Macaroni and Cheese


This is my mom's recipe for easy baked macaroni and cheese with a bread crumb topping. There's dry mustard in the mac and cheese for zip. It is great! You can make it more or less cheesy, depending on your taste.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
1 2-quart dish


  • ¾ cup dry bread crumbs

  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

  • 8 ounces macaroni

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 small onion, minced

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • ¼ teaspoon dry mustard

  • 1 ½ cups milk

  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 2-quart casserole dish.

  2. Place bread crumbs into a small bowl and mix well with melted butter; set aside.

  3. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add macaroni and cook until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes; drain, then place into the prepared casserole dish.

  4. While pasta is cooking, melt 2 tablespoons butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in minced onion and cook until onion softens and turns translucent, about 5 minutes.

  5. Stir in flour, salt, pepper, and dry mustard until incorporated, then pour in milk and bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring constantly, until milk has thickened, about 10 minutes.

  6. Remove from heat and stir in Cheddar cheese until melted. Pour cheese sauce over macaroni, then sprinkle evenly with buttered bread crumbs.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven until top is golden and bubbly, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

461 Calories
23g Fat
44g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 461
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 414mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 379mg 29%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 218mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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