Old Fashioned Mac and Cheese Recipe
- 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 cups milk
- 1/4 onion, minced
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 pound processed cheese food
- 1/4 pound shredded Cheddar cheese
- 1/4 pound shredded Swiss cheese
step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
step 2: Prepare the elbow macaroni according to package directions.
step 3: Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Stir in the flour until a cream colored paste forms. Then pour in the milk and stir constantly until this comes to a hard boil, then stir for 1 more minute. Remove from heat and set aside.
step 4: When the macaroni is cooked, spread 1/2 of it into the bottom of a lightly greased 9x13-inch baking dish. Then layer 1/2 of the grated onion, 1/2 of the salt and pepper and 1/2 of each of the cheeses. Repeat this one more time: macaroni, onion, salt and pepper and cheeses, and then pour the reserved white sauce over all. Top off with small pats of butter to taste.
step 5: Cover and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes.