Homemade Macaroni & Cheese
 
 
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • ¾ of a 500g (8 oz) box elbow macaroni
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 cups shredded old (sharp) Cheddar cheese
  • TOPPING
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 12 saltine or buttery round crackers, crushed
  • ¼ cup shredded old (sharp) Cheddar cheese
  • GARNISH
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped parsley
Instructions
  1. Cook macaroni to al dente, according to the package directions. Drain.
  2. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in finely diced onion and cook for 2 or 3 minutes, until onion is translucent.
  3. Add flour, salt, and pepper to butter and onion. Cook flour for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Stirring constantly, gradually whisk the milk into the butter/onion/flour mixture.
  5. Stir in cheese and cook over low heat until cheese is melted and the sauce is a little thick.
  6. Pour cheese sauce over cooked macaroni. Stir well. Dump cheese sauce/macaroni mixture into a large buttered casserole dish
  7. TOPPING
  8. Melt butter in a microwave safe bowl. Stir in cracker crumbs and then cheese.
  9. Sprinkle over the macaroni and cheese to cover.
  10. Bake, uncovered at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.
  11. GARNISH
  12. Garnish with chopped parsley
Recipe by Older Mommy Still Yummy at https://oldermommystillyummy.com/homemade-macaroni-cheese/