Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 35 minutes

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INGREDIENTS

  • 16 oz elbow macaroni
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 2 tbs flour
  • 2 cup milk, room temperature
  • 12 oz cheddar, grated
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

Boil pasta per instructions on package, cooking to al dente. Strain and set aside.

Preheat oven to 400 F. Prepare 9 x 13 baking dish by lightly greasing.

Over medium-high heat, melt butter in large skillet or wide sauce pan.

Whisk in flour until smooth. Continue whisking while cooking for 1 minute.

Slowly whisk in milk. Continue whisking while cooking for 5 minutes.

Add salt and pepper if desired, then whisk in most of cheese (leave a handful aside to sprinkle on top) and stir until smooth.

Add pasta and stir until evenly mixed.

Spoon pasta into prepared baking pan. Sprinkle on remaining cheese.

Bake at 400 F until golden and bubbly, about 20 minutes.