Macaroni and Cheese with Garlic Bread Crumbs

Macaroni And Cheese With Garlic Bread Crumbs

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Vicki Butts (lazyme)

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I make this mac and cheese for large gatherings because it can be made 2 days in advance. Everyone loves it. I usually make half plain for the kids, and half with the chipotles for the adults.

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Serves:
8
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • FOR BREAD CRUMBS:

  • 2 Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2 large
    garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 c
    fresh bread crumbs, coarsely chopped
  • MACARONI:

  • 3 Tbsp
    chopotle chile canned in adobo, chopped
  • 1/2 stick
    unsalted butter
  • 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 3 c
    whole milk
  • 2 c
    heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp
    dry mustard
  • 1 lb
    macaroni
  • 2 lb
    cheddar cheese, grated

How to Make Macaroni and Cheese with Garlic Bread Crumbs

Step-by-Step

  1. Make bread crumbs:
    Heat butter and oil in a 10-inch heavy skillet over moderate heat until foam subsides, then cook garlic and bread crumbs, stirring, until crumbs are golden. Transfer to paper towels to drain and season with salt.
  2. Make macaroni:
    Preheat oven to 350°F. Chop chipotles.
  3. Melt butter in a 3- to 4-quart saucepan over moderate heat, then add flour and cook, whisking, 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk, cream, and mustard and simmer, whisking occasionally, 3 minutes.
  4. Cook macaroni in a 6- to 7-quart pot of boiling salted water until just tender. Drain in a colander and transfer to a large bowl. Stir in white sauce, cheese, and salt to taste.
  5. Fill a 1 1/2-quart shallow casserole with half of macaroni mixture. Stir chipotles into remaining macaroni. Spoon into another 1 1/2-quart shallow casserole and sprinkle both with bread crumbs. Bake casseroles in middle of oven 30 minutes, or until bubbly.
  6. Cooks' note:
    Macaroni and cheese may be made 2 days ahead, put into casseroles, cooled completely, and chilled, covered. Do not add bread crumbs until ready to bake. (Baking may take longer than 30 minutes.)
  7. Serves 8 adults plus 10 children as part of a buffet.

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About Macaroni and Cheese with Garlic Bread Crumbs

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American



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