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Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Brenda Neroni
Added: Sunday, February 10, 2008

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 lb of Cavatappi pasta (preferred)
1 quart 2% milk
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups of Gruyere, grated
2 cups of extra-sharp, white Cheddar, grated
1/2 cup of freshly grated Parmesan
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
4 small tomatoes
2 cups fresh white bread crumbs

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Boil Cavatappi in a pot of salted water for 8 to 10 minutes, al dente. Meanwhile, heat the milk in a bowl in the micro not too hot, just warm it. Melt 6 tablespoons of butter in a large pot and add the flour. Cook over low heat for 2 minutes, stirring with a whisk to make a bubbly paste. While whisking, add the hot milk and cook for a minute or two more, until thickened and smooth. Remove from heat and add the cheeses, 1 tablespoon salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Stir until cheese is melted. Add the cooked macaroni and mix together. Pour into a deep baking dish. Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter, combine them with the fresh bread crumbs, and sprinkle on the top. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the sauce is bubbly and the macaroni is browned on the top. You can place the sliced tomatoes on top of the macaroni before putting on bread crumbs or omit this step and serve the tomatoes on the side drizzled in olive oil with cracked pepper and salt. Serves 8

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
You won't find American cheese or Velveeta in here. No sir. This is a sinfully rich meal and so worth cheating over. This is how I make macaroni and cheese and once you have had it, you won't settle for anything else. Trust me!

 

 

 

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