Emma’s Cheesy Mac
1 Stick, Butter, unsalted
6-8 Tablespoons, All-Purpose Flour
1 Teaspoon, Ground Mustard
1 Teaspoon, Dijon Mustard
1 1/2 Cups, Milk
1 Teaspoon, Garlic Powder
1/4 Cup, Italian Cheese Mix, shredded
10 oz Block, Colby Jack Cheese, shredded
1/4 Cup, Italian Breadcrumbs
1/4 Cup, Panko Breadcrumbs
3 Tablespoons Butter, unsalted
Heat oven to 375 Degrees.
Cook pasta according to directions on box.
While pasta is cooking make your cheese sauce. On the stove over Medium heat, add your butter and melt. Once melted turn your heat to medium-low and start slowly adding & whisking your flour (about a tablespoon at a time) into the butter. As the butter soaks up the flour then add more until all the flour it added. Turn heat to low and keep whisking for another minute or so to cook off some of the flour.
Add the ground mustard and stir well. Slowly start to add your milk and continue whisking. Then add your Dijon mustard, S&P and garlic powder; whisk until all combined.
Start to add your shredded cheeses, about a handful at a time until all is added. You can now stir using a spoon until all cheese is melted.
Spray a baking dish with cooking spray. Add your noodles to the dish and your cheese sauce. Mix well until all noodles are covered. Top your casserole with a mixture of your Italian breadcrumbs and your Panko breadcrumbs. Place small pieces of butter on top (spread out on top of casserole).
Bake in oven for about 30-40 minutes, until nice and bubbly & hot and the top has a nice golden brown crust. Remove from oven and let rest for a couple of minutes. Serve and enjoy. You can garnish with a little fresh parsley if you like.