Monday, October 12, 2009

Frugal Recipe Test Drive: Homemade Macaroni & Cheese

I mentioned on Monday's Menu plan that I was whipping up some homemade mac n' cheese. Here's my no fail recipe!

  • 1 box of Elbow Macaroni (14.5 oz)
  • 3 Tbsp butter or Margarine
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 2 1/2 cups of Milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp of pepper
  • 1/4 tsp of onion powder
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 3 cups of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup of bread crumbs
  • A pinch of paprika
Boil pasta, drain and set aside. Preheat oven to 350' and make a roux.
In a saucepan melt butter. Stir in flour and then milk. Continue to stir over medium heat until sauce thickens. Add salt, pepper & onion powder, then add cheese - continuing to stir until cheese has melted. Combine sauce & pasta in pasta pan, then spoon into greased 8x8 baking dish. Top with bread crumbs , Parmeasean cheese and paprika. Bake 30-35 minutes. Devour!

1 gave me some sugar:

Anne said...

Wow! I just use macaroni noodles, Velveeta cheese, and milk for mine. =) Although, I do use quite a bit of Velveeta. I used to use a few slices of American cheese, but found it unnecessary. Same with the butter [margarine].