The "best" Macaroni & Cheese

Total Time
1hr
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

Macaroni & cheese is one of my favorite comfort foods. I can't stand that nasty boxed stuff. Give me the real thing! Takes a bit of time but it's oh so worth it.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Use additional butter to grease a shallow 3 quart baking dish.
  3. Cook pasta until al dente. Drain, rinse with cold water.
  4. Melt butter in large saucepan. Cook bread crumbs over medium heat until golden. Place in bowl.
  5. Clean saucepan. Add milk, flour, and garlic. whisk until blended. Place over medium high heat and bring to a boil, whisking often. Reduce heat and simmer 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in remaining cheese, mustard, and salt. Stir until cheese is melted.
  6. Mix pasta into sauce (you may have to do this step in a large bowl). Pour pasta mixture into baking dish. Sprinkle top with crumbs. Bake 30 minutes or until top is lightly browned and bubbly.