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Preparation Time : 10
Cook Time : 25
Total Time : 35
1tablespoon salt, plus more for pasta water
1lb large elbow macaroni
6tablespoons all-purpose flour
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
Preheat oven to 325°F.
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.
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.
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.
For variations, add cooked lobster meat, truffle oil, bacon and/or garden fresh vegetables.
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