Three Cheese Mac and Cheese With Garlic Panko Breadcrumbs

Creamy Three Cheese Mac and Cheese With Garlic Panko Breadcrumbs. A super easy 30 minute side dish!

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Everyone loves a good macaroni and cheese and I am no exception. I have been getting over a cold this week and comfort food is what I craved. What better than creamy three cheese mac and cheese when your under the weather. I also had tons of leftover cheese from the holidays. What do yo do with leftover cheese? Make macaroni and cheese!

This mac and cheese has 3 cheeses. Yep three. Brie, cheddar and Parmesan to be exact. They make the perfect creamy combination for this mac and cheese.

The macaroni and cheese gets topped with a butter garlic panko breadcrumb and of course more cheese.

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A thick layer of crunchy panko breadcrumbs goes on the top. The crunch of the buttery breadcrumb complements the thick creamy pasta.

Brie doesn’t always come to mind when you think of macaroni and cheese. However adding brie to mac and cheese makes it super creamy and rich.

Creamy Three Cheese Brie Mac and Cheese With Garlic Panko Breadcrumbs | chefsavvy.com #recipe #cheese #side #macaroni This mac and cheese is a 3 step process. Boil the pasta, make the cheese sauce, and put it in the oven. Trust me it’s worth it.

I like to cook my macaroni until al-dente. The pasta will continue to cook in the oven leaving us with perfectly tender pasta. We all know there is nothing worse than overcooked pasta.

While the pasta is boiling I make the cheese sauce. The cheese sauce starts out with a simple roux (butter and flour). This thickens up our cheese sauce. Milk is added and then simmered until thickened. Take off of the heat and whisk in all three cheeses. Pour over cooked noodles and add to a baking dish.

For the garlic Panko breadcrumbs simple saute garlic in oil and butter in a small skillet. Add the sauteed garlic to the breadcrumbs with Parmesan cheese and dried parsley. Toss to combine and place on top of the mac and cheese.

Bake the mac and cheese until golden brown. Serve immediately!

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You can’t go wrong making macaroni and cheese at home. It is way better than the boxed stuff.

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Three Cheese Mac and Cheese With Garlic Panko Breadcrumbs

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Creamy Three Cheese Mac and Cheese With Garlic Panko Breadcrumbs. A super easy 30 minute side dish!

Ingredients

Three Cheese Mac and Cheese

  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups 1% milk
  • 1/4 cup brie cheese cubed (I take the rind off)
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried mustard

Garlic Panko Breadcrumbs

  • 3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced

Instructions

Three Cheese Mac and Cheese

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Boil pasta until al dente. About 7 minutes depending on pasta.
  3. Meanwhile, add butter to a medium saucepan and cook until melted.
  4. Whisk in flour and cook for 2 minutes until clump free and thickened.
  5. Add in milk and bring to a simmer. Whisk constantly so milk does not burn on the bottom of the pan. Cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Take off of the heat and stir in all three cheeses, paprika, pepper, salt, onion powder, garlic powder and dried mustard.
  7. Add the cheese sauce to the cooked pasta stir to coat.
  8. Pour into an un-greased 8 x 8 pan.
  9. Top with Garlic Panko Breadcrumbs. Spread evenly over macaroni.
  10. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly and the breadcrumbs are golden brown.

Garlic Panko Breadcrumbs

  1. Combine breadcrumbs, cheese and parsley in a medium bowl. Toss to combine.
  2. Add butter and oil to a small skillet. Melt butter.
  3. Add in garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Take off the heat and add sauteed garlic to the breadcrumbs. Toss to combine.
  5. Set aside until your are ready to put the mac and cheese in the oven.
Nutrition Facts
Three Cheese Mac and Cheese With Garlic Panko Breadcrumbs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 577 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 65mg22%
Sodium 524mg23%
Potassium 397mg11%
Carbohydrates 62g21%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 934IU19%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 400mg40%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Brie Cheese, Easy side dish, Garlic Panko Breadcrumbs, Three Cheese Mac and Cheese