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Mom's Macaroni and Cheese

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  6 reviews
  • 10 min prep time
  • 40 min total time
  • 8 ingredients
  • 5 servings
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Tender pasta is smothered in a creamy, cheesy sauce for a down-home casserole that always satisfies.

1 1/2
cups uncooked elbow macaroni (5 oz)
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
1
small onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1/4
cup all-purpose flour
1 3/4
cups milk
6
oz American cheese loaf, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Cook and drain macaroni as directed on package using minimum cook time.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Cook onion, salt and pepper in butter, stirring occasionally, until onion is crisp-tender.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix flour and milk until smooth; stir into onion mixture. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute; remove from heat. Stir in cheese until melted. Stir in macaroni. Into ungreased 1 1/2-quart casserole, spoon macaroni mixture.
  • 4 Bake about 30 minutes or until bubbly and light brown.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Cook and drain macaroni as directed on package using minimum cook time.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Cook onion, salt and pepper in butter, stirring occasionally, until onion is crisp-tender.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix flour and milk until smooth; stir into onion mixture. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute; remove from heat. Stir in cheese until melted. Stir in macaroni. Into ungreased 1 1/2-quart casserole, spoon macaroni mixture.
  • 4 Bake about 30 minutes or until bubbly and light brown.

Expert Tips

For a spicy change, use 6 oz from a loaf of Mexican prepared cheese product with jalapeño peppers instead of the American cheese.

Use American cheese in this recipe because it melts better than natural Cheddar and won't curdle during cooking.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
410
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
28%
Saturated Fat
11g
55%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
50mg
17%
Sodium
1030mg
43%
Total Carbohydrate
44g
15%
Dietary Fiber
2g
10%
Protein
17g
17%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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