​Recipe: Patti LaBelle's "Over the Rainbow" Mac & Cheese

The singer offers her recipe for a cheesy delight.

Patti LaBelle's "Over The Rainbow" Mac & Cheese
Serves: 8

Ingredients:
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 lb. macaroni
8 Tbsp. butter PLUS 1 Tbsp. butter
1/2 cup muenster cheese, shredded
1/2 cup mild cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
2 cups half-and-half 8 ounces Velveeta cheese, cubed
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 teaspoon seasoning salt
1/8 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

Preparations:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Lightly butter a deep 2 1/2 quart baking dish.

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Courtesy pattilabelle.com

Fill a large pot with water and bring to a rapid boil. Add macaroni and the 1 tablespoon oil. Cook for 7 minutes, or until somewhat tender. Drain well, and return to the pot.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt 8 tablespoons of the butter. Stir into macaroni. In a large bowl, combine all of the shredded cheeses.

To the macaroni, add 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheeses, half-and-half, the cubed cheese and the eggs, and the seasoned salt and pepper.

Transfer to the prepared casserole dish, and top with remaining 1/2 cup shredded cheese. Dot with remaining 1 tablespoon of the butter.

Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the edges are golden brown and bubbly. Serve hot.


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