Hearty Mac And Cheese

20 min
25 min


  • 1 Cook macaroni as directed on package for al denta pasta. Drain well. Toss with 2 tablespoons of the butter; set aside.
  • 2 Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9-inch baking dish with 1 tablespoon of the remaining butter; set aside.
  • 3 Place milk in medium saucepan. Add onion, garlic, bay leaf, thyme and mustard. Heat on medium-low heat until the milk starts to steam, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat; set aside.
  • 4 Melt 2 tablespoons butter on medium heat in separate large saucepan. Sprinkle in flour. Cook and stir 2 - 3 minutes, just until well blended and bubbly.
  • 5 Strain milk mixture through fine sieve into large saucepan with flour mixture, whisking constantly to break up any lumps. Stir in Original Hot Sauce. Cook, stirring frequently 5 minutes or until mixutre is thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in half of the cheeses until melted and smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add macaroni and all but 1 cup of the remaining cheese, stirring to mix. Trtanfer to prepared baking dish.
  • 6 Sprinkle remaining 1 cup cheese evenly over top. Bake 25 - 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and top is lightly browned. Serve with additonal Hot Sauce, if desired.
  • 7 Adapted from Recipe by Chef Albert Ngo, Delaware North Sportservice at Red Bull Arena.