Thursday, July 18, 2024

National Mac & Cheese Day? Yes, Please

It’s national comfort day, uh, National Mac & Cheese Day today, so I Heart Mac & Cheese is bringing you some deals.

Today only, the fast-casual chain is offering a free classic mac & cheese bowl when you buy another entrée at its regular price.

Plus, Chef Michael Blum has given us his Mac Daddy Madness Bowl recipe, which serves three to four people. Dinner has never looked so inviting! Happy Comfort Day, y’all!

Mac Daddy Madness Bowl

Ingredients:

  • 16 oz. of cooked cavatappi pasta (this is 8 oz. of dried pasta)
  • 10 oz.  of your favorite cheese sauce (reserve 2 oz. to top the mac and cheese after baking)
  • 4 oz. cooked corn kernels
  • 2  oz. fine diced red onions
  • 3 oz. Muenster cheese
  • 3 oz. crumbled blue cheese
  • 5 oz.  diced grilled chicken
  • 4 oz. chopped crispy bacon
  • 2 oz. lightly toasted breadcrumbs
  • Truffle oil to taste

Instructions:

1) Boil pasta until al dente and cool. Place in bowl.

2) Add all ingredients except the 2 oz. of cheese sauce, the breadcrumbs and truffle oil into the bowl with the pasta and mix completely.

3) Place mixture in baking dish & bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes.

4) Take out of oven and pour remaining cheese sauce on top, followed by desired amount of truffle oil and finish off with toasted breadcrumbs.


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Lynn Kalber
Lynn Kalber
Lynn Kalber was raised in Boca Raton and has always worked in Palm Beach and Broward counties. She is a career journalist, with 26 years at The Palm Beach Post alone, where she wrote feature and food articles, edited the food section and wrote about wine as part of the Swirl Girls.

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