No-Bake Crispy Potato Chip Mac and Cheese
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes. Drain.Advertisement
Combine potato chip crumbs, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, bread crumbs, and butter in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Set aside.
Heat prepared white sauce, Cheddar cheese, Gruyere cheese, and dry mustard in a large saucepan over low heat; cook and stir until cheese melts, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat.
Combine cooked macaroni with enough cheese sauce to make it as creamy as you like it (see Cook's Note). Spoon mixture into 2 (10-ounce) ramekins or bowls and cover with toasted potato chip topping.
This recipe calls for bechamel, or Chef John's White Sauce. You will only need half of the amount of the cheese sauce that you make for this recipe, so store the rest in the fridge. You can reheat it in the microwave for your next batch of mac 'n' cheese.
Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of topping ingredients and cheese sauce. The actual amount consumed will vary.
Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.