Photo: Home Restaurant
This mac and cheese put the New York restaurant Home on the map. It matches robust extra-sharp cheddar, Wisconsin Asiago and dry jack cheeses with smoked paprika for a subtle Spanish flavor.
Preheat the oven to 400° F.
Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until they are very soft. Whisk in the flour, stirring until it turns light brown, about 3 minutes. Gradually whisk in the milk. Add in the paprika, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Lower heat and cook until the sauce is thickened, about 5 minutes.
Stir in all three cheeses. Once the cheese is melted add the cooked pasta and stir until the noodles are coated thoroughly. Transfer to a buttered 12- x 16-inch oven-safe dish. Sprinkle with the breadcrumbs and cook until crispy and bubbly, about 30 minutes.
Published on March 08, 2012