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“From Antione Bouterin, chef-owner of Bouterin restaurant in Manhattan.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400°; butter a 13x9 inch baking dish.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat; cook macaroni until al dente (8-10 minutes); drain and place in a large bowl.
  3. In a large saucepan over med-high heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter; sprinkle the flour over it; mix well with a spatula or wooden spoon; cook about 2 minutes.
  4. Increase heat to high; slowly whisk in the milk; bring to a boil while whisking.
  5. Add in salt, Tabasco, thyme, nutmeg, and cheese; mix well.
  6. Decrease heat to medium; cook, stirring, until the cheese is almost completely melted and the mixture is thick.
  7. Pour the sauce over the macaroni; mix well.
  8. Pour mixture into buttered pan; sprinkle breadcrumbs over the top.
  9. Bake on the middle shelf for 25-30 minutes or until brown and firm.
  10. If the top has not browned, place under a preheated broiler just until brown and crisp.

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