Classic Macaroni & Cheese

Classic Macaroni & Cheese
Photo by Steve Hunter

Ingredients

  • 6 cups (1 lb.) finely shredded sharp Cheddar
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 lb. elbow macaroni
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • 2 Tbs. unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 bay leaf
  • + 7 more ingredients
    • ½ medium onion, thinly
    • 6 Tbs. all-purpose flour
    • 4-½ cups milk
    • 12 Tbs. unsalted butter
    • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
    • 9 black peppercorns
    • 1-¼ cups coarse breadcrumbs

Heat the oven to 375°F and butter a 9x13-inch baking dish. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add the elbows; cook until just tender following the package’s directions and drain well. Melt the butter in a heavy, medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the flour, onion, bay leaf, thyme...

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