Handy for occasions like this. I REALLY hope I don;t have to make anything let alone a mac n cheese for 300 people!! I work at a camp during this summer, and mac, hand's down, is the all-time favorite!I can't wait to try this recipe! Why not make pasta salad and then you don’t have to keep it warm at all. Spraying the crockpot insert with nonstick cooking spray prevents the macaroni from sticking to the insert without adding extra calories and fat. I’ll take the mac-n-cheese and cole slaw here. To join, you must be at least Mac and cheese is heavy for a hot, muggy day. small curd cottage cheese 12 cloves garlic, finely chopped 6 c. chopped onion 4 1/2 c. Parmesan cheese 3 boxes lasagna noodles 6 eggs 6 lbs shredded Mozzarella cheese. chill place on the mar miks str with a friendly chef. Image credit: @rie.travel. @Pied_Pfeffer I was originally thinking cole slaw or also pasta salad, but I figure that macaroni can be a main dish or a side dish. Cover with foil and set aside until ready to bake. : ), Miss Kay, the first photo on your blog is gorgeous!!! When one is close to being used up, pop another into the microwave to warm it up. I love your usage of panko bread crumbs! Yours look so gourgeous! portion size. We do not have any warming capabilities in our fellowship hall.Thanks. Stir in enough flour to make a roux. I know that I have some guests that are vegetarians (but not vegan), and I wanted to have a non-meat dish that is hearty but goes well with the pork as a side dish, as well. You would have no problem becoming a caterer! Finally...dreamy, creamy Mac and Cheese! The cheesy sauce and pasta really make a big batch. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix cottage cheese with eggs until well blended. Sprinkle in flour and whisk to combine. email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Looks delish! Congrats on achieving your goals with it! terms and conditions. Someone that had to leave briefly actually called to ask if there was enough left over for seconds if she got back in time. I'm not familiar with Colby cheese is that the yellowish color like sharp cheddar or is it the one like mozzarella color. The pasta drying out (or alternately, becoming mushy) was my big concern with the crock pot. I have a question about the steam pans. Normally we just grill when we have gatherings like this, but we’re expecting rain. Congratulations, glad it turned out a winner. Just add an extra splash of milk to keep it from drying out. Instant macaroni and cheese might pass the college dorm test — and we all know there's a time and a place for that blue box of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese. Ahhhh, nothing's as good as classic mac! waste of money. Up to 6 hours ahead: cooked 12 pounds of pasta, drain, drizzle some melted butter & store in 6 full-size disposable steam pans until ready to bake, **toast topping, cool completely and set aside. Or should I make it in the morning and keep it hot in the crock pot. oregano 6 tsp. Hey, Ashley! Best Mac And Cheese Restaurant In Vermont: Our House Bistro Taste of Home has the best macaroni and cheese recipes from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips. I am so impressed with all the food you make...It never looks cafeteria style/industrial/mass produced, rather it always looks like it came out of your home kitchen! ;). My husband occasionally asks for mac and cheese - will try this one next time. For the vegetarians in the group, the more choices available, the better. I have seen colby as yellow as cheddar and some without yellow coloring. So many great memories! @DigitalBlue Do you have any potpourri warmers? If you were throwing a party and you found out that one of your potential guests was a very picky eater, or had some type of dietary restrictions, would you try to accommodate them? Thanks, Kay!Katie M. You are so welcome, Katie! 1 hour ahead: Put 1 1/2 cups hot water between 2 layers of pan. If so how? Dear Sarah....you can have your church purchase a steam rack pan holder which holds 2 gel burners. :), I'd love to see the ingredients list for the three hundred. Thanks for this ...I've never quite gotten a good Mac & Cheese result either! Up to 3 hours ahead: make cheese sauce, divide and pour into 6 pans. I also want to avoid using my oven/stove very much, since we don’t have central air, and I don’t want it to get hot in here. 13 years old and agree to the Whisk in milk and stock, and continue whisking vigorously until flour and butter have dissolved. Good to know, because that is one of the simplest recipes that I know. Could you please tell me your portion size that gives 300 servings from 12 lbs of pasta? 