Foodie Friday: Mickey Macaroni and Cheese

Happy Foodie Friday folks! With all the snowy weather, this week at Dad’s Blog we’re dreaming of one of the ultimate comfort foods in the world – made better of course by Disney magic! It’s kid-tested (see the Food Network – UnWrapped video below!), and everything! This weekend, whip up a batch of…

Mickey Macaroni and Cheese

Okay, we’re actually going to be talking about all the macaroni and cheese WDW has to offer, not just the Mickey shaped variety – because the most magical place on earth offers the this cheesy delight in almost every shape and form you can think of!

 

On the fine dining end of the spectrum, we’re seeing variations of mac and cheese pop up all over menus at WDW’s signature restaurants. The Flying Fish Café, Yachtsman Steakhouse, Be Our Guest, and Les Chefs de France all offer versions of the classic dish. Jiko’s fan-favorite filet on top of macaroni and cheese is so popular that even though it’s no longer on the menu, it can be requested as a special order!

 

Make your own authentic Mickey Macaroni and Cheese at home!  Photo by Cliff Wang.

Make your own authentic Mickey Macaroni and Cheese at home! Photo by Cliff Wang.

If you prefer fun dining, imagine mac and cheese in a bread cone, as a hamburger or hot dog topping, baked with seafood, or in a cup piled high with buffalo chicken, taco fixin’s or pot roast – all available from select quick service restaurants at Walt Disney World!

 

Macaroni graces many of the kid’s menus at WDW, in both two varieties: elbow noodle and Mickey-shaped noodle (my personal favorite, because, well… Mickey!).  And it’s a staple of the “kids” sections at nearly every buffet – and I’ll admit that I can’t say no to a scoop of the good stuff even when surrounded by all the exotic goodies at Boma.

 

I always pick up a few packs of Mickey-shaped pasta while at WDW so that I can make real, authentic Mickey Macaroni and Cheese at home. And this is the recipe I go by (it’s from Cape May Café) for this particular delicacy…

Cheesy goodness! Photo by Cliff Wang.

Cheesy goodness! Photo by Cliff Wang.

 

Ingredients

 

1 1/4 oz each of all purpose flour and salted butter

1 cup milk

2 cups American cheese, grated

salt and white pepper to taste

 

Instructions

 

Boil a pot of salted water and cook a package of Mickey pasta (or regular macaroni, or any shape you like!) according to package directions.

 

In a small saucepan, melt butter, then mix in flour over medium heat and cook for one minute, stirring. Add milk and whisk 2 minutes or until fully blended.

 

Bring the mixture to a boil, then stir in cheese until melted, and season to taste.

 

Drain pasta and mix with sauce. Serve with a smile, singing M-I-C-K-E-Y-M-O-U-S-E (optional, but recommended).

 

What’s your favorite macaroni and cheese variation at WDW? Tell me in the comments below!

 

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