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How about some cheese today? This creamy brie four cheese mac and cheese with buttery ritz crackers is melt in your mouth GOOD.
It is kind of perfect after the day I had yesterday, or really the day the site had. Not real happy with my VPS host, Bluehost. We are not even going to talk about it except to say is that I am really sorry the site was down ALL day yesterday. So frustrating and just plain terrible. Ugh. Sorry if it caused you guys any inconvenience.
This mac and cheese is my apology.
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I’d say it’s fair game. I mean just look at it. So creamy and buttery, and did I mention there is four cheeses and one of the cheeses is Brie?!?! Yes, Brie. In mac and cheese. It’s so good. And I would totally add some blue cheese crumbles if you are into it.
That would be good. I should have done that.
The Brie actually does not add a ton of amazing flavor. The flavor comes mostly from the sharp cheddar, fontina and havarti (my favorite cheese to add to mac and cheese!!), but the Brie does add amazing creaminess. Oh so creamy! I think you are going to freak. It is the best mac and cheese I have ever made. And eaten.
Oh, and did you guys notice?
My casserole dish? It is not glued together anymore. It is actually all in once piece and totally not toxic.
Now I can eat all the mac and cheese. Not just the center. Thank God.
The only reason I made mac and cheese was because I am currently loaded with fancy and delicious cheeses. Definitely not a problem at all, I love it!
Here is the thing though, my grocery store pretty much just sucks. It is not very good and has very limited selections. BUT it does have a new killer cheese section. Guys, it is awesome and I love it, but you know, cheese is expensive…..
So I piled up on pretty much all the discounted cheese (AKA the old cheese). I bought ten eight-ounce wheels of Brie for ten dollars. Now that is a good deal. Especially for me since cheese takes forever to go bad up here where I live. It’s the one thing the elevation is good for (that and no bugs – too high for the little suckers, just a few tiny ants up here)!
Cheep (fancy) cheese equals really good mac and cheese.
So does buttery Ritz crackers, best mac-n-cheese topping ever.
Just like any mac and cheese recipe, this one is super easy. Make it ahead and everyone will love it. It is the perfect cozy meal for weeknights or the weekends. I am pretty sure it would be an awesome Thanksgiving side as well.
A little mac and cheese can never hurt.
Oh, and don’t mind my holiday Ritz crackers and Christmas bowls. I am just a tad too excited about them and had to share.
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Ok, now let’s just go grab some giant bowls!
This Mac & Cheese was the bomb! I assembled it a day before serving. My husband and I couldn’t resist sneaking a few bites before storing it for the next day and it was to die for. When we baked and served it the next day we did find that it dried out compared to when it was freshly made. Any tips for avoiding that? Thank you!!
Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, so glad to hear it was enjoyed! Unfortunately, baking this twice, will definitely dry it out, so sorry! xT
Made this tonight. Super easy and everyone loved the flavor. The only issue we had was that it was a bit “grainy” in the texture and mine was not as creamy as your pictures. Is there a trick I missed?
Happy Monday!🎃 I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was tasty for you, thanks a bunch for making it! Did you use freshly grated cheese? It makes such a difference over store bought pre-shredded cheese:) xx
If I make this dish ahead of time for a late Friendsgiving, how would I go about storing it? Should I make the cheese mixture and refrigerate until ready?
Thank you!! Can’t wait to try!
You can make up until the point of baking, cover and keep in the fridge, then bake when you are ready to serve. I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan
Made this as a side for my small group’s Christmas dinner. The cheeses made it a pretty pricey side dish.. Everyone loved it and it was easy to make a portion of it gluten free for one of the guests by using gf all purpose flour and pasta and not doing the cracker topping for her portion.
My husband said this was the best mac and cheese I’ve ever made. Will definitely make again.
Fantastic! Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am so glad it was enjoyed!❄️ xTieghan
I made this for a friendsgiving dinner and it was great! I was short on ritz crackers so I ended up doing half ritz and half smashed Cheese-Itz as the crunchy top. It all worked out well together I think.
Wonderful! It’s so great to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for making it! xTieghan
Hi Tieghan! sorry if this is a dumb question, your recipes never fail me- but do we remove the brine from the brie before using?
I always leave the brine on my brie. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan
Hi. I want to make this ahead for a party. Would you do everything except for the last step of baking it? Do you think it would get dried out if it sits in the fridge overnight prior to baking it?
You could be totally fine to make this up until the point of baking, keep covered in the fridge, and then bake when you are ready to serve. I hope this recipe turns out amazing for you. Please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan
I’ve been making this for years and it is 100% the best darn macaroni and cheese recipe I have EVER made! Always always gets rave reviews! It’s delicious.
I am delighted that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for giving it a try! xTieghan
Hello, fellow Cleveland native here. I got this recipe from a work colleage and made it with cavatappi and it was really, really delicious, probably the best mac I’ve ever made. My husband and teenager loved it, roo. I like the idea of subbing half the pasta with cooked, shredded chicken and broccoli florets, as another commenter suggested. Great recipe, a keeper, for sure.
Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try, I am so glad it was enjoyed! Happy New Year! xTieghan