Family-Favorite Macaroni and Cheese

Homemade macaroni and cheese has never been easier! Your family will love the rich flavor loaded with real cheese and baked right in your oven.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 6

2
cups uncooked elbow macaroni (7 ounces)
1/4
cup butter or margarine
1/4
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1/4
teaspoon ground mustard
1/4
teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2
cups milk
2
cups shredded or cubed Cheddar cheese (8 ounces)

  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF.
  • 2 Cook macaroni as directed on package.
  • 3 While macaroni is cooking, melt butter in 3-quart saucepan over low heat. Stir in flour, salt, pepper, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Cook over medium low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth and bubbly; remove from heat. Stir in milk. Heat to boiling, stirring constanly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Stir in cheese. Cook, stirring occasionally, until cheese is melted.
  • 4 Drain macaroni. Gently stir macaroni into cheese sauce. Pour into ungreased 2-quart casserole. Bake uncovered 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly.

Expert Tips

Purchase the cheese already shredded in an 8-ounce package.

And this is just the beginning! While stirring the cooked macaroni into the cheese sauce, try adding sliced ripe or green olives or bite-size pieces of cooked vegetables, hot dogs or cooked sausage.

Add a 4-ounce can of chopped green chilies, drained, for a perked-up version of mac and cheese.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
400
(
Calories from Fat
200 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22 g
22 %
(Saturated Fat
11 g,
11 %
),
Cholesterol
45 mg
45 %;
Sodium
560 mg
560 %;
Total Carbohydrate
34 g
34 %
(Dietary Fiber
1 g
1 %
),
Protein
17 g
17 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
18%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1 Milk; 1 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.