Crispy Top Macaroni

10 m
45 m
Ready in:
55 m
It will be impossible not to go full “mmm!” with these Crispy Top Macaroni!
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Servings: 6
Elbow macaroni
16 oz.
¼ cup
¼ cup
Thyme, dried
¼ tsp.
Cayenne pepper
¼ tsp.
White pepper
1/8 tsp.
Ground nutmeg
1 tsp.
Worcestershire sauce
¼ tsp.
1 tsp.
Cheddar cheese, shredded
3 cups
1 tsp.
½ cup
Melted butter
1 tbsp.
3 cups
  1. Heat the oven to 400°F/200°C/gas mark 6.
  2. Take a large pot and fill it with water. Salt the water and heat it to its boiling point. Place the elbow macaroni into the boiling water. Stirring occasionally, cook the macaroni for about 7 minutes. They should be slightly firm.
  3. In a large frying pan, melt ¼ cup butter. When the butter is melted, add flour. Stir. Cook over medium for 3 minutes until flour turns yellow. Add cayenne pepper, thyme, and white pepper. Cook for 1 minute. Then add 1 cup of milk. Whisk until the mixture is smooth. Add the remaining milk and whisk. Simmer.
  4. Add Worcestershire sauce, ground nutmeg, and salt. Whisking, simmer for about 8 minutes on medium-low until it gets thicker. Turn heat off. Add 2 ¼ cups of Cheddar cheese. Mix with a spoon until the cheese is melted. After that, add mustard. Stir.
  5. Place the macaroni into a casserole pan. Add the cheese mixture. Stir until combined.
  6. Combine breadcrumbs and 1 tablespoon melted butter in a bowl. Sprinkle the mixture on macaroni. After that, toss the remaining amount of Cheddar cheese on top.
  7. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes until the topping turns golden brown.
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