Kentucky Derby Hot Brown Mac and Cheese

  • Yield: 3 servings

Ingredients

3ounces unsalted butter
3ounces flour
1/2cup white wine
2cups half and half
1/2cup freshly grated parmesan
2cups cooked macaroni
2ounces roasted turkey, torn into rough pieces
salt and pepper, to taste
freshly grated cheddar jack cheese
6slices tomato
6slices cooked bacon

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan. Whisk in flour and cook over medium heat for 2 minutes, or until mixture has thickened, stirring to remove any lumps.
  2. Add wine and half-and-half, whisking until mixture is smooth. Reduce heat to low and whisk in Parmesan.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine macaroni and turkey. Gently mix in cheese sauce.
  4. Divide mixture between 3 ramekins and top with cheddar jack cheese. Bake at 400F for 6 minutes, or until cheese is melted and top is bubbly.
  5. Garnish with tomato slices, bacon and additional grated Parmesan.