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.
Cook the macaroni according to the packet instructions.
While the pasta is cooking, add half of the amount of butter to a large pan, and melt on a low to medium heaat.
Add the flour and whisk well to get a smooth paste.
Gradually add the milk, whisking well to avoid lumps, and continue to whisk until it thickens into a sauce.
Season with salt and pepper, add the dijon mustard and cheeses, and stir well to get a creamy sauce.
Remove from the heat.
When the macaroni is cooked, drain the water, and add them to the sauce. Mix well.
Butter an oven-proof dish, then add the cheesy macaroni to it.
To make the topping, melt the remaining butter in a pan, add the bread crumbs and mix well.
Spread the crumbs all over the macaroni.
Bake in the pre-heated oven at 180 degrees Celsius (350 Fahrenheit) for 10-15 minutes or until bubbly hot.