Macaroni & Cheese

Popcorn Crusted Macaroni and Cheese

Yield: 4 servings

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Ingredients
  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1-8 oz. (2 cups) package shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 5 cups popped popcorn
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley flakes
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  2. Butter an 8x8-inch baking pan with 1 tablespoon butter; set aside.
  3. Cook and drain macaroni according to package directions; set aside.
  4. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  5. Whisk in flour, mustard, salt and pepper; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  6. Whisk in milk and cook, stirring frequently, until mixture thickens; about 10 minutes.
  7. Stir in cheese until cheese is melted and sauce is smooth.
  8. Stir macaroni into sauce; pour macaroni mixture into prepared pan.
  9. Melt remaining tablespoon of butter and toss with popcorn and parsley flakes.
  10. Spread popcorn over macaroni and bake 10 minutes.
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