Macaroni and Two Cheeses

Recipe by KelBel
READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oven to 375°. Butter a 3-quart casserole dish; set aside.
  • Place bread in a medium bowl. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Pour butter into bowl with bread, and toss. Set breadcrumbs aside.
  • In a medium saucepan set over medium heat, heat milk. Melt remaining 6 tablespoons butter in a high-sided skillet over medium heat. When butter bubbles, add flour. Cook, whisking, 1 minute.
  • While whisking, slowly pour in hot milk. Continue cooking, whisking constantly, until the mixture bubbles and becomes thick.
  • Remove pan from heat. Stir in salt, nutmeg, black pepper, cayenne pepper, dijon mustard, cheddar cheese, and Gruyère; set cheese sauce aside.
  • Cook macaroni 2 to 3 minutes less than manufacturer's directions. Transfer macaroni to a colander, rinse under cold running water, and drain well. Stir macaroni into the cheese sauce
  • Pour mixture into prepared dish. Sprinkle breadcrumbs over top. Bake until browned on top, about 30 minutes. Transfer dish to a wire rack to cool 5 minutes; serve hot.
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