Thursday, January 15, 2009

Baked Macaroni & Cheese

  • 2 c. uncooked elbow macaroni (7 oz)
  • 1/4 c. butter
  • 1/4 c. all purpose flour
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/4 t. pepper
  • 1/4 t. ground mustard
  • 1/4 t. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 c. milk
  • 2 c. shredded Cheddar cheese
  1. Heat oven to 350*
  2. Cook macaroni noodles as directed on package.
  3. While macaroni is cooking, melt butter in 3-quart saucepan over low heat.
  4. Stir in flour, salt, pepper, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth and bubbly; remove from heat. Stir in milk, heat to boiling stirring constantly. Boil and stir for one minute, stirring constantly; remove from heat. Stir in cheese until melted.
  5. Drain macaroni noodles.
  6. Gently stir macaroni noodles into cheese sauce.
  7. Pour into ungreased 2 quart casserole pan.
  8. Bake, uncovered, 20-25 minutes or until bubbly.
*Add cut up sausage, hot dogs, etc.
**May use a variety of spices, cheeses, etc.

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