10-Cheese Mac and Cheese (Yes, Really!)

Queen of Southern, Sunny Anderson cooking mixes 10 cheeses and makes a quick white sauce for creamy mac 'n' cheese like you've never tasted before.

  • Preparation Time10 mins
  • Cooking Time40 mins
  • Serves8
  • DifficultyEasy

For the macaroni:

1 pound dried macaroni
Salt

For the sauce:

1 tbsp unsalted butter
1/2 cup grated onion (use a rasp or box grater)
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon plain flour
1 teaspoon hot Hungarian paprika
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
6 cups single cream, at room temperature
8 ounces whipped cream cheese

For the dish:

1 tablespoon unsalted butter
6 cups (24 ounces) in total of grated Cheddar, mozzarella, Parmesan, Pecorino, manchego, Monterey Jack, Gruyère and Emmental and Provolone - the cream cheese in the sauce is the 10th cheese!
3 spring onions, white and green parts, finely chopped
1 cup shop-bought fried onions, such as French's, coarsely chopped

1. Preheat the oven to 175°C.

2. For the macaroni: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the macaroni to al dente according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.

3. For the sauce: In a large saucepot on medium heat, add the butter, onion, Worcestershire sauce, flour, paprika and a few pinches of salt as well as black pepper. Cook for a few minutes while stirring, then add the cream and cream cheese. Cook until the mixture begins to simmer.

4. For the dish: Butter the sides and bottom of a 13-by-9-inch casserole dish or lasagne pan. Mix both cheese blends together in a large bowl.

5. Put the spring onions and cooked macaroni in a large bowl and toss in 4 cups of the shredded cheese. Pour over the sauce and stir, shake, jiggle and tap the bottom of the bowl lightly to make sure the sauce seeps completely into the nooks and crannies. Pour this mixture into the prepared dish. Toss the fried onions with the remaining 2 cups of cheese and sprinkle over the top. Bake until the top is melted and bubbly, 20 to 25 minutes.

Cook's Note: Have less time? You don't need to bake this if you don't have time: just serve it after stirring in the scallions, pasta and cheese sauce.

Recipe courtesy of Sunny Anderson

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