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Crab Bisque Macaroni & Cheese

Main Ingredient: Pasta

Yield: 6-8 servings

Photo and Recipe courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.


  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. flour
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1 c. chicken broth, canned or homemade
  • 1 c. diced canned tomatoes, drained
  • 1/4 tsp. dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 c. (4 oz.) sharp Cheddar, shredded, divided
  • 1 c. (4 oz.) Monterey Jack cheese, shredded, divided
  • 8 ounces cooked crabmeat; fresh, thawed or canned and drained (or substitute imitation crab from seafood department)
  • 1 tbsp. dry sherry
  • 8 ounces penne pasta, cooked al dente according to package directions, drained


  1. Preheat oven to 375° Fahrenheit.
  2. In large, deep saucepan, melt 1/2 tablespoon butter until sizzling. Add onion; sauté over medium heat about 3 minutes or until tender. Add remaining butter. When sizzling add the flour and cook, stirring, until the flour is golden.
  3. Over medium heat, gradually whisk milk and chicken broth into flour butter mixture. Cook, stirring constantly 8 to 10 minutes, until the mixture is thick and smooth. Stir in tomatoes, rosemary, salt and pepper. Bring just to boiling point and remove from heat. Add 2/3 cup each of the Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses. Stir until the cheese is melted. Stir in crabmeat and sherry. Stir in the pasta, mixing well.
  4. Transfer mixture to an oval 8" x 10" lightly buttered casserole (or slightly larger).
  5. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the casserole and bake until bubbly, about 20 minutes.


Black Creek®  Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Aged 9 Months)

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Black Creek®  Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Aged 2 Years)

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Black Creek®  Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Aged 3 Years)

For over a century, farm fresh milk from the heart of America’s Dairyland has been finely crafted into classic, naturally-aged cheeses under the watchful eyes of certified Wisconsin Master Cheesemakers. Black Creek® Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese is made using these same time-honored traditions and carefully aged for three years to build a full, richly sharp flavor and delightfully crumbly texture.



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