Sunday, December 18, 2011

Miller's Smorgasbord Macaroni and Cheese

1 lb. dry elbow macaroni
1/4 cup flour
4 TBSP. butter
2 2/3 cup milk
12 oz. cheddar cheese, shredded
12 oz. American cheese, shredded
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
4 eggs, beaten
2 TBSP dijon mustard
1/2 tsp. white pepper
pinch nutmeg

Crumb Topping Ingredients:
1 cup bread crubms
1 TBSP. parsely flakes
1 TBSP. basil leaves
2 TBSP parmesan cheese
1 tsp. onion powder

Cook macaroni al dente, cool and set aside.
Melt butter in a 3 qt. pot, add flour to make a roux. Cook roux for 4 to 5 minutes, whisking to blend. Add milk slowly while stirring constantly. As milk heats it will tihcken. Add cheese in small amounts, eggs, mustard, pepper and nutmeg. Mix well. Add the cooked macaroni to the sauce, stir to blend and place in 4 qt. baking dish.

To make crumb topping: blend all ingredients, spread crumbs evenly on top of the unbaked casserole.

Bake macaroni at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. This dish is traditonally served with stewed tomatoes.

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