Baked Mac and Cheese

Baked Mac and Cheese

A cheesy comfort food meal


Servings: Serving size: 6

Total time: 1 hour and 5 minutes


2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

2 cups milk

¾ teaspoon Diamond Crystal° Kosher Salt

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

1 package of elbow macaroni (8 ounces)

2 ½ cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1 package American cheese, cut into strips

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Melt butter in a medium saucepan on medium heat. Stir in flour and cook one minute, stirring the entire time. Stir in milk, salt and pepper, stirring frequently until mixture boils and thickens.
  3. Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add macaroni and cook 8-10 minutes or until al dente. Strain pasta.
  4. To the milk mixture add both cheeses and stir until the cheese melts. Combine macaroni noodles and cheese mixture in a baking dish. Mix well.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until the mixture appears bubbly. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.