Baked Macaroni and Cheese

I don’t know about you, but cooler weather means comfort food to me.  Give me all the carbs and delicious cheese. 😉 I have been making this recipe since Jackson was tiny.  It’s creamy and delicious and baked to perfection.  It’s the perfect side dish or meal, and it warms up well the next day.  The recipe calls for onion, but I leave it out more often than not. 🙂 So on the next cool day, pop this in the oven and enjoy!  Happy Monday, y’all! XOXO N

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (8 ounce) package elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 (8 ounce) package processed American cheese, cut into strips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Saute onion for 2 minutes. Stir in flour and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in milk, salt, mustard and pepper; cook, stirring frequently, until mixture boils and thickens.
  3. Meanwhile, bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add macaroni and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  4. To the milk mixture add the Cheddar and American cheeses; stir until cheese melts. Combine macaroni and cheese sauce in a 2 quart baking dish; mix well.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.
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