Grown Up Macaroni & Cheese

Recipe by CountryLady
READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cook macaroni in boiling salted water according to package directions.
  • Drain& add a little butter to prevent sticking.
  • Cover& put aside.
  • Melt butter in a large saucepan over low to medium heat.
  • Add flour& cook gently for 4- 5 mins.
  • Add milk, mix well& allow to simmer for a few mins.
  • Add cream, mix well& cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until sauce starts to thicken (about 10 mins).
  • Add onion& bay leaf; continue cooking for another 15- 20 mins, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat, remove bay leaf, stir in mustard& 1 1/2 cups of the cheddar, season with salt& pepper and stir well.
  • Combine with macaroni in an ovenproof casserole dish.
  • Sprinkle the rest of the cheddar over top.
  • Combine bread crumbs, parsley& paprika and sprinkle over the top.
  • Bake in a preheated 350F oven for about 15- 20 minutes or until light golden brown on top.
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