Best Darn Mac & Cheese ~ So Good!
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cooked macaroni, al dente
3/4 - 1
panko bread crumbs
each, kosher salt & black pepper
+ 1 tsp dijon mustard
fresh shredded ~ cabot extra sharp white cheddar cheese
shredded, parmesan cheese
pepper flakes, optional ( a pinch )
1Cook macaroni, al dente - drain & rinse. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Spray a 2 quart casserole with non stick cooking spray or grease.
In a small skillet, over medium heat - melt butter. Add pankos and stir until coated evenly.
2In a medium saucepan, melt 4 tablespoons butter over medium heat, making sure not to burn. Whisk in the flour and continue cooking for 1 minute.
3Whisk in the milk, stirring continually, until thickened.
4Remove from heat and add the mustard, salt, pepper, cheeses, red pepper flakes, and stir until the cheese is melted.
5Pour in the well drained macaroni and stir to combine.
6Pour into prepared casserole dish and sprinkle with prepared Panko's. Sprinkle with parsley.
7Place in oven and bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until good and bubbly and panko's are golden.
This is one delicious Mac & cheese, the cheese doesn't get gritty, stays nice and creamy.
Originally Posted: Thu, Oct 30, 2014