Copycat Longhorn Steakhouse Mac and Cheese Recipe

Hope you enjoy this Copycat Longhorn Steakhouse Mac and Cheese Recipe!

Copycat Longhorn Steakhouse Mac and Cheese Recipe

 

This Baked Macaroni and Cheese dish is so GOOD! If you are looking for a mac and cheese recipe that has a cheesy sauce, smokey flavor and golden, crunchy top, this recipe will be your new favorite. I like to make this recipe on special occasions when I want to WOW my guests!

 

I like to make this Crockpot Macaroni and Cheese for my everyday Mac and Cheese recipe.

 

Crockpot Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

 

But if you are looking to impress your family and/or friends, try this Copycat Longhorn Steakhouse Mac and Cheese Recipe! 🙂 You can also find 8 Longhorn Steakhouse recipes to try at home. These recipes may not be available at your favorite LongHorn location!

 

Copycat Longhorn Steakhouse Mac and Cheese Recipe

This recipe calls for Cavatappi Pasta. You might be wondering what Cavatappi Pasta is because I did! Cavatappi Pasta is a short s-shaped pasta tube that resembles a small corkscrew. Its slender, spiral shape makes it suitable for serving with sauces, in salads, and in casseroles.

Cavatappi Pasta

If you cannot find this type of pasta, you can use what you have on hand or find at your grocery store. There is a printable version of this recipe at the end of the post.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Cavatappi Pasta
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 2 ounces Gruyere cheese, shredded
  • 8 ounces White Cheddar, shredded
  • 4 ounces Fontina cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese , shredded
  • 1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 4 pieces bacon cooked crispy and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs

Directions

Prepare pasta according to the directions on the box.

Heat together in a large saucepan 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons of flour over medium heat.

Add 1/2 cup of half and half and stir until sauce thickens.

Add 1/2 cup of half and half when the sauce thickens, and then add final 1 cup of half and half and stir until the sauce becomes thick.

Add cheeses to sauce slowly stirring until the cheese is blended.

Sprinkle in smoked paprika.

Mix pasta and sauce, and pour into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish that has been sprayed with non-stick spray.

Mix crumbled bacon, panko bread crumbs and garlic powder together.

Top macaroni and cheese with crumbled bacon, panko bread crumbs and garlic powder

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until panko breadcrumbs begin to brown.

Enjoy!

 

Copycat Longhorn Steakhouse Mac and Cheese Recipe
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound Cavatappi Pasta
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 2 ounces Gruyere cheese, shredded
  • 8 ounces White Cheddar, shredded
  • 4 ounces Fontina cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese , shredded
  • 1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 4 pieces bacon cooked crispy and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs

Instructions

  1. Prepare pasta according to the directions on the box.
  2. Heat together in a large saucepan 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons of flour over medium heat.
  3. Add 1/2 cup of half and half and stir until sauce thickens.
  4. Add 1/2 cup of half and half when the sauce thickens, and then add final 1 cup of half and half and stir until the sauce becomes thick.
  5. Add cheeses to sauce slowly stirring until the cheese is blended.
  6. Sprinkle in smoked paprika.
  7. Mix pasta and sauce, and pour into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish that has been sprayed with non-stick spray.
  8. Mix crumbled bacon, panko bread crumbs and garlic powder together. 
  9. Top macaroni and cheese with crumbled bacon, panko bread crumbs and garlic powder
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until panko breadcrumbs begin to brown.
  11. Enjoy!
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Copycat Longhorn Steakhouse Mac and Cheese Recipe was last modified: September 24th, 2017 by Bianca
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