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Macaroni and Cheese Gratin Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Becky Nelson
Added: Sunday, May 29, 2005

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 lb elbow macaroni
6 Tbsp. butter
4 Tbsp. flour
2 cups milk
2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
pinch of cayenne pepper
3 cups extra sharp grated cheddar cheese
1/2 cup bread crumbs (optional)
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 and butter a 3 quart gratin dish. Cook macaroni in boiling water for 6 min. Drain well and transfer to a large mixing bowl. Melt 4 Tbsp. of the butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk in the flour and cook for 2 min, stirring constantly. Add the mustard, cayenne, salt and black pepper. Simmer sauce until thickened, about 4 min. Remove from heat and stir in cheese. Pour over macaroni and mix well. Spread mixture evenly in gratin dish. Sprinkle top with bread crumbs and dot with remaining butter. Bake for 20-25 min until golden brown.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
15 min
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
The mustard is what makes it, but don't overdo it!

 

 

 

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