Baked Macaroni And Cheese

Baked Macaroni And Cheese
Servings: 8 Prep 10 mins Bake 375°F 25 mins to 30 mins Cook 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 pound macaroni
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups low-fat milk (1%)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 cups shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese (12 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 6 drops liquid red-pepper seasoning
  • 1 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted

Make It

1. Cook macaroni following package directions until al dente, firm but tender. Drain; rinse with cold water; drain again.

2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish.

3. Whisk together flour and 1/2 cup of the milk in medium-size saucepan until smooth. Add remaining milk, onion, garlic, mustard, salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Boil 1 minute. Remove from heat.

4. Stir Cheddar and Parmesan cheeses, lemon juice and red-pepper seasoning into saucepan.

5. Combine macaroni and cheese sauce in large bowl. Pour into prepared baking dish.

6. Bake in preheated 375 degree F oven for 15 minutes. Combine bread crumbs, paprika and melted butter in small bowl. Sprinkle over top of macaroni. Bake 10 to 15 minutes longer or until bubbly and top is browned.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 360, Fat, total (g): 19, chol. (mg): 57, carb. (g): 27, pro. (g): 20, sodium (mg): 669, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.