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Old Fashioned Macaroni And Cheese

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Ingredients
  Elbow macaroni 8 Ounce
  All purpose flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  1% milk 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Shredded low fat extra sharp cheddar cheese 5 Ounce
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground red pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Grated parmesan cheese 10 Tablespoon
  Unseasoned dry bread crumbs 3 Tablespoon
  Paprika 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

Preheat the oven to 375F.
Coat a 9" X 9" baking dish with no-stick spray.
Cook the macaroni in a large pot of boiling water according to the package directions.
Drain and return to the pot.
Place the flour in a medium saucepan.
Slowly whisk in 1/2 cup of the milk until smooth.
Whisk in the remaining 2 1/2 cups milk.
Cook over medium heat, whisking often, for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the sauce is thickened.
Remove from the heat and add the Cheddar, salt, black pepper, nutmeg, red pepper, and 1/2 cup of the Parmesan.
Stir until the Cheddar is melted and the sauce is smooth.
Pour over the macaroni and mix well.
Transfer to the prepared baking dish.
In a small bowl, combine the bread crumbs, paprika, and the remaining 2 tablespoons Parmesan.
Sprinkle evenly over the macaroni and bake for 30 minutes, or until lightly browned and bubbling.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Breakfast
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Cheese
Cook Time: 
7 Minutes

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