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Fondue Mac Recipe

Total Time: 30 min | Active Time: | Makes: 6 hearty servings; 8 modest ones

Like other awesome flavor combos, this is a taste sensation for the ages. It’s a decadent treat that satisfies the craving for Mac-n-Cheese AND Fondue at once. Two great tastes that taste great together. And it’s pretty much the easiest, cheesiest, ooiest, gooeyest goodness you’ll ever lay lips on.

To begin, let it be said that I usually make my fondue from scratch, but time was of the essence. Melty cheese, stat! This being the case, I used one of those fondue kits that have the kirsch and garlic flavors pre-mixed as a base. Very Sandra Lee “Semi-Homemade” of me, I know. But seriously, you won’t be disappointed.

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 store-bought fondue package
  • 5 cups cheese (mix of Emmenthaler, Gruyere, Raclette and Sharp White Cheddar)
  • 1 bag elbow macaroni, large size
  • 2 cups milk (use as needed to thin mixture)
  • 1 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
  • freshly ground salt and pepper to taste
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Heat the packaged fondue as a base.
  2. Add the 5 cups of cheese little by little, stirring to incorporate.
  3. Whenever it gets too thick, add a little milk.
  4. While the fromage is melting, boil bag of macaroni.
  5. Once done, Return the mac to the hot pan, pour the cheese sauce over it, mix it through with s&p to taste and then transfer the whole delicious mess to an oven-proof crock.
  6. Sprinkle the top with panko.
  7. Bake it at 450 for about 10 minutes to brown the top.
  8. Serve with simple salad of greens tossed in quality olive oil and sea salt (I like blood orange olive oil). Pair with a chilled Sauvignon Blanc.

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