Ultimate Mac 'n' Cheese

Recipe by Manami
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READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions in a large pot of boiling, well-salted water until tender to the bite, 7 to 12 minutes.
  • Drain, but do not rinse.
  • In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter.
  • Add shallots and cook until light golden, about 3 minutes.
  • Sprinkle shallot-butter mixture with flour; cook, stirring often, 1 minute.
  • Add wine; stir, picking up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan.
  • Add cream and stir well.
  • Sprinkle in cheeses, one large handful at a time, stirring until each handful is almost melted before adding the next.
  • Stir in 2 tablespoons chives, mustard, 1/4 teaspoons salt, cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes, and nutmeg.
  • Stir cooked pasta into cheese mixture, then pour all into a 2-qt. baking dish.
  • In a food processor, pulse bread with remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons butter, 1 teaspoons chives, and 1/4 teaspoons salt until coarse bread crumbs form.
  • Sprinkle bread crumbs over pasta and cheese and bake until top is browned and cheese is bubbling, 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Enjoy!
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