Mac 'n Cheese Ala the Publick House

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READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a pot, heat 1/2 quart milk.
  • Season the milk with salt to taste.
  • In a separate pot, slowly melt 3 tbsp unsalted butter.
  • Whisk 3 tbsp flour gradually into melted butter to form a paste. Don't add too much flour at once or flour will burn.
  • Add hot roux to hot milk and whisk together.
  • Add 1-2 tbsp butter.
  • Gradually add in cheese.
  • Add 1/4 tsp nutmeg (optional).
  • Gently fold in cooked pasta.
  • Pour mixture into ramekins or casserole dish. Important: Before you put the dish in the oven, place on cookie sheet or other vessel to prevent "unbearable" mess in your oven from boil-over.
  • Top with additional cheese if you like.
  • Bake in 400 degree oven for 15 minutes.
  • Broil briefly (keep an eye on it) for a brown and crispy top.
  • *Note: The Béchamel Sauce (Cheese Sauce) will keep 2-3 weeks in the refrigerator.
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