a scant amount of cheddar cheese in the fridge. Grrrrr....

Fortunately, there was an excessive amount of mozzarella and Fontina cheese.



Mix the flour into the melted butter



You'll add two cups of milk....

Using shredded mozzarella and thick slices of fontina, gently stir into milky mixture.....



Pour over the cooked elbow macaroni noodles......



It was a hit. I think I prefer the cheddar but this was a great change of pace.



Went well with the chicken leftovers too.



We have a Christmas luncheon scheduled at work and I am bringing....mac and cheese....but it will be a vat of the cheddar variety :-0

16 comments:

Janel said...

I love mac & cheese, especially recipes like this one that use "real" cheese. Unfortunately, my kids (and even my husband!!) prefer the boxed kind or Velveeta if I insist on making it from scratch. Go figure!

monicajane said...

yummy!! serious comfort food!

Kim said...

How sweet of you for the shout out! I really have started feeling better. I even put the tree up :D Of course, your mac n cheese would probably help even more!! I think fontina and mozzarella would be really creamy, but I know what you mean about the cheddar. I'm willing to bet that your mac n cheese will be a hit at work. Thanks again!

Natalie said...

I love the elegant take with using fontina and mozzarella...this looks silky and delicious Tina...if you take this to your colleagues it will surely be a big hit !

Natalie said...

Oops...i forgot to mention, my favorite of Jamie Oliver is 'Jamie's Italy', but I also love Food Revolution...! Which is your favorite ?

A Year on the Grill said...

I love this... thanks for the wonderful step by step photos... Personally, a great mozzarella is fantastic flavoring... certainly worth a try!

Pierce said...

Janel - it just depends on what you are used to. A childhood friend of my son loved his Mom's boxed mac and cheese but hated mine when he was over. He said it wasn't orange enough.

Monicajane - Thank you :-)

Kim, You are very welcome. Glad you are feeling better.

Natalie - Thank you! Thanks also for your Jamie favorites. I have never looked at the Italy book but plan on another library trip. I'll let you know.

Dave - thank you. It's easy and cheesey....I read your blog on Google reader today. So jealous of the Virgin Island trip.

Velva said...

Mac and cheese is one of my absolutely favorite foods. I can just eat it for days. Your grown-up version with mozzarella and fontina cheese look so good! Love it!

Le laquet said...

Ok, huge admission coming ... I have never made mac and cheese and probably only eaten it once in my life - out of a tin!! I just don't think it's the comfort food in the UK that it is in the US

Laura in Paris said...

My children used to llove mac & cheese ...

Cathy said...

ooooh yum! Looks like serious cheesy goodness!

~~louise~~ said...

I have such a problem shredding mozzarella. However, for the likes of that spoon of heavenly goodness, oh so worth it. I need your mac n cheese now please...pretty please???

Van said...

Oh, so good! So very good.

This is perfect as I was just getting the whole mac and cheese feeling once again. =)

Cajun Chef Ryan said...

Mac n Cheese is always comfort food, this one looks great too!

Jennifer said...

I can tell that you are a true mac and cheese lover---sticking to your plan even if it means cheese adaptation. All looks creamy and delectable.

Pierce said...

Thank you Velva :-)

Laquet - Really? It's super easy. And if you like cheese...it's great. Hope and Simon are well.

Thank you Laura. It was tasty.

Cathy - ooey gooey cheese....you could use this with the weather you've been getting.

Louise - I have a plate ready for you.

Van - thank you :-)

Chef Ryan - Thanks, it was good.

Jennifer - Thank you! It's fun to experiment.

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