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Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 6
This classic macaroni and cheese recipe is a perfect side dish for your fall meal.
Updated March 17, 2014

Ingredients

  • 1 package (7 1/2 oz) elbow macaroni (2 1/2 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (8 oz)

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 2-quart casserole with cooking spray. Cook and drain macaroni as directed on package, using minimum cook time.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in 3-quart saucepan or Dutch oven, melt butter over medium-low heat; stir in flour with whisk until smooth. Cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Gradually stir in milk; cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in salt, black pepper, red pepper and 1 cup of the cheese. Stir in cooked macaroni.
  • 3
    Spoon mixture into casserole. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese.
  • 4
    Bake uncovered 20 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
380
Total Fat
20g
0%
Saturated Fat
12g
0%
Sodium
510mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
33g
0%
Dietary Fiber
1g
0%
Protein
16g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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