Sunday, June 19, 2011

FOR FATHER'S DAY-Tom's Favorite Macaroni and Cheese

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Can be very mild like Kraft or very sharp depending on what cheese you select. Unless you like a very pungent dish, avoid extremely strong cheeses. We like a mixture of sharp cheddar and Monterey Jack. This is a good budget stretcher and it can be prepared ahead of time and frozen.

2 Tbls. Butter 1 tsp. dry mustard
2 Tbls. Flour 2 c. (8 oz.) elbow macaroni
1 tsp salt ¼ c. buttered bread crumbs
2 ½ c. milk 2 c. (8 oz) shredded cheese

Cook macaroni as directed. Drain. Melt butter. Remove from heat. Blend in flour, salt and mustard. Add milk, heat, stirring constantly until sauce thickens a little and is smooth. Add 1 ½ cups cheese, heat until melted, stirring occasionally. In a buttered 2 qt. casserole, combine sauce and macaroni. Top with remaining cheese, bread crumbs, and paprika. Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until nicely browned and bubbly. Serves 4-6

Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes
Category: Main Meals Servings: 8

ENJOY! Happy Father's Day!

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