ELLEN'S FABULOUS PLAIN OLD MAC & CHEESE

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Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
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

How to Make ELLEN'S FABULOUS PLAIN OLD MAC & CHEESE

Step-by-Step

  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and set aside.
  2. Melt 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.
  3. Add onion (optional) and 1-1/2 cups of the cheese. Stir until cheese is melted.
  4. Mix 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.
  5. NOTE: For a creamier dish, use half-and-half instead of milk.

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About ELLEN'S FABULOUS PLAIN OLD MAC & CHEESE

Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian



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