Come holiday season, everyone has the “best” recipe to share with you, even celebrities. Just when we thought she was only famous for sharing her cakes, ahem, Kim Kardashian’s mac and cheese recipe, kinda redeems her for that Paper magazine cover.
We’ve got to admit, this recipe is pretty good.
Momanger Kris Jenner’s new book In The Kitchen With Kris features a bunch of recipes from the Kardashian/Jenner clan, and says she’s always in the kitchen.
“I cook all the time,” Jenner told Yahoo Food. “Well, now my granddaughter North lives with me, and Kanye and Kim, so I cook almost every night.”
So does Kim help out in the kitchen? “She cooks a lot at my house,” Jenner said. “She does the best fried chicken and she does mac and cheese and she does great veggies and she does an amazing banana pie.”
Kim Kardashian Mac And Cheese Recipe
Kim’s Super Cheese Macaroni and Cheese
6 tbsp. unsalted butter, plus softened butter for the baking dish
1 lb. elbow macaroni
3 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 tbsp. dry mustard powder
3 cups whole milk, heated
½ yellow onion, shredded on the large holes of a box grater
½ tsp. sweet paprika
1 bay leaf
8 oz. pasteurized processed cheese, such as Velveeta, cubed
1 cup (4 oz.) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
¼ cup crumbled goat cheese
¼ cup shredded Gruyere cheese
¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
¼ cup shredded freshly grated parmesan cheese
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 large eggs, beaten
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly butter a 9×13-inch baking dish.
2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the elbow macaroni and cook according to the package directions until al dente. Do not overcook the macaroni as it will soften when baked. Drain well.
3. Meanwhile, melt 3 tbsp. butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and the dry mustard. Reduce the heat to low and let cook, but do not brown, whisking often, for 2 minutes. Whisk in the hot milk, being sure the mixture is smooth. Whisk in the shredded onion, paprika, bay leaf and bring to a simmer over medium heat, whisking often. Raise the heat to medium low and simmer, whisking often, until the sauce is slightly reduced and the consistency of thick heavy cream, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat.
4. Mix the Velveeta, cheddar, goat cheese, Gruyere, mozzarella and parmesan together in a medium bowl. Add three quarts of the cheese mixture to the sauce. Let stand for 1 minute, then stir until the cheeses melt. Season with salt and pepper to fast. Stir in the beaten eggs and mix well. Add the macaroni and mix well. Spread in the prepared baking dish and top with the remaining cheese mixture.
5. Melt the remaining 3 tbsp. butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the panko and stir well. Sprinkle evenly over the macaroni mixture. Bake until the sauce is bubbling around the edges and the topping is golden brown, about 30 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes. Serve hot.