Do you have a “go-to” meal? Whenever we come home and it’s already dinner time or I need to go grocery shopping, but haven’t had time, I always find myself whipping up Baked Macaroni and Cheese. I was having one of “those” days so I decided it was time to fallback on my old “go-to” recipe.
Baked Macaroni and Cheese
- 2 tablespoons corn starch
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard (optional)
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 1/2 cups milk
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 cups shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 8 oz elbow macaroni (about 1 3/4 cups), cooked and drained
In a saucepan, combine the first 4 ingredients, stir in milk. Add butter while stirring constantly. Bring to a boil and whisk for one minute. Stir in 1 3/4 cups cheese until melted. Add noodles. Pour into greased casserole dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake uncovered at 375 degrees for 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
I poured the cheese mixture into my greased 9 x 13 (I had doubled the recipe.) and sprinkled on the remaining cheese. I popped it into the oven at 375 degrees and baked it for 25 minutes until it was bubbling and beginning to brown.
I served it up with green beans and zucchini bread. It was delicious! It’s an easy and filling, made from scratch meal that my whole family loves!