Mac 'N' Cheese
PREP TIME 10 mins, COOK TIME 15 mins
2 3⁄4 cups dried macaroni
salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 1⁄2 tbsp butter
1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups whole milk
1 1⁄3 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
1⁄2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
steamed broccoli, to serve
1 Cook the macaroni in boiling salted water according to the package instructions. Drain and transfer to a shallow ovenproof dish.
2 Meanwhile, melt the butter in a saucepan. Whisk in the flour over low heat and cook for 2 minutes, whisking constantly, until the mixture begins to bubble and separate.
3 Take the pan off the heat and whisk in the milk, a little at a time, whisking well between each addition, until it has all been added and the sauce is smooth. Return to the heat and cook, stirring until the sauce thickens. Reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Be sure to whisk right into the edges of the saucepan, as this is where the sauce can burn if left undisturbed. Add 1 cup of the cheddar cheese and stir until it has melted.
4 Preheat the broiler on its highest setting. Pour the sauce over the macaroni, season with pepper, and stir well to coat. Sprinkle over the remaining cheddar cheese and the Parmesan. Place on a baking sheet and broil for 5 minutes, or until bubbling. Serve with steamed broccoli.
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