Leek Mac and Cheese

Recipe by WiGal
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READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 350°.
  • Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large skillet.
  • Add the leek greens and cook over high heat, stirring just until slightly wilted, 5 minutes; season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook over low heat until very tender, about 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter.
  • Add the flour and cook over moderately high heat, whisking, for 2 minutes. Add the half-and-half and bring to a boil, whisking until thickened, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • Add 2 cups of the cheese, season with salt and pepper and whisk the cheese sauce until melted.
  • In a large saucepan of salted boiling water, cook the macaroni until nearly al dente.
  • Drain well.
  • Add the macaroni and the cheese sauce to the leek greens and stir until combined.
  • Transfer the macaroni to an 8-by-11-inch baking dish and sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese.
  • Bake for about 40 minutes, until bubbling.
  • Turn the broiler on and broil the mac and cheese until golden brown on top, about 3 minutes.
  • Let stand for 15 minutes before serving.
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