Costco Mac and Cheese

Costco Mac and Cheese

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb / cavatappi pasta
  • 1/2 cup / butter
  • 1/2 cup / all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup / cream (*I didn't use)
  • 3 cups / milk
  • 3 1/2 cups / shredded white Cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups / shredded Gruyère cheese
  • 3/4 cup / grated Romano cheese
  • 1/2 cup / grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup / shredded medium Cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 tsp / kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp / ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp / sweet paprika
  • 1/4 tsp / garlic powder
  • Topping
  • 1 Tbsp / extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup / panko bread crumbs
  • 1/8 tsp / black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp / dried thyme

Instructions:

  1. While no instructions were included for the leaked recipe, it likely follows a traditional mac and cheese recipe method, as mentioned above:
  2. Cook pasta until tender yet firm to the bite according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  3. Make a roux with the butter and flour and then add in two cups of milk and the cream, reserve one cup of milk if needed to adjust the consistency. Stir in the cheeses until melted. Add the seasonings to the cheese sauce taste and adjust as needed.
  4. Combine macaroni with sauce until all the pasta is gooey and coated. Meanwhile, make the panko bread crumb topping if using by combining all ingredients.
  5. Meanwhile, make the panko bread crumb topping if using by combining all ingredients.
  6. Enjoy the mac and cheese as prepared or pour into a greased baking dish, top with panko crumbs and cook in a 350-degree F oven for about 30 minutes, until golden brown and bubbling.