Macaroni and Cheese With Crumb Topping

Recipe by Barb G.
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READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Mix bread crumbs, Asiago cheese, and paprika in a medium bowl.
  • Melt 6 tablespoons butter in a heavy large saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add flour and stir 3 minutes.
  • Gradually whisk in milk, then mustard and pepper.
  • Cook until thickened, stirring often, about 10 minutes.
  • Mix in cheese and parsley.
  • Cool sauce slightly.
  • (Topping and sauce can be made 1 day ahead. Cover separately and refrigerate. Rewarm sauce, stirring frequently and thinning with milk if necessary, before continuing). Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Butter 15 x 10 x 2-inch Glass baking dish.
  • Cook Macaroni in pot of boiling salted water until just tender BUT still firm to bite, stirring occasionally.
  • Drain Macaroni.
  • Return macaroni to pot; mix in sauce.
  • Season to taste with salt.
  • Transfer mixture to prepared dish.
  • Sprinkle with topping and dot with remaining 2 tablespoons butter.
  • Bake until cheese is bubbling and crumbs are brown, about 40 minutes.
  • Cool slightly and serve.
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