Bake Macaronni and Cheese

1 review, 4 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 1 hour 30 minutes

A more elegant take on mac-and-cheese.


1/2 pound elbow macaroni
3 tablespoons Butter
3 tablespoons Flour
1 tablespoon powdered mustard
3 cups milk
1/2 cup yellow onion; finely diced
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 large egg
12 ounces sharp cheddar; (more is better)
6 ounces ricotta
6 ounces English white cheddar cheese; shredded
1 teaspoon kosher salt
fresh black pepper
3 tablespoons Butter
1 cup panko bread crumbs

Original recipe makes 4



Preheat oven to 350 F

Cook pasta to al dente.

In a separate pot, melt the butter.

Whisk in the four and mustard and keep moving for 5 min making sure free of lumps.

Stir in the milk.

Add Onion

Add Bay leaf

Add paprika

Let simmer for 10 min.

Remove the Bay leaf

Temper the egg and stir in.

Stir in 3/4 of the cheese

Season with salt and pepper

Fold the macaroni into the mix and pour into a 2-quart casserole dish.

Top with the remaining cheese

Melt the butter in a saute pan and toss the bread crumbs to coat.

Top the macaroni with the bread crumbs

Bake for 30 min

Remove from the oven and rest for 5 min before serving.

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Try with extra cheese. [I posted this recipe.]
renobt 7y ago

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