package (8 ounces) elbow macaroni
tablespoons all-purpose flour
teaspoon black pepper
cups (9 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided
tablespoons Italian-flavored breadcrumbs
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Coat an 8-inch square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Cook the macaroni according to the package directions until firm; drain and set aside. 2. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Stir in the flour, and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. 3. Add the milk, salt, and pepper, and cook over medium heat, until the mixture starts to bubble, stirring occasionally. 4. Remove the mixture from the heat and add 2 cups cheese, stirring until melted. Add the macaroni; mix well then pour into the baking dish. 5. Top with the remaining 1/4 cup cheese and sprinkle with the bread crumbs. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the mixture is bubbly and the top is golden.