Old Fashioned Mac and Cheese


2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni

4 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

2 cups milk

¼ onion, minced

salt and pepper to taste

¼ pound processed cheese food

¼ pound shredded Cheddar cheese

¼ pound shredded Swiss cheese


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Step 2

Prepare the elbow macaroni according to package directions.

Step 3

Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Stir in the flour until a cream colored paste forms. Then pour in the milk and stir constantly until this comes to a hard boil, then stir for 1 more minute. Remove from heat and set aside.

Step 4

When the macaroni is cooked, spread 1/2 of it into the bottom of a lightly greased 9x13-inch baking dish. Then layer 1/2 of the grated onion, 1/2 of the salt and pepper and 1/2 of each of the cheeses. Repeat this one more time: macaroni, onion, salt and pepper and cheeses, and then pour the reserved white sauce over all. Top off with small pats of butter to taste.

Step 5

Cover and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes.

Source : allrecipes.com