~ Patti Labelle's Macaroni and
Got this off of the "Good Morning America" website after I saw her cook this on the show. This is the best macaroni and cheese I have ever tasted!!
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 lb macaroni
8 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup muenster cheese, shredded
1/2 cup mild cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup monterey jack cheese, shredded
2 cups half-and-half
8 ounces Velveeta cheese, cubed
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 teaspoon seasoning salt
1/8 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1 Preheat oven to 350.
2 Lightly butter a deep 2 1/2 quart baking dish.
3 Fill a large pot with water and bring to a rapid boil.
4 Add macaroni and the 1 TB oil.
5 Cook for 7 minutes, or until somewhat tender.
6 Drain well, and return to the pot.
7 Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt 8 TB of the butter.
8 Stir into macaroni.
9 In a large bowl, combine all of the shredded cheeses.
10 To the macaroni, add 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheeses, half and half, the cubed cheese and the eggs, and the seasoned salt and pepper.
11 Transfer to the prepared casserole dish, and top with remaining 1/2 cup shredded cheese.
12 Dot with remaining 1 TB of the butter.
13 Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the edges are golden brown and bubbly.
14 Serve hot.