Last Updated on November 6, 2023
This San Giorgio mac and cheese is a family favorite that’s sure to be a hit at your next gathering or weeknight dinner. Creamy sharp cheddar sauce envelopes perfectly cooked elbow macaroni for an indulgent, delicious dish you can’t resist.
Not only is this mac and cheese easy to make, it’s also highly customizable. Add your favorite herbs, spices, or other ingredients for something special every time you make it.
In this article, we’ll show you how to make San Giorgio mac and cheese from start to finish. So let’s get cooking!
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What is San Giorgio Mac and Cheese?
San Giorgio mac and cheese is a classic comfort food that’s loved by kids and adults alike. It’s a simple dish made up of cooked elbow macaroni smothered in a creamy, cheesy sauce.
What makes this mac and cheese stand out from other recipes is the use of San Giorgio elbow macaroni. This type of macaroni holds up well in sauces and is the perfect shape for baking. When combined with a creamy, cheesy sauce, it makes for an irresistible dish that’s sure to please!
It’s also highly customizable — just add your favorite herbs, spices or other ingredients to give it a unique twist every time you make it. Whether you’re looking for a classic side, dish or a comforting entree, San Giorgio mac and cheese is the perfect choice.
What does it taste like?
San Giorgio mac and cheese is an indulgent dish with a rich, cheesy flavor. The sharp cheddar cheese gives it a tangy, salty taste that’s perfectly balanced by the creamy sauce.
The San Giorgio macaroni adds texture to the dish, adding a bit of bite that contrasts nicely with the smooth sauce. It’s the perfect combination of flavors and textures that makes this dish so irresistible!
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How did I first get introduced to the San Giorgio Mac and Cheese?
I was first introduced to San Giorgio Mac and Cheese when I was staying at a Hotel on a business trip. After spending long days working, I always looked forward to eating in their restaurant. One of my favorite dishes was their macaroni and cheese—it was creamy, cheesy, and just delicious.
The dish quickly became a favorite of mine and I decided to recreate it at home. After experimenting with different recipes, I finally settled on the San Giorgio Mac and Cheese recipe as my go-to comfort food.
What makes this dish so special is the use of San Giorgio elbow macaroni—it adds texture and holds up well in creamy sauces. Combined with a luscious cheddar cheese sauce, it’s the perfect combination of flavors and textures.
The recipe is also incredibly easy to make, so it makes for a great weeknight dinner or side dish for any gathering. I always get compliments when I serve this dish—it’s a family favorite and I know you’ll love it too!
So the next time you’re looking for a delicious, comforting dish, give San Giorgio Mac and Cheese a try. You won’t be disappointed!
How to make San Giorgio Mac and Cheese?
Making San Giorgio mac and cheese is easier than you might think! All you need to do is gather the ingredients & follow the steps below:
- San Giorgio elbow macaroni: This type of macaroni is the perfect shape for baking and it holds up well in sauces.
- Butter: Use unsalted butter so you can control the amount of salt in your dish.
- All-purpose flour: This will help to thicken our sauce, making it creamy and luscious.
- Milk: For a creamier sauce, use whole milk.
- Salt and Pepper: To season your sauce and macaroni to perfection.
- Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese: This cheese will give our dish its distinctive flavor and creamy texture.
Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with butter.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat, and add the San Giorgio macaroni. Cook according to package directions, or until al dente (tender but still slightly firm). Drain and set aside.
In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the butter. Add the flour and stir to combine, cooking for about 2 minutes. Slowly add the milk, stirring constantly to avoid lumps. Increase heat to medium-high and bring the mixture to a gentle boil, stirring occasionally.
Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes or until thickened. Add salt and pepper, then stir in the cheddar cheese. Stir until melted and combined.
Combine cooked macaroni with cheese sauce in the baking dish. Bake for 25 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and bubbly.
Let cool slightly before serving.
– To add more flavor, consider stirring in some diced jalapenos or crumbled bacon
– For a crunchy topping, sprinkle the top with crushed crackers or bread crumbs before baking
– To make this dish even creamier, stir in some cream cheese at the end.
San Giorgio Mac And Cheese
- a baking dish
- A pan
- A bowl to serve
- 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour expertly measured and sifted to create a light and silky roux, acting as a thickening agent to give the sauce a luscious and creamy consistency.
