This Homemade Mac and Cheese with Breadcrumbs contains elbow pasta, milk, cheddar, gruyere, flour and toasted bread.
If you are looking for classic southern-style comfort food, this Mac and Cheese will make you feel complete. The pasta is actually cooked in the milk and once it is cooked al dente, you melt in all the shredded cheeses. The toasted breadcrumbs is a must. Add the cooked, cheesy macaroni in a baking dish and top with the toasted breadcrumbs and bake for an extra 15 minutes. It is to DIE for!
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How to make Easy Homemade Mac and Cheese with Toasted Breadcrumbs
Preheat oven to 350.
Melt 4 tablespoons of the butter over medium heat in a large stockpot. Whisk in the flour. Reduce heat to medium low and cook for 1 minute, continuously stirring. Gradually whisk in the milk and 2 cups of water, then stir in the macaroni. Increase to medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Stir frequently until al dente, 8-10 minutes.
While pasta is boiling make the bread crumbs. Tear up bread into pieces and pulse until fine. Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in pan on medium-low, once foaming put in garlic until it smells fragrant. Throw in pulsed breadcrumbs and sprinkle with Parmesan until nice and crisp. This will take about 5 or so min. Set aside.
Add the cream cheese, cheddar, gruyere, American, cayenne, onion powder, nutmeg,
Add pasta and delicious goodness into 9x13 pan. Top with the breadcrumbs and chopped parsley if you decide. Bake for 15 min to 20 or until top is browned.