With a base made from half and half, and nearly 5 cups of cheese, this is not your everyday macaroni and cheese. It is rich, creamy, and some serious comfort food.
Pepperoni Macaroni & Cheese
|Ingredients||Cost||Purchase Price of Ingredients|
|salt and pepper, to taste||$0.000|
|1 box||penne pasta||$0.250||Ronzoni (14.5 oz) $0.25|
|5 Tbsp||butter||$0.358||Grassland (1 lb) $2.29|
|1 tsp||minced garlic||$0.083||Christopher Ranch (4 oz) $1.99|
|4 Tbsp||flour||$0.023||Sure Fine (5 lb) $1.69|
|2-1/2 cups||half and half||$1.119||Sure Fine (32 oz) $1.79|
|2-1/2 cups||Parmesan/Asiago/Romano blend||$1.931||Wyauwega (16 oz) $3.09|
|4 oz||shredded cheddar||$0.715||Wyauwega (24 oz) $4.29|
|8 oz||shredded mozzarella||$1.430||Wyauwega (24 oz) $4.29|
|1 pkg||pepperoni, sliced thin||$1.790||Hormel (5 oz) $1.79|
|1/2 cup||fresh bread crumbs||$0.036||homemade bread crumbs|
|Cost per Recipe||$7.734||makes a 9x9 pan|
Find the full recipe and directions at Jam Hands.
I'll be honest, though, I spent every bite of this amazing casserole contemplating the fat can calorie content instead of enjoying it as a rare treat.
I’ve included the purchase price of my ingredients for reference. Obviously your costs to make this recipe may be higher, depending on your local market, current sales, if you purchase organic ingredients and many other factors. Or maybe your costs will be lower than mine because you rock at finding sales and combine coupons for super deals. I do try to buy my ingredients as cheaply as possible and hopefully on sale. Sure Fine or Food Club are house brands of the two main stores where I shop.