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Multigrain Mac and Cheese

Multigrain Mac and Cheese

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Multigrain Mac and Cheese

Ingredients

  1. 12 ounces multigrain or whole-wheat elbow macaroni (3 1/2 cups)
    2 tablespoons unsalted butter
    2 tablespoons bread crumbs
    Kosher salt and pepper
    1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley (optional)
    1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
    1 1/2 cups whole milk
    3 1/2 cups grated cheddar (12 ounces)

Directions

  1. Cook the macaroni according to the package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the bread crumbs and cook, stirring, until golden, 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper and the parsley (if desired). Transfer to a small bowl and set aside.
  4. Wipe out the saucepan and melt the remaining tablespoon of butter over medium heat. Add the flour and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.
  5. Whisk in the milk and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has slightly thickened, 5 to 7 minutes.
  6. Add the cheddar and ½ teaspoon salt and whisk until the cheese melts. Stir in the macaroni. Divide among bowls and sprinkle with the bread crumbs.

Serves 4.

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