Back to School Mac n’ Cheese

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Boil pasta in a large pot of salted water; cook according to packet directions; drain.
  3. In the meantime, heat the milk in a saucepan, but make sure it does not boil.
  4. In a large pot melt 6 Tbsp. of butter and add the flour.  Cook over low heat for 2 minutes, stirring constantly with a whisk.  Add the hot milk (keep whisking) and cook for a couple of minutes until it becomes thick and smooth.
  5. Remove from the heat and add the gruyere, cheddar, nutmeg and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Stir well until evenly incorporated.
  6. Place the mixture in 6-8 individual gratin dishes.
  7. Melt 2 Tbsp. of butter and mix with the breadcrumbs and a pinch of paprika and sprinkle on top of each dish.
  8. Bake for approximately 30 minutes, or until the top has turned golden-brown.

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