Herbed Macaroni and Cheese

Herbed Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Avant Garden Decor

Ingredients

  • Salt
  • 1 pound macaroni (regular or whole grain)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • About 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup basil, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon chives, cut into small bits
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup sharp white cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 cup Gruyère cheese, divided
  • 1 cup shredded Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, divided

Preparation

Pre-heat the oven to 400°F.

Bring the water to a boil for the pasta. Salt the water and undercook the pasta by 2 minutes, about 5-6 minutes.

Over medium heat in the same pot, melt the butter, then add the onion and garlic. Sauté for 3-4 minutes, until tender. Add in the flour and whisk for 1 minute. Whisk in the whole milk and season with salt, pepper, and sage. When thickened, stir in the Dijon mustard and two-thirds of the combined cheeses. Next add in the basil, chives, and thyme.

Drain the pasta and transfer to a glass baking dish (9×13). Add the cheese sauce and stir to combine. Top with the remaining cheese

Bake until brown on a baking sheet to catch the bubble-over. The casserole will take 35-40 minutes to heat through.

Serve immediately.

Yields: approx. 4 servings

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