"Since everyone agrees that the best part of a macaroni and cheese is the crisp, crunchy topping, why not feature that as the star of the dish?" — Chef John
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elbow macaroni, uncooked
1 (8 ounce) bag
white cheddar kettle-style potato chips, crushed into medium-fine crumbs
finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
plain dry bread crumbs
prepared white sauce (see footnote)
shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
shredded Gruyere cheese
I don't this can get any better! It was wonderful and the use of white cheese potato chips is brilliant! Thank you Chef John.
We weren't fond of the chip topping. I used sharp cheddar kettle chips. The macaroni itself was very good, but the whole process was pretty labor intensive. It's still just macaroni and cheese. If I bothered to make it again I would just use a regular crumb topping.
I used this topping for restaurant style mac and cheese recipe. I used regular kettle style chips and Italian flavored bread crumbs (that was all that I had) and I also used fine shredded mozzarella & Parmesan cheese and I also used salted butter. This topping was so good! I will definitely make this topping again.
Didn't care for it. Lots of trouble and not nearly enough mac for the amount of sauce. Couldn't taste the cheese. I think I could alter it and make it a lot better.
It's a very good recipe. It's hard to find the white cheddar potato chips, but sing regular chips makes a delicious and crispy topping that we could not stop eating! Definitely a winner for how creamy it is too
I had to make a few adjustments due to what I had on hand. I used regular kettle chips as I did not have white cheddar flavored. Instead of gruyere, I used shredded swiss. I did add a good amount of chopped ham leftover from Christmas dinner. The kids loved it, especially the topping. Husband and I thought the topping was a little odd. I'd try this again without the topping.
I NEVER fix Macaroni & Cheese but my grandson wanted some so I made this. I could not stop eating it. Now I remember why I NEVER fix Macaroni & Cheese. Thanks a bunch!
I liked the idea of adding the potato chips, but this recipe is a lot of work and turns out dry and boring. However, I will make I will make it again adding cheddar and cream.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
No-Bake Crispy Potato Chip Mac and Cheese
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 731
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