Eggs Over the Capitol Mac & Cheese Recipe

Thanks so much for all of you who came to today’s Eggs Over the Capitol. We had a great time and hope you did also.

Here is the first recipe from today. The Pizza Dough and Pizza Dessert recipes will be posted tomorrow.

BBQ MACARONI & CHEESE
(“Crack & Cheese”)

Serves 4 – 6    May be doubled or tripled for a crowd.

INGREDIENTS:

4 oz Elbow Macaroni, cooked and drained (half of an 8 oz package)

1/2 – 3/4 Cup Grated Mozzarella (Whole Milk)

1/4 Cup Grated Asiago

2/3 Cup Grated Medium Cheddar

1/3 Cup Grated Sharp Cheddar

Salt, Pepper & Cayenne to taste

1/2 – 3/4 Cup Whole Milk

1/4 Cup Butter, melted, divided

2 Cloves Of Garlic, minced

1/2 Cup Italian Style Bread Crumbs (I like Progresso)

EQUIPMENT:

One 8 x 8“ Aluminum Foil Pan or Two 6 Cup Muffin Pans

PREPARATION:

Set up EGG to 350°F and stabilize temperature. Set up for indirect cooking using a platesetter.

Prepare the Pan: Mix 2 Tbsp melted butter with minced garlic cloves. Pour on the bottom of the pan and swirl around to coat sides. Or put cold butter in foil pan with garlic and melt on the EGG. Spread over bottom and up sides.

Prepare Bread Crumb Topping: Mix remaining 2 Tbsp butter with bread crumbs. Set aside. In a separate bowl, mix the grated cheeses together. Set aside.

Layer 1/3 of the cooked macaroni in bottom of pan (about an inch.) Sprinkle on a little salt, pepper and cayenne. Sprinkle with a layer of cheese mixture (use about 1/3).

Add a new layer of macaroni (another 1/3), salt and pepper(s), then another layer of cheese. Repeat once more, ending with a layer of cheese on top.

Just before cooking, pour milk over last cheese layer, just until you can see the milk about halfway up pan when you tip it. Sprinkle the top of the pan with the bread crumb mixture.

Bake for about 1 hour for an 8 x 8” pan or 30 minutes if using muffin pans.

Macaroni and Cheese is done when the edges are brown and the middle is set (If you can tip the pan and still see that the milk is liquid, it needs more time. Or check the center with a fork to ensure that the middle is set.

Please Note: Top may not brown on the grill since the heat comes from underneath

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