Three-Cheese Baked Macaroni & Cheese

Three-Cheese Baked Macaroni & Cheese

Yield: Serves 6

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

1/2 pound elbow macaroni
1 tablespoon butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 eggs
1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Wisconsin Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded Wisconsin Monterey Jack Cheese
1/2 cup (1 ounce) grated Wisconsin Parmesan Cheese

Directions:

Preheat oven to 475°F. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the macaroni for 6 minutes (will be cooked to al dente). Drain.

Meanwhile, heat a small skillet over medium heat and melt the butter. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. With a slotted spoon, remove the garlic to a medium bowl. Add the macaroni to the bowl and stir to combine.

In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and evaporated milk. Add the salt, cayenne pepper and cheeses; mix well. Add the macaroni mixture and stir well to combine.

Transfer mixture to an 8- or 9-inch square baking dish or 2-quart gratin dish. With a spoon, gently spread mixture to form an even layer. Bake just until sauce bubbles at edges, about 12 minutes. Let rest for 10 minutes before serving.

(Recipe inspired by Everyday Food)