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Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese

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Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 6
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This classic macaroni and cheese recipe is a perfect side dish for your fall meal.

Ingredients

1
package (7 1/2 oz) elbow macaroni (2 1/2 cups)
2
tablespoons butter
2
tablespoons all-purpose flour
2
cups milk
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
2
cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (8 oz)

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 2-quart casserole with cooking spray. Cook and drain macaroni as directed on package, using minimum cook time.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 3-quart saucepan or Dutch oven, melt butter over medium-low heat; stir in flour with whisk until smooth. Cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Gradually stir in milk; cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in salt, black pepper, red pepper and 1 cup of the cheese. Stir in cooked macaroni.
  • 3 Spoon mixture into casserole. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese.
  • 4 Bake uncovered 20 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
380
Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
0%
(
Saturated Fat
12g
0%
)
Sodium
510mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
33g
0%
(
Dietary Fiber
1g
0%
)
Protein
16g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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