Mac & Cheese: More than 80 Classic and Creative Versions of the Ultimate Comfort Food by Ellen Brown

Mac & Cheese: More than 80 Classic and Creative Versions of the Ultimate Comfort Food

byEllen Brown

Paperback | August 11, 2015

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Creamy, cheesy, rich, and comforting, macaroni and cheese is the favorite side dish for all generations! From classics with various cheeses to more exotic fare—with lobster, vegetables, pancetta, beef, and many more combinations—this timeless standard deserves a second look.
Consider the Goat Cheese and Boursin Mac and Cheese, Chesapeake Crab Mac and Cheese, or Mac and Cheese Soufflé with Country Ham for a dinner party, a book club meeting, or a holiday side dish. Start with Mac and Cheese Canapés or Mac and Cheese Spring Rolls, and then have Grand Marnier Orzo Pudding or Macaroni with Pecan Caramel Mascarpone for a sweet dessert!
Author Ellen Brown has collected and developed more than 80 recipes, most of which are adapted from beloved dishes from restaurants around the country like Red Rooster in New York, Nosh in Dallas, and The Tipsy Pig in San Francisco. Recreate your favorite cheesy restaurant dishes at home: the sky's the limit for the humble mac & cheese.

About The Author

Ellen Brownis a 30-year veteran foodie. She is the author of more than 30 cookbooks, including several Complete Idiot's guides andScoop: 125 Specialty Ice Creams from the Nation's Best Creameries. She is the founding food editor ofUSA Today. Her writing has appeared in major publications includingThe Washington Post, The Los Angeles Ti...

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Title:Mac & Cheese: More than 80 Classic and Creative Versions of the Ultimate Comfort FoodFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9.13 × 7.38 × 0.68 inPublished:August 11, 2015Publisher:Running PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Dedication and Acknowledgments TK

Chapter 1: Making the Perfect Mac and Cheese
Pasta Perfect
Choices for Cheeses
Making a Superior Sauce
Changing the Form
Crunchy Toppings
Advance Prep and Reheating Rules
Gluten-Free Alteration
A Note about Serving Sizes

Chapter 2: Mac and Cheese as Finger Food
Mac and Cheese Bites
Orzo Arancini
Mac and Cheese Spring Rolls
Mini-Mac Canapés
Mac and Cheese Carbonara on Parmesan Crisps
Mexican Mac and Cheese Tortilla Cups

Chapter 3: Fundamental Mac and Cheese
Herbed Mac and Cheese
DuMac & Cheese
Cheddar and Jack Mac and Cheese
Mac and Cheese with Mustard Sage Topping
Truffled Mac and Cheese
Skillet-Fried Cheddar Mac and Cheese
Molly’s Truffled Mac and Cheese
Goat Cheese and Boursin Mac and Cheese
Sherried Mac and Cheese
Mac and Cheese Pudding

Chapter 4: Vegetable Versions of Mac and Cheese
“Big Kid Mac” with Spinach, Caramelized Onions, and Truffle Oil
Mac and Cheese Primavera
Mac and Cheese with Gorgonzola and Tomatoes
Mediterranean Mac and Cheese with Olives
Spinach and Artichoke Mac and Cheese
Dilled Mac and Cheese with Garlicky Spinach
Mac and Cheese Margherita
Wild Mushroom Mac and Cheese
Parisian Mac and Cheese with Shiitake Mushrooms and Figs
Sweet Onion Mac and Cheese
Creamy Leek Mac and Cheese
Fajita Mac and Cheese
Poblano Chile Mac and Cheese

Chapter 5: Seafood Mac and Cheese
Cooking Lobster and Lobster Stock
Mascarpone Lobster Mac and Cheese
Lobster Mac and Cheese with Tarragon
Lobster Mac and Cheese with Marinated Tomatoes
Truffled Lobster Mac and Cheese with Mushrooms and Tomato
Spicy Shrimp Mac and Cheese
Shrimp Scampi Mac and Cheese
Mac and Cheese Alla Ajillo
Chesapeake Crab Mac and Cheese
New England Clam Mac and Cheese
Dilled Salmon Mac and Cheese
Tuna Noodle Casserole

Chapter 6: Meaty Mac and Cheese
Chicken and Broccoli Mac and Cheese
Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese
Mayan Chipotle Chicken Mac and Cheese
Mac and Cheese with Chicken and Prosciutto
Sherried Turkey and Mushroom Mac and Cheese
“Mac Quack” with Duck and Caramelized Onions
Philly Cheese Steak Mac and Cheese
Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese
Black and Bleu Mac and Cheese
Pastitsio-Style Mac and Cheese
Spicy Linguiça Mac and Cheese

Chapter 7: Mac and Cheese with Bacon and Ham
Alpine Mac and Cheese with Bacon and Gruyère
Mac and Cheese with Bacon and Four Cheeses
Bacon and Cheddar Mac and Cheese with Scallions and Sour Cream
Mac and Greens
“Mac Attack” with Bacon, Cheddar, and Apple
Bacon, Tomato, and Caramelized Onion Mac and Cheese
French Onion and Bacon Mac and Cheese
Mac and Cheese Soufflé with Country Ham
Ham and Goat Cheddar Mac and Cheese
Aged Gouda Mac and Cheese with Country Ham
Mac and Cheese with Ham, Tomatoes, and Three Cheeses
Roasted Garlic, Prosciutto, and Smoked Provolone Mac and Cheese
Serrano Ham and Chile Mac and Cheese
Not Yo’ Mama’s Mac and Cheese
Magnifique Mac-n-Fromage

Chapter 8: Mac and Cheese for Dessert
Rum Raisin Orzo Pudding
Grand Marnier Orzo Pudding
Macaroni with Pecan Caramel Mascarpone
Dessert Cannelloni
Orange Noodle Kugel with Dried Fruit
Apple Raisin Noodle Kugel

Editorial Reviews

John Mariani, Food & Travel Correspondent, Esquire Magazine“Fabulous!!! One of the only times I can say I'd actually like to make every recipe in there!"Larry Cox at What’s Cooking?,“The recipes in this collection are fairly easy to prepare and accessible.  What gives this cookbook its legs are the unexpected variations on this timeless comfort food.”Knoxville News Sentinel“The majority of Brown's recipes are adapted from versions served at high-end restaurants, which means few of the dishes include processed cheese foods such as Velveeta or American cheeses. Instead, what you will find are recipes featuring the yumminess of mozzarella, provolone, Muenster, fontina, Gruyere and mascarpone, just to name a few.If you're a macaroni and cheese connoisseur you will be well served throughout the upcoming winter months with this 192-page softbound book. "