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Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Tom Lin

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 cups milk
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 (10-oz.) block extra sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (optional)
1/2 (16-oz.) package elbow macaroni, cooked

Directions:
Directions:
1. WHISK FLOUR INTO BUTTER
Preheat oven to 400. Microwave milk at HIGH for 1 1/2 minutes. Melt butter in a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium-low heat; whisk in flour until smooth. Cook, whisking constantly, 1 minute.
2. WHISK IN WARM MILK
Gradually whisk in warm milk, and cook, whisking constantly, 5 minutes or until thickened.
3. WHISK IN CHEESE
Whisk in salt, black pepper, 1 cup shredded cheese, and, if desired, red pepper until smooth; stir in pasta. Spoon pasta mixture into a lightly greased 2-qt. baking dish; top with remaining cheese. Bake at 400 for 20 minutes or until golden and bubbly.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6 to 8
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hour and 10 min.
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
If a casserole and Mac and Cheese had a baby this would be it.

 

 

 

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