Macaroni with Four CheesesCuisinart Original Recipe
½ pound elbow macaroni
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons unbleached, all-purpose flour
2 cups fat-free evaporated milk, not reconstituted
½ tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
½ teaspoon dry mustard
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
6 ounces reduced-fat sharp Cheddar, shredded
4 ounces Gruyère (not processed), shredded
8 ounces diced tomatoes, drained (about 1½ cups)
4 ounces part-skim mozzarella, shredded
½ cup fresh breadcrumbs
½ ounce freshly grated Parmesan, about 2 tablespoons
Parboil elbow macaroni about 5 minutes, until very al dente but cooked through. Rinse under cool water in a colander, drain thoroughly and set aside in a large bowl.
Melt butter in a Cuisinart® 3¾-quart saucepan; stir in flour. Cook, stirring constantly for 3 minutes. Add milk; stir until it boils. Stir in Worcestershire sauce, dry mustard, salt and pepper. Turn off heat; stir in Cheddar and Gruyère until blended. Add to pasta and stir to combine.
Lightly coat the interior of the ceramic pot of the Cuisinart®® Slow Cooker with cooking spray. Add half the macaroni mixture. Spread the drained tomatoes in a layer; top with the mozzarella, then the remaining macaroni. Combine breadcrumbs and Parmesan; sprinkle over top. Cover and press the on/off button to turn the unit on. Set time to 5 hours and press Low; slow cooker will automatically switch to Warm when cooking time has elapsed.
ServingsMakes 6 cups
Calories 371 (36% from fat) • carb. 34g • pro. 25g • fat 15g • sat. fat 9g • chol. 46mg • sod. 507mg • calc. 649mg • fiber 1g
This recipe can be prepared using the following Cuisinart® products:
3.5 Quart Programmable Slow Cooker