Creamy Mac and Cheese Buffet with Assorted Toppings
4 1/2 cups milk
3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup sour cream
1 1/2 tsp coarse salt
4 cups Tillamook Cheddar Cheese
1 1/2 pounds pasta
Buttered Panko Bread crumbs, toasted*
French Fried Crispy Onions
Fresh sliced jalapeños
Shredded cheddar, blue or asiago cheese
In a large sauce pan bring salted water to a boil. Cook pasta al dente, drain and rinse with cold water. Rinse and dry pan. Melt butter, when just melted, whisk in flour and cook for about 3 minutes.
In a separate sauce pan, heat milk until almost boiling. Slowly whisk about a cup of hot milk into the butter mixture. Whisking until smooth, continue until all the milk has been added and the mixture is smooth. Stir in cheese. When melted whisk in sour cream and salt.
Add pasta, stir to coat evenly cooking over medium heat until steaming, about 5 minutes.
Serve with assorted toppings.
Makes 8 servings
Recipe by Amy Richardson
*to make buttered bread crumbs, drizzle a small amount of butter over bread crumbs. Toss to coat, place on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees or until lightly browned.