Homemade Macaroni and Cheese



1-1/2 cups elbow macaroni
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1-3/4 cups milk
1 cup shredded cheese


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 13x9-inch baking dish.

Cook macaroni according to package directions.

Melt butter in a skillet. Add salt and pepper and stir. Add flour and cook over low heat, stirring constantly. Add milk and whisk to combine. Add cheese and stir until it melts.

Drain macaroni and pour into prepared dish. Pour cheese mixture over macaroni and stir to combine. Bake for 30 minutes, or until golden brown.


Makes 4 servings.

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Though this is a pretty straight forward recipe, traditionally, some dried mustard is added to enhance the cheesy goodness without tasting mustardy. A quarter teaspoon or so should do it. If you don't have dry, add a teaspoon of prepared mustard instead, doesn't matter which kind you have though grainy or whole seed versions may add an unwanted texture to the creaminess of the sauce.

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It would help to have the nutritional breakdown for each recipe. I hope you'll consider adding that information to the recipes. Thanks for listening.