Friday, September 18, 2009

Macaroni and Cheese

This one is a favorite of the nephews!

  • 2 cups uncooked macaroni, I use whole wheat myself
  • 2 cups milk- whole works best
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese- this equals an 8 oz block*
Preheat oven to 400

Cook the macaroni until al dente, drain and place in a buttered casserole - 13X9 is a good size. Melt butter in saucepan then add milk,1/2 tsp salt, and flour stirring often until thick. Add the 1 tsp salt, pepper, dry mustard and grated cheese, mix well and heat stirring until the cheese is melted and well blended. Pour over the macaroni in the casserole. Bake for15 minutes.
Follow the recipe above but place in a greased crockpot and keep on low.

* I use a medium cheddar for the kiddos but have mixed cheddar and pepper jack with great reviews from the adults. I find that grating and freezing in 2 cup portions is a great time saver,especially when cheese goes on sale.


  1. Hi Viki,
    Your nephew brought this to school today. It looked delicious, and I will have to give it a try. :-)

  2. Beth, Welcome, I know that JC really likes you as his teacher. This mac-n-cheese recipe is so easy. I have even forgone the baking and just mixed it in the pan and served, it doubles easily and freezed well. Last night I had extra and just portioned it in pot pie pans, covered with foil, marked what it was and froze for a quick lunch or dinner. Enjoy.