Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins
This is the recipe I have been using for Macaroni and Cheese since the beginning of time! Truly a classic and a staple on our family table. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. A great side dish to be served with my Meatloaf Barbecue Style!
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1⁄4 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 1⁄2 cups milk
- 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
- 8 ounces dry elbow macaroni, cooked according to package directions
- Melt butter in medium saucepan.
- Stir in flour, salt, mustard and pepper until smooth.
- Remove from heat and gradually stir in milk until smooth.
- Stirring constantly, cook over medium heat until thickened (about 10 minutes).
- Remove from heat.
- Stir in 1 1/2 cups cheese until melted.
- Combine cheese mixture with macaroni in greased 2 quart casserole.
- Sprinkle remaining cheese on top.
- Bake in 375 degree oven for 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Makes 6 servings.
This is divine! I've never made macaroni and cheese from scratch and this is so delicious! I followed the recipe for the sauce exactly except for adding a little more cheese in the sauce then it calls for (because we like extra-cheesy food). It was perfect - lightly tangy and very flavorful. I think the dry mustard really makes it taste so good (although it doesn't taste like mustard at all). I used mild cheddar cheese and skim milk and I can't say enough about how good it came out. The only gray area for me was the measurement of the macaroni. I believe it should read 8 ounces dry macaroni (then cook it) rather than 8 ounces of cooked macaroni. And actually it made so much sauce that I was able to use a whole 12 ounce package of rotini pasta. Super good - a real keeper. I'll make this over and over again! Thanks, Bev!
This was good. It needs a little work though, I'd mix the floor/butter mixture with halk a cup milk before heating up all the milk for 10. I strugled with the milk mixture being lumpy. We ate this all up. I'm going to try and double this next time. The measurments here only filled a 9X13 baking pan half way and I'll tell ya your going to WANT to make 2 batches of this. Also the recipe call for 8 ounces elbow this means 8 ounces dry. Measure 8 ounces THEN cook it.
My family and I sure love this one. Not only was it easy to make, it was rich, creamy and very cheesy. I threw in some crumbled cooked bacon. The best. Thank-you Bev.