Baked Mac and Cheese

baked mac and cheese
4 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
3/4 cup finely chopped onion
3/4 cup butter, divided
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
4-1/2 cups milk
4 cups (16 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon ground mustard
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a
saucepan, sauté the onion in 1/2 cup butter. Add the flour; whisk
until blended. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir
until thickened. Stir in the cheese, mustard, salt and pepper until
Drain macaroni and add to sauce; stir until coated. Transfer to a
greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Melt the remaining butter; toss
with bread crumbs. Sprinkle over macaroni mixture. Bake, uncovered,
at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6-8

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