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Kristin puts an Irish twist on classic American comfort food by using a combination of Irish farmhouse cheeses for a rich, creamy, and decadent macaroni and cheese with an addictive crispy topping. Sarah, Recipe Hunter

Sarah Lim, NoshOnIt Recipe Hunter

THE RECIPE

Irish Farmhouse Mac and Cheese

An Irish twist on an American classic

Rich and creamy macaroni and cheese just might be the ultimate indulgent comfort food. On a cold night or after a long day at work, mac and cheese is the perfect way to warm up and comfort you and your family from the inside out. Since it only has a few ingredients, the key to a really good mac and cheese is to make sure that every component is the best you can afford. With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, we love Kristin’s version which uses a combination of 3 Irish farmhouse cheeses for a balance of the textures and flavors to hit every part of your palate. When tossed with a creamy sauce and topped with fresh breadcrumbs, this mac and cheese bakes into crispy, creamy perfection.

THE CHEF

Kristin Jensen from Edible Ireland

Coming from the US, where food travels 1,500 miles on average to reach your plate, I believe that on this small island, all Irish food is local food. There's never been a better time to celebrate it.

When Kristin chased love in Ireland in 1999, she thought she’d be back in the United States after a few years of adventure. Thirteen years later, she’s still in Ireland, now with a husband and 2 children. Lucky for us, she’s also become one of the most active bloggers in Ireland, co-founding the Irish Food Bloggers Association and sharing her explorations of the local food scene in and out of her kitchen on Edible Ireland. One of the things we love about Kristin is that her style is comforting and welcoming while celebrating the richness of the people and the products of the local food scene in Ireland. It’s all about showcasing the best of what’s available at arm’s reach in her unique recipes. Packing our bags…now.

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THE TIP

Three Secrets to Perfect Mac and Cheese

Nothing screams comfort food like a rich and creamy macaroni and cheese. Here are three secrets to making sure your mac and cheese is perfectly cooked.

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