8-12 minutes. I've actually never been a circus before haha. That's the only kind of bread crumbs I use :)I hope the Secret Circus will be fun.. It isn’t a dinner party, but I anticipate more of a “buffet” type set up for the food. I'll have to try this! The best way to keep macaroni and cheese warm for a party is a chaffing dish. I will not make it for 300 but for 6! Where have they been all my life?! Hi, Elajr! A crock pot should be fine for keeping the mac ‘n’ cheese warm. Forget about the blue box (you know what I'm talking about) and make homemade What you need, dear friend, is a dose of Kardamom. What is your favorite crock pot recipe or slow cooker recipe. Toss bread crumbs, paprika (or dry rub) and melted butter in a bowl. I am going to make this asap! Start with the basics and then add … Spread it on a rimmed cookie sheet and toast in oven for 8-12 minutes. quantity. It will be a 1/2 cup portion. @Pied_Pfeffer that’s a good idea, maybe I will do it that way. It’s just a matter of giving anything in a crock pot on a buffet a stir every once in awhile. Melt butter in a large saucepan over MED heat. The panko crust makes this mac 'n cheese so enticing. :). I was going to suggest the crock pot or the disposable chafing dishes (with a foil cover) too. I hope you had a blessed weekend. Amazing...and so nicely done...so comforting and tasty :-). i love the breadcrumb topping--it's an essential component to a good mac and cheese! Bake, stirring until toasted. Hot Spinach and Cheese Dip Spinach, Artichoke Hearts, Shallots, Garlic and a Mixture of Cheeses. My kids would go wild for this! Whisk in salt, black pepper, 1 cup shredded cheese, and, if desired, red pepper until smooth; stir in … Watch this video (and check out our tried-and-tried recipe) for the creamiest, cheesiest mac and cheese yet. Set aside to cool while preparing cheese sauce. I was so thrilled! My pantry is never without it! Bring to sauce to a bubble and thicken, about 3-4 minutes. I also suggest using a chaffing dish you can buy the ones that are disposible buffet dishes that way you don’t have to go to so much expense. :). We had trouble talking to the server. It saltiness helps cut through … a friend of mine recently told me she was planning on making mac and cheese for her own wedding reception. I'll try it.Also, I wanted to tell you ...in case I hadn't...I love your name ...every time i read "Heritage" I think "What a neat name!". I will get to work about 8:30 am and lunch will be around noonish. You can find this at a Korean/Asian market much cheaper than American grocery stores. I'm trying to price for my wedding, do you recall how much was the cost? In case anyone ever needs an answer to this, I used the crock pot and the macaroni and cheese was a huge success. Ms. Kay, this looks delightful! Kay, this looks delicious! Please try again. Gruyère. Add … ~Megan, Cooking for 300? Hi Kay-It's amazing how you extended your recipe for 300...Wow, when I cooked for the church, the largest capacity was 200, and never made mac and cheese, just tons of rice, spaghetty and mashed potatoes, as a side dish.Love your recipe, and also the addition of the chicken broth...the only thing I would change is 1 teaspoon of salt, instead of 1 Tablespoon, since the chicken broth, and the cheese has sodium in it.Fabulous, Kay...I applaud you! Or freeze up to 1 month. John Gonzalez of MLive traveled from Nov. 4-16, 2015 all over the state in search of Michigan's Best Mac and Cheese. I was thinking macaroni and cheese -because I have a lot of other preparation to do, and I don’t want to spend all day cooking. onion salt 48 oz. Columbus. Select Filters. 3-4 Days ahead: all cheese was shredded with food processor and stored in refrigerator. Cook pasta in boiling salted water according to package instructions until I've never made mac and cheese! I could come over early and apply my hold-warm technique—eat it. :). And when you serve with main dish with a side or two, 1/2 cup of mac is plenty! Thanks! They love Mac n Cheese! This sounds really good. Can I toss that in a crock pot after it is cooked just to keep it warm? I will never, ever use anything but Panko bread crumbs again! Super impressive, so simply..except for that fact you cooked for 300! Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Thanks. Bring to room temperature before baking in oven. I too vote for a hearty pasta salad with yellow, red, and green pepper, celery, pine nuts and a vinaigrette dressing. Will keep them in mind. Despite it being a hard cheese, Gruyère still melts beautifully. haha Maybe you have better/easier/more suiting ideas than mac n cheese? Or on Amazon.com (and no they didn't pay me to promote them) :). Thanks for recommending it--now I know for sure that I have to try it. 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