Everyone needs a go-to mac & cheese recipe to relieve those comfort food cravings. Topped with breadcrumbs and Cheddar cheese, this mac & cheese recipe is incredibly simple and perfect for a busy weeknight meal or a fall side dish.
Preheat oven to 375°. Heat large covered saucepot of salted water to boiling over high heat. Add macaroni and cook as label directs; drain macaroni.
Meanwhile, in medium microwave-safe bowl, heat 4 tablespoons butter in microwave oven on high 45 seconds or until melted. Add breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese, stir until breadcrumbs are moistened.
In large saucepot, melt remaining 4 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour and dry mustard, cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in milk and heat to boiling over medium-high heat, whisking constantly until mixture is smooth and thickens. Remove saucepot from heat.
Stir in 2-3/4 cups Cheddar cheese, salt and pepper; fold in macaroni until well coated with sauce.
Pour macaroni mixture into
13 x 9-inch glass or ceramic baking dish; evenly sprinkle with remaining Cheddar cheese and breadcrumb mixture. Bake
25 to 30 minutes or until edges bubble and top is browned.