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Crouton Topped Mac and Cheese

Martha’s Macaroni-and-cheese

Bubbly baked mac and cheese gets a crunchy coating with a golden brown breadcrumb topping. This recipe makes a whole lotta mac, so try it out at your next potluck!

What You’ll Need

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  • unsalted butter, plus more for casserole   ( 8 tablespoons (1 stick) )
  • white bread, crusts removed, torn into 1/4- to l/2-inch pieces  ( 6 slices )
  • milk  ( 5 1/2 cups )
  • all-purpose flour  ( 1/2 cup )
  • coarse salt, plus more for water  ( 2 teaspoons )
  • ground nutmeg   ( 1/4 teaspoon )
  • freshly ground black pepper   ( 1/4 teaspoon )
  • cayenne pepper  ( 1/4 teaspoon )
  • grated sharp white cheddar cheese  ( 4 1/2 cups (about 18 ounces) )
  • grated Gruyère or 1 1/4 cups (about 5 ounces) grated Pecorino Romano cheese  ( 2 cups (about 8 ounces) )
  • elbow macaroni  ( 1 pound )
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