Recipe courtesy of Melanie Barnard
Episode: In Food Today
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Cook macaroni in boiling salted water until tender, but firm. Drain well. Preheat the broiler. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Remove and toss 1 tablespoon of the butter with the bread crumbs. Reserve. Add the flour to the remaining butter, whisking for 2 minutes. Slowly whisk in the milk and broth. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly. Add green onions. Whisk 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat or keep on very, very low

heat. Add half of the cheese, stirring until smooth. Add remaining cheese, stirring until melted and smooth. Add the macaroni to the sauce and stir well. Spoon into a 2-quart shallow baking dish. Sprinkle with the buttered crumbs. Broil until the crumbs brown, about 2 minutes. Serve immediately. (If you wish, the mixture can be prepared before broiling up to several hours ahead and refrigerated. You may need to stir in a little more milk or broth if it thickens to much. Then bake, covered, for 15 minutes at 375 degrees. Uncover, and bake about I0 minutes more until crumbs are browned and casserole is hot and bubbly.)

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