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Flemings Steak House Chipotle Macaroni and Cheese Recipe.

Fleming's Steak House Chipotle Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

A copy cat recipe for Fleming's Steak House Chipotle Macaroni and Cheese
Author www.highlandsranchfoodie.com

Ingredients

  • Fleming's Steakhouse Chipolte Macaroni and Cheese
  • Ingredients
  • 1 lb pasta cavatappi or curly
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup onion 1/2-inch dice
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1 stick
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 cups half and half
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper ground
  • 3/4 lb smoked cheddar cheese grated
  • 1/4 lb cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried chipolte chili chipotle chili powder
  • 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large pot, bring 1 gallon of water to boil. Add 2 teaspoons salt and pasta and cook for 8 - 9 minutes
  2. Drain pasta and cool under cold running water. Pasta should be slightly firm. Toss drained pasta in oil and reserve
  3. Melt butter in a large sauce pot over medium heat. Add onions and saute for 4 - 5 minutes.
  4. Add flour and cook 1 - 2 minute but do not brown.
  5. Add cream, half and half, kosher salt and white pepper.
  6. Bring pot to a simmer. Cook until sauce is thick, about 5 - 6 minutes Blend cheese into sauce and add cooked pasta.
  7. Pour pasta and sauce into a 9 x 12" baking dish. Reserve.
  8. In a saute pan over medium-high heat, add oil and chipotle chili powder. Heat for 30 seconds, until pan starts to smoke. Remove from stove and stir in bread crumbs. Sprinkle bread crumbs over macaroni and cheese and bake for 20 minutes.