Total Time
1hr
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

Based on TGirl,RN's Creamy Macaroni & Cheese for One (#88172), which is delicious. I have adapted it to feed a larger group. Be aware that measurements on seasonings are a rough estimate, as I am a 'taste and tweak as I go' kind of cook. You can adjust, as I have, to suit your personal palate. This will make one very full 9 x 13" baking dish, which is probably enough to feed 6 people as a main dish, or even more as a side dish. Would probably be good for a potluck crowd, too. If doing that I would try to bake it at the party, if possible, so the topping stays crispy.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine 1/3 cup of melted butter with breadcrumbs. Set aside.
  2. In a large stockpot, cook macaroni till al dente (about 5 minutes). Drain, rinse with cold water till pasta has cooled. Drain well, cover and set aside. (I leave it in the strainer with the stockpot lid on top.).
  3. Put stockpot back on the stove. Melt remaining butter at medium heat.
  4. Add flour and whisk until smooth, reducing heat if necessary to avoid burning.
  5. Slowly whisk in milk until smooth. Cook for 3 minutes or until the sauce thickens slightly.
  6. Lower heat and (with a large wooden spoon) add mustard, Worcestershire, onions, and cheese. Stir until cheese has melted. Taste and season with salt, pepper, Tabasco, etc. to your taste. Remove from heat.
  7. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  8. Grease one 9x13" baking dish.
  9. Pour cooked macaroni back into stockpot and stir well to coat in sauce.
  10. Pour macaroni mixture into your greased baking dish. Use a wooden spoon to level out the mixture.
  11. Top with buttered breadcrumbs.
  12. Bake at 350 F for 30-40 minutes until topping is golden brown and crispy.
  13. Serve and enjoy!

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