Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Macaroni and Cheese

This recipe is almost as easy as boxed macaroni and cheese and about 1000 times better.  This has gone into our regular rotation.  My dudes love it!  :)  It can be served as a main dish or a side dish.

Macaroni and Cheese

(add chunks of ham for "Hamaroni and Cheese")
1 1/2 c uncooked elbow macaroni
3 TB butter
2 TB flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
2 c milk
2 cups shredded Cheddar or Colby cheese (Sharp Cheddar adds a whole lot of flavor)
1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a square baking dish.
2.  Cook the macaroni according to package directions.  Drain and set aside.
3.  Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.  Blend in the flour, salt, and pepper.  Add the milk; cook and stir until thick and bubbly.  Decrease heat to low and add the cheese.  Stir until the cheese is melted.
4.  Combine the cheese sauce with the macaroni and place in the prepared baking dish.  Sprinkle with shredded cheese.  Bake 35-40 minutes or until heated through

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