Decadent Mac ’n Cheese

Decadent Mac ’n Cheese


4 cups (1,000 mL)macaroni
2 cups (500 mL)Lactantia® Homogenized (3.25%) Milk
2bay leaves
Dash nutmeg
½ tsp (5 mL)dried thyme leaves
3 tbsp (45 mL)Lactantia Butter
3 tbsp (45 mL)all-purpose flour
3 cups (750 mL)Black Diamond® Old Cheddar Shredded Cheese
4 tbsp (60 mL)Parmesan cheese
½ cup (125 mL)bread crumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Lightly butter a 9-inch by 13-inch (23 x 33 cm) ovenproof casserole dish.
  2. Cook macaroni in lots of boiling salted water until al dente.
  3. In a small pot, add milk, bay leaves, nutmeg and thyme. Bring to a simmer. Remove from heat.
  4. In another pot, melt butter over medium-high heat. Whisk in flour and cook for 2 minutes. Strain the hot milk in and mix until smooth. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes. Lower heat to medium-low.
  5. Add the cheddar cheese and stir until melted. Taste and add salt and pepper as necessary.
  6. Combine cooked macaroni and cheddar sauce. Pour the mixture into the prepared dish.
  7. Combine Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs and sprinkle evenly over macaroni.
  8. Bake for 25-35 minutes until browned and bubbling.

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