author A.S. Johnson
Yard House Mac n Cheese
Recipe Short Description: Yard House Mac and Cheese recipe perfected.
Ingredients: 1 lb Campanelle or Gigli pasta*
6 tbps. Butter
1/4 cup all purpose Flour
3 cups whole Milk, heated
8 oz Sharp cheddar cheese, grated
8 oz Monterey Jack cheese, grated
4 oz Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup of diced fresh Mushrooms, sauted
8 slices of lean Bacon
1 cup Sourdough breadcrumbs
1 cup fresh Mushrooms, quartered
1/4 teaspoon Salt & ground Black Pepper
2-3 pieces of grilled Chicken, sliced*
White Truffle Oil*
Preparation: Preheat oven to 350 F.
Boil pasta until slightly underdone & drain. It will cook more in the oven.
In a small pan saute 1/2 cup mushrooms, set aside.
In a medium saucepan simmer milk , add salt & pepper then set aside.
Take sourdough bread and create 1 cup bread crumbs, set aside.
In a large saucepan melt 4 T of butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour, then milk. Bring to boil. Remove from heat. Add Cheddar & Jack cheeses mixing well.
In an extra large bowl place pasta, mix in cheese mixture, add chicken, and sauted mushrooms.
Fold in Gorgonzola.
Spray a large csserole dish with Non-Stick cooking spray, or grease with butter. Spread pasta mixture into dish. Sprinkle bread crumbs on top.
Melt remaining butter and drip over crumbs.
Bake in oven, uncovered 40 minutes and lightly browned on top.
Cook bacon, drain, pat off excess grease, and crumble. Cook remaining mushrooms in small amount of bacon grease while pasta is cooking, set aside.
Once top of pasta dish is lightly browned and done remove from oven.
Serve pasta in serving bowls, top each with crumbled bacon and mushrooms. Drizzle white truffle oil around edges of pasta and serve.
Preparation Time: 1 hour
Serving Suggestions: Dish is great all by it's self as a meal.
For Vegan, ect; omit chicken and bacon. It won't taste like Yard House serves it, but it'll still be incredible!
Gigli pasta is the very similar to campanelle pasta used at Yard House for this dish, if you can't find it use spiral pasta.
Additional Notes:***The white truffle oil, Gorgonzola, and Gigli#253 pasta can be found at any Fresh-N-Easy grocery store or specialty market.