Recipe courtesy of Justin Balmes
Print
Three Cheese Mac with Cheez-It Herb Crumb Crust
Total:
45 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
30 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
45 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
30 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • Salt
  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 1/2 box Cheez-it crackers
  • 1 bunch fresh chives, chopped
  • 1 bunch fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons grated aged Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated fontina cheese
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled soft goat cheese
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Set the oven to broil. Add the pasta to a pot of boiling salted water and cook until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes.

Pulse the crackers in a food processor to a coarse consistency. Mix with the chives and parsley.

Whisk the butter and flour in a medium saucepot over medium-high heat until fully incorporated and bubbly. Add the milk and bring to a simmer, whisking the entire time. Whisk in the cheeses, a little at a time, until thoroughly combined. Add the heavy cream and season with salt and pepper.

Strain the pasta and mix with the cheesy sauce. Spoon into oven-safe baking vessels and top with the crumb crust. Place under the broiler until lightly toasted and bubbling, 3 to 5 minutes. Watch carefully so the mac doesn't burn.

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Step-by-step photos

Steak Essentials 03:26

Everything you need to know to select and grill a perfect steak.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Aunt Chelle's Three Cheese Macaroni and Cheese

Recipe courtesy of Michelle Jones

Vegan 3-Cheese Mac and Cheese

Recipe courtesy of Ayinde Howell

Macaroni and Cheese

Recipe courtesy of Tanya Holland

Macaroni and Cheese

Recipe courtesy of Michael Symon

Macaroni and Cheese

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Macaroni and Cheese

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

On TV

Pizza Masters

7:30am | 6:30c

Pizza Masters

8:30am | 7:30c

Sugar Showdown

9:30am | 8:30c

Sugar Showdown

10:30am | 9:30c

Unique Sweets

11am | 10c

Unique Sweets

11:30am | 10:30c

Unique Sweets

12pm | 11c

Unique Sweets

12:30pm | 11:30c

Unique Sweets

1pm | 12c

Unique Sweets

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

3:30pm | 2:30c

Choccywoccydoodah

4:30pm | 3:30c
7pm | 6c
On Tonight
On Tonight
8pm | 7c
9pm | 8c
10pm | 9c
11pm | 10c
12am | 11c
1am | 12c
2am | 1c
3am | 2c

So Much Pretty Food Here