Baked Macaroni and Cheese for Adults

Take this classic comfort food to another level.
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Ingredients:

3 Tbsp. unsalted butter
3 1/2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
1/8 Tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
3 cups milk
1 Tsp. salt
3/4 lb. elbow macaroni
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 1/4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 Tsp. dried thyme
1 Tsp. freshly ground pepper

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and butter a 2-quart shallow baking dish.

In a 6-quart pot, bring 5 quarts salted water to a boil

In a heavy sauce pan, melt butter over moderately low heat and stir in flour.

Whisk for 3 minutes and whisk in milk, nutmeg and salt. Bring sauce to a boil, continuing to whisk for 3 more minutes.

Remove pan from heat and stir in cheddar cheese until melted through. Add Worcestershire sauce.

Stir pasta into boiling water and cook until al dente (8-10 minutes). Drain in a colander.

In a large bowl, combine pasta with cheddar cheese sauce and transfer to prepared dish.

In a small bowl, combine breadcrumbs, Parmesan and thyme and sprinkle over macaroni and cheese.

Bake in the middle of the oven 25-30 minutes or until golden and bubbling and let stand 10 minutes before serving.

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