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Baked Macaroni & Cheese Recipe

From stovetop to oven, this Baked Macaroni & Cheese recipe is sure to be a hit at any get-together. Grab your Larder & Vine Braiser or Skillet to easily take the flavor to the next level. 


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Baked Mac & Cheese in Bondi Blue Braiser

Recipe Summary

Prep time

5 min

Cook time

50 min

Servings

6

Category

Dinner

Specialty

Vegetarian

Pasta Ingredients

  • 8 oz macaroni

  • 1 teaspoon salt

Topping Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Sauce

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups whole milk

  • ½ cup heavy cream

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 cup shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese

  • 1 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese

  • Salt and pepper

Recipe Directions

In your Larder & Vine Dutch Oven or Saucepan, bring salted water to a boil. Once it reaches a boil, add macaroni and cook until al dente. Drain pasta, rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process, and set aside.

Preheat the oven to 450ºF.

Heat the butter and olive oil in your Larder & Vine Braiser over medium heat. Add breadcrumbs and toast until golden brown. Once toasted, remove from heat and add to a mixing bowl. Mix in the parmesan and season with salt and pepper.

In the now empty Braiser, add butter and melt over low heat. Whisk in flour until smooth. Gradually whisk in milk and heavy cream until smooth.

Adjust the heat to bring the sauce to a simmer. Stir continuously for about 6 to 8 minutes, until the sauce has thickened.

Remove from heat and season with nutmeg, cayenne, salt, and pepper. Gradually add the cheese while mixing until all cheese has melted. 

Fold the pasta into the sauce until well combined. Scatter the breadcrumb mixture on top and bake for about 10 to 12 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly. Remove from oven, serve from Braiser, and enjoy!

Baked Mac & Cheese in Bondi Blue Braiser

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