BAKED MACARONI AND CHEESE

 

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound elbow macaroni
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon powdered mustard
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/2 yellow onion -- finely diced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 large egg
  • 12 ounces sharp cheddar cheese -- shredded
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs

Directions

  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large pot of boiling, salted water cook the pasta to al dente.
  • While the pasta is cooking, in a separate pot, melt the butter. Whisk in the flour and mustard and keep it moving for about 5 minutes. Make sure it's free of lumps. Stir in the milk, onion, bay leaf, and paprika. Simmer for 10 minutes and remove the bay leaf.
  • Temper in the egg. Stir in 3/4 of the cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Fold the macaroni into the mix and pour into a 2 quart casserole dish. Top with remaining cheese.
  • Melt the butter in a saute pan and toss the bread crumbs to coat. Top the macaroni with the bread crumbs. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and rest for 5 minutes before serving.
  • Recipe By: Alton Brown
  • Source:
  • "Good Eats"

Notes

Recipe By: Alton Brown

Source:

"Good Eats"

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