Macaroni and Cheese with Cayenne

Macaroni and Cheese with Cayenne
Photo by Scott Phillips


  • 2 cups coarse, fresh breadcrumbs, lightly toasted
  • 4 Tbs. unsalted butter
  • Kosher salt
  • 3 Tbs. unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 small garlic clove, mashed into a paste or pressed (optional)
  • Kosher salt
  • ½ tsp. ground cayenne
  • + 7 more ingredients
    • 1 cup finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
    • 5 oz. finely grated fontina
    • 5 oz. finely grated Gruyère
    • 2 Tbs. finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano (optional)
    • 1 lb. pipette pasta
    • 3-½ cups whole milk
    • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

If using the garlic, stir it into the butter. Put the breadcrumbs in a medium bowl and drizzle the butter over the crumbs. Add a pinch of salt and the Parmigiano-Reggiano (if using). With your hands, toss well to combine. Set aside.

View full recipe at Fine Cooking


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