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Recipes => Side Dishes => Topic started by: Mommom on July 23, 2007, 06:47:27 PM

Title: Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Post by: Mommom on July 23, 2007, 06:47:27 PM
Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Adapted from McCall's Cookbook

1 8 oz pkg elbow macaroni
2 cups grated cheddar cheese (1/2 lb) Uuse sharp or extra sharp or any combination of cheese you like.
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup unsifted all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Dash of nutmeg (optional)

1.  Preheat oven to 375F.
2.  Cook macaroni as package label directs; drain.
3.  In 1 1/2 quart shallow baking dish, alternate macaroni (in 2 layers) with 1 1/2 cups cheese (in 2 layers); set aside.
4.  Meanwhile, prepare sauce:  Melt butter in medium saucepan; remove from heat.  Blend in flour; gradually stir in milk, then seasonings.  Bring to boiling, stirring; boil one minute.
5.  Pour sauce over macaroni and cheese in casserole.  Top with remaining cheese.
6.  Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted and browned.

Makes 4 to 6 servings

Option:  Use Mexican cheese mixture and stir one 4 oz can chopped green chiles into sauce.