TJ’s Mac & Cheese (watch video 1st)

1 lb elbow macaroni (reduce to 8 -12 oz for cheesier dish) 3-4 cups of grated sharp Cheddar cheese, Gouda & Greyer or just sharp cheddar  1/4 cup butter  1/4 cup flour  1/4 tsp dried thyme  1/4 tsp cayenne  1/8 tsp white pepper  1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce  1 tsp salt  pinch of fresh ground nutmeg  1 tsp Dijon mustard  3 cups milk  1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs plus 1 tbsp butter  Boil salted water for macaroni Melt butter on medium heat until bubbling Add flour and cook medium for 4 minutes Add Thyme, pepper & cayenne Pour in 1 cup cold milk and whisk in Add remaining 2 cups of milk Bring to simmer on medium heat and add fresh nutmeg *

Add macaroni to boiling water and cook as directed

Add 1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce  Simmer about 8 minutes medium low, allow sauce to thicken, stir often Turn off heat, add grated cheese reserving ¾ cup for topping Stir mixture and add in 1 tsp Dijon mustard Drain macaroni place in casserole dish Stir in cheese sauce, mix well  Sprinkle remaining cheese over mixture Melt 1 tbsp butter and mix with to 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs Add to top of casserole Bake casserole at 400 for 20 minutes ( VIA video)


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