Macaroni and Cheese
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total Prep: 55 minutes
8 oz uncooked elbow macaroni
3 cups milk
1/4 cup butter
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Bring a medium pot of water to boil and add macaroni. Sprinkle with salt to season the pasta.
Remove pasta from the heat when it is al dente and then drain.
In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat.
Add flour to make a roux.
Stir with a whisk until the flour turns a golden brown, approximately 1-2 minutes.
Add the milk and continue to whisk, removing any lumps.
Add salt and pepper.
Cook over medium heat until sauce thickens and begins to bubble.
Add cheeses. Stir until melted and smooth. Remove from heat.
Add pasta to cheese sauce and stir.
Grease a 2-quart baking dish and add pasta
Bake 20-25 minutes or until browned.
Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and return to bake for 5 more minutes.