Lucky’s Cafe Mac and Cheese Recipe

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People with dietary restrictions often visit Lucky’s cafe to try out their Mac and cheese with apples. The cafe is claiming on social media that the menu is completely gluten-free. You can easily get this as a main dish or as a side dish. We visited Lucky’s Cafe and instantly we wanted to develop Lucky’s Cafe Mac and Cheese Recipe. 

Lucky's Cafe Mac and Cheese Recipe

At least the ingredients are pretty straightforward and cooking it should be easy too, shouldn’t it? 

To be honest, it’s easy when you combine all the ingredients right. If you want to make gourmet mac and cheese, follow our recipe from here.

How to Make Lucky’s Cafe Mac and Cheese at Home?

You add cheddar, brie, mozzarella, and parmesan cheeses together in a mixing bowl. And then bake the mixture with cream topped with brioche bread crumbs and pasta. Finally, serve this 4 cheese mac with applesauce. Yes, this way you can cook mac and cheese with apples.

If you visit Lucky’s Cafe and order the menu, it will cost you at least $11.25. But preparing this best mac and cheese Cleveland is pretty easy and costs less. You can mix the homemade applesauce with the macaroni and it tastes great. No need to be hesitant about applesauce with mac and cheese. 

You will receive big applause for preparing this recipe at home. However, just like we said, you have to be careful while preparing this recipe. Otherwise, the mac and cheese recipe might go wrong. Now, we weren’t able to produce the authentic Lucky’s Mac and Cheese taste on our first trial. However, the taste was great even on our first trial. 

Even people with dietary restrictions can eat this menu. Not to mention, you can have this as a side dish or as the main course. Nonetheless, it’s a great dish to have for lunch. If you want to make this recipe at home, you have to spend some time on preparation. 

One thing we should mention:

You need exceptional cooking skills to perform these recipes for macaroni and cheese. You have to be especially careful while preparing the macaroni. After making the mac and cheese, a combination of 4 kinds of cheese will surely fill your tastebuds. 

Anyway, the recipe is surprisingly simple and easy to cook. So, let’s have a look at the homey recipe for once.

How to Prepare the Lucky’s Cafe Gourmet Mac and Cheese?

Simply put, you have to use 4 different types of cheese to properly prepare the dish. The preparation will take at least 30 minutes for the macaroni and cheese. We should remind you the recipe will produce fairly dry mac and cheese. However, if you want a creamier texture, you better add more milk.

For preparation, you have to make sure you decide on the ingredients. It’s equally important to cook the pasta without making it dent. Not to mention, you have to perfectly cook the top layer of the cheese until golden brown. And also make sure the layer under the top layer is not undercooked.

So, the preparation will be hard if you are not careful enough. Before going through the cooking procedure, let’s have a look at the ingredients first.

Ingredients that You Will Need Are:

You need the following ingredients to prepare the Dish:

Sharp Cheese: Sharp cheddar cheese gives a strong cheesy flavor to your mac and cheese. Not to mention, it delivers a classic taste to your dish. We need 1lb sharp cheddar cheese for this mac and cheese recipe.

Brie Cheese: Adding brie cheese to the mac and cheese may seem a little over the top. However, it’s comforting and produces a tastier result on the dish. We will be adding 1 lb brie cheese to our dish.

Mozzarella Cheese: Adding 1lb mozzarella will create a soft and chewy texture on the mac and cheese.

Parmesan Cheese: Parmesan cheese pairs perfectly with the sharp cheddar and produces cheese grits. We will need 1 lb parmesan cheese for our macaroni and cheese.

Butter: For any baking dish, butter is an obvious choice. We will be adding 1 stick butter while preparing the cheese.

Salt: 1 tablespoon of salt is enough for seasoning the macaroni.

Pepper: You can add 1/2 tablespoon pepper to balance the creamy flavors.

Bread Crumbs: We will use brioche bread crumbs for the toppings to make authentic Lucky’s cafe mac and cheese.

Milk: You need to add ½ liter of milk to smoothen the texture. 

Step By Step Instructions for Cooking Mac and Cheese with Apples

Step 1: Use a large pot to cook the macaroni and cook for 9 minutes in salted water until the pasta is limp.

Step 2: After 9 minutes, strain the hot water using a strainer. Put the pasta in a separate bowl.

Step 3: Now, take a rectangular baking dish and grease it with non-stick spray. Pour the cooked macaroni into the baking dish.

Step 4: Take a nonstick pan and throw in 1/2 slice of butter. Then, add the parmesan, brie, sharp cheddar, and mozzarella cheese into the pan.

Step 5: Cook the cheese on medium-low heat and gently stir the mixture with a spatula. Make sure you cook the cheese for approximately 12 minutes.

Step 6: Now, slowly add in the milk to make the cheese smoother. It will also keep the cheese from getting sticky and rubbery. Cook for another 5 minutes. Add in 1 tbsp salt and 1/2 tbsp pepper into the mixture.

Step 7: After the mixture is complete, pour it onto the baking dish over the macaroni.

Step 8: Then, you have to preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 9: Top the macaroni and cheese mixture with chopped brioche bread.

Step 10: Finally, bake the mac and cheese at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for half an hour.
Step 11: Bring the macaroni and cheese dish out of the oven and serve it with applesauce.

Lucky's Cafe Mac and Cheese Recipe

Lucky’s Cafe Mac and Cheese Recipe

Prepare this homey and easy to make Lucky’s cafe mac and cheese recipe for a great lunch.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 3 People
Calories: 260kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Brie Cheese
  • 1 lb Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 lb Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 lb parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 Liter Milk
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 1/2 tbsp Pepper
  • Brioche bread crumbs
  • 1 stick butter

Instructions

  • Cook the macaroni in a large pot using salted water for 9 minutes
  • Strain the macaroni with a strainer
  • Pour the macaroni is a greased rectangular baking dish
  • Use a nonstick pan and add 1/2 slice butter, parmesan, brie, cheddar, and mozzarella cheese
  • Cook (approximately 12 minutes) the cheese on medium-low heat and gently stir the mixture
  • Slowly add 1 liter of milk into the cheese and cook for another 5 minutes. Also, add pepper and salt
  • Pour the cheese mixture into the baking dish
  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Top the baking dish with chopped brioche bread
  • Bake your dish at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for half an hour
  • Bring the dish out and serve it with applesauce

Tips

You can add more milk to make the mixture smoother. Otherwise, the dish will stay a little dry.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Lucky’s Cafe Mac and Cheese Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
260
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
171
g
263
%
Saturated Fat
 
106
g
663
%
Trans Fat
 
0
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
5
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
49
g
Cholesterol
 
549
mg
183
%
Sodium
 
7660
mg
333
%
Potassium
 
866
mg
25
%
Carbohydrates
 
19
g
6
%
Fiber
 
0
g
0
%
Sugar
 
13
g
14
%
Protein
 
162
g
324
%
Calcium
 
4116
mg
412
%
Vitamin A
 
4888
IU
98
%
Iron
 
4
mg
22
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Wrapping Up

At first, all these ingredients might overwhelm you but you should have patience while making the mac and cheese. When you taste the dish, it will surely surprise you with the cheesy taste.

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