Macaroni and Cheese

Ingredients

  • ½ teaspoon dried hot red pepper flakes
  • ¾ pound elbow macaroni
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup coarsely grated extra-sharp Cheddar
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 ¾ cups whole milk
  • + 6 more ingredients
    • 4 cups coarsely grated extra-sharp Cheddar
    • ¾ cup heavy cream
    • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
    • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 2 cups panko(Japanese bread crumbs) or coarse dry bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 400°F. and butter a 3-quart shallow baking dish. Fill a 6-quart kettle three fourths full with salted water and bring to a boil for macaroni. Melt butter and in a bowl stir together with panko or regular bread crumbs and Cheddar until combined well. Topping may be made 1 day ahead...

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