This is what most people think of as classic mac & cheese - thick, rich and saucy.
Servings: 4 people
- 8 oz. dried elbow macaroni
- 2 tbsp. flour
- 1 1/2 c. milk
- 2 1/2 c.(10oz) sharp Cheddar, shredded
- Salt and pepper
- » Preheat oven to 350 degrees.» Cook macaroni in boiling, salted water, until al dente. Drain.» In a saucepan, melt butter over Medium-low heat.» When butter is melted, stir in flour to make a roux. Cook, whisking constantly, 3 minutes.» Add milk slowly in a stream, while whisking. » Cook milk sauce, whisking, until slightly thickened. » Stir cheese into sauce until thoroughly combined and melted.» Stir macaroni into sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste.» Spray baking dish with non-stick spray. » Transfer macaroni and cheese to baking dish, spreading evenly.» Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly.