How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large pot of boiling, salted water cook the pasta to al dente.
  • While the pasta is cooking, in a separate pot, melt the butter.
  • Whisk in the flour and mustard and keep it moving for about five minutes.
  • Make sure it's free of lumps.
  • Stir in the milk, onion, bay leaf, and paprika.
  • Simmer for ten minutes and remove the bay leaf.
  • Temper in the egg.
  • Stir in 3/4 of the cheese.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Fold the macaroni into the mix and pour into a 2-quart casserole dish or 7"x11" casserole dish.
  • Top with remaining cheese.
  • Melt the butter in a saute pan and toss the bread crumbs to coat. Top the macaroni with the bread crumbs.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and rest for five minutes before serving.

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  • verondear 11 years ago
    Yum, yum...
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  • unswissmiss 11 years ago
    Mustard always makes mac 'n' cheese better. So does a bit of chopped jalapeno, but that's just for the grown-ups.
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