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delilah winders mac & cheese

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Serves 16 | Prep Time | Cook Time 35mins

Why I Love This Recipe

This is Delilah Winder's mac and cheese as featured on Oprah and throw down with Bobby Flay in which she came a very close second.

Ingredients You'll Need

* 2 lbs elbow macaroni
* 12 eggs
* 1 cup cubed Velveeta cheese
* 1/2 lb butter (2 sticks, melted)
* 6 cups half-and-half
* 4 cups of grated sharp cheddar cheese
* 2 cups of extra sharp white cheddar cheese
* 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
* 1 cup grated asiago cheese
* 1 cup grated gruyere cheese
* 1 cup grated monterey jack cheese
* 1 cup grated muenster cheese
* 1/8 teaspoon salt
* 1 tablespoon black pepper


1. Preheat oven to 325°.

2. Bring a large sauce pan of salted water to a boil. Add the macaroni and cook until al dente (about 10 minutes); drain and set aside to keep warm.

3. Whisk the eggs in a large bowl until frothy. Combine the Velveeta, butter, and 2 cups of the half and half in a large bowl. Add the warm macaroni and toss until the cheese is melted and the mixture is smooth. Add the remaining half and half, 3 cups of the yellow cheddar, the remaining grated cheeses and the salt and pepper, tossing until completely combined.

4. Pour the mixture into a 9x13 inch casserole or baking dish and bake for 30 minutes. Sprinkle the remaining 1 cup of yellow cheddar cheese and bake until golden brown on top, about 30 minutes more. Serve hot.

Questions, Comments & Reviews

With the prices of cheese nowadays, this recipe would more than likely cost in excess of $50 to prepare. I hope it would be worth it.

No wonder my son is hooked on this, she has or had a stand at the Philadelphia Reading Terminal Market and he used to eat this all the time. He said it was just as good as mine, aint he sweet.

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