Baked Mac & Cheese
- 1 cup Hoosier Hill Farm Cheddar Cheese Powder
- 1 cup milk
- 1 ½ cups unsalted butter
- 1 lb elbow macaroni
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp mustard powder
- 6 tbsp all-purpose flour
- ½ tsp freshly cracked black pepper
- ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
Step one: Preheat your oven to 400F with a rack in the center position.
Step two: Bring water to a boil in a large pot, add in a touch of salt. Add pasta and cook 1 minute shy of al dente according to the package. Strain when finished.
Step three: While the pasta cooks, make your cheese sauce. Melt 1 cup of butter in a dutch oven over medium heat. Once melted add in the flour, stirring until a paste forms. Whisk in the milk.
Step four: Add cheese powder, garlic powder, mustard powder, pepper, and a touch of salt into the sauce. Stir until the sauce is smooth and thick.
Step five: Once well blended, stir the cooked pasta noodles into the cheese sauce.
Step six: In a microwave safe bowl, melt the remaining ½ cup butter. Add the panko bread crumbs and coat completely. Sprinkle bread crumbs over the mac & cheese.
Step seven: Baking until the mac & cheese is golden, about 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and enjoy!