Baked Brie Macaroni & Cheese

Baked Brie Macaroni & Cheese

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Bake Time: 10 - 12 minutes

If you've never made Macaroni & Cheese from scratch before, it could seem a bit daunting. But not to worry, we're breaking it down so that you can enjoy this delicious treat at home!
We find it the easiest when we have all our ingredients prepped before we start the cooking, this helps you and your work space organized and clutter free.

What You'll Need:

  • 1/2 cup elbow pasta

  • 1/4 cup salted butter

  • 1 tsp all purpose flour

  • 1/4 cup whole milk

  • 1/4 cup half and half

  • 1/4 cup grated Medium White Sharp Cheddar Cheese

  • 1/4 cup grated Gruyere Cheese

  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan Cheese

  • Salt, Pepper & Italian Seasoning to Taste

Tip: For the Cheese, we highly recommend grating the cheese yourself. Its so tempting to use pre-shredded cheese, but they contain a starchy substance that keeps the cheese from clumping, which in turn, prevents it from melting as well as it should.

  1. Preheat oven to 325º F

  2. Bring a large pot 3/4 of the way filled with water to a boil, add a few pinches of salt and stir. Once brought to a boil, slowly add elbow pasta and stir - this will prevent the pasta from sticking together. Cook for 1 minute less than you normally would, pasta should be al dente. Drain pasta and set to side to dry.

  3. In a medium sauce pan on medium, melt butter and add flour - whisk to combine. Stir until thickened and add 1/4 cup Whole Milk and 1/4 cup Half and Half. Whisk for about 1 minute or until it has the consistency of condensed milk.

  4. Remove from heat, and stir in 1/8 cup grated medium white sharp cheddar cheese, 1/8 cup grated gruyere cheese and 1/8 cup grated parmesan cheese until completely melted and smooth - adding salt and pepper to taste.

  5. In a mixing bowl, combine the drained pasta with the cheese sauce you just created.

  6. Cut the top off the Brie wheel spoon some out to create a bed for the Macaroni & Cheese

  7. In a nonstick circular baking dish, preferably the approximate size of the Brie Wheel, place the Brie on the dish and spread the Macaroni and Cheese on top.

  8. Sprinkle with Panko Bread Crumbs, the remaining cheese (1/8 cup grated medium white sharp cheddar cheese, 1/8 cup grated gruyere cheese and 1/8 cup grated parmesan cheese) and two pinches of Italian Seasoning.

  9. Bake at 325º F for 10-12 minutes or until beautifully brown and crispy

  10. Let set for about 5 minutes and enjoy!!