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April 15, 2020
My baked crawfish mac and cheese is THE ultimate comfort food, I promise!
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But regardless of what the ground is like outside, comforting home cooking is the name of the game in the kitchen! Today I’m sharing my take on a recipe that classically defines comfort food: macaroni and cheese. My recipe for crawfish mac and cheese kicks it up a notch with tasty Southern flavors and beautifully mouthwatering crawfish!
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For this recipe, I made a traditional roux to start. I then used a handful of delicious spices to give it a Southern flavor twist, including cayenne, paprika, dried oregano and dried thyme. I love using spices because they are an easy way to pack a big flavor punch without extra calories. Score! After adding dairy and chicken stock and thickening up the sauce base, next comes the cheese! Here I wanted to pack a second flavor punch, and chose creamy gruyere and sharp cheddar cheese.I love using spices because they are an easy way to pack a big flavor punch without extra calories. http://wp.me/p61F7n-23D Click To Tweet
Next up the noodles get tossed with this beautiful sauce and cooked crawfish. Into the oven with a breadcrumb and Parmesan cheese topping for just under a half an hour and you’ve got a super tasty twist on a classic comfort food recipe!
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Now it’s your turn: what is your favorite twist on classic macaroni and cheese? Share with me by commenting below!
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