This isn't a trick readers, so get excited, I've got a treat for you: For the month of October we're going macaroni and cheese crazy! There's nothing quite as comforting as a plate full of gooey, cheesy macaroni with a crispy topping, which is why we'll be featuring our favorite mac and cheese recipes for the next four weeks.
To kick things off, I made this savory and somewhat classic macaroni and three cheeses. Parmesan, white cheddar, and Gorgonzola are combined with a onion-infused béchamel. The addition of Worcestershire sauce may seem odd, but I assure you, it gives a subtle tang to the sauce and mellows out the pungency of the blue cheese.
There's only one problem with this mac and cheese. It's incredibly delicious and if you aren't careful, you may end up eating too much of it at once! Yes, I'm speaking from experience. To check out the recipe, read more.
From Food and Wine Ingredients 1 pound elbow macaroni Directions Serves 8-10.
Macaroni and Three Cheeses
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
5 cups milk
1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
4 cups shredded white Cheddar cheese (about 1 pound)
2/3 cup Gorgonzola (about 4 ounces), at room temperature
1 1/2 cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese (about 6 ounces)
3/4 cup fine plain bread crumbs, preferably homemade
From Food and Wine
1 pound elbow macaroni