Macaroni and Cheese

Total Time:
1 hr 5 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
50 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups milk, warm
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Dash salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Dash hot sauce
  • Dash Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cups shredded Cheddar
  • 1 pound cavatappi pasta, cooked al dente
  • 1 cup crushed potato chips
  • 5 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan, for topping
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

  • Melt 6 tablespoons butter in a large saucepot over medium heat. Add flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Whisk in the warmed milk and bring to a boil, continue to whisk constantly. The mixture will thicken as the heat increases. Continue to stir while adding

  • the dry mustard, nutmeg, cayenne, salt, pepper, hot sauce and Worcestershire. Stir in the 3 cups of Cheddar until it melts.

  • Pour the cheese sauce over the noodles and add to a 3 quart casserole dish.

  • Sprinkle the chips, bacon and Parmesan on top and bake for 35 minutes.


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