Three-Cheese Macaroni and Cheese

  • Hannelize Posted: 11/22/08
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    Very good mac & cheese dish with great flavor. It will become a regular week night supper in our household. Its quick and easy to put together. I used the same ingredients as in the recipe.

  • lynae17 Posted: 03/30/10
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    I don't care for Gorgonzola but this recipe was delicious. I baked it in a shallow baking dish. The other changes I made were from other readers. I added paprika and put all the mozzarella on top before the panko mixture. I think this would make a nice treat for guests. I served it with harticort vert beans.

  • EllenDeller Posted: 10/03/10
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    Just superb! Except for halving the recipe (I ate one ramekin, husband ate two)and subbing a Danish Blue for the Gorgonzola, I followed directions exactly. This is not a gooey yellow-cheese style, but an adult, delicate and very flavorful dish. The ramekins made a nice crusty top and soft center, while keeping my portion where it needs to be! Served with steamed green beans and lightly braised beet greens.

  • carolinablonde Posted: 02/06/10
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    This was pretty good for a low fat version of mac n cheese. I thought there was too much panko breading so I didn't use all of it. We will make it again.

  • annabanana177 Posted: 10/18/09
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    We really liked this and I usually don't love gorgonzola. Used an 8x8 glass pan and 35 minutes was perfect. Seemed to have more topping than I needed and maybe next time I would add in some pancetta or some more salt. Very good as is, though. I'll probably try this alongside ham, and will definitely make it again

  • Belanos Posted: 07/19/10
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    This was good, and I would not hesitate to serve it to company. Macaroni and cheese by nature is not zesty and spicy, and this dish is not, either. The mix of Gorgonzola and Parmigiano-Reggiano is quite nice, although I think the next time I make it, I will try upping the amount of Gorgonzola by 1/2 oz. and reducing the Parmigiano 1/2 oz. to emphasize the flavor of the former. As I couldn't easily find 100% whole-wheat elbow macaroni, I subbed whole-wheat penne for it and served with a green salad and Buttery Lemon Broccolini (CL, Nov 2009).

  • Saffron3545 Posted: 01/11/09
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    Yummy! I made this recipe using multi grain, high protien macaroni and skipped the bread crumbs. It tasted absolutely delicious. The flavors of the sharp gorgonzola blended perfectly with the mellow mozzerlla and garlic. I liked baking it in the ramekins, it added a little flare to an otherwise ordinary dinner. I served the mac and cheese with Italian sausage and green beans. I will definitely make this recipe again. Next time I think I'll add a touch of mustard, I bet it will go nicely. Enjoy!

  • babyluv45 Posted: 11/27/09
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    This was very good. I added a little bit more salt and pepper. I baked it in a baking dish and will add more sauce next time. And there will be a next time!

  • vtollman Posted: 08/30/09
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    I didn't have any gorgonzola so I subbed sharp cheddar, I thought it turned out great!!! I will definitely make this again

  • JessicaLuu Posted: 06/08/10
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    This was pretty disappointing. It had no depth of flavor and was really a one note. I found it kind of dry, too.

  • JaneKokernak Posted: 06/08/10
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    Delicious. Easy to make. A more grownup version of mac and cheese, but the finicky kids still like it. I have made it many, many times. I do use a bit less of the panko/parmesan topping, and I have sometimes substituted plain Greek yogurt for the gorgonzola -- there's still a tang, but I don't have to go on a hunt for gorgonzola or pay its price. Double the recipe, and cook it in a lasagna pan! You'll have leftovers for next day's brown bag lunches.

  • JaniceElkins Posted: 12/21/11
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    I prepared this dish for Thanksgiving the problem I had from the beginning is that I only had a hand full of large elbow macaroni, in the past I have prepared some horrible mac and cheese. I stretched what elbow macaroni and made enough for my family to have a nice portion along with dinner. My family raved about how delicious it was and my sons love to cook and wanted to know what the ingredients were. This receipt is so good I plan to make it again for Christmas. I especially liked the favors of the cheese Gorgonzola Parmigiano-Reggiano new for me to cook with, thank you for this delicious receipt.

  • Belladonna714 Posted: 02/16/12
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    Although I did change some ingredients based on what I had on hand I don't think it mattered that much. All I could taste was blue cheese, I used buttermilk blue instead of gorgonzola, and Mexican blend instead of mozzerella. The portion was extremely small as well, better suited for a lunch than a dinner. It's true this may have been better had I followed the recipe to a T, but there are still far too many other CL Mac & cheese recipes I'd prefer to make next time.

  • InTheory Posted: 09/05/12
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    This was very good! Next time I'm adding mushrooms to it.

  • MelissaStu Posted: 11/21/12
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    I used a different shape pasta and no panko, but followed the directions otherwise. It's fabulous. The portions are small, but it's ok because its very rich. The blue cheese flavor is lovely!

  • Basset_Hound Posted: 09/18/12
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    Delicious. The Gorgonzola made it interesting and unique. My husband loved it. I will definitely make it again

  • KateYooper Posted: 01/31/13
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    Seriously one of the best, "Grown-up" versions I've ever had! I made it exactly as written. Wouldn't change a thing!

  • MaryBoehm Posted: 03/09/14
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    This recipe was very bland, almost to the point of being tasteless. I don't understand how it received such high reviews. It is also quite dry and totally lacking in the creaminess that good mac and cheese should have. In my opinion, the Chipotle Mac & Cheese recipe (also on Cooking Light) is far superior, as it is not only quite spicy but also creamy and actually even cheesy. Imagine! My husband was a good sport about this one, but I won't be making it again.

  • Maidakoller Posted: 02/24/14
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    I made this last night for the first time. The only difference I made was adding langoustine lobster pieces to the recipe and a bit of white truffle salt. I love lobster Mac 'n Cheese and order it whenever it's on the menu. This was as good as any restaurant. Truly decadent and worthy of a special dinner.

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