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Panera’s Stove Top Mac & Cheese

Vegetarian • 20 mins to make • Serves 4

Condiments

5 tsp Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp Hot sauce

Pasta & Grains

16 oz Pipette pasta or other small pasta shapes

Baking & Spices

1/3 cup All-purpose flour
1 tsp Kosher salt

Dairy

4 oz American cheese, white
4 tbsp Butter, unsalted
2 1/2 cups Milk
8 oz Vermont cheddar, sharp white
  • Marleen Matsko

    Panera's stove top mac & chees recipe

  • Crystal Rondeau

    Panera's Mac & Cheese Copycat Recipe Panera’s Stove Top Mac and Cheese source: Panera Bread Ingredients: 16 oz pipette pasta or other small pasta shapes 4 tbsp unsalted butter 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 2 1/2 cups milk, heavy cream, or half-and-half 4 oz white American cheese, chopped or torn into pieces 8 oz extra sharp white Vermont cheddar, shredded 2 tsp – 1 tbsp Dijon mustard (adjust according to your tastes) 1 tsp Kosher salt 1/4 tsp hot sauce (like Frank’s) Instructions: In a large stockpot, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain well. While the pasta cooks, melt the butter in a 4-quart sauce pan over medium heat. When the butter has melted and has started to bubble, whisk in the flour; cook for 1 1/2 minutes whisking constantly. Gradually whisk in the milk until no lumps remain. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook milk mixture, whisking frequently, until it thickens and bubbles, about 8 minutes. Remove sauce pan from the heat and by the handful, stir in the cheeses allowing all of the cheese to melt into the sauce before adding more. Stir in the mustard, salt, and hot sauce. Return the sauce pan to the heat and stir in the pasta. Be sure to stir up the sauce from the bottom of the sauce pan and thoroughly coat all of the pasta with sauce. Cook for 1-2 minutes over medium-low heat until heated through. Serve hot in bowls with spoons.

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