Blog : 900 Degrees Wins at 2014 Macaroni and Cheese Bake-off

By Madelaine | Feb 6, 2014 | in

900 Degrees Neopolitan Pizzaria's macaroni and cheese was recently named the best out of all New Hampshire restaurants at the 2014 Best Macaroni and Cheese Bake-off! The Bake-off welcomes macaroni recipes from all around New Hampshire. It judges them within four respective categories: Best N.H.-Made, Best Traditional, Most Creative/Exotic, and Best Restaurant/Café Macaroni and Cheese.

The owner of 900 Degrees, Pricilla Lane Rondeau, utilizes a unique approach when cooking her macaroni and cheese. While working on her recipe, Pricilla had a hunch that the taste of a wood fire stove would add to her macaroni, and she was right! Now, every order of her macaroni and cheese, both in her restaurant and at home, are cooked individually in a cast iron skillet cooked in a wood fire oven. This technique and recipe have created a staple meal for Pricilla’s family events. Whether it’s a family barbeque or a holiday, Pricilla always gets the question “You’re bringing the mac and cheese, right?” Of course, she always does.

Want to taste for yourself how delicious this macaroni and cheese really is? Stop by 900 Degrees in Manchester or Epping to try it out! Or if you’re feeling ambitious, we have Pricilla’s recipe for you below.

Ingredients
16 oz uncooked elbow macaroni
1/2 butter

1/2 cup all purpose flour

2 cups milk
3 cups shredded extra sharp Cabot cheddar cheese, divided
1 (12oz) container small curd cottage cheese

1/8 t Worcestershire sauce

2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 t salt

1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs

Directions
1. Cook pasta
2. Melt butter in a dutch oven over low heat, whisk with flour until smooth. Cook 1 minute, whisking constantly . Gradually whisk in milk: cook over medium heat, whisking constantly until thickened and bubbly. Stir in 2 cups Cheddar Cheese and next 4 ingredients. Stir in pasta.
3. Spoon mixture into a lightly greased 13x9 inch backing dish. Top with remaining 1 cup cheddar cheese and sprinkle breadcrumbs over cheese.
Bake casserole at 350 for 25 minutes
 

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