Marvelicious Mac and Cheese | U.S. Dairy

Marvelicious Mac and Cheese

Makes 6 Servings

  • Total Time: 30
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20

Ingredients

  • 2½ cups fat free milk
  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni (7 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 cups shredded reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup shredded reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese (optional topping)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cook macaroni according to package directions. 

Meanwhile, heat milk and butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Gradually whisk in flour, salt and dry mustard and simmer for 1 minute, whisking occasionally.

Remove from heat; stir in 2 cups of cheese until melted. Add drained macaroni to saucepan and toss with cheese sauce. Transfer mixture to an 8- or 9-inch square baking dish.

Bake uncovered in until hot and bubbly, about 20 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Variation

Sauté some chopped red pepper and broccoli florets in the butter before adding the flour for a gourmet version of this comforting creation.