Classic Macaroni and Cheese

Classic Macaroni and Cheese
Classic 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

  • 1 (8-oz.) package elbow macaroni

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups milk

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper

  • 1 (8-oz.) block sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded and divided

Directions

1. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Keep warm. 2. Melt butter in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium-low heat; whisk in flour until smooth. Cook, whisking constantly, 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in milk, and cook, whisking constantly, 5 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in salt, black and red pepper, 1 cup shredded cheese, and cooked pasta. 3. Spoon pasta mixture into a lightly greased 2-qt. baking dish; top with remaining 1 cup cheese. 4. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

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