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Fancy Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Sabrina Rose Lewis

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 slices good quality white bread, crusts removed, torn into inch pieces
6 tbsp unsalted butter (plus extra for dish)
2 cups milk
cup all purpose flour
1 tsp kosher salt
⅛ nutmeg
⅛ black pepper
⅛ cayenne pepper
2 cups grated sharp white cheddar
1 cup (4oz) grated gruyere cheese (find in fancy cheese section)
pound elbow macaroni

Directions:
Directions:
1. Heat over to 375. Butter a casserole dish; set aside. Place bread crumbs in a medium bowl. In a small sauce pan over medium heat, melt 2 tbsp butter. Pour butter into the bowl w/bread and toss. set aside.
2. In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, heat milk.
3. Melt remaining 4 tbsp butter in a high sided skillet over medium heat. When butter boils, add flour. Cook while stirring one minute.
4. Slowly pour hot milk into flour/butter mix while whisking. Whisk constantly until it bubbles and becomes thick
5. Remove pan from heat. Stir in salt, nutmeg, black pepper, cayenne peppers 1 cups white cheddar, cups gruyere. Set cheese sauce aside.
6. Fill a large sauce pan with water. Bring to boil. Add macaroni, cook until outside of pasta is done and inside of pasta is under done (2 to 3 mins short). Transfer to colander, rinse under cold water, drain well. Stir macaroni into cheese sauce.
7. Pour the mixture into the prepared casserole dish. Sprinkle remaining cups cheddar cheese and cup gruyere: scatter breadcrumbs on top. Bake until browned on top, about 30 mins. Transfer to a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes, serve

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Bring this to a potluck and its sure to be a favorite!

 

 

 

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