Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Who says comfort food can’t have a bit of flair? My Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Breadcrumbs will have you swooning over its delightful crunch! Imagine the cheesy goodness of the classic Mac & Cheese you adored as a child, but with a makeover that even grown-ups can't resist.

You Will Need

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 13 x 9 baking dish with cooking spray. Cook pasta in salted water according to package direction.


Meanwhile, melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour and cook, stirring often, for 3 to 4 minutes, until golden brown.


Whisk in milk in slowly until well combined and cook, stirring often, until slightly thickened, about 8 minutes.


Reduce heat to medium-low and stir in the shredded cheddar and gouda or gruyere cheese. Cook until melted, then add in Dijon mustard, salt, pepper, cayenne, and Worcestershire sauce. Stir until well combined.


When pasta is cooked, drain and toss with cheese sauce and cubed cheddar cheese. Transfer to prepared pan.


Melt butter in a small saucepan. Toss with crumbs and sprinkle on top of pasta. Bake for 35 minutes. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.