sunday brunch baked mushroom mac and cheese

November 4, 2010
baked mac & cheese, before and after
I absolutely love this recipe. I was sort of in a furor when I was cooking and trying to get everything ready because my mom + sister + babies were coming over for Sunday brunch, but it turned out really well. Unfortunately I only have a few photos of the dish, but perhaps that's more incentive to make the rich, decadent pasta again? No, the rich, decadent pasta is reason enough on its own.
my beautiful mom and raine, head of the table
my sister and her adorable babies
raine with calvin pre-face and pre-stripes
raiza, love of my life
sunday brunch
A recipe this good, of course, isn't mine. I found it online entitled "Orgasmic Mac 'n' Cheese." The only changes I made were

1. pecorino instead of parmigiano reggiano (just because it's what we had)
2. all cremini mushrooms (3 cups) instead of half cremini/half shitake
3. I found whatever day-old bread we had for the crumbs
4. Whatever short pasta was in the pantry
5. I also may have gone a little overboard with the rosemary... it's just too perfect in this dish.
6. Enjoy with family. Especially two adorable little nieces.

Make this. You won't regret it.

P.S. - Today is the last day to enter my "thank you giveaway"!


  1. oh my goodness. i must try SOON. mushrooms are one of my favourite foods. so is mac 'n cheese. mmmm, thanks for sharing this, i can't wait to try! :)

  2. mac and cheese is my FAVORITE! This looks so delicious.

  3. Adding this to my recipe folder. Thanks.

  4. looks yummy as well as those cucumber sandwiches i spy!

  5. YUM! That looks delicious! I always love homemade classics : )
    And your nieces are too cute!!


  6. All that food looks so good! I love mashed potatoes!

  7. adorable photos of the tots and the food looks delicious! your a great cook :)

  8. hi celeste! thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog. this recipe could not have come at a better time...i was craving mac and cheese ALL day, so tomorrow i will definitely have to try this out! mushrooms and cheese, my two fave ingredients :) your nieces are SO adorable!