Macaroni and Cheese

Author: Canadian Living

  • Portion size 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 cups mushrooms halved
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups old Cheddar cheese shredded
  • 3 cups macaroni
Topping:
  • 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese

Method

In large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; cook onion, thyme and garlic, stirring occasionally, until slightly softened, about 4 minutes.

Stir in mushrooms; cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Add flour; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in milk; cook, stirring, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Add mustard, salt and pepper. Stir in cheese until smooth.

Meanwhile, in large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain and add to sauce; toss to coat. Discard thyme. Transfer to large ovenproof dish.

Topping:
Combine bread crumbs with Parmesan cheese; sprinkle over macaroni mixture. Broil until browned, about 2 minutes.
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