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Family-Favorite Macaroni and Cheese

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Family-Favorite Macaroni and Cheese
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 6
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Homemade macaroni and cheese has never been easier! Your family will love the rich flavor loaded with real cheese and baked right in your oven.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni (7 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups shredded or cubed Cheddar cheese (8 ounces)

Directions

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F.
  • 2
    Cook macaroni as directed on package.
  • 3
    While macaroni is cooking, melt butter in 3-quart saucepan over low heat. Stir in flour, salt, pepper, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Cook over medium low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth and bubbly; remove from heat. Stir in milk. Heat to boiling, stirring constanly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Stir in cheese. Cook, stirring occasionally, until cheese is melted.
  • 4
    Drain macaroni. Gently stir macaroni into cheese sauce. Pour into ungreased 2-quart casserole. Bake uncovered 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    Purchase the cheese already shredded in an 8-ounce package.
  • tip 2
    And this is just the beginning! While stirring the cooked macaroni into the cheese sauce, try adding sliced ripe or green olives or bite-size pieces of cooked vegetables, hot dogs or cooked sausage.
  • tip 3
    Add a 4-ounce can of chopped green chilies, drained, for a perked-up version of mac and cheese.

Nutrition Information

400 Calories, 22 g Total Fat, 17 g Protein, 34 g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
400
Calories from Fat
200
Total Fat
22 g
Saturated Fat
11 g
Cholesterol
45 mg
Sodium
560 mg
Potassium
200 mg
Total Carbohydrate
34 g
Dietary Fiber
1 g
Protein
17 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
18%
18%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1 Milk; 1 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Homemade macaroni and cheese has never been easier! Your family will love the rich flavor loaded with real cheese and baked right in your oven.
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