Mom's Favorite Baked Mac and Cheese

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (8 ounce) package elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 (8 ounce) package processed American cheese, cut into strips
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Step 2

    Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.Saute onion for 2 minutes.Stir in flour and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.Stir in milk, salt, mustard and pepper; cook, stirring frequently, until mixture boils and thickens.

  • Step 3

    Meanwhile,bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add macaroni and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

  • Step 4

    To the milk mixture add the Cheddar and American cheeses; stir until cheese melts.Combine macaroni and cheese sauce in a 2 quart baking dish; mix well.

  • Step 5

    Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.Let cool 10 minutes before serving.

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