- 2 tablespoons of butter meticulously crafted from premium cream, melting into a golden pool of richness and adding a velvety smoothness to the sauce.
- 1/8 teaspoon of black pepper freshly ground to release its bold and aromatic notes, adding a subtle hint of warmth and depth to the sauce.
- 1.5 cups of milk carefully selected for its richness and creaminess, adding a smooth and velvety texture to the sauce.
- 4 oz. of shredded sharp cheddar cheese skillfully selected for its bold and robust flavor, melting into the sauce and creating a rich and cheesy delight.
- 1/2 lb. of San Giorgio elbow macaroni thoughtfully chosen for its perfectly al dente texture, providing a satisfying bite to the dish.
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt meticulously measured to enhance the flavors and bring out the natural taste of the ingredients, creating a perfectly seasoned dish.
- Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with butter.
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat, and add the San Giorgio macaroni. Cook according to package directions, or until al dente (tender but still slightly firm). Drain and set aside.
- In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the butter. Add the flour and stir to combine, cooking for about 2 minutes. Slowly add the milk, stirring constantly to avoid lumps. Increase heat to medium-high and bring the mixture to a gentle boil, stirring occasionally.
- Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes or until thickened. Add salt and pepper, then stir in the cheddar cheese. Stir until melted and combined.
- Combine cooked macaroni with cheese sauce in the baking dish. Bake for 25 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and bubbly.
- Let cool slightly before serving.
- Calories: 350
- Fat: 17 g
- Saturated Fat: 10 g
- Cholesterol: 47 mg
- Sodium: 505 mg
- Carbohydrates: 32 g
- Fiber: 1 g
- Protein: 12 g
What to serve with San Giorgio Mac and Cheese?
San Giorgio mac and cheese make an excellent main dish, but it’s also a great side to serve with other dishes. Here are some of our favorite sides to serve alongside San Giorgio mac and cheese:
– Roasted vegetables like broccoli, carrots, or asparagus
– Simple salads such as Caesar or garden salads
– Garlic bread or dinner rolls
– Grilled chicken, steak, or fish
– Fresh fruit such as strawberries, blueberries, or melon
How to store leftover San Giorgio Mac and Cheese?
If you have any leftovers of your homemade San Giorgio mac and cheese, it’s best to store them in an airtight container and keep them in the refrigerator. This will ensure that your mac and cheese is kept fresh for up to four days.
When ready to enjoy again, simply place your desired portion into a microwavable dish and warm it for a few minutes until heated through. If reheating in the oven, bake at 350°F (177°C) for 20-30 minutes or until heated through.
Can pregnant women eat this?
Yes, pregnant women can safely eat San Giorgio mac and cheese. However, it is always important to check with your healthcare provider before consuming any food during pregnancy.
Additionally, make sure you use the freshest ingredients in your dish and store leftovers in the refrigerator for no more than four days.
Can I substitute other types of macaroni?
While San Giorgio elbow macaroni is preferred for this recipe, you can substitute other types of macaroni such as penne or shells. Just keep in mind that the cooking time may need to be adjusted accordingly.
Can I make this mac and cheese vegan?
Yes, it is possible to make a vegan version of San Giorgio mac and cheese. Simply use plant-based milk and butter in place of cow’s milk and butter, respectively. Additionally, substitute vegan cheese for the cheddar cheese.
Can I use different kinds of cheese?
Yes, you can definitely experiment with different types of cheese for this dish. Try swapping out the cheddar cheese for something like Havarti, Monterey Jack, or even goat cheese for a different flavor.
Thank you for reading about San Giorgio Mac and Cheese—I hope you give it a try! Whether you serve it as a main dish or as a side, this mac and cheese is sure to be a hit.
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Dr. Leah Alexander, M.D., is a board-certified Pediatrician in New Jersey and has been working at Elizabeth Pediatric Group of New Jersey since 2000.
She also has a passion for culinary arts that extends beyond the medical realm. After completing culinary school at the French Culinary Institute, she started Global Palate, LLC, a catering firm, in 2007. She ran her own six-year-old catering company and served small group parties as an owner and executive chef.