Home-style Macaroni and Cheese

Home-style Macaroni and Cheese
Home-style Macaroni and Cheese

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • pound elbow macaroni

  • 1/2

    cup plus 2 tablespoons butter, divided

  • 1/2

    cup all-purpose flour

  • 1

    teaspoon salt

  • 1/2

    teaspoon black pepper

  • 4

    cups milk

  • 4

    cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

  • 1

    cup crushed saltine crackers

Directions

•Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. In a large pot, cook macaroni according to package directions; drain, return macaroni to pot, and set aside. • Meanwhile, in a large saucepan over medium heat, melt 1/2 cup butter. Add flour, salt, and pepper; mix well. Gradually add milk, bring to a boil, and cook until smooth and thickened, stirring constantly. Add cheese and continue stirring until melted. • Add three-quarters of cheese sauce to macaroni; mix well. Spoon mixture into prepared baking dish and pour remaining cheese sauce evenly over top. • In a microwaveable bowl, melt remaining butter in microwave. Stir in crushed crackers; mix until crumbs are evenly coated. Sprinkle evenly over top of macaroni. • Bake uncovered 30 to 35 minutes, or until heated through.

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