Baked Mac & Cheese
- 2/3 cup Hoosier Hill Farm Three Cheese Sauce Mix
- 2 cups of water
- 1 lb elbow macaroni
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp mustard powder
- ½ tsp freshly cracked black pepper
- 2/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- Salt to taste
Step one: To make your baked mac & cheese, start by preheating the oven to 400F and place the rack in the center position.
Step two: Bring 4 quarts of water to a boil in a large pot, and add in a touch of salt. When the water boils, add pasta and cook 1 minute shy of al dente, according to the package instructions. Drain the pasta and set aside.
Step three: While the pasta cooks, make your cheese sauce. Bring 2 cup of water to a boil. Once boiling, remove water from heat and whisk in 2/3 cup of Three Cheese Sauce Mix, stirring thoroughly for a smooth and creamy consistency.
Step four: Add garlic powder, mustard powder, and pepper to the sauce and season with salt. Stir until the sauce is smooth and thick.
Step five: Once the sauce for the baked mac & cheese is well blended, stir the cooked pasta into the cheese sauce. Pour mixture into the baking dish.
Step six: In a microwave-safe bowl, melt 2 tbsp of butter. Add the panko bread crumbs and coat completely. Sprinkle bread crumbs over the mac & cheese.
Step seven: Bake the mac & cheese until the bread crumbs are golden brown and the sauce is bubbling, about 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and enjoy!