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Nudel Gratin Recipe From The Biergarten in Epcot
Host your own Oktoberfest with a savory dish from the Biergarten Restaurant at Epcot. This nudel gratin bears a family resemblance to mac’n’cheese, with a delicious creamy texture.
Can’t make it to the parks? Enjoy this comfort food classic, Nudel Gratin from EPCOT, at home with this recipe. Check it out below!
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You can get mac and cheese at several eateries throughout the parks. But in my opinion, EPCOT’s Nudel Gratin, found in World Showcase at EPCOT at Germany’s Biergarten restaurant, is one of the best on property.
Nudel Gratin - Biergarten - Epcot
If macaroni and cheese had a baby, it would be Epcot’s Nudel Gratin. You can find this dish in the Germany Pavilion in Epcot, and it’s a custard-like Mac & Cheese, which is the perfect way to treat yourself when drinking around the world. It is by no means healthy, but when is mac and cheese ever that way?
Spray a 16×9-inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
Combine cream, eggs, salt, pepper, and nutmeg in a large bowl, whisking to combine.
Toss cheeses together in a small bowl until combined; remove 1 cup cheese and set aside.
Stir remaining cheeses into cream mixture.
Cook macaroni until just tender; drain and add cream mixture, stirring immediately.
Pour mixture into prepared baking dish. Cover with foil.
Bake 30 minutes.
Remove foil, and sprinkle reserved cheese over top of noodles.
Bake 15 minutes longer.
Cool 10 minutes before cutting into squares.
Shred Your Own Cheese. Pre-shredded cheese contains additives to prevent the cheese from clumping together, which also prevents it from melting properly. Shred your own cheese to make sure you get the right texture.
Undercook Your Pasta. Since this recipe is going to spend some time in the oven, undercook your pasta slightly, this means draining it about a minute before it’s reached al dente. This will allow it to finish cooking in the oven without it becoming mushy.
Layer Your Pasta and Cheese Sauce. To get that all over baked through cheesy goodness, be sure to layer, pasta, cheese sauce, pasta, cheese sauce. This will make sure all the noodles are coated, and nothing gets too crispy in the oven. Also, don’t forget to set aside that extra cheese for the top!