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Old-Fashioned Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Old-Fashioned Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. YIELD:12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 12 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.