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Mozzarella Macaroni and Cheese

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 4
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This one-dish wonder super-charges the cheesy flavor, taking ordinary mac and cheese from comfort food to "wow!" food. Follow three easy steps to get this dinner on the table in 30 minutes. MORE + LESS -

Angie McGowan
April 26, 2012

Ingredients

2
cups uncooked elbow macaroni
2
tablespoons butter
2
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon grated or very finely chopped garlic
2
cups milk
2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
1/4
cup chopped fresh basil leaves

Steps

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  • 1
    Cook and drain macaroni as directed on package.
  • 2
    In 10-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Using whisk, stir in flour, salt and garlic. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until mixture smells nutty and is lightly golden, stirring constantly with whisk.
  • 3
    Add milk. Continue to beat with whisk, scraping bottom of skillet until mixture heats to boiling. Mixture will thicken. Remove from heat; add cheese and basil. Stir with whisk until smooth. Stir in drained macaroni.
  • 4
    Serve with additional basil leaves if desired.

Expert Tips

After cooking but before adding cheese, if sauce is lumpy, either strain or add to a blender and turn on high until smooth before adding cheese.

For a crunchy top crust, spread macaroni and cheese in a baking dish, and place under the broiler for a few minutes, watching carefully, until golden brown.

Nutrition Information

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