Cookstr.com

Macaroni and Three Cheeses

Updated February 23, 2016
(1 Votes)

0 Comments

This simple dish makes a nourishing family meal. Good with a green salad or garlic bread.

The dish can be assembled up to a day in advance, covered, and refrigerated. Add the bread crumb and cheese topping just before baking.

Makes8 servings

Preparation Time20 min

Preparation Time - Text20 mins

Cooking Time35 min

Cooking Time - Text35

Cooking Methodbaking

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 1 hour

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

OccasionFamily Get-together, game day

Recipe Coursemain course, side dish

Equipmentbaking/gratin dish

Mealdinner, lunch

Moodblue, stressed, tired

Taste and Texturecheesy, creamy, rich, savory, sharp

Type of Dishbaked pasta, casserole

Ingredients

  • 1 lb (450g) elbow macaroni
  • 6 tbsp butter, plus more for the dish
  • 1 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 1¾ cup whole milk, warmed
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 4 oz (115g) fresh mozzarella cheese, drained and finely diced
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the macaroni and cook for 2 minutes less than the time on the package instructions. Drain well.

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C) and butter a 3qt (3 liter) ovenproof serving dish. Melt 2 tbsp of the butter in a frying pan. Add the bread crumbs, stir well until coated. Let cool.

Melt 4 tbsp butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in the flour, and cook without browning for 30 seconds. Stir in the mustard and nutmeg. Remove the pan from the heat and slowly whisk in the milk. Return the pan to the heat and bring the mixture to the summer, whisking almost constantly. Cook for 3 minutes. Remove from the heat. Stir in the Cheddar cheese until melted. Stir in the macaroni and mozzarella. Transfer to the baking dish and smooth the surface.

Stir the Parmesan cheese into the bread crumbs. Sprinkle over the macaroni and cheese. Place the dish on a baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes, or until heated through and golden brown on top. Let stand for 2 minutes. Serve straight from the dish.

YOUR RECENTLY VIEWED RECIPES

Reviews

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!

Close

Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Sign In to Your Account

Close Window
Sign In with one of your Social Accounts
Facebook
Google
Twitter
OR
Sign In using Email and Password