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baked macaroni and cheese

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Teresa Neeley
chicago, IL

This is super easy! I just listed the basics. You can always change it up by adding other ingredients. You may want to add more salt if you prefer.

★★★★★ 1
serves 4-5
prep time 20 Min
cook time 35 Min

Ingredients For baked macaroni and cheese

  • 1 1/2 c
    macaroni, cooked
  • 2 tsp
    grated onion
  • 1/2 lb
    grated cheese
  • fine buttered bread crumbs
  • paprika
  • WHITE SAUCE
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter
  • 1 Tbsp
    flour
  • 1 c
    whole milk
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt

How To Make baked macaroni and cheese

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 400°F. Cook and drain macaroni and place in a buttered 1 1/2 quart casserole. Blend onion and cheese with white sauce and pour over cooked macaroni. Sprinkle with buttered crumbs and paprika. Bake uncovered in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes.
  • 2
    WHITE SAUCE: Melt butter at 200-212°F in saucepan, microwave or double boiler. Add flour to butter and whisk well to blend. Gradually stir in milk, whisking constantly until smooth. Allow to cook over medium-low heat until sauce simmers and thickens to desired consistency. Add salt, to taste. If you prefer a richer sauce, use 2 tbsp. flour and 2 tbsp. butter.
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