'Got Some Crust' Macaroni and Cheese


A delicious mac and cheese casserole, topped with a crispy, crunchy, cheesy crust.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
1 9x13-inch casserole


  • 2 cups elbow macaroni

  • ¼ cup butter, divided

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ cups milk

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon white pepper

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • ¼ teaspoon hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco®)

  • 1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard

  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch glass baking dish.

  2. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once water is boiling, stir in macaroni and return to a boil. Cook pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain and mix with 1/2 of the butter.

  3. While macaroni is boiling, melt remaining butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in onions, and cook until they begin to soften, about 3 minutes. Stir in flour, and cook 5 minutes longer. Add milk and bring to a simmer, stirring frequently. Cook and stir until milk has thickened, about 10 minutes.

  4. Once thick and smooth, stir in salt, white pepper, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce, mustard, 2 cups Cheddar cheese, and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Stir until cheeses have melted, then stir in macaroni until evenly coated. Scrape into the prepared baking dish and smooth the top. Toss remaining 1 cup Cheddar cheese and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese with bread crumbs in a mixing bowl. Sprinkle evenly over macaroni.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until macaroni is hot and crust is golden brown, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

286 Calories
16g Fat
23g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 286
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 10g 48%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 532mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 300mg 23%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 149mg 3%

* 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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