ELLEN'S FABULOUS PLAIN OLD MAC & CHEESE

Ellen Bales

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This is the mac and cheese I have been making since Day One, meaning the day I learned to cook. The recipe most likely came from an old BH&G cookbook, because I don't remember my mother ever making mac and cheese. This has been a favorite in my family for years because it is so creamy throughout and crispy on top.


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Serves:
6
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2 c
elbow macaroni, cooked
3 Tbsp
butter
2 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
pepper
2 c
milk
1/4 c
finely chopped onion (optional)
2 c
(8 oz.) shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided

Step-By-Step

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1Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and set aside.

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2Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat; blend in the flour, salt and pepper. Add milk gradually, stirring constantly until thickened and bubbly. Turn off heat.

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3Add onion (optional) and 1-1/2 cups of the cheese. Stir until cheese is melted.

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4Mix the cheese sauce with the drained macaroni in a separate large bowl until macaroni is completely coated with sauce. Turn mixture into a 2-qt. casserole dish which has been sprayed with cooking spray. Sprinkle remaining cheddar cheese over the top and bake in a preheated 350-degree oven, uncovered, for 45 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.

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5NOTE: For a creamier dish, use half-and-half instead of milk.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy