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A white bowl of mac and cheese with bread crumb topping
Easy Baked Mac and Cheese Recipe with Bread Crumbs
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

This Baked Mac and Cheese Recipe with Bread Crumbs is the ultimate comfort food for every occasion. Imagine this: macaroni smothered in a rich and creamy white sauce that has 3 types of cheese: cheddar, mozzarella and parmesan, then topped with buttery breadcrumbs, and baked in the oven for the final touch. The very best homemade meal for kids and gown-ups alike this Thanksgiving or any other celebration.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: comfort food for winter
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 698 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
Ingredients
  • 2 cups macaroni
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup full-fat milk
  • 1/4 cup butter (50 g)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 cup golden bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
Instructions
  1. Cook the macaroni according to the packet instructions.

  2. While the pasta is cooking, add half of the amount of butter to a large pan, and melt on a low to medium heaat.

  3. Add the flour and whisk well to get a smooth paste.

  4. Gradually add the milk, whisking well to avoid lumps, and continue to whisk until it thickens into a sauce.

  5. Season with salt and pepper, add the dijon mustard and cheeses, and stir well to get a creamy sauce.

  6. Remove from the heat.

  7. When the macaroni is cooked, drain the water, and add them to the sauce. Mix well.

  8. Butter an oven-proof dish, then add the cheesy macaroni to it.

  9. To make the topping, melt the remaining butter in a pan, add the bread crumbs and mix well.

  10. Spread the crumbs all over the macaroni.

  11. Bake in the pre-heated oven at 180 degrees Celsius (350 Fahrenheit) for 10-15 minutes or until bubbly hot.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Baked Mac and Cheese Recipe with Bread Crumbs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 698 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 20g100%
Cholesterol 97mg32%
Sodium 948mg40%
Potassium 340mg10%
Carbohydrates 67g22%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 1029IU21%
Calcium 582mg58%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.