Loaded Muenster & Sharp Cheddar Mac & Cheese

Eater rating: 4.8 / 5  4.8

We’re eating uber creamy baked sharp cheddar and muenster mac and cheese with smokey bacon, roasted garlic, and sweet caramelized onions topped with crunchy panko bread crumbs.

Recently I taped an episode of the Dr. Oz show for a segment entitled β€œIs Food Porn Making You Fat?”. If you’ve been a follower of this site for a while, you know that I a) run a food porn site and b) lost the equivalent of a supermodel in weight while writing the cookbook about food porn a few years ago. So is food porn making you fat? In my opinion, NO, staring at images of food will not make you fat… but if you make this mac & cheese everyday and don’t have the self control to only eat one portion – this recipe might! πŸ˜‰ It’s so rich, creamy and loaded with flavor that you will have a hard time putting the fork down or not reaching for seconds. The first question my dinner partners asked after taking a bite was, β€œIs there crack in this?” Nope, no crack, I swear! Just good old creamy mac and cheese. (Though the bacon doesn’t hurt either.) πŸ˜‰ If you think you’ve got the self-control to not devour the whole pan single-handedly, make this as a side for dinner and listen to the β€œmmm’s” that ensue. Buen provecho!

4 comments so far:

  1. Bill Wessels says:

    It’s all new to me…. saw you on Dr. Oz Amanda and um wow…. Blue suits you … if you pass near Waco or Temple, or Purmela, TX.. would love to grab a bite with you. Sincerely Bill

  2. Cindy says:

    I have to try this. I love mac and cheese this way. Unfortunately, in my house of boring eaters, they all like the kind with Velveeta. I’m thinking since I do the cooking, they can eat what I like once in a while. It looks absolutely delicious!

  3. Yinzi says:

    Question: Can I use cavatappi with this?

  4. Amanda says:

    absolutely! use any tubular or shell pasta you like!