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Hard Rock Cafe Twisted Mac & Cheese


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Menu Description: "Twisted cavatappi pasta, tossed in a lightly spiced 3-cheese sauce with roasted red peppers and topped with Parmesan parsley breadcrumbs."

The rock-and-roll theme chain peps up old-school macaroni and cheese with roasted red bell pepper, a breadcrumb topping, and a delicious sauce made from three cheeses. For a home clone of this hip appetizer, I found that it's best to shred your own Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses, since the pre-shredded type sold in bags doesn't melt as well and you'll likely end up with grainy sauce. Grainy is not good for a sauce. You can use bottled roasted red bell pepper for convenience, or you can roast your own pepper with the tips provided in the Tidbits below. And don't worry about tracking down the hard-to-find cavatappi pasta twisted tubes. Any pasta shape will do here, including the ubiquitous mac & cheese standard: elbow macaroni.
 
Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 3 by Todd Wilbur.

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  • 2 cups uncooked cavatappi pasta (or elbow macaroni)
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
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Linda Skaggs
May 23, 2008, 22:00

This is one of the best recipes ever for mac & cheese. I like to add cut up marinated chicken breast over the top for a complete meal.

Crystal
May 15, 2008, 22:00

This is what I order everytime I go to the HardRock & it's exactly like it! I love it. It's mac & cheese with a kick!

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