Monday, January 23, 2012

Easy mac n cheese!

Easy mac n cheese!


1 lb small shells, cooked & drained
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 small onion, small diced
2 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk
1 1/2 cup aged cheddar cheese
3/4 cup aged white cheddar cheese
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, plus extra for topping
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, plus extra for topping
1/2 cup panko bread creams, divided
3 tablespoons arrabiata tomato sauce
white pepper

step 1
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

step 2
In a large pot melt the butter over medium heat, add the onion, saute for 2 minutes then add garlic & saute for another 1 minute. Add the flour, stirring constantly to create your roux. Slowly whisk in the milk and bring to a simmer, stirring constantly.

step 3
Add the cheeses, one at a time, stirring each until melted and thoroughly combined. Season with salt & pepper.

step 4
Once cheese sauce is seasoned to your liking remove from heat and add the cooked shells, arrabiata sauce and half of the panko bread crumbs.

step 5
Pour into a glass baking dish, sprayed with non stick cooking spray. Sprinkle the top with extra parmesan, mozzarella & remaining panko. Top with a few pats of butter. Cook for about 15 minutes or until top is golden brown.

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