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Creamy smoked mac n cheese

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Serves 6 Servings
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound cavatappi pasta
  • 4 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoon flour
  • 1 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 pound smoked cheddar cheese, grated
  • The topping
  • 1 pound cavatappi pasta
  • 4 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoon flour
  • 1 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 pound smoked cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 tablespoon n garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon n parsley, minced
  • Preparation

    Baking Directions:

    Boil pasta in salted water in a large pot. Meanwhile make the cheese sauce. In a large sauce pan melt the butter then add the flour and whisk until it starts to foam about 2 minutes. Slowly add the milk, heavy cream and garlic powder and continue to whisk until there are no lumps and it thickens. Never let it boil. Once it thickens, slowly add the cheese in small batches at a time. Whisk until sauce becomes creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Drain the cooked pasta. Toss the pasta and cheese sauce together and stir to mix well. For the topping: In a sauté pan on low heat melt the butter. Saute the garlic until it becomes fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the breadcrumbs and toast until golden brown. Remove from heat and pour mixture into a bowl. Add the parmesan cheese and parsley. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well. Sprinkle on top of mac and cheese.

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