old fashion Mac & cheese

Christine Quetola


I really didn't like Mac & cheese as a child. Then a girl friend (who is really a sister to me) showed me how her mother makes it & now I'm turning non-mac & cheese eaters into mac & cheese lovers! I hope you'll love it to!


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6 to 8
20 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


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2 Tbsp
3 Tbsp
2 tsp
worcestershire sauce
2 c
1 lb
elbow macaroni, cooked al danté
2 to 3 c
cheddar cheese, shredded
1 small
onion, sliced
green onion, chopped
2 oz
paprika, smoked
salt and pepper

How to Make old fashion Mac & cheese


  • 1Before you start make sure everything is ready & close at hand. Once you start the sauce you can not walk away from the stove.
  • 2In a saucepan (a heavy-bottomed pan works the best), melt the butter over moderate heat.
  • 3Add the all-purpose flour. While stirring for 2 to 3 minutes, the mixture (roux) should bubble and foam. The color should gradually darken. A light yellow to golden yellow color is desirable for white sauce. It is important that the flour not burn, but it should be cooked thoroughly so that the resulting sauce will not attain a pasty, floury flavor.
  • 4After the roux has reached the correct doneness, Whisk Worcestershire & milk into the roux. Reduce the heat to a low simmer and continue stirring until the sauce becomes smooth.
  • 5When the sauce is thick, stir in the cheese(hold some cheese back) & season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • 6Mix sauce & pasta together pour in a 13x9-inch glass baking dish. Sprinkle a cheese layer on top, add a layer of onions & dust with paprika.
  • 7Bake at 375°F uncovered until the top is golden brown and bubbly. Enjoy!

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About old fashion Mac & cheese

Course/Dish: Pasta, Pasta Sides
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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