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Macaroni and Cheese

Yield
Servings
Prep time
10 mins
Course
Entrée

Description

Just like Mom used to make!

Ingredients

1 lbgemelli or elbow macaroni, cooked, drained and cooled
4 Tbutter
1⁄4 cwhole wheat flour
2 cmilk
1 lbcheddar cheese, grated
2 tblack pepper, or to taste
1 tsalt, or to taste
1⁄4 ttabasco sauce, or more
  paprika
1⁄4 cbreadcrumbs

Instructions

Melt butter until it is lightly browned. Add flour and cook until bubbly, but do not boil. Add milk, and bring to a simmer, stirring constantly; cook, stirring, until thickened. Remove from heat and add cheese slowly as it melts. Add salt, pepper, and tabasco. Mix sauce with pasta and place in 9x13-inch baking pan. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and paprika. Cover with foil and bake at 400º for 40 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 10 minutes to brown.

Notes

Don't be afraid of the tabasco sauce--it will bring out the flavor of the cheese.