Mamma's Mac and Cheese

  • Total: 45 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 40 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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Ingredients

1 pound elbow macaroni

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons flour

2 cups milk

Salt and pepper, to taste

2 cups plus 1/2 cup shredded sharp Cheddar

Directions

  1. Cook the macaroni in boiling water for about 10 minutes until tender but still firm. Drain well and set aside.
  2. 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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