Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Cheez It Macaroni and Cheese

Some of the guys we hosted for 180 Weekend.
Note:  We hosted 15 tenth grade boys this weekend as part of discipleship weekend for our church.   Each guy was told to bring a 2 liter of their favorite drink and some sort of snack food.   Apparently tenth grade boys love Cheez It crackers because we have five boxes left at our house.     Tonight we are trying this recipe using some leftovers!

Cheez It Macaroni and Cheese

1 box elbow macaroni
3/4 stick butter
8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 cups Cheez-Its, crushed
Salt and pepper, to taste
chopped chives, to garnish

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Boil macaroni until it's tender. 7-10 minutes (check firmness). Strain and set aside. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan, then add a splash of cream. Add a handful of cheese and stir until combined. Add another splash of cream and stir again, add more cheese and stir again. Repeat this process until you only have a little cheese left (reserve that to sprinkle on top). Return macaroni to pot, pour cheese sauce on top and stir. Pour into an oven-safe pan or casserole dish. Stir in some crushed Cheez Its and salt and pepper. Sprinkle remaining cheese and Cheez-Its on top. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until Cheez -Its are lightly toasted on top. 

1 comment:

Ramona JapaneseRedneck said...

My husband loves Cheez It's. This sounds good.