Simple cheesy goodness...a true comfort food. This is the Macaroni and Cheese recipe that I grew up with. It's very easy to make, very tasty, and far better than the kind out of the box. I believe my mother may have gotten the recipe from one of her old Betty Crocker cookbooks. I like the recipe because it's so classic and so simple. Today, it's still a family favorite that we enjoy at least two or three times a month.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large pot of boiling, salted water cook the pasta to al dente.
While macaroni is cooking, melt butter in a heavy-bottomed 3-quart saucepan over low heat. Whisk in flour, salt, pepper, mustard, cayenne and Worcestershire sauce. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth and bubbly; remove from heat. Stir in milk. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly; remove from heat. Stir in cheese and cook, stirring occasionally, until cheese is melted.
Drain macaroni and gently stir into cheese sauce. Pour into ungreased 2-quart casserole. Bake uncovered until bubbly, about 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from oven and rest for five minutes before serving.
Makes 6 to 8 servings.
It makes a great side dish, especially for fried chicken, chops, meatloaf, or my favorite...salmon patties.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (164g)|
|Recipe Makes: 6 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 284 (46%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 31.6g||42 %|
|Saturated Fat 19.5g||97 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 8.4g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1.5g|
|Cholesterol 88.5mg||27 %|
|Sodium 463.7mg||16 %|
|Potassium 262.5mg||7 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 61.7g||18 %|
|Dietary Fiber 2.7g||11 %|
|Sugars, other 58.9g|
|Protein 22.2g||32 %|
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Calories per serving: 622
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