Marvelous Macaroni and Cheese

Recipe by Karen..
READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Cook macaroni according to package instructions.
  • Drain, rinse and set aside.
  • In same pot over low heat, melt the butter.
  • Add flour, salt and pepper and whisk into melted butter until smooth.
  • Simmer and stir until mixture thickens into a paste and is golden.
  • Slowly add milk and whisk into butter mixture until smooth.
  • Bring to boil and then simmer until thickened.
  • There is no way to tell you how thick, except to say it should be thicker than gravy but not as thick as pudding.
  • If you have made basic white sauce, you will know when it is thick enough.
  • Remove pot from heat.
  • Add cheddar cheese and stir until cheese starts to melt.
  • Add macaroni and stir until coated.
  • Pour into a 9 x 12 baking dish or 2 quart casserole.
  • As an extra indulgence, you can sprinkle 4 oz more cheese on top.
  • I only do this if I happen to buy a 12 oz bag or block instead of 8 oz.
  • Bake about 20- 30 minutes, when you see top getting a bit crispy and brown.
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