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Cheesier than your puns Baked Mac&Cheese

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Serves 8 people | Prep Time 20 minutes | Cook Time 45 minutes


-1/2 pound elbow macaroni
-3 tablespoons butter
-3 tablespoons flour
-3 cups milk
-1/2 cup yellow onion, finely diced
-1/2 teaspoon paprika
-1 large egg
-12 ounces sharp cheddar, shredded
-1 teaspoon kosher salt
-fresh black pepper

-3 tablespoons butter
-1 cup panko bread crumbs

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

2) Put a large pot of water on the stove and wait for it to boil. Then add salt and pasta.

3) While the pasta is cooking, in a separate pot, melt the butter. Whisk in the flour and keep it moving for about five minutes. Make sure it's free of lumps. Stir in the milk, onion, and paprika.

4) Simmer for 10 minutes

5) Temper in the egg and stir in 3/4 of the cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Fold the macaroni into the mix and pour it into a casserole dish.

6) Top with the remaining cheese

7) Melt the butter in a saute pan and toss the bread crumbs to coat. Top the macaroni with the bread crumbs.

8) Bake for 30 minutes.

9) Remove from the oven and rest for 5 minutes before serving

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