Steakhouse Mac & Cheese

Steakhouse Mac & Cheese – copycat from Seagar’s Steakhouse in Destin, FL – tender pasta baked in a quick camembert and provolone cheese – THE BEST macaroni and cheese EVER! Campanelle pasta, butter, flour, onion powder, garlic powder, heavy cream, milk, salt, pepper, camembert cheese, and provolone cheese. Can make in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later. Comfort food at its best!

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Seagar’s Steakhouse Mac & Cheese

This Steakhouse Mac & Cheese is inspired by Seagar’s in Destin, FL. Seagar’s is our favorite fancy steak place at the beach. All of the food is incredible, but my favorite part of the meal was the side dish of macaroni and cheese. Tender pasta tossed in a camembert and provolone cheese sauce. It is to-die-for delicious. I couldn’t resist making an at-home version so we can enjoy this cheesy pasta anytime we want. It is super simple to make and tastes better than the original!

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How to Make Steakhouse Mac & Cheese

To make the macaroni and cheese, in a large pot boil the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and set aside. In a large saucepan, melt butter. Add flour and whisk until smooth. Cook for a few minutes until the roux turns golden brown. Slowly whisk in heavy cream to the flour mixture. Add milk, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Cook over medium-high heat until thickened. Remove the pan from the heat and add camembert and provolone cheese. Stir until the cheese has melted. Add the cooked pasta to the pot and toss to coat. Pour the pasta mixture into a large baking dish sprayed with non-stick spray. Sprinkle the top of the pasta with a few tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese and panko bread crumbs. and bake until bubbly.

Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • I use Camembert cheese in the cheese sauce. It is similar to brie. You can find it at Whole Foods, Sprouts, and Trader Joe’s.
  • You can use any type of cheeses that you enjoy. Fontina, gruyere, sharp white cheddar cheese, smoked gouda – anything goes.
  • Sometimes I add a handful of cooked bacon to the pasta mixture. SO good!
  • You can use any shape of pasta that you prefer. Elbow macaroni, cavatappi pasta, rigatoni, penne, bowtie pasta – anything goes!
  • Garnish the baked pasta with some parsley or smoked paprika.
  • Can Steakhouse Mac & Cheese be made in advance? Yes! You can assemble the casserole ahead of time and refrigerate it until you are ready to bake. You will need to add 5 or 10 minutes to the cooking time.
  • Can Steakhouse Mac & Cheese be frozen? Yes! Assemble the casserole and cool completely. Cover the baking dish with plastic wrap and aluminum foil and freeze. When ready to bake, thaw and cook as directed.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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What to Serve with Baked Macaroni & Cheese

This is hands-down the best macaroni and cheese recipe EVER! Kids and adults gobble this up! I am already planning on making this easy side dish again this weekend. We serve this with chicken, pork, and steak. It is also great as a meatless main dish. I’d gladly eat a large bowl of this cheesy pasta as my dinner. YUM! Add this to your menu ASAP! You will not be disappointed!

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Steakhouse Mac & Cheese

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Steakhouse Mac and Cheese – copycat from Seagar's Steakhouse in Destin, FL – pasta with camembert and provolone cheese – THE BEST mac and cheese EVER! Campanelle pasta, butter, flour, onion powder, garlic powder, heavy cream, milk, salt, pepper, camebert cheese, and provolone cheese. Can make in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later.

Ingredients:

  • ½ lb campanelle pasta
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 Tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • sea salt & black pepper, to taste
  • 3- oz camembert cheese
  • 3- oz provolone
  • 2 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp panko breadcrumbs

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  • Melt butter in a large sauce pot over medium heat. Add flour and cook 1 – 2 minutes, but do not brown. Add cream, milk, salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder.
  • Bring pot to a simmer. Cook until sauce is thick, about 5 – 6 minutes. Blend cheese into sauce and add cooked pasta.
  • Pour pasta and sauce into a 9-inch square baking dish. Sprinkle parmesan cheese and panko breadcrumbs on top.
  • Bake uncovered for 20 to 25 minutes, until bubbly.

Notes:

  • I use Camembert cheese in the cheese sauce. It is similar to brie. You can find it at Whole Foods, Sprouts, and Trader Joe’s.
  • You can use any type of cheeses that you enjoy. Fontina, gruyere, sharp white cheddar cheese, smoked gouda – anything goes.
  • Sometimes I add a handful of cooked bacon to the pasta mixture. SO good!
  • You can use any shape of pasta that you prefer. Elbow macaroni, cavatappi pasta, rigatoni, penne, bowtie pasta – anything goes!
  • Garnish the baked pasta with some parsley or smoked paprika.
  • Can Steakhouse Mac & Cheese be made in advance? Yes! You can assemble the casserole ahead of time and refrigerate it until you are ready to bake. You will need to add 5 or 10 minutes to the cooking time.
  • Can Steakhouse Mac & Cheese be frozen? Yes! Assemble the casserole and cool completely. Cover the baking dish with plastic wrap and aluminum foil and freeze. When ready to bake, thaw and cook as directed.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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Steph

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  1. This is my favorite mac and cheese to serve for special meals. We are having it for Christmas dinner with our ham and smothered green beans and I guarantee people will lick their plates clean. SO GOOD!

    1. We’ve been making this a lot lately – it is the BEST! Try it with some panko bread crumbs and grated parmesan cheese on top. SO good!

  2. I couldn't find the camembert cheese, so I substituted regular cream cheese. This is my favorite mac & cheese out of several recipes I've tried so far. I'm sure it's even better with the right cheese.

  3. I've never heard of that cheese either, but judging by your photos, it clearly does something good for mac & cheese! Looks like creamy, dreamy bliss.

  4. I love your recipes. This is another that I will have to put in my favorites file and I haven't even tried it yet.

  5. In France and England we keep the Camembert until it is very soft. It helps if you have a fridge in the garage though as you don't want it in your kitchen fridge hahaha!

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