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The definition of comfort food, this homemade macaroni and cheese recipe is baked with a delicious topping. Perfect for Friday meals during Lent, or anytime you want an easy and filling meal.
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Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

The definition of comfort food, this baked macaroni and cheese recipe has a delicious, crispy topping. Perfect for Friday meals during Lent, or anytime you want an easy and filling meal. Makes a great side dish too!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 10 oz. Elbow Macaroni
  • 1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick)
  • 1/3 cup Flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar
  • fresh bread crumbs and olive oil

Instructions

  • Cook macaroni as directed on package. Drain.
  • Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  • When melted, add flour, salt, pepper and mustard while whisking.
  • Add milk and Worcestershire sauce whisking constantly.
  • Bring to a full boil while still stirring.
  • Lower heat and add cheese.
  • Stir until cheese is completely melted.
  • Stir in cooked macaroni. You want it to be a little soupy so you may not use all the macaroni.
  • Pour into buttered casserole. Top with fresh bread crumbs.
  • Drizzle with melted butter or olive oil.
  • Bake at 375 degrees F about 30 min.
  • It's done when the sides get bubbly and the top is light brown.