Gourmet Alfredo Mac n Cheese

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Recipe type: Yield: 4-6 Servings Prep time: Cook time: Total time:


An Alfredo mac made with fresh veggies, Asiago, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses

Ingredients:

For Bechamel Sauce:
3 CUPS WHOLE MILK
1 SMALL ONION HALVED
2 BAY LEAVES
1/4 TEASPOON WHOLE BLACK PEPPERCORNS
2 CLOVES
PINCH NUTMEG
2 OZ UNSALTED BUTTER
2 OZ FLOUR

For Mac:
1/2 POUND ELBOW MACARONI COOKED
3.3 OZ ASIAGO CHEESE
3.3 OZ PARMESAN
3.4 OZ MOZZARELLA
3 OZ BLANCHED BROCCOLI FLORETS
2 OZ RAW ZUCCHINI SLICED 1/4 INCH HALF MOONS
2 OZ THIN SLICED CARROTS IN HALF MOON
1.5 OZ SAUTEED MUSHROOMS
2 TEASPOONS KOSHER SALT
PINCH OF BLACK PEPPER

For Bread Crumb Topping:
3/4 CUP PANKO BREAD CRUMBS
2 TABLESPOONS CHOPPED PARSLEY
1 SMALL GARLIC CLOVE MINCED
2 TABLESPOONS OLIVE OIL
PINCH OF SALT AND WHITE PEPPER

Directions:

  1. For Bechamel Sauce:
  2. IN A MEDIUM SAUCEPAN BRING MILK TO A SIMMER ADDING THE ONION, BAY
  3. LEAVES, PEPPERCORNS, CLOVES, AND NUTMEG. STIR FREQUENTLY TO PREVENT
  4. BOILING OVER. LET THE MILK STEEP FOR 20 MINUTES. STRAIN THE MILK AND
  5. DISCARD THE SOLIDS. IN ANOTHER SAUCE PAN MELT THE BUTTER THEN ADD
  6. THE FLOUR STIRRING CONSTANTLY FOR ABOUT A MINUTE. WHEN THE MIXTURE
  7. IS SLIGHTLY BEIGE AND BUBBLY, INCREASE THE HEAT AND WISK IN THE
  8. STRAINED MILK. BRING TO A BOIL, WISKING FREQUENTLY. REDUCE HEAT TO A
  9. SIMMER UNTIL THE SAUCE THICKENS. SET ASIDE.
  10. For Mac:
  11. IN A LARGE SAUCEPAN HEAT 1 TABLESPOON OF OLIVE OIL. WHEN HOT ADD
  12. THE BROCCOLI, ZUCCHINI, CARROTS AND SAUTE FOR 1 MINUTE. ADD THE
  13. MUSHROOMS AND HEAT FOR ANOTHER 30 SECONDS. THEN ADD YOUR
  14. RESERVED BECHAMEL, PASTA, GARLIC, SALT AND BLACK PEPPER. STIR
  15. FREQUENTLY WHILE HEATING INGREDIENTS. WHEN HEATED TURN OFF THE
  16. HEAT AND FOLD IN CHEESE RESERVING ABOUT 2 OZ FOR THE TOP.
  17. For Bread Crumb Topping:
  18. IN A GREASED 13 x 9 INCH BAKING PAN POUR THE MACARONI MIXTURE AND TOP
  19. WITH THE REMAINING CHEESE AND BREADCRUMB TOPPING. BAKE FOR 25 TO
  20. 30 TILL THE TOP IS BROWNED AND BUBBLY. ALLOW TO SIT ABOUT 5 MINUTES
  21. THEN SERVE.

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