Bea's Favorite Mac and Cheese

Recipe by queenbeatrice
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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 6
YIELD: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cook pasta al dente.
  • While the pasta cooks, in a separate pot melt 3 tbsp butter.
  • Whisk in flour and mustard, keep it moving for 5 minutes, ensuring there are no lumps.
  • Stir in milk, onion, bay leaf and paprika. Simmer for 10 minutes and remove bay leaf.
  • Temper in the egg (adding some hot liquid to it before mixing it in).
  • Stir in ¾ of the cheese. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  • Fold in pasta and pour into a buttered 2 quart casserole dish. Top with remaining cheese.
  • Melt remaining butter in a sauté pan and toss in bread crumbs.
  • Top macaroni with bread crumbs and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let rest 5 minutes before serving.
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