Is there anything better than mac and cheese? I'm not talking about macaroni and powdered cheese from a box— I'm talking about homemade, cheesy and decadent, mac and cheese. The kind that makes you feel cozy and warm; like you're wrapped in a wool blanket.
The awesome thing about Mac & Cheese is that is can be made in a variety of ways. Of course, you have the essentials— the macaroni noodles and the cheese— but as to the combinations and types of cheese, well, the possibilities are endless!
As a cheese lover, I can tell you that not all cheese is created equal. One of my favorite culinary pleasures is trying a new selection of cheeses. The flavor profiles can cover the spectrum from super mild to insanely sharp. And then there's the consistency, which can range from soft and crumbly to hard and even moldy (in the best way possible!) … making even the most basic dishes a new and wonderful experience. I love how cheese can be an adventure!
Recently I was introduced to Roth Cheese and their new Roth Ultimate Mac & Cheese blend made with Grand Cru (a Roth original cheese!), Havarti and Sharp Cheddar.
This specialty product is a chef-selected blend of award-winning cheeses from Roth that's perfect for cheese-lovers who want to take their meals to new heights.
While Roth Ultimate Mac & Cheese can be used for more than just mac and cheese, I still wanted to try the blend in the classic dish with a little twist.
To take traditional mac and cheese up a notch, I made Ultimate Mac & Cheese Cups featuring Roth Ultimate Mac & Cheese. This recipe takes mac & cheese to the next level with the premium blend of cheese in a unique and impressive delivery — the portion sized cups are perfect as appetizers or for impressing guests at dinner parties.
Ultimate Mac & Cheese Cups Recipe
- 2 packages Roth Ultimate Mac & Cheese
- 12 oz elbow macaroni prepared al dente, according to package
- 1 egg beaten
- 4 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon butter
- ½ cup seasoned bread crumbs
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Once cooked macaroni has been drained, return to pot and stir in butter and beaten egg.
Add in 1 package Roth Ultimate Mac & Cheese and heavy cream. Stir until combined.
Spray muffin pan with cooking spray. Scoop mac and cheese mixture into each cup.
Top mac and cheese cups with bread crumbs and extra cheese.
Bake for 30 minutes, or until tops are browned.
Let the pan sit for a few minutes before removing mac and cheese cups for serving.
The flavor of Roth Ultimate Mac & Cheese is a bit tangy, nutty and flavorful— it totally lives up to the ULTIMATE blend for mac and cheese.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Roth Cheese. The opinions and text are all mine.