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Spread your mac and cheese on a baking sheet, top with fresh breadcrumbs and bake to crunchy perfection.

Every great bread-baking cookbook has a plethora of phenomenal recipes for enjoying the spongy, yeasty fruits of your labor. Food writer and recipe developer Alexandra Stafford’s new book celebrates every part of bread-making, especially the crumbs. That’s where this extra-crunchy sheet pan mac and cheese comes in. Try it tonight!

Who doesn’t love the crunchy top layer of mac ’n’ cheese? Baking this favorite dish in a sheet pan ensures a high ratio of crispy topping to creamy noodles. In this version, a layer of golden bread crumbs enshrouds blistered cubes of mozzarella, which stretch with every pull of the fork, clinging to the noodles trailing in its wake. This mac ’n’ cheese can be cut into squares like sheet-pan pizza and needs nothing more than a simple green salad on the side.

Reprinted with permission from Bread Toast Crumbs