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Mix and Match Mac & Cheese Bar

Wow your guests by setting up a Mac & Cheese Bar with a variety of toppings. Each guest can make their mac & cheese bowl of their dreams!

Mix and Match Mac & Cheese Bar

Wow your guests by setting up a Mac & Cheese Bar with a variety of toppings. Each guest can make their mac & cheese bowl of their dreams!

Mix and Match Mac & Cheese Bar

Prep Time

1 hour

Total Time

1 hour 15 min

Serves

6–8 people

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Ingredients

Toppings:

1x onion

2-3 chorizo sausages or slices of prosciutto

1x container baby tomatoes

1x bunch green onions

1x container parmesan chips

1x bag truffle potato chips

1x bottle hot sauce

1x container seasoned breadcrumbs

1x container truffle zest

1x container microgreens

1x container hot pickled peppers

 

Mac & Cheese:

500g elbow noodles or another short pasta

2 ½ cups grated medium cheddar cheese

1 ½ cups grated gruyere cheese

1 ½ cups milk

1 tbsp flour

1 tsp dijon

¼ tsp garlic powder

Splash hot sauce

Salt and pepper

Instructions

Start by preparing the toppings:

  1. Cook onions by slicing and placing on a baking sheet with 2-3 tbsp olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast at 400F for 25-30 minutes, tossing halfway through, until golden and a bit crispy.
  2. Cook chorizo sausage by removing from the casing, break it up in the pan and saute until done.
  3. Mix 1 cup breadcrumbs with 1 ½ tsp olive oil and spread on a sheet pan. Bake at 400F for 5-8 minutes until golden (check at 5 minutes as toasting time is oven dependant)
  4. Chop tomatoes
  5. Chop green onions
  6. Crumble parm chips
  7. Crumble truffle potato chips
  8. Set out hot sauce, truffle zest, microgreens

 

Make the mac and cheese on the stovetop:

  1. Cook the noodles, drain and set aside
  2. Add the milk to the pot and warm on medium for about 5 minutes
  3. Whisk in the flour until no lumps remain and cook another minute
  4. Add cheese, garlic powder, mustard and dash of hot sauce and stir until smooth
  5. Cook 2-3 more minutes on low and then remove from heat, adjust seasoning (salt & pepper) and then stir in noodles.

TIPS

  • Mix and match ingredients based on your own tastes
  • Switch out any fresh ingredients based on what you can find in season or what you have in the fridge

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