Friday, January 23, 2015

Chipotle Crusted Mac n' Cheese

   So tonight was another grab from the fridge and smash it all together kind of night. When the fridge is almost empty on a Friday night I always look to a pasta dish. I had a little cheese ends left so mac n' cheese it was. I only had some mild muenster and mozzarella in the on hand so I decided to spice it up with seasonings and chipolte panko bread crumbs, one of my new favorite ingredients, so this is what I did.

1/2 lb medium shells pasta
1 cup diced muenster cheese
1 cup diced mozzarella
1/2 cup grated 50/50 blend if parmesane/romano cheese
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon Grey Poupon dijon mustard
1 tsp Coleman's dry mustard
1 tsp paprika 
1/2 cup 4C Chipolte Panko bread crumbs
drizzle of olive oil

First I boiled the pasta in salted water, then drained and added it back to the pot with all the rest of the ingredient except the panko and olive oil. Simmer until all the cheese is melted and blended well. Now add it to a baking dish, top with the panko and drizzle with the olive oil. Bake at 375 until bubbling.
*Couldn't have been an easier put together in 15 minutes meal
*Nice comfort food meal on a cold winter night

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