BAKED MACARONI AND CHEESE
Baked Macaroni Ingredients :
- 1 1/2 cups macaroni, cooked
- 2 cups thin white sauce (see below)
- 2 tsp. grated onion
- 1/2 pound grated cheese
- fine buttered bread crumbs
Baked Macaroni Instructions :
Preheat oven to 400°F. Cook and drain macaroni and place in a buttered 1 1/2 quart casserole. Blend onion and cheese with white sauce and pour over cooked macaroni.
Sprinkle with buttered crumbs and paprika. Bake uncovered in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes.
THIN WHITE SAUCE:
- 1 tbsp. butter
- 1 tbsp. flour
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1/4 tsp. salt
Melt butter at 200-212°F in saucepan, microwave or double boiler.
Add flour to butter and whisk well to blend. Gradually stir in milk, whisking constantly until smooth. Allow to cook over medium-low heat until sauce simmers and thickens to desired consistency. Add salt, to taste. If you prefer a richer sauce, use 2 tbsp. flour and 2 tbsp. butter.
The baked macaroni serves 4 to 5 persons. Enjoy it !