Though this recipe is child
friendly. Adult help will be required.
Always stay close while children are in the kitchen.
7 ounces macaroni (any shape)
¼ cup plus 2 Tbsp butter
3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
1 pkg cream cheese (8 oz)
½ tsp each salt and pepper
2 tsp Dijon mustard
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup dry bread crumbs (panko bread crumbs work
2 Tbsp parsley (fresh or dried can be used)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray 2 quart casserole
dish lightly with cooking spray.
Boil macaroni in a
large pot of salted water for about 8 – 10 minutes.
In a separate saucepan, melt 1/4 cup
butter then stir in the flour. Cook, stirring
continually, until smooth and starting to bubble
(about 1 minute). Mix in milk, cream cheese, salt,
pepper, and Dijon mustard. Cook until thickened,
Add macaroni to the sauce and mix
well. Mix in cheddar cheese until well blended.
Pour into prepared casserole dish.
Mix together the
remaining 2 Tbsp butter, bread crumbs, and parsley.
Spread mixture evenly over macaroni and cheese.
Bake for about 15 – 20 minutes; until heated