Quick & Easy Macaroni + Cheese
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Serves: 4-6 servings
 
This Quick & Easy Macaroni + Cheese is the most delicious macaroni and cheese recipe you've ever tasted!
Ingredients
  • 1 pound pasta, cooked al dente
  • ½ stick unsalted butter
  • 3-4 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 quart Hood Half and Half
  • ½ cup mascarpone or cream cheese
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese + 2 tablespoons
  • 1 cup shredded Colby cheese
topping:
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large sauce pan, start a roux by melting butter and whisking in the flour over low heat. Cook this for about 4-5 minutes.
  2. Turn the heat up to medium and add all the half and half, whisking quickly to incorporate the roux. Let simmer over medium low for five more minutes and then add all the cheeses.
  3. Let all the cheeses melt, whisking as they do, and then fold in the cooked pasta, coating everything.
  4. In a small bowl, mix the panko and 2 tablespoons of parmesan.
  5. Pour the macaroni and cheese mixture into small, oven safe ramekins (this will make about a dozen small servings).
  6. For busy nights, get to this step and then save these in the fridge until you are ready to eat.
  7. Once ready to serve, sprinkle with panko mixture and bake for 20 minutes until bubbly, and serve alongside a salad.
Recipe by Cooking with Books at https://www.cookingwithbooks.net/2018/07/quick-easy-macaroni-cheese.html