Fondue Mac & Cheese

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Jim Pentland

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@jrpentland

I was looking for a "grown up" macaroni and cheese recipe and this is what I came up with after reading a few different recipes and combining the best parts of each, this is what I came up with! It's a favorite and I always double the recipe for leftovers!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Serves:
4-6 as written 8-10 doubled
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 lb
    pasta of your choice
  • 3/4 lb
    bacon (i use pre-cooked - much less messy)
  • 3 Tbsp
    butter
  • 3 Tbsp
    flour
  • 3 c
    hot milk
  • 1 c
    shredded raclette (plus 1/2 cup for topping)
  • 1 c
    shredded gruyere
  • 1 c
    shredded fontina
  • 1/2 c
    panko bread crumbs
  • ·
    fine sea salt
  • ·
    freshly ground black pepper
  • ·
    freshly grated nutmeg

How to Make Fondue Mac & Cheese

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 375 Farenheit
  2. Cook the macaroni in a large pot of liberally salted water a few minutes short of al dente.
  3. While the pasta cooks, melt butter in a large sauce pan over medium heat. In another sauce pot, heat milk (DO NOT BOIL). Add 3 tablespoons of flour. Cook the roux, stirring constantly, until thickened and nutty in color about 3 minutes. Pour in the hot milk and wisk constantly until thickened and the sauce coats the back of a spoon, about 5 minutes. Season lightly with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Stir in the cheeses a handful at a time and continue to stir until melted. Stir in the macaroni until evenly incorporated.
  4. Grease large baking dish (or four 6 inch mini-skillets or six 12 inch ramekins) with butter. Add macaroni and cheese mixture, mounding the top. Sprinkle top of dish with remaining raclette and breadcrumbs. Drizzle 1-2 tablespoons melted butter.
  5. If using large baking dish, bake 25 minutes or until golden brown and bubble. If using individual ramekins, bake 15 minutes. Let sit for 5 minutes and serve!
  6. This is a great make ahead dish you can freeze and bake off when you need it. I sometimes make this and put it in individual loaf pans, freeze and give it to friends and family - they always look forward to it!

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About Fondue Mac & Cheese

Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom



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