The appearance and texture of this mac 'n' cheese were dead ringers for Panera's version. Like, I would've believed this was actually from Panera if someone randomly placed it front of me. It's downright luscious.
It tasted just like Panera's too — except that it was a tad tangier because of the dijon mustard. I loved that extra bit of flavor, but if that's not your thing, reducing it certainly wouldn't ruin this recipe. It's tasty as hell, and I can't wait to whip it up again the next time I need a lil' pick-me-up — or an arm workout.