Mark's Mom's Macaroni and Cheese

Total Time:
1 hr 20 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
1 hr

Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 1 ounce butter
  • 3/4 ounce flour
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/4 pounds cheese, an equal mix of extra sharp white cheddar, Manchego, and Havarti
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 pounds macaroni, cooked according to package directions
  • 4 ounces grated Parmesan
  • 2 ounces bread crumbs
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and then stir in flour; cook for 1 minute or until lightly golden. Slowly add the milk to the flour mixture, stirring until thickened, and then stir in the 3 cheeses until fully melted. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Add cooked macaroni and stir to coat evenly. Transfer to a shallow baking dish. Bake for about 45 minutes, until brown and crisp on top.

  • Remove from oven and preheat the broiler. Sprinkle Parmesan and bread crumbs over top. Return to the oven and broil until cheese is bubbly.

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