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Old-Fashioned Macaroni and Cheese

 Old-Fashioned Macaroni and Cheese
Bring back the taste of days gone by with this ooey-gooey mac-and-cheese classic. A little ground mustard and hot pepper sauce give it just the right spice. —James Backman, Centralia, Washington
12-16 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.


  • 3-1/2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni (about 12 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Few dashes hot pepper sauce
  • 3-1/2 cups milk
  • 5 cups (20 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided


  • Cook macaroni in boiling water until almost tender; drain. Meanwhile,
  • in a Dutch oven, melt butter. Stir in the flour, salt, mustard,
  • pepper and pepper sauce until smooth. Cook for 1 minute or until
  • bubbly. Stir in the macaroni, milk and 4 cups cheese.
  • Transfer to an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Cover and bake
  • at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until bubbly. Uncover; sprinkle
  • with the remaining cheese. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
  • Yield: 12-16 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 249 calories, 15 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 52 mg cholesterol, 416 mg sodium,

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Old-Fashioned Macaroni and Cheese (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 12 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.