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    Default J Alexander's not your ordinary mac and cheese

    Looking for J Alexander's not your ordinary mac and cheese recipe.

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    I haven't been to J Alexander's, but I've got plenty of unique Mac and Cheese recipes; can you describe the one you're looking for? I may have something quite similar.

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    I just found this recipe on a search for J. Alexander Mac & Cheese

    Don't know if it helps


    I contacted J. Alexander's and requested their recipe for Mac & Cheese. They said their recipes were proprietary but a way to make it is follow the recipe for Macaroni and Cheese in Joy of Cooking with these changes: Use 100% gruyere cheese and 100% heavy cream, no milk, that's the trick. Also, they use imported Italian pasta, Barilla Pipette.

    Baked Macaroni and Cheese
    Recipe By: The All New Joy of Cooking
    Serving Size: 4

    2 cups (8 ounces) elbow macaroni
    3 tablespoons butter -- divided plus extra for greasing pan
    2 tablespoons flour
    2 cups whole or skim milk
    1/2 onion -- minced
    1 bay leaf
    1/4 teaspoon paprika
    2 1/4 cups grated sharp Cheddar or Colby cheese divided
    Freshly ground black pepper
    1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs

    Bring 6 cups water and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt to rolling boil in medium saucepan. Add macaroni and cook until just tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and put in large bowl. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in large saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour and cook, whisking constantly, 3 minutes. Gradually whisk in milk. Stir in onion, bay leaf and paprika. Simmer gently, stirring often, 15 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in 1 1/2 cups cheese. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Remove bay leaf. Stir in macaroni. Pour half of mixture into greased, deep 1 1/2-quart baking dish and sprinkle with half of remaining cheese. Top with remaining macaroni and remaining cheese. Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter in small skillet over medium heat. Add bread crumbs and toss to coat. Sprinkle buttered crumbs over top of macaroni. Bake at 350: F. until bread crumbs are lightly browned, about 30 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

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    Talking Thank you

    thank you so much that totally sounds like it, can't wait to try it. Will post a reply about it.

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    Thumbs up Mac and cheese

    OMG, this was fabulous and right on the money. It was the best and tasted just like theirs. LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Wow, this sounds great. Now I want to try it. Thanks for sharing.

    Debbie

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    I added dry mustard, gouda and cheddar as well as American to my Mac & Cheese this last time and the kids (9 &10) went CRAZY for it!

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    Default Re: J Alexander's not your ordinary mac and cheese

    that mac and cheese is awesome.. i just had it this past saturday.. i will be cooking it this weekend.. thanks so much guys...

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    Default Re: J Alexander's not your ordinary mac and cheese

    Do you completely substitue the other cheeses with the gruyere, or do you add those along with it?

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