Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Baked Mac & Cheese

2 c macaroni
1/4 c butter
3 tbsp. flour
1 1/2 c milk
1/2 onion, chopped
2 c cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 c Parmesan cheese

Cook and drain macaroni according to package directions. In a large, heavy pot, melt butter. Add flour (to make a rue) and cook and stir until smooth. Slowly add milk, cooking and stirring until thickened. *If you would like, you can season with salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste, at this point.* Remove from heat and stir in cheddar cheese and macaroni. Pour into a 9 x13 baking dish that has been sprayed with a non-stick cooking spray. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake at 450 for 15-20, until bubbly and lightly browned.

*Option: Butter 4 slices of sandwich bread on both sides. Grill on hot griddle or skillet. Cut the grilled bread into small squares and toss over the macaroni. Top with Parmesan cheese and bake.


The Boob Nazi said...

Wait, when do you use the onion??

Christa said...

Ooops! Forgot that ingredient. Add them when you're stirring in the cheese.