Mac-N-Cheese for Grown-Ups

Recipe by Bonnie G 2
READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 8-10
YIELD: 1 Pan
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Butter 3-4 quart square baking dish.
  • In 4 quart saucepan over medium heat, melt 6 tablespoons of butter.
  • Stir in flour, cook, stirring, 1 minuted. Add bay leaf.
  • Slowly whisk in milk until smooth.
  • Simmer, whisking occasionally, 14-16 minutes.
  • Discard bay leaf.
  • Whisk in creme fraiche and 1 1/2 teaspoon fleur de sel; bring to simmer.
  • Off heat, stir in 1 1/2 cups each mozzarella and cheedar.
  • Season with Fleur de sel and white pepper.
  • In large bowl, combine pasta and cheese sauce.
  • Stir in 2 cups mozzarella.
  • Transfer to prepared casserole dish.
  • Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella and cheddar, then with bread crumbs.
  • Bake 30 minutes.
  • Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
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