- 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.