If you don't know who Kim kardashian is, you've probably been living under a rock. She's known as a business woman, model, and socialite, and comes from one of the most famous families in the world.
One title she hasn't been given is "cook." Although she occasionally posts pictures of herself cooking on her Snapchat and Instagram, people are hardly aware of her true cooking abilities. I recently came across her mac and cheese recipe and decided I needed to try it out to see if it was actually any good.
Kim Kardashian's Mac and Cheese
- Prep Time:20 mins
- Cook Time:30 mins
- Total Time:50 mins
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 16 oz elbow macaroni
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon dry mustard powder
- 3 cups whole milk heated
- 1/2 yellow onion shredded
- 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
- 1 bay leaf
- 8 ounces processed cheese
- 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded
- 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
- 1/4 cup Gruyére shredded
- 1/4 cup mozzarella shredded
- 1/4 cup Parmesan grated
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 3 large eggs beaten
- 1 cup panko bread crumbs
Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Once the water is boiling, add the macaroni and cook until al dente. Drain the pasta well to ensure it is no longer wet.
In a large saucepan, melt 3 tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and mustard powder. Reduce the heat to low and whisk frequently for 2 minutes. Add in the hot milk and whisk until combined.
Whisk in the onion, paprika, and bay leaf. Bring this mixture to a simmer over medium heat, and whisk frequently. Raise the heat to medium and simmer until the sauce is reduced. This should take about 10 minutes. Once it has reduced, remove the mixture from the heat.
Mix in 3/4 of each cheese into the sauce. Then, stir to ensure that the cheese has melted. Season this cheese mixture with salt and pepper as desired.
Stir in the beaten eggs slowly (to ensure they do not scramble in the hot sauce) and mix well. Mix in the macaroni and stir until the pasta is fully coated in the cheese mixture.
Melt the remaining 3 tablespoons of butter over medium heat, and add the breadcrumbs. Stir to combine.
Add the macaroni and cheese mixture into a greased baking dish, and top it with the remaining cheese and the breadcrumb mixture.
Bake the macaroni and cheese at 350ºF for 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Let cool slightly before serving.
Alright, I'm not going to lie, I thought that with all the different cheeses, this mac would be a cheesy overload and completely compromise the integrity of the dish. But wow, do I stand corrected.
All of these cheeses work in harmony to create a creamy, rich, mac and cheese recipe. The mustard, onion, and paprika flavors work to add a slight tanginess to the dish that is unprecedented. This, in combination with the cheesiness and breadcrumb topping, makes for a recipe that's nothing short of mouthwatering. I'm not kidding when I say this dish was devoured in seconds. I might be going out on a limb, but I think this may just have been one of the best homemade mac and cheese recipes I have ever had.
Whether you like Kim Kardashian or not, this recipe is truly delectable. So the next time you ever think that any of the Kardashians lack any talent, just think back to this recipe and you'll definitely change your mind.