Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Recipe: Longhorn Steakhouse Mac & Cheese Dupe

Like  I said in last week's recipe post, I am totally in love with Longhorn Steakhouse Chicken Parmesan dish, and at Longhorn you get a choice of sides and I always get the Mac & Cheese.  I found this recipe at the same time I found the chicken Parmesan dupe, and this one is really close also.  It makes a lot of pasta! So the next time I make it, I'll half the recipe.  

1 pound Cavatappi Pasta
2 Tbsp Butter
2 Tbsp  Flour
2 cups Half and Half
2 ounces Gruyere Cheese, shredded
8 ounces White Cheddar, shredded
2 tablespoons Parmesan Cheese , shredded
4 ounces Fontina Cheese, shredded
1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
4 pieces Bacon Cooked Crispy and Crumbled
1/2 cup Panko Bread Crumbs


Make the pasta how you usually make pasta.  
Then in a large sauce pan, combine 2 tbsps. of butter and 2 tbsp of flour over medium heat.  Cook until fragrant.  Add in 1/2 c of half and half and stir until the sauce thickens. 
 Add an additional 1/2 cup of half and half after, let it thicken up some more, and then add the final 1 cup of half and half and stir until the sauce is thick. 

Add the cheeses slowly.  

Sprinkle in the smoked paprika.  

Add the sauce and pasta together and pour into a 13 x 9 inch pan that has been sprayed with no-stick spray. 

Top the mac and cheese with panko bread crumbs and bake at 350 degrees for 20 mins or until the panko bread crumbs begin to brown.



Other Longhorn Dishes:
Bourbon Salmon 
Parmesan Chicken 

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