Charmie's Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Recipe by Charmie777
READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 375º.
  • In a small skillet melt 2 tablespoons of the butter. Add the breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese and saute for a couple of minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • In a large pot or dutch oven, melt remaining 4 tablespoons of butter. Add flour, salt, mustard and pepper whisking together for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Turn heat off and very slowly whisk in milk, and then hot sauce (if using).
  • Turn heat back on to medium and cook, whisking frequently, until thick and the sauce coats the back of a spoon, about 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and whisk in cheddar and jack cheeses (reserving a small amount).
  • Add the cooked pasta (this is why you need a large pot) and stir to combine.
  • Pour into a greased 13x9 pan. Top with remaining grated cheese and then with reserved bread crumb topping.
  • Bake at 375º for 25 to 30 minutes.
  • If you want it extra crunchy, run under broiler for just a few minutes.
  • Let set for 10 minutes or so before serving.
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