Cook the macaroni in boiling water for about 10 minutes until tender but still firm.
Drain well and set aside. In a deep skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour to make a roux and cook, stirring, to remove any lumps. Pour in the milk and cook until the mixture is thick and smooth.
Season with salt and pepper. Stir in 2 cups Cheddar and continue to cook until melted. Add the cooked macaroni and stir. Transfer the mixture to a 2-quart casserole dish. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for 20 minutes.
Remove the casserole from oven, top with remaining 1/2-cup cheese. Bake for an additional 5 minutes until hot and bubbly.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (257g)|
|Recipe Makes: 6|
|Calories from Fat: 367 (41%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 40.8g||54 %|
|Saturated Fat 24.6g||123 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 11g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 2.4g|
|Cholesterol 116mg||36 %|
|Sodium 921.4mg||32 %|
|Potassium 398mg||10 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 91.1g||27 %|
|Dietary Fiber 4.3g||17 %|
|Sugars, other 86.9g|
|Protein 38.8g||55 %|
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te1307My whole family loved it, will make it again.2y ago
TMcMichaelSuch a yummy treat during cold winter months2y ago
Lynn1775Excellent basic Mac-n-cheese, I made half the recipe and it came out great. Topped with 3 slices white bread, torn up and mixed with 2 tbsp melted butter, baked at 350 for .5 hour for a crunchy buttery top. Yum!2y ago
greatfoodgreatcompanyCould I substitute the sharp cheddar with shredded Mexican cheese?2y ago
Iluvjon4eva26It was ok...3y ago
MinnaBGood mac n cheese3y ago
FortunaFaytheTasted amazing! Thank you for this wonderful base recipe. You can add anything to this recipe!3y ago
jsnyder86pretty basic mac and cheese nothing fancy, I put bacon in mine and used the bacon drippings instead of butter. Its good for what it is, ya know?3y ago