Baked Macaroni & Cheese W/ Breadcrumb Topping

"Homemade Macaroni & Cheese with a delicious breadcrumb topping!!"
photo by Mike P. photo by Mike P.
photo by Mike P.
photo by Melster10 photo by Melster10
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  • Preheat Oven to 350 degrees.
  • Shred the two cheeses into two different bowls.
  • Prepare elbow macaroni as directed on box. Drain and set aside for a moment.
  • Grease entire surface of your 9"x 13" baking pan generously with butter.
  • Start Preparation by covering the bottom of the dish with half of the cooked elbow macaroni.
  • Cut 2 TBSP of butter into small pieces (like a pat of butter) and spread them over the macaroni evenly.
  • Add a layer of half of the Cheddar Cheese, then half of the Monterey Jack or Mild Cheddar Cheese.
  • Add the other half of the elbow macaroni, THEN 2 more TBSP of butter cut into small pieces and spread out evenly.
  • Add the other half of both cheeses.
  • Add the 2 Cups of milk.
  • FINALLY -- Sprinkle the breadcrumbs lightly in a thin layer over top of the whole dish (you may use more or less than my recipe calls for).
  • Put in oven at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes, or until lightly browned
  • ENJOY!

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  1. Mike P.
    I call this "Daddy mac and cheese" because it's so easy even I can do it. ;-) The kids love it! And now that I know this recipe, the box kind just doesn't cut it any more. I grease the pan with garlic olive oil and leave out the butter. And slice up a couple slices of whole wheat bread for the breadcrumbs. And use a large cast iron pan. (it's heavy)
  2. philiplgbennett
    My first meal cooked from these menus. I really enjoyed it but I think next time I will use less butter and maybe keep the same amount of cheese but increase the macaroni portion as it was a bit greasy. Very tasty overall, added parmesan cheese to the breadcrumbs.
  3. Melster10
    Delicious and easy, used pinko instead or regular bread crumbs. Very filling and fattening tho:(


I want to learn how to cook soooo badly!! haha I like to experiment, love to bake, and I love to use my crock pot because you pretty much cannot go wrong with it when you throw all your good stuff into it!
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