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Dave Roberts' Mac and Cheese
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Southern Recipe Restoration Project
Dave Roberts, of the acclaimed Sam & Dave's BBQ1, says his favorite childhood dish was his mom's macaroni and cheese. Here's his version.
Hands on time: 15 minutes Total time: 1 hour Serves: 4 to 6
1 (16-ounce) box rigatoni noodles
8 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese
8 ounces shredded Monterey Jack cheese
4 ounces grated fresh Parmesan cheese
2 cups heavy cream
Salt and freshly ground pepper (if desired), to taste
Transfer the pasta to a large bowl. Add half the cheddar, Monterey Jack and Parmesan, reserving the remaining half of the cheeses for the top. Add heavy cream and stir to combine. Taste and adjust for seasoning with salt and pepper. Transfer the noodle mixture to a medium gratin dish or casserole. Sprinkle remaining cheddar, Monterey Jack and Parmesan cheeses on top. Bake until bubbly and golden brown, 30 to 45 minutes.
Remove to a rack to cool slightly before serving.