Makeover Mac and Cheese
Heat oven to 375°. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta. Cook according to package directions, about 8 minutes. Drain.Advertisement
Meanwhile, melt 1 tbsp butter in a small skillet. Add bread crumbs and cook, stirring, 3 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in parsley.
In a saucepan, melt 2 tbsp butter over medium. Whisk in flour; cook 1 minute. While whisking, add milk, onion, salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer and simmer 3 minutes.
Stir 1 1/2 cups cheddar into milk mixture, then stir pasta into cheese sauce. Divide among 6 individual skillets or small pots. Sprinkle with remaining cheddar and the bread crumbs.
Bake 15 minutes. Increase heat to broil. Broil 3 minutes and serve.
To make this dish a little heartier, add a middle layer of cooked crumbled sausage to each mac and cheese