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Mac ‘n’ Cheese

The Mac that Smiles Back

I thought this unique topping for mac ‘n’ cheese from the Garden Grill Restaurant at Walt Disney World was just the cutest thing I’d ever seen. I had to imitate it and add it to my own kid friendly recipe for macaroni and cheese. The addition of Goldfish crackers makes for the perfect presentation for both the young and the young at heart. I hope this meal brings some smiles to your kitchen table.

Ingredients:

Goldfish Topping:

1/2 cup Panko Bread Crumbs

1 1/3 cup Parmesan Flavored Goldfish, divided

1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated

2 tablespoons Butter, melted

Macaroni and Cheese:

1/2 pound Shell Pasta (or whatever shape you prefer)

6 quarts Water

2 tablespoons Butter

1/2 cup White Onion, finely diced

1 clove Garlic, minced

3 tablespoons Flour

1 pint Whole Milk

1 heaping cup Sharp White Cheddar (4 ounces by weight), grated

3/4 cup Gruyere, grated

1/4 cup Parmesan, grated

1/2 teaspoon Mustard Powder

1 1/2 teaspoon Salt

1/4 teaspoon Pepper

Dash of Nutmeg

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