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Baked Mac And Cheese

USAFireAndRescue's picture
Delicious, rich and creamy macaroni and cheese!
Ingredients
  Elbow macaroni 8 Ounce, cooked, drained
  Butter 3 Tablespoon
  Flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Dry mustard 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Milk 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Shredded cheddar cheese 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY:
1)Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
2)Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

MAKING:
3)In saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Then add flour, salt, dry mustard, pepper and stir until smooth.
4)Gradually stir in milk. Stir constantly until thickened or approximately 10 minutes.
5)Remove from heat. Stir in 1 1/2 cup cheese until melted.
6)Pour in cooked macaroni and stir until well combined.
7)Spray 2 quart casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray.
8)Pour mixture into prepared dish. Sprinkle 1/2 cup cheese on top and bake for approximately 25 minutes or until lightly browned.

SERVING:
9)Serve this warm and gooey dish cut into individual portions and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Macaroni
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes

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13 Comments

aparna.priya's picture
Hey Amy, how are you? Another delicious recipe from you...it looks so delicious that I am gonna try this on coming weekend :)
USAFireAndRescue's picture
Hi aparna.priya! How have you been? Thank you so much for watching. Hope you can give this a try... it's so yummy. A great comfort food! It's also good with some brocolli thrown in. Mmmmmm. Hugs to you and yours!
foodpsychologist's picture
Hi Amy, This baked macaroni and cheese looks a very very delicious dish ! you always bring forth good such good dishes. For a change, I'm not going to ask you for a veg substitute :D .... this is so very vegetarian. But it looks so rich!you've got such a beautiful figure ! So how many days a week do you have this cheese laden stuff and still keep slim? :):) Also, this baked macaroni and cheese is a side dish, if I've heard you right. What dish does it complement the best?
USAFireAndRescue's picture
Awww foodpsychologist, you are so sweet. :-) I try hard not to completely devour everything I make... I love food! As long as I steer clear of lots of sweets, I do pretty good. Well... that and getting on the treadmill or bike riding every day helps. :) What dish does this complement? For a vegan, a salad or sauteed greens would go great. Many times, I will just eat the mac 'n cheese by itself. It's a nice, warm, comfort food! :-) Hope all is well with you! Big hugs coming your way!
healthyeating's picture
delicious and easy one! can we use any pasta variety for this recipe or macaroni is a compulsory one ?
USAFireAndRescue's picture
Hi healthyeating! How are you? All kinds of pasta work great with this! Rotini, ziti, shells, even those cute little wagon wheels are great. Sometimes, I go for the shells as they tend to hold a little more of the cheese, LOL. Hope you have a beautiful weekend! Hugs to you and yours!
Cheese India's picture
Yummy Snack! Thanks for that.
USAFireAndRescue's picture
Hi Cheese India! Thank you so much for watching and commenting! :-) This is really yummy! Sometimes I sprinkle on some cooked crumbled bacon. Mmmmmm... I'm making myself hungry, LOL. I might have to cook up some more of this. Have a beautiful day! Hugs...
bigjazza's picture
hi just made and just eat it was deliciouse just like you........:)
USAFireAndRescue's picture
Awwww... you are sweet bigjazza. Thank you for the kind compliments. I really appreciate it! Hope all is well. Thank you for watching. Hugs...
ultimus gimp's picture
this is a great recipe, but try adding 0ne egg to the milk
ultimus gimp's picture
iguess i didn't do something right, this is a great recipe but try adding one egg to the milk
USAFireAndRescue's picture
Hi ultimus! How are you? Thank you for watching and posting! I have another baked and mac cheese recipe that takes eggs, but I don't think I've ever tried it with this recipe. Thank you for sharing! I will definitely try adding an egg next time! :-) Hope all is well with you and yours! Hugs...