Macaroni and Cheese

Serving size:
 6

Ingredients

    • 1 lb
    • gemelli or elbow macaroni, cooked, drained and cooled
    • 4 T
    • butter
    • 1⁄4 c
    • whole wheat flour
    • 2 c
    • milk
    • 1 lb
    • cheddar cheese, grated
    • 2 t
    • black pepper, or to taste
    • 1 t
    • salt, or to taste
    • 1⁄4 t
    • tabasco sauce, or more
    •  
    • paprika
    • 1⁄4 c
    • breadcrumbs
Prep
10 minutes
Ready in
10 minutes

Description

Just like Mom used to make!

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.

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