Ultimate Macaroni and Cheese

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Recipe by didyb

From Sunset Magazine- I'm making this for Christmas this year. I'll update after I see how it goes. It sounds good- and we LOVE a good macaroni and cheese! I've changed it slightly based on family preference. UPDATE 12-25-06-- Well, it is VERY rich- definitely not a kid dish. But the adults all liked it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil pasta according to package directions.
  2. In frying pan, saute shallots in butter until light golden.
  3. Sprinkle with flour- stirring til well mixed.
  4. Add wine and stir.
  5. Add cream and stir well.
  6. Add mustard, cayenne and nutmeg.
  7. Sprinkle in cheese, one large handful at a time.
  8. Stir in cooked pasta and mix well.
  9. Pour into a 2-qt baking dish.
  10. TOPPING- in food processor, put in all ingredients and pulse til well mixed.
  11. Sprinkle on top of pasta.
  12. Bake at 400 degrees 20 minutes- til topping is brown and cheese is bubbling.

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