Preheat oven to 350F. Have cheese grated, and set aside in fridge.
Cook your pasta according to package directions, to al dente.
While cooking your pasta, melt butter in a large saucepan at medium-low heat. Whisk in flour, salt, pepper, cayenne, and Worcestershire sauce. Continue to heat and whisk until you have a nice, smooth roux. Remove from heat, stir in milk, and bring to a boil, stirring continuously. Once boiling, allow to boil for a minute - keep stirring! - then remove from heat and add all the cheddar and half the mozzarella, stirring until cheese is completely melted.
If your pot is big enough, add your drained macaroni noodles and stir in together. If not, pour noodles into a large casserole dish (at least 13" x 9"), and pour sauce over top; stir until completely mixed. Use remaining mozzarella to top, then take mixed breadcrumbs and parmesan and sprinkle over the mozzarella. Place in oven uncovered, and bake until bubbling, about 30 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to sit for 5 - 10 minutes before serving.
Feel free to add in extras - we've added in ham, bacon, sliced sausage, broccoli & bacon, spinach... it all comes out delicious!
Season your breadcrumb/parmesan mix however you like, or use Italian breadcrumbs to save yourself the trouble :)
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (128g)|
|Recipe Makes: 12 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 222 (59%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 24.7g||33 %|
|Saturated Fat 11.8g||59 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 8.2g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 3.1g|
|Cholesterol 53.9mg||17 %|
|Sodium 419.9mg||14 %|
|Potassium 172.8mg||5 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 23.2g||7 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0.9g||3 %|
|Sugars, other 22.4g|
|Protein 14.6g||21 %|
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Calories per serving: 374
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