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3-cheese Macaroni And Cheese

3-cheese Macaroni And Cheese

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 10

Cook Time : 25

Total Time : 35

Ingredients

Serves 6

  • 1tablespoon salt, plus more for pasta water

  • 1lb large elbow macaroni

  • 6tablespoons butter

  • 6tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 3cups milk

  • 1cup heavy cream

  • 1tablespoon fresh ground black pepper

  • 1lb white cheddar cheese, shredded

  • 4ounces romano cheese, shredded

  • 4ounces asiago cheese, shredded

  • 2cups panko breadcrumbs

  • 2tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

Directions

  • 01

    Preheat oven to 325°F.

  • 02

    In large pot filled with water add 3 pinches of salt and the macaroni and place over high heat. Bring to a boil and let cook until al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain. Set aside.

  • 03

    In a large saucepan, melt butter. Sprinkle flour over butter and cook 2 to 3 minutes on medium heat, whisking until a roux or paste forms. Add cold milk and whisk vigorously until dissolved. Cook sauce on medium-low heat until thick and bubbly. Add heavy cream, all cheeses, 1 tablespoon salt, and 1 tablespoon pepper. Cook until cheeses are fully melted, stirring occasionally.

  • 04

    Add cooked macaroni to cheese mixture and mix thoroughly. Place macaroni mixture in a 9 x 13-inch baking dish and top with bread crumbs. Place in the oven and bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Top with fresh parsley and serve.

  • 05

    For variations, add cooked lobster meat, truffle oil, bacon and/or garden fresh vegetables.

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