- 15 min
Cook the pasta
Preheat the oven to broil. Cook the macaroni in a large pot of boiling salted water for 6-7 min.
Meanwhile, prepare the sauce
In a pot, melt the butter over medium heat, add the flour and whisk until smooth. Slowly pour in the milk and cream, whisking constantly.
Cook the sauce
Cook for 5-10 min or until sauce thickens. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add the cheddar to the sauce, and whisk off of the heat.
Add the pasta
Strain the pasta and add to the sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix well. Pour the macaroni into an oven-safe dish and sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Broil 2 min to obtain a golden, crispy top.
Keep an eye on the dish to make sure it does not burn.
Mix the salad and serve
Toss arugula with olive oil and red wine vinegar. Serve salad with the macaroni.