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Baked Macaroni & Cheese


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  • Topping:
  • 1/2 Lb elbow macaroni
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 1 Tbsp powdered mustard
  • 3 C milk
  • 1/2 C yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 Tsp paprika
  • 1 Lg egg
  • 12 oz sharp cheese, shredded
  • 1 Tsp kosher salt
  • Fresh black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1 C panko bread crumbs


Servings 6
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 65mins


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350F

In a large pot of boiling, salted water cook the pasta to al dente.

While the pasta is cooking, in a separate pot, melt the butter. Whisk in the flour and mustard and keep it moving for about 5 minutes. make sure it's free of lumps. Stir in milk, onion, bay leaf, and paprika. Simmer for 10 minutes and remove the bay leaf.

Temper in the egg. Stir in 3/4 of the cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Fold the macroni into the mix and pour into a 2 Qt casserole dish. Top with the remaining cheese.

Melt the butter in a saute pan and toss the bread crumbs to coat. Top the macaroni with the bread crumbs. Bake for 30 minutes, rest for 5 minutes before serving.


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