Platinum Biatch!

The Lighter Side of Macaroni & Cheese

  • Recipes

  • Oct 22 2010

  • Posted by: Candice

Platinum Mac N Cheese

Yeah, word. I said Platinum, cause silver is sooo tacky and 2nd place, gold is for your 90’s minimalism comeback and Platinum… that means you’re the shit. So is this recipe yo.

Serves 4

3 C Elbow Macaroni, uncooked,  (Shells, or Ziti work too, shells are just so fancy!

…You fancy huh?

1 Tablespoon, Unsalted Butter

1 Tablespoon , All Purpose Flour

1 teaspoon garlic powder (optional) But I love this extra bit of flavor to add a bit of a kick

2 ½  C Almond Milk –This is what makes this recipe “skinny” and clever, like you!

½ C Gruyere Cheese, fine grated

Sea Salt, to taste

Top off with

¼ C Breadcrumbs or Panko (optional)

1 T Fresh or dried Basil, chiffonade (optional)

More Gruyere Cheese? Please!

1-    Cook the macaroni as directed. Cook in salted boiling water, 5 minutes or until al dente.

2-    Strain the macaroni, cool and set aside. Toss in a light bit of olive oil to prevent sticking.

3-    In a large saucepan melt the 1 tablespoon of butter, on medium low heat add in the 1 tablespoon of flour, stir with a wooden spoon or a whisk creating a roux (a thick paste, base for sauces).

4-    Add in the garlic powder and almond milk, reduce heat to med-low and allow the sauce to thicken, about 20 minutes.

5-    When sauce is nappe’ (coats the back of a spoon) add in the cooked macaroni, toss well to coat all the noodles, Add in the ½ C grated Gruyere cheese.

6-    Now, you can add the basil and eat straight outta the pan, (oink oink, I do it all the time) or if you love an gratin topping (aka a deelish golden brown, crusty, crisp top) Transfer mac n cheese to oven safe bowls, sprinkle some more Gruyere cheese, breadcrumbs/Panko, Place uncovered in your trusty oven on Broil- top rack, watch her now, she cooks up fast! Let her bronze up and tan and remove from oven, cool and effin’ devour that ish! Word to yo mutha.


  • Cristina

    OMG girlfriend!!!!! This is absolutely AMAZING!!!!!!u00a0 I just read the recipe, and decided to make it tonight and I am so impressed! The only thing I did different is I made them in cupcakes! :) They were fabulous and so are you!!!! :)nCristina

    • http://twitter.com/StilettoChef Candice Kumai

      u00a0 Amazing Charlie and Christina!! Please tweet about this amazing cake orn share it on FB at: http://www.facebook.com/#!/StilettoChefnnPeople love hearing these success stories! Enjoy the good life xx Candice

  • Cristina

    OMG girlfriend!!!!! This is absolutely AMAZING!!!!!!  I just read the recipe, and decided to make it tonight and I am so impressed! The only thing I did different is I made them in cupcakes! :) They were fabulous and so are you!!!! :)
    Cristina

    • http://twitter.com/CandiceKumai Candice Kumai

        Amazing Charlie and Christina!! Please tweet about this amazing cake or
      share it on FB at: http://www.facebook.com/#!/StilettoChef

      People love hearing these success stories! Enjoy the good life xx Candice

  • Charlie

    This cake is incredible! I made it last week & could not stop eating it… So moist :) I used it to make pumpkin cake pops which I dipped in dark chocolate – amazing! This is the first recipe of yours I have made but I will def. be making more. FYI I used melted butter instead of oil & added an extra 1/2 teaspoon of each of the 3 spices – prefect!!!

    • http://twitter.com/StilettoChef Candice Kumai

      u00a0Amazing Charlie and Christina!! Please tweet about this amazing cake or share it on FB at: http://www.facebook.com/#!/StilettoChefnPeople love hearing these success stories! Enjoy the good life xx Candice

  • Charlie

    This cake is incredible! I made it last week & could not stop eating it… So moist :) I used it to make pumpkin cake pops which I dipped in dark chocolate – amazing! This is the first recipe of yours I have made but I will def. be making more. FYI I used melted butter instead of oil & added an extra 1/2 teaspoon of each of the 3 spices – prefect!!!

    • http://twitter.com/CandiceKumai Candice Kumai

       Amazing Charlie and Christina!! Please tweet about this amazing cake or share it on FB at: http://www.facebook.com/#!/StilettoChef
      People love hearing these success stories! Enjoy the good life xx Candice

  • Mellanie

    Made it for thanksgiving dinner dessert! It was soooooo good!

    • http://twitter.com/StilettoChef Candice Kumai

      I love it Mellanie!! It was a mega-crowd-pleaser I bet!! Happy Holidays! xou00a0

  • Mellanie

    Made it for thanksgiving dinner dessert! It was soooooo good!

    • http://twitter.com/CandiceKumai Candice Kumai

      I love it Mellanie!! It was a mega-crowd-pleaser I bet!! Happy Holidays! xo 

  • Bre Biscardi

    Hey Miss Candice! So I tried making this recipe twice and both times it was super thick…I’m not sure what I was doing wrong but was wondering if the consistency is supposed to be like that ofu00a0muffin batter?

    • http://twitter.com/StilettoChef Candice Kumai

      Bre, after you baked it how did it come out? Did you see the 1 cup canola oil on there? + Pumpkin + 3 eggs? Should be a cake batter consistency:) let me know, here to help! xx

  • Bre Biscardi

    Hey Miss Candice! So I tried making this recipe twice and both times it was super thick…I’m not sure what I was doing wrong but was wondering if the consistency is supposed to be like that of muffin batter?

    • http://twitter.com/CandiceKumai Candice Kumai

      Bre, after you baked it how did it come out? Did you see the 1 cup canola oil on there? + Pumpkin + 3 eggs? Should be a cake batter consistency:) let me know, here to help! xx