So...the story behind this recipe goes a little something like this. Apparently the staff on the Oprah show likes macaroni and cheese. So when they would go to different cities to tape a show, they would always order mac and cheese in the quest to find the very best. This recipe won and was supposedly featured on Oprah. I've also heard that you might be tempted to omit one of the cheeses, but DON'T DO IT!! I guess it won't be the same without all the cheeses blended together. So here's the recipe. Oh and just in case you were wondering... here are the nutri facts:
1539 calories for one serving!
1252 mg sodium
98.8g Total fat
I won't go on....if you've decided to make this, it's going to be one of those days when you aren't worrying about calories and just need some comfort food! I've had this and it is pretty dang good.
DELILAH'S MACARONI AND CHEESE
2 lbs elbow macaroni
1 cup cubed Velveeta cheese
1/2 lb butter (2 sticks melted)
6 cups half and half
4 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
2 cups extra sharp white cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup grated asiago cheese
1 cup grated gruyere cheese
1 cup grated monterey jack cheese
1 cup grated muenster cheese
1/8 tsp salt
1 TBL black pepper
Preheat oven to 325. Boil water and cook macaroni al dente (which means firm, do not overcook) Drain and set aside
Whisk eggs in LARGE bowl until frothy. Combine the Velveeta, butter and 2 cups of half and half in the large bowl. Add the warm macaroni and toss until the cheese is melted and mixture is smooth. Add the remaining half and half, 2 cups of the yellow cheddar, the remaining grated cheeses and the salt and pepper, tossing until completely combined.
Pour the mixture into two (2) 9x13 casserole dishes and bake for 30 minutes. Sprinkle the remaining yellow cheddar cheese on top and bake until golden brown on top, 20-30 minutes more.