Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Another holiday staple at my house is Macaroni and Cheese. I guess for home made mac and cheese I really do this the hard way, but in the end it makes the best mac and cheese.

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

2 T unsalted butter
1/4 cup flour
1 t salt
1/2 t dry mustard
1/4 t pepper
2 1/2 cups of milk
2 cups of sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
8 oz of elbow macaroni cooked 6 minutes and drained
1/4 cup fresh bread crumbs

In a two quart sauce pan, melt the butter over low heat. Stir in flour, salt, mustard, and pepper until smooth. Remove pan from heat. Gradually stir in Milk until smooth. Stirring constantly over medium heat, cook milk mixture for 10 minutes or until extremely thick. Remove from heat and stir in 1 1/2 cups of the shredded cheese. Turn your elbows in to a greased 13 x 9 pan and pour cheese sauce over elbows. Mix well. In a small bowl mix the bread crumbs and cheese. Sprinkle on top. Bake at 375 degrees F for 25 minutes.

Serves 6

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