GRANDMA BAKED MACARONI AND CHEESE CASSEROLE

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Prep Time: 15 mins | Cook Time: 25 mins | Total Time: 40 mins | Yield: 4 to 6 Servings

This will be the best Mac and Cheese you will ever have! Try it now and prepare to be amazed. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

1 cup elbow macaroni cooked according to package directions

1 1/2 cups white sauce (recipe to follow)

1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

buttered crumbs

WHITE SAUCE

3 Tablespoons butter

3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups whole milk

salt and pepper to taste (i also used about 1/4 tsp paprika for colour)

BUTTERED CRUMBS

1 sleeve round buttery crackers, crushed (i.e., townhouse)

3 Tablespoons melted butter

Directions:

Step 1: Prepare the oven and preheat to 190 degrees C or 375 degrees F.

Step 2: Apply cooking spray in a 2.75-quart Pyrex baking dish.

Step 3: Refer to the directions provided on the package of the macaroni on how to cook it. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process.

Step 4: Place a saucepan on the stove and turn the heat to medium.

Step 5: Add the butter and allow it to melt.

Step 6: Add the flour and stir until well mixed.

Step 7: Add the milk gradually and beat until well mixed. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook until the texture becomes thick.

Step 8: Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the cheese. Stir until melted completely.

Step 9: Add the cooked macaroni and toss until well coated with the sauce.

Step 10: Transfer everything into the baking dish.

Step 11: In a mixing bowl, add the butter and crush crackers. Stir until well mixed.

Step 12: Sprinkle the mixture over the macaroni.

Step 13: Place the baking dish inside the preheated oven and bake for about 30 minutes or until done.

Step 14: Remove from the oven and allow it to cool at room temperature.

Step 15: Serve and enjoy!

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