Baked Mac and Cheese

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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by e11a9332

Delicious pasta in a creamy cheese sauce, browned cheese tops it all. Based on the Joy of Cooking recipe, added to and enhanced. Makes great leftovers.

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Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat, whisk in flour. Continue stirring and cook for 3 minutes. Whisk in the milk and wine thoroughly. Add the onion and cayenne and bring to a simmer. Add the salt. Simmer until thickened, stirring and scraping the bottom of the pot frequently, about 5 minutes. Remove the sauce from heat and stir in 4 1/2 oz cheese. Set aside.
  3. Bring water to boil for pasta and cook for about 7 minutes. The pasta should be firm but just hydrated in the center. It will continue cooking in the oven. Drain pasta, stir in cheese sauce, and bake in the saucepan or a ceramic or enameled saucepan or dish. Sprinkle the remaining 1 oz cheese over top.
  4. Bake for 25-35 min, until the cheese is browned. If extra browning is needed set it under the broiler, watching carefully. The browned cheese will add flavor. Let cool 3-5 minutes before eating.

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