Baked Macaroni and Cheese casserole recipe


2 cups elbow macaroni
dash pepper
1 small onion
2 cups milk
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/2 pound cheddar cheese, grated
1 tablespoon flour
3/4 cup fresh bread crumbs
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
4 teaspoons melted butter or margaine
3/4 teaspoon salt


Cook and drain macaroni. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Put cooking spray on 1 1/2 quart casserole.

Combine flour,mustard,salt and dash pepper.

Mince onion, combine with 2 tablespoons butter. Cook over low heat. When butter is melted, add flour mix. Slowly stir in milk. Cook until smooth and hot, stirring often.

Place grated cheese in the milk/flour mixture. Stir until cheese is melted.

Combine macaroni and cheese mixture in casserole.

Toss bread crumbs with 4 teaspoons melted butter, sprinkle over cheese.

Bake, uncovered, about 20 minuted.

OPTIONAL Add 1 cup chopped ham to macaroni and cheese for a ham casserole.

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