Crunchy Mac and Cheese

PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES
TOTAL: 30 MINUTES


Ingredients (3-4 servings)

1/2 cup cream cheese
1/2 cup Asiago cheese
3 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
2 cups uncooked macaroni
3 cups milk
1 cup water
1/2 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
1 heaping teaspoon (each) of salt and pepper
1 level teaspoon of crushed chili flakes
1 full teaspoon of tomato paste

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Preparation

Step 1

In a large cast iron skillet, add all the ingredients (except the peas, macaroni and Panko bread crumbs).

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Step 2

Cook on medium, stirring constantly, until the mixture comes to a boil and all the cheese has melted.

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Step 3

Add in the macaroni and peas and continue stirring until the sauce has been absorbed by the pasta, about 8-10 minutes.

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Step 4

Remove from the heat and sprinkle the entire surface with Panko bread crumbs.

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Step 5

Place in the oven, on grill, for approximately 3-4 minutes, until the crumbs form a golden crust. Remove from oven and serve.

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