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Homemade Mac And Cheese

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Ingredients
  Butter 3 Tablespoon
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon (Plus More For Greasing Baking Dish)
  Elbow macaroni 1⁄2 Pound (Or Other Type Of Pasta)
  Shallots 2
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Tomato paste 1 Tablespoon
  All-purpose flour 3 Tablespoon
  White wine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Heavy cream 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Onion powder 1 Teaspoon
  Dry mustard powder 1 Teaspoon
  Ground black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Bay leaf 1
  Gruyere cheese 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs), shredded
  Cheddar cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs), shredded
  Panko breadcrumbs 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and adjust racks to the middle.
2. Grease a 13 by 9-inch baking dish or individual ramekins with olive oil.

MAKING
3. Add pasta to a large pot of boiling salted water over medium heat and cook until al dente. Drain the pasta and set aside.
4. Add 3 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a large pot over medium heat. Once the butter and olive oil begins to bubble, add the shallots and garlic and sauté until soft, about 3-4 minutes.
5. Add the tomato paste and flour and stir for 1 to 2 minutes to make a roux.
6. Add the white wine and cook for 30 seconds until alcohol evaporates.
7. Slowly add the cream while whisking to remove any lumps.
8. Add the onion powder, dry mustard, ground pepper, and bay leaf.
9. Bring the cream to a boil and reduce the heat to simmer. Reduce the cream for about 5-10 minutes until it is thick enough to coat a spoon. When thickened, remove the bay leaf.
10. Remove from heat and stir in the grated cheeses, a handful at a time, combining thoroughly after each addition.
11. Add the pasta and stir.
12. Add mixture to the greased baking dish or individual ramekins and sprinkle with extra shredded cheese and panko breadcrumbs.
13. Bake for 25 minutes (timing will be less if using ramekins).

SERVING
14. Remove from the oven and let rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Macaroni
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
2
Mac and Cheese is an all-time favorite. It is one of the most ordered dishes at any diner. The best part about making your own homemade Mac and cheese is that you can make it exactly the way you like it. Ronnie Woo shows his way of making Mac and Cheese and this could be the way how you like yours too! He makes a creamy, tomato-ey, cheese sauce adding shallots, garlic and white wine and tops the pasta with crispy breadcrumbs to give an nice gratin effect on top.

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