Basic Macaroni & Cheese
Servings 6 servings
- 2 cups uncooked whole wheat noodles like elbow or rotini
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- 1/4 tsp. dry mustard
- 1/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 2 cups milk
- 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded or chopped small
- Small handful of breadcrumbs or Panko
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
While the noodles are cooking, melt butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour, salt, pepper, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth and bubbly.
Stir in milk and heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir for 1 minute. Stir in cheese and cook until it’s all melted.
Drain noodles and gently stir in cheese sauce. Pour into ungreased 2-quart casserole and top with breadcrumbs.
Bake uncovered 20-25 minutes or until bubbly.
Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 333mg | Potassium: 270mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 800IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 370mg | Iron: 2.7mg