Make Amy Schumer’s Favorite Mac ‘n’ Cheese from Her Waitressing Days in N.Y.C.

08/03/2015 at 12:01 PM ET

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While we’re forever grateful that Amy Schumer is no longer a waitress (we can’t imagine a world without Inside Amy Schumer), we’re pretty stoked that her time waiting tables at Michael Jordan’s The Steak House in N.Y.C. has brought us to this yummy mac ‘n’ cheese recipe.

Schumer worked at the restaurant for a year in 2006 as she tried to make it as an actress — sometimes patrons even hooked her up with auditions, a source at the restaurant tells PEOPLE. Even now that Schumer has safely secured her status as one of Hollywood’s hottest comedians, she often returns to her former employer when she’s back in the city, most recently in May with her Trainwreck costar Bill Hader.

Basically, she can’t keep away from the restaurant’s mac ‘n’ cheese, one of her favorite dishes at the restaurant. Now that we’ve gotten our hands on the recipe, we’re going to prepare a vat of it, pour it into a large Tupperware and take it with us to see Trainwreck for the fifth time. (We’re only half kidding … by which we mean not kidding at all.)

Macaroni ‘n’ Cheese
Serves 4

½ lb. elbow macaroni
½ tbsp. vegetable oil
½ large onion, finely chopped
2 ½ cups milk
½ stick unsalted butter
¼ cup + 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 ½ tbsp. Dijon mustard
½ tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. kosher salt
¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
2 cups shredded white cheddar cheese
¾ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
¼ cup fine plain breadcrumbs

1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the macaroni until barely al dente, about 6 minutes. Drain; return to the pot.

2. Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the onion and cook over moderately high heat until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the milk and bring to a simmer.

3. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350°. Melt 6 tablespoons of butter in another large saucepan. Add the flour and cook over moderate heat, stirring constantly, until it forms a lightly golden roux, about 5 minutes; remove from heat.

4. Add cheese to milk and onions, season to taste with worcestershire and mustard. Then thicken with roux to desired consistency.

5. Blend cheese mixture with pasta, spoon into a baking crock and cover with breadcrumbs and additional parmesan. Bake 12-15 minutes and serve.

—Maria Yagoda

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

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Krankeepantz on

In what aisle of the grocery store would I find this all-purpose glour??

Yumm-O on

Krankeepantz–You can find glour in the gluten-free section! 😉

Mrs. B. on

I noticed the typo also. Someone should proofread every article before they’re posted. As far as the recipe goes, it would probably be something I would make minus the onions. I love onions, but they don’t need to be in mac n cheese.

Dru on

Sounds about right, except for the glour. Any basic cook knows this recipe.

Cyndi on

The only thing about the recipe I’d change, besides the glour, is the number it serves. Four? No way. Too delicious. Serves one.

Melissa on

1/2 stick butter is just 4 tbsp, not 6.

Julia on

She should be more worried about what this will do to her heart rather than crying about gun control.

Calaveras on

You dont need mustard or worchestershire sauce. Just use some cheese like swiss cheese, gruyere or gouda in addition to plain cheddar.
I also usually make a bechamel with pesto.
And by the way this description of a roux is laughable. Saute the onions seperate? WTF would you do that?

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