Favorite Mac and Cheese


  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk (2% ok)
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. dry mustard
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  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 (8 oz.) package elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 (8 oz.) pkg. processed American cheese, cut into strips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Saute onion for 2 minutes. Stir in flour and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in milk, salt, mustard and pepper; cook, stirring frequently, until mixture boils and thickens. Meanwhile, bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add macaroni and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. To the milk mixture, add the Cheddar and American cheeses; stir until cheese melts. Combine macaroni and cheese sauce in a 2-quart baking dish; mix well. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.


By Connie from Cotter, Arkansas


July 7, 20100 found this helpful

This is really great. I've tried several home made Mac and Cheese recipes, and this is one of my all-time FAVs. thanks.


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