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BAKED MACARONI & WHITE CHEDDAR CHEESE


Active Time : 20 Minutes
Total Time : 40 Minutes
Serves : 4

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup Essential Everyday Elbow Macaroni
  • 1/4 cup Essential Everyday Butter divided
  • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • 3 tablespoons Essential Everyday All-purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk warmed
  • 2 cups Essential Everyday Fancy Shredded White Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 3/4 cup Essential Everyday Crispy Panko Style Plain Bread Crumbs

DIRECTIONS

Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain. Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, melt 3 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Sauté garlic in butter 1 minute.

Whisk in flour; cook 1 minute, whisking constantly. Gradually add in warmed milk, whisking constantly until smooth. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until thickened and mixture comes to a boil.

Blend in cheese; salt and pepper to taste. Reduce heat to low and continue stirring until cheese is melted.

Toss pasta with sauce and transfer to a greased 1-quart baking dish. Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter. Toss with bread crumbs; sprinkle over pasta. Bake in a preheated 375°F oven 20 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown.

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