Total Time
45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

My dad's specialty was skillet macaroni and cheese. He always used a combination of high quality freshly grated cheddar, Asiago and dry Jack cheese. He topped the dish with sliced tomato and bread crumbs for an exceptionally cruncy crust and baked it in a cast iron skillet.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400*F.
  2. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat.
  3. Add the onion and garlic, and cook until they are softened, about 2 minutes.
  4. Whisk in the flour and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture turns light brown, about 3 minutes.
  5. Gradually whisk in the milk.
  6. Add the paprika, nutmeg, salt and pepper.
  7. Reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring, until the sauce is thickened, about 5 minutes.
  8. Add the cheeses and stir until they are melted.
  9. Add the macaroni and stir until the noodles are toroughly coated.
  10. Remove from the heat.
  11. Do not allow the macaroni to sit at this stage, as it will dry out.
  12. Butter one 12 inch skillet.
  13. Transfer the macaroni mixture to the skillet.
  14. Top with the sliced tomatoes.
  15. Sprinkle bread crumbs on top.
  16. Bake until the cheese is bubbling and golden brown, about 30 minutes.
  17. Garnish with the chopped herbs.

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