Creamy, cheesy and topped with toasted breadcrumbs, Grand Lux ​​Cafe’s macaroni and cheese skillet recipe is a delicious twist on a crowd favorite. Now, as part of their online cookbook, Grand Lux ​​Café has shared the recipe for this delectable dish, allowing fans of the iconic restaurant to make it at home.

Perfect for families looking for a quick and easy dinner or side dish, or for those looking for something new and exciting to make with their kids, Grand Lux ​​Cafe’s macaroni and cheese recipe is sure to please every member of the family.


Cuisine: American

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2


Ingredients

Cheddar Cheese Sauce


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups medium sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Butter-Breadcrumb Mix

Macaroni and Cheese


  • 8 ounces macaroni pasta, uncooked
  • 1/2 cup medium sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese, grated


Here’s how to make it:

Cheddar Cheese Sauce


  1. Heat the butter in a small saucepot set over medium-high heat until the butter is completely melted. Add the flour and whisk to incorporate. Cook until the raw flour taste has been cooked away, about 1 1/2 minutes. Do not allow to turn brown. It should remain very light blond in color.
  2. Slowly add the whole milk a 1/4 cup at a time, whisking to prevent lumps. Then, add the heavy cream while continuing to whisk. Allow the sauce to come to a gentle boil. Lower the heat. Simmer and stir occasionally to avoid burning, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Add the grated cheddar cheese and stir to incorporate with a wire whisk until completely melted. Season with salt. Remove from the heat.

Butter-Breadcrumb Mix

  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine the panko breadcrumbs and melted butter. Set aside.

Macaroni and Cheese

  1. Preheat the oven to the “broil” setting (if you do not have a broiler, set your oven to 500 degrees F and leave your oven door slightly cracked open). Cook the macaroni pasta according to the package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Place the cooked and drained pasta into the saucepot with the cheddar cheese sauce. Using a rubber spatula, fold to incorporate. Place the macaroni and cheese into a small cast iron skillet or other oven-safe ramekin or small casserole dish. Sprinkle the butter-breadcrumb mixture evenly over the macaroni and cheese.
  3. Place your macaroni and cheese skillet into the oven until the cheese is melted and the breadcrumbs turn golden brown. Be careful not to burn the breadcrumbs. Remove the macaroni and cheese from the oven. Serve and enjoy!


Note: Cheddar cheese sauce can be made ahead of time and reheated.


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