Mom's Macaroni and Cheese

Tender pasta is smothered in a creamy, cheesy sauce for a down-home casserole that always satisfies.

  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 40 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 5

Ingredients

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
  • 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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    410
    (
    Calories from Fat
    160),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    18g
    18%
    (Saturated Fat
    11g,
    11%
    Trans Fat
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    50mg
    50%;
    Sodium
    1030mg
    1030%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    44g
    44%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    6g
    6%
    ),
    Protein
    17g
    17%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    15%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    30%;
    Iron
    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 Choices:
    3
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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