In celebration of Paul McCartney's 70th birthday, here is an outrageously good mac-n-cheese dish! Paul encourages everyone to at least go "meat free" on Mondays. Give it a try tonight!!
1 package (16 oz) elbow macaroni
2 ounces Muenster cheese, shredded
1/2 cup each shredded mild cheddar, sharp cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese
1/2 cup plus 1 tbsp butter, divided
2 cups half-and-half cream
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup cubed process cheese (like Velveeta)
1/4 tsp seasoned salt
1/8 tsp pepper
Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the Muenster, cheddars and Monterey Jack cheeses; set aside.
In a large saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter over medium heat. Stir in the cream, eggs, process cheese, salt, pepper and 1-1/2 cups of cheese mixture. Drain pasta; add to the cheese sauce and stir to coat.
Transfer to a greased 2-1/2 qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese mixture and dot with remaining butter. Bake uncovered at 350 for 40-45 minutes.