Macaroni and Cheese With Garlic Breadcrumbs, Plain and Chipotle

Recipe by lazyme
READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 8-10




  • Make bread crumbs:.
  • Heat butter and oil in a 10-inch heavy skillet over moderate heat until foam subsides, then cook garlic and bread crumbs, stirring, until crumbs are golden.
  • Transfer to paper towels to drain and season with salt.
  • Make macaroni:.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Chop chipotles.
  • Melt butter in a 3- to 4-quart saucepan over moderate heat, then add flour and cook, whisking, 1 minute.
  • Gradually whisk in milk, cream, and mustard and simmer, whisking occasionally, 3 minutes.
  • Cook macaroni in a 6- to 7-quart pot of boiling salted water until just tender.
  • Drain in a colander and transfer to a large bowl.
  • Stir in white sauce, cheese, and salt to taste.
  • Fill a 1 1/2-quart shallow casserole with half of macaroni mixture.
  • Stir chipotles into remaining macaroni.
  • Spoon into another 1 1/2-quart shallow casserole and sprinkle both with bread crumbs.
  • Bake casseroles in middle of oven 30 minutes, or until bubbly.
  • Note:.
  • Macaroni and cheese may be made 2 days ahead, put into casseroles, cooled completely, and chilled, covered.
  • Do not add bread crumbs until ready to bake. (Baking may take longer than 30 minutes.)
  • Serves 8 adults plus 10 children as part of a buffet.