Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Baked Macaroni Cheese with Bread Crumbs

There's nothing's as comforting "Baked Macaroni Cheese with Bread Crumbs" tender pasta with creamy cheese topped with Mom's buttery Italian Garlic and Parmesan Cheese Bread Crumbs


1/2 pound elbow macaroni
3 Tablespoons butter
3 Tablespoons flour
1 Tablespoon powdered mustard
1/4 tablespoon powdered garlic
3 cups milk
1/2 cup yellow onion; minced
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 large egg
12 ounces sharp cheddar, shredded
1 teaspoon Sea Salt
Fresh black pepper

1/4 cup I Can't Believe It's Not Butter
1 cup bread Italian crumbs
3 Tablespoons grated Parmesan Cheese
1 teaspoon garlic powder


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large pot of boiling, salted water cook the pasta to al dente.

While the pasta is cooking, in a separate pot, melt the butter.

Whisk in the flour and mustard and keep it moving for about five minutes.

Make sure it's free of lumps.

Stir in the milk, onion, bay leaf, and paprika.

Simmer for ten minutes and remove the bay leaf.

Temper in the egg.

Stir in 3/4 of the cheese.

Season with sea salt and pepper.

Fold the macaroni into the mix and pour into a 2-quart casserole dish.

Top with remaining cheese.


Melt the butter in a saute pan and remove from heat.

Add the bread crumbs, cheese, and garlic,

Mix until evenly coated.

Top the macaroni with the bread crumbs.

Bake for 30 minutes.

Remove from oven and rest for 5- 8 minutes before serving.

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