Tangy Macaroni and Cheese

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READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat over to 375 degrees. Butter a 3 qt casserole dish and set aside. Place bread in a medium bowl. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt 2 tbls butter. Pour butter into bowl with bread and toss. Set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan set over medium heat, heat milk. Melt remaining 6 tbls 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 until the mixtures bubbles and becomes thick.
  • Remove pan from heat. Stir in the salt, nutmeg, black and cayenne pepper, 2 cupes cheddar and 1 1/2 cups Gruyere or 1 cup Pecorino cheese. Set sauce aside.
  • Fill a large saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Add macaronil cook 2 to 3 minutes less than manufacturer's directions, until the outside of the pasta is cooked an dthe inside in underdone. Different brands of macaroni cook at different rates; be sure to read the instructions. Transfer macaroni to a colander and rinse under cold water. drain well. Stir macaroni into reserved cheese sauce.
  • Pour macaroni into prepared dish. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup Gruyere or 1/4 Pecorino, and breadcrumbs on top. Bake until browned on top - about 30 minutes. Cool 5 minutes and serve.
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