Makes about 4 cups.
- ½ pound sharp cheddar (or cheese of your choice)
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2½ tablespoons unbleached, all-purpose flour
- 2 cups whole milk
- ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
- Pinch dry mustard
- ½ pound cooked elbows (or macaroni of your choice)
Nutritional information per serving (1 cup): Calories 410 (49% from fat) • carb. 34g • pro. 17g • fat 22g • sat. fat 13g • Col. 69mg • sod. 569mg • calc. 376mg • fiber 1g
1.Insert the Shredding Disc Assembly adjusted to coarse shred. Secure the Food Processor Lid.
2.Shred ½ pound sharp Cheddar (or desired cheese) on Speed 12. Remove and reserve.
3.Clean the bowl. Insert Stirring Paddle, add 3 tablespoons butter. Secure the Cooking Lid with the Steam Cap removed.
4.The cooking time is set for 3 minutes at 165°F on speed 1.
5.Once butter has melted, add 2½ tablespoons flour. The cooking time is set to 10 minutes at 200°F on Speed 3.
6.The cooking time is set for 40 minutes at 205°F on speed 4. When started, gradually add 2 cups milk.
7.Mixture should be thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon.
8.Add the reserved cheese, ⅛ teaspoon salt and pinch of dry mustard. Cooking time is set for 5 minutes at 180°F on Speed 2.
9.Add ½ pound cooked macaroni. The cooking time is set for 5 minutes at 85°F on Speed 6 to stir.
10.Finish stirring with a spatula to completely incorporate. Taste and adjust seasoning according to preference.