Tuesday, April 26, 2011

My Snackpicks' No-Bake Macaroni & Cheese with Crunchy Cheez-It Gratin

One thing a cook never stops searching for is the perfect macaroni and cheese topping. If it's crunchy, or has the potential to be crunchy, we'll try it as a topping. This time, a handful of Cheez-It crackers, toasted in butter, are taking their turn, deliciously covering this creamy, no-bake mac and cheese.

By the way, just because I'm using this on a no-bake recipe, doesn't mean you can't use this in the traditional way. If you want to try this cheesy topping for a regular macaroni and cheese, just toss the crumbs and Parmesan in melted butter, but don't crisp it up in the pan. The topping will brown during the baking time, and will come out just as nicely.

This recipe is part of a series of eight snack videos I did for Kellogg's Snackpicks.com. When you click on the video player below, you'll be taken to their great snack-filled website to view the video and get the written instructions. If you have questions or comments, please come on back and post them here. Thanks, and enjoy!


8 comments:

Anonymous said...

You're becoming the next julia child with these snackpick ads. EXCELLENT!

Anonymous said...

Chef John, I wish you all of the success possible...every now and then you got cheeZey...today you took the cheeZe. oy vey... still luv you tho...

Darren said...

Great job Chef john! Hope we get to see you on even more venues :)

cdcphoenix said...

That was especially wonderful because we were able to see you while you cook. You have a very friendly smile, and usually all we get to see are your hands.
I love that you made sure a shot of melting butter was in the video. I think that's become your signature clip!
Congratulations on being picked up for their video series.
Blessings,
Claudine

Rita said...

i see you have a new gig. FANTASTIC!!! wishing you all the best.

dave said...

Very cool idea, glad you are getting paid for this (I assume), you are the same over there with just a minimal of brand tagging as required of course. Great idea, I love the internet and the variety of ways you can get your talents out there. Great recipe too.

Shreela said...

I'm weird that I never loved cheese crackers like just about everyone else I know, but as crunchy topping for casserole-style dishes, YUM!!

Anonymous said...

Please post the ingredients if you can. I always come back to make it, and forget